Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted at GABF 2008. Dark black with a very big oatmeal stout nose. Flavor was coffee, chocolate and oatmeal.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours black with a small, fizzy, dark brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (molasses, chocolate, burnt grain), light hops (herbs), average yeast (leather) with notes of prunes, smoke, and tar. Full bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
drjay44 (2829) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, 6% ABV. Pours a nice creamy head, very dark brown color, pleasant nose with mild coffee, chocolate, malts, tastes of malt, slight coffee, minor chocolate, slight sweetness. Mouthfeel pleasant but perhaps a little light.
BrewDad (5090) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006]
Dark black color with a sweet oatmeal aroma. This was a great Oatmeal Stout. The color and flavor was perfect. I loved this beer. A great mix of malts with coffee and chocolate flavors. Good Stuff….
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8 oz draft at the brewpub: Dark-headed. Very similar to their porter with a java bite, but this is smokier ... but I preferred the porter.
BBB63 (6346) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005: Nealy opaque with a good tan head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, apple, prune, coffee, burnt and smoky, grassy hops, grainy. Quite the inviting nose! The taste starts with smooth mocha and earthy quality leading to a big hoppy and coffee bitter finish. A bit of prune and acidic nature detected as well. The feel is oily but a bit thin. Pretty good stout despite not detecting much oatmeal.