Norton (325) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2003 Draft. Tan head contains oddly large bubbles, crunchy/crisp foam which reminds me of when you mix Coke & milk. Nearly opaque black appearance. Wispy thin mouthfeel. Indistinguished toasty flavor. Slightly above average.
Smacky (71) - San Clemente, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An incredible oatmeal stout. Rich yet smooth with an aftertaste experience worth savoring.
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attack of the Monster Head! It was like some kind of chemical reation that refused to stop. Couldn't get the whole bottle into the pint glass right off. Nothing over complicated about the palate except for that bit of bitterness, which was lasting but mild in the finish. There's a noticeable creaminess, but I was hoping for a bit more from an oatmeal stout. Easier to drink that some other stouts I've tried recently.
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seriously overcarbonated out of a 22oz bottle. Took me 4 pours to get a full pint. Aroma of roasted malts was good, color was appropriate, but this didn't have the velvety smoothness that usually accompanies an oatmeal stout. Not a keeper.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAY 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very serious stout, great dark coffee appearance. Yet, attacks the palate with no mercy. Not for the faint of palate.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color with a nice 1 inch thick brown head. Medium body. Smells malty and kinda like dog. Taste roasted malt and smokey.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a great tan rocky head. Sweet nose with burnt toast. Very good mouthfeel and a nice sweetness to it ala Sammy Smiths OS. A great session beer.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep brown/black with a tan medium head that quickly dissapated. A sweetish aroma with some chocolate and coffee that is very faint. Flavors of coffee and vanilla. Full body with a dry finish.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost light-sucking black with a tan head that vanishes quickly. Nose of coffee and malt. Flavor of bitter coffee, floral hops, malt, toffee, and oatmeal, with a bitter finish. Glad to see that I am not the only one who thought of Sam Smith's.
notalush (4173) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2003
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark tan, with a large head that vanishes quickly and completely, leaving a beer that looks like flat Coke. Aroma of coffee, chocolate malt. Flavor is overly bitter for my taste, and for the style as well. Thin-bodied, lacking any significant malt presence. Finish is mostly bitter and not much else. A pretty bad beer, actually.