Drunk at the brewery just a few days after the first batch was brewed. (This was brewed for the first time in April 2010, but will eventually become a winter seasonal according to JBC).
Classic, black pour with a few reddish highlights in the strong light. Head is thick, well formed, offers excellent retention and some nice lace. Creamy head.
The nose gives a distinct oatmeal aroma (even though the beer is NOT an Oatmeal Stout) – Glenn (the brewer), suggested that this could be due to the flaked grain that was present in the beer. Unfiltered to protect the roasted flavors from being diluted (again according to Glenn).
Light roast (to me there was virtually no coffee depsite the fact that Glenn suggested there may be), but with some really gentle and rounded fullness. Very non-aggressive (hooray) a really simple, well rounded and drinkable stout. Glenn said it weighs in at around 7% (I think).
Medium body with enough presence to make itself heard, but with plenty of light subtlety to make you want to come back for more. A light touch on this beer without it being light. Very drinkable and a very nice beer all around.