JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I sampled my Barney Flats as suggested on the back label, as a nightcap. The oatmeal stout poured coffee black with slight tan lace. Roasted aroma, medium body with creaminess, and a crisp not so sweet finish. The bottle I sampled had its own ’Amazing Race’, brewed in Cali, imported to Puerto Rico and mailed to Philadelphia. Makes me wish this was more than an average sweet stout.
hayduke (3342) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Goodness this is dark stuff. Held it up to a very dark light. Black. Very black. Great brown head. Nice creamy feel and you are hit in the nose by deep malt odors, mediium hops, and chocolate.
The very smooth feel and low carbonation makes this slide down like a good cup of expresso. Overall, a very good brew.
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring a near black, dark brown color with a brown head, this baby has an aroma of overbaked oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate chips in them... and I meant that in a good way, a nicy roasty way. Very smooth in the mouth, there’s a flavor of roasted malts and burnt chocolate with a hint of hops that comes through mainly in the finish. Very nice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2355) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good oatmeal stout. If I remember correctly this is relatively cheap. Got it in Cali at some gourmet foods store that had beers from around the world. Why I picked this one out of the other 10 or so is beyond me.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a darker color with a tan head. It had a pleasantly earthy aroma and a complex flavor of oats and chocolate that was well balanced with hops. It is a good brew.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black Coloring with Sandy Head. Oats Aroma. Bitter Tones..Chocolate and Oatmeal...Quite Nice!
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light aroma. Poured completely opaque. Tan head that faded half way through tht glass. The flavor is slightly sweet with a nice hppy finish. Tasted of espresso. Mouthfeel was smooth. Moderate carbonation. Outstanding.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium-thick, opaque black; brown, fading head; almost no lacing. Smells of chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is nice and mellow; not overhopped like so many stouts; sweet, lightly chocolatey and roasty; vanilla. Medium-thick. A very drinkable stout; doesn’t particularly stand out in any department, but it’s solid in all aspects.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally getting around to trying this one. Pours perfectly black, no light making its way through. A thin head that is a light orange and brown color tops the black body. The aroma is massive with vanilla, apples and some dark bread. The taste is slightly sweet with some bread, rye and vanilla. There is also an earthy note of flowers. There is not as much sweetness as I would have suspected. Nicely done.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 bottle. Pours a thick, brown and auburn body, lots of black coloring in there with a large, well-retained, oatmeal colored head. Plenty of sediment on the bottom. Good oaty, creamy, buttery, roasty aroma. Clean yeast and light hops freshness to cut the malt sweetness. Flavor is clean and roasty, with more oat grittiness and light fruitiness. Honey cream and light alpha-hops bitterness. The body really shines the brightest, I think. Smooth, low carbonation, almost a chalky texture from the low filtration and unpasteurised nature of the beer. Oats give a fabulous mouthfeel as always. Not too much of anything, well-balanced and well-made as always from these guys.