mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, jet black w/ a small brown head. aroma of roasted barley and chocolate. creamy mouthfeel, a solid oatmeal stout.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2007 Black pour, huge tan head. Roasted malts, and bitter sweet milk chocolate, caramel for the sweetness, graininess from the oats and lightly hopped. Very drinkable and very easy going, but could have a little more body. This would be a good stout for a newbie.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Jet black colour with thin fast fading chocolate brown bead. Mild chocolate malt nose with underlying roasted malts. Medium roasted malt tatse with bitter roasted finish.
noattention (20) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2005
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Best oatmeal stout I’ve ever had. Strong taste of chocolate and malt. Excellent.
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very nice roasted coffee aroma with chocolate and light black licorice. Pours a very dark brown, virtually black with a small tan head that is short lasting. Flavor of roasted coffee, grain, licorice, light chocolate. A sort of fruitiness hides in the background. Lightly hopped roasted coffee finish. A very nice stout. Chocolate flavor started off light, but really got bigger the more I drank.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definite malt and chocolate in the aroma. Pretty nice balance bewteen the 2. Fairly dark brown in color with an admirable creamy tan head. Overall a nice stout, but nothing stood out.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a big mocha head. Sweet malt/chocolate aroma with a touch of outmeal. Chocolate flavor with a bit of roastiness. Silky mouthfeel.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour with dark body and light brown head. Smells of espresso and oats. Tastes very creamy and smooth with a nice full body. Chocolatey, smokey taste
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a medium sized brown head. Espresso, chocolate and caramel nose. Roasted coffee and caramel in the flavor. Silky smooth.
JFGrind (1848) - 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.