WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a nice light brown head. Always a fan of a good oatmeal stout and this one does not disappoint. Sweet aroma of chocolate and caramel and what else.. oatmeal. Light sweet taste goes down real smooth and leaves you with a feeling of wanting more. A great oatmeal stout.
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer before, mostly in bottles. this was on draft at Magoo’s in wexford, PA. dark Stout, with little head and not much lacing. Carbonation level was nice giving the beer its opening acidity, with hints of Grapes ,Pears,Spice,Nuts, and toast. The hops come through in mid taste and the beer finishes with lingering caramel and hops. Nice balance and not overly sweet. Overall extremely well balance and full palette
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Word! After suffering through 4 other mediocre beers at Dad’s, finely a really enjoyable one! No idea why I haven’t had this yet! Beautiful pour, almost dark as night, very little light along edges. Fluffy head, lacing. What more could you ask? Oh yeah, lacing...it’s got that, too. Wonderful blend of chocolate, roast, sweetness and even a little bitterness to round it out. Smooth as silk mouthfeel, but not flat. Excellent! The best sweet stout for me to date!
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured with almost no head. The flavor is not real intense, but is very balanced and tasty. It’s malty with chocolate notes and a long chalky finish.
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep dark brown. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Flavor gives you some bitterness, coffee, caramel, and roasted malts. A nice sweet/ bitter balance.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Coffee black with a thin tan head. Coffee, anise, smoke, dirt, hops, and a tiny bit of alcohol in the nose. I’m immediately surprised at how bitter it is, not expected. Good flavor, coffee, smoky malt, coffee. A little astringent. A solid for the style.
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured black with a beautiful brown head. Smells primarily of chocolate and roasted malt with some notes of caramel and a hint of coffee. Medium/full mouthfeel. Taste pretty bland. Chocolate and roasted malt are most noticeable, with some notes of hops, caramel and coffee and a bit of a metallic aftertaste. A very underwhelming beer that could use something more. A stout should not be this easy to drink.
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Black beer with a tan head. Aroma is mostly sweet malt and a bit of sour. Flavor is coffee, sour malt, and not a whole lot else. Fairly soft overall, a bit lacking in character, not my favorite oatmeal stout.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark dark dark brown to black with a good enough tan head, thinning to a small loose assemblage of large bubbles in a film. The nose is rather as expected. That is, stout-like. No flaws. A bit chocolatey. A bit roasty, a bit creamy. A bit sweet. Well balanced, with some small floral hops. Perhaps a bit nutty, nice. Smooth full bodied texture with very small even bubbles. Decent enough viscosity. Slightly bigger fan of the flavor. Sweet stout all the way. Creamy, full sweet malt, with a hit of roast, definite chocolate and a good measure of roasty to fruity acidity to balance her out. Naybe some floral hops too. A lingering fruity acidity with a roast bite in the very end. A well executed sweet stout, if I’ve ever had one.
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small, dissipating head on this standardly dark stout. Aroma of deeply roasted cashews plus a bit of malted chocolate. Wonderfully tiny bubbles on the tongue. A bit sticky goin’ down . Flavor more sweet than bitter & slightly lactic. Sweetness is well balanced by slightly acidic coffee flavors at the end. More chocolate than coffee, overall, though. Nice.