nealblind (841) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black brown pour very big head. Aroma of dark caramel, wood, leather, creme. Oatmeal flavor slight sour wheat. Watery palate sorta flat.
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour under a thin khaki foam head. Roasty nose with a dark semi bitter cocoa tone. Big taste with earthy bitter dark cocoa and roast and earthy sweetness. Big and full with a nice chocolate subtleness that doesn’t skip on the roast note. Finishes a bit too roasty but otherwise lovely.
luttonm (2223) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at their brewpub. Smooth body, good brown head. Dry espresso note on sweet body. Smooth oatmeal, good beer.
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought a 22 and poured into a stein, that was all my parents had at their house. Guess I better get them a set of glassware for Christmas.
A - Beautiful, rich, black color with a less than impressive brown head. Although, it did leave great color in the lace as I drank my way thru it.
S - Sort of typical stout aroma but I picked up on the alcohol. I didn’t get as much oatmeal as I expected.
T - I really enjoyed the roasty flavor. It was a bit more bitter than other stouts I’ve tasted recently but it was by no means a turn off. Dark chocolate flavor was present on my palate.
M - Lower carb, smooth viscosity,
Overall, a pretty decent oatmeal stout. I’m not an oatmeal stout connessiour but I think it would please most looking to enjoy one over the cold holidays. I would purchase again.
LarryBeast (516) - - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Black/brown with big, foamy off-white head. Chocolate, milk, sugared oatmeal, light-roast coffee, toast. Strong sweetness touched off with a slightly acrid, acidic quality that hits the sides of your mouth. A decent beer that I, unfortunately, tried right after drinking Alameda’s Black Bear XX stout. American’s stout offering suffers by comparison.
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: from tap at Vostok Dumpling House
Aroma: light malt.
Appearance: no head. Dark brown/black body.
Taste: lightly acidic, coffee initial flavor and lightly bitter, heavily roasty, coffee finish with long duration.
Palate: heavy body, with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: very good.
BuckeyeBoy (2752) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On guest tap Elliott bay pub. Pours out black topped with a ring of tan. Nose is all dark roast sweetness and some malt. Taste is as the nose sweet milk chocolate roast and a little bitter on the end.
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Tacoma Boys... Poured dense, black with a moderate, tan head. Lots of roast on this one. Some mealy characters but it didn’t smooth out ad I would hope the oatmeal would do. Dark chocolate, bitter roasted coffee, and mild fruits from some yeast tones.
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22oz bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours an outstanding head atop a black body. Nose of roasted malt and tonic. Highly carbonated and overly bitter, somewhat burnt. Pretty average.
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from QFC in North Bend. Pours thick and black with a nice mocha head. Smells dry of coffee and a hint of bitter chocolate. Tastes surprisingly thin, acidic (coffee and maybe some chili) ending with a very earthy almost dirty flavor (akin to chipotle)