jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark black color. Taste is sweet and almost creamy. Not sure if this is too sweet but has a distinct taste of oats and roasted malt.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is probally my favorite oatmeal stout. It pours black with a light tan head. It has a nice roasted finish and sweet and creamy up front. Good beer, I’ve tried a couple of Anderson Valley beers and they all have been pretty good.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with a nice head. Aroma of wheat, oat and roastedness. Roasted flavour with notes of chocolate and some fruitness.
matthewpet (28) - USA - DEC 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle... great frothy head with solid retention. Not very aromatic, but decent roasted malt flavor on the front end. Not a real malty sweet balance for an oatmeal, but a decent stout.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Near black with some ruby highlights at the bottom of the glass. chocolate and caramel inthe aroma. Taste is chocolate and caramel, smooth but somewhat thin body for the style, with a roasty lightly bitter and astrigent finish.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown with minimal tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, with a hint of caramel and coffee. The taste was mostly the malt, with some bitter at the end. Too bad... the aroma had me convinced this was going to be fantastic. It was OK, but nothing special.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blind tasting. Black w/ decent head. A little vanilla in the taste with some slight chocolate and coffee. Nothing overwhelming.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to shigadayo for the trade on this one. Acrid smell with metallic nose. Pours black with little tan head. I taste the malt with a middle of coffee and finishes with a sweet taste. Not a bad beer to have on a cold winter night.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black/brown pour with a small tan head that fades quickly. very slight aroma, what is there is malt, but still slight. Nice roasted malt flavor, highlights of bitterness through out. quick clean finish for a stout. not too shabby.
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled - Pour is black with no highlights.. and a brown head..Nose is roasted malts with grains and oats.. Flavor is malty up front with coffee and chocolate hints.. finishes with a moderate hop/roasty bitterness.. My first Anderson Valley.. nice.. i heard the Solstice is great!!