walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thick black color with creamy brown head. Not a whole lot in the nose-- some faint dark chocolate, roasted barley, and earthy hops. Very well balanced flavors of roasted barley, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, and piney hops. Creamy mouthfeel with smooth carbonation, medium body, and a pleasant lingering chocolate and coffee aftertaste. Really nice!
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille-Arômes de malt brûlé et de céréales. Aqueuse. Peu de mousse. Goût de malte et de café.--Bottle-Roasted malt and cereal aromas. Watery. No head. Taste of malt and coffee.
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance:dark,small brown head..
Flavor:rosted malt,light cereal,watery...
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely plesant on the nose, a sweet brown sugar aroma. Pours "tar thick" with a minor foamy (medium bubble) head. Nice sweet taste of the malts, molasses, and oats (finally an oatmeal stout that smells of oatmeal). Fine lacing on the glass which cleans quickly off the sides. Smooth, almost buttery on the mouth, virutally no aftertaste. This is an extremely pleasant beer (now I want more) Black as night in the glass...
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Loved it. Nice balance of heary body, beautiful pour. Excellent mouth feel and just enough sweetness to handle the finish.
IrishBoy (3923) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque ebony coloration with a large brown head that thickly laces the glass as it recedes. Roast coffee aroma and flavorwith a tiny bit of bitterness added.
BrewKrew (29) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - FEB 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not an impressive oatmeal stout. It has good color but the sweet , slight coffee taste fails to bring the deep full bodied flavor that was hoped for.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cream, salt cracker, and roast coffee aroma. Looks good with a blackish brown body and small tan head. It’s tasty: salty, roast cofee, sourdough bread. Creamy body that could be a little fuller and creamier, but isn’t bad. Would make a decent sessie, not all that complicated, but could easily go through a few of these. Decent salty, slightly bitter roast finish.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks to Degarth and Fordest for sending this one my way in recent trades.
a very good session type sweet stout. dark, roasty, creamy, all of the attributes a stout lover enjoys!
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Excellent oatmeal stout, with lots of big aromas and flavors, on a very creamy body. Pours to a beautiful, deep ebony color, with a thick and creamy tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose is excellent, with lots of good dark chocolate, coffee, and roasty aromas, paired with some piney hop aroma. Palate if firm, with lots of good, dark chocolate, coffee, and roasty flavors. Mouth feel is silky and creamy. This beer finishes with more good dark chocolate and roast, then ends dry and bitter, with flavors of pine tar that lingers. Excellent beer to match with shell fish, such as oysters on the half shell, or hearty fare, and rich and sweet chocolate deserts.