mintzmeet (136) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012 Surprisingly weak but hoppy aroma. Dark color, weak head but great lacing. Oaty in the beginning, roasted oats in the end. slimy mouthfeel. Not too harsh but a mellow bitterness in after taste. Creamy but not as thick as could be.
luttonm (2072) - 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.
Hanuta06 (272) - 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.
LarryBeast (454) - - 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.
boFNjackson (4027) - 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.
BuckeyeBoy (2469) - 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.
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Very dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of milk chocolate with some roasted malt and oats. The flavor is similar with some chocolate, smoke, oats and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
brenn79 (1430) - Idaho, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle- Pours completely black with a one finger dark tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, some chocolate, malty sweetness. The taste is more bitter than I would like, slightly sour, chocolate malts. I think they need to dial back the hops on this one, it showed great promise in the nose.
Nikiel (870) - 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)
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.
CapFlu (4364) - 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.