Pours opaque with a two inch deep tan and mocha swirled foam that quickly runs away without any lacing until the dank liquid is left naked without any protection.
Aroma is muted compared to what was expected but the age could have a roll to play there. Roasted malt, a touch of deep cherry, and a dash of bitter coffee.
Taste is up front and in the finish while the middle suffers. Roasted malt to start with, a "strange" middle, and an end that brings up the coffee a some bitter. The coffee lingers. There is a coating that probably comes from the oats.
A bit thin in the mouth with not much carbonation.
The eighteen months of sitting in my cellar didn't help this beer one bit. The aroma and body of this beer are lacking. The taste is okay but it along with the aroma has a strange part that is hard to place. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 20:27:10
Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Café contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet creamy maltiness. Coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness.