buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Run of the mill stout. Pours black with slight head. Typical roasted coffee type taste. Not bad but nothing special.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Ultra dark brown with diminishing tan/brn head, fair lace. Aroma is rich, creamy, dark roast malt & grain w moderate hops. Nice, fresh, clean, silky rich flavor as described above. I had this after a pils which made it seem fuller bodied at first but as I drank it it developed a bit of a thinness on the palate. Very nice flavor however. A pleasant oatmeal stout to drink, balanced very nicely with the hop bitterness.
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 Re-rate, after several bottles, 1/10: The roast/ash, licorice notes are prevelant in this one over all the typical oatmeal stout characteristics. I like a little more oatmeal bite and dryness in the flavor and mouthfeel, but this is still pretty solid, definitely one of the best I can regularly go into the store and grab: St. Ambroise and Goose Island probably the other two that compete for my top oatmeal stout. Original Rating: Poured a dark brown to black color with a nice steady tan head, which subsided by left a nice covering over the top of the beer for the duration. The aroma was of cofee and chocolate. The flavors were chocolate, light coffee, caramel and even toffee (wow, second beer today with a toffee take, and I don’t normally pick up on it). Mouthfeel was nice and smooth with some stickiness, but a very drinkable stout. Finishes somewhat sweet with only mildly balanced bitterness. The hop touch to the aftertaste was only noticeable until the beer warmed. Very nice beer.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i hardly paid any attention to this beer. it was pitch black with a small, handsome head. not particularly carbonated. all i remember otherwise was that i liked it as compared against other oatmeal stouts.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice pour of dark beer with a small thin head.Aromas of coffee and some nuts.Full flavor of a slight sweet coffee notes with a small bitter finish.
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Very dark brown color with a smallish, tight, beige head. Roasty, chocolatey-malty aroma with lots of licorice. Burned-roasty-malty, sweetish and licoricey flavor with an ashy finish. Medium-bodied, a bit foamy-carbonated palate. A decent, sweetish and ashy-roasty, licoricey stout.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather thick, but pleasant. Oatmeal really came through after the coffee and mocha notes, which was nice as some oatmeal stouts dont contain enough oatmeal taste. I had never heard of the company,so this beer came with a totally unbiased opinion. It suprised me.... I found it to be incredibly enjoyable!
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 draught. Pours pretty much stark black with some red on the top and not much of a head. Aroma is very mild with some faint mocha notes. Earthy coffee tones in the mouth. . The oats are there and add a nice balance. The mouthfeel is mildly syrupy and cacao flavors are apparent throughout.
[December 25, 2008]
Bomber from Bruisin’ Ales. Pours pretty dark brown, near black with a good head to boot. The aroma is very roasted and semi dry with distinct bitter notes and an almost sour feel to it. Lots of chocolate is delivered in the flavor with some oaty smoothness. The finish is remarkably nutty. I liked this beer pretty well.
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, via Bück Dich. Black pour with some mahogany edges and a small light brown head. Chocolate and black patant malts lead off with notes of molassas, oats, and coffee in the aroma. Flavor is equally balanced between the burnt malt and aggressive hoppiness. Finish is chocolate and espresso laced with caramel. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy textured. Very fine light to moderate carbonation. A nice solid Sweet Stout, worth seeking out for sure.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dammit! Lost my rating again. 12oz bottle, no date. Pours a dark, dark brown with a mod tan head, quickly dissipating. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, oats, brown sugar, and vanilla. Taste follows the aroma with a lingering soft bitterness. Full bodied. Very good beer.