Pours opaque with a giant, half-glass, brown, thick foam that is very enticing. Retention is about average while lacing is there but sporadic, thick and a bit sticky.
Aroma is first and utmost dark, roasted malt. After the pour the scent hits your nose from three feet away. Subdued dark fruit notes, oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee.
Taste follows the nose. Huge hits of roasted malt, almost from the start, that give way to chocolate and coffee. A touch of sweet up front and a touch of bitter in the finish.
Heavy body with a solid contribution from the carbonation. Really creamy all the way through adding a nice layer of complexity. Drying on the palate.
Quite good and solid beer. Really "big" for an oatmeal stout. The roasted end might be too big for some but I liked it. More complex and tasty than expected. I would definitely have this one again. Possibly even appreciate it more after shoveling the snow in winter. Enjoy!
"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than selfish and worry about my liver.'" - Jack Handy