drseuss620 (4) - San Jose, California, USA - JAN 12, 2004 does not count
2.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 1/20
From a first glance this is a nice one. It both smells and tastes really nice. I had to give it a low overall impression though because literally I got a severe case of the runs after I drank it. It may look and taste great but after an hour in the bathroom I will never ever drink this again.
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Overall, pretty good. Moderately hopped with a nice light chocolate taste. I was shocked that the ABV was only 5.7% - it seems like a hit in the head!
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - JAN 3, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge tan head. Deep BBQ sauce and oatmeal aroma. Roasted malty and crispy burnt flavor but slightly watery and lacking some bitterness.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown, almost black, nice tan head. Aroma was malty with oats and some roastiness. Similar flavor, slightly sweet, touch of bitterness. Quite nice.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost black, beige head. nice mocha and raisiny aroma with some oatmeal malt peaking through. mouthcoating, smooth and silky mouthfeel. finishes roassty and nutty. tasty
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Pours dark brown with again, minimal head however it stuck around for a while. Sweet with nice balance.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Excellent stout, smooth and very drinkable with a nice creamy taste. Very black, nice head.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok, I now know that I really like oatmeal stouts. This beer did not have any real distinctive qualities, but it was just damn good.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark leathery brown, settles opaque black, medium cocoa brown head fluffs up from a vigorous pour and subsides some to a thin haze and a fluffy sponged collar on top, lace in inkblots. Smell is quite mild and subdued of light chocolatey sweetness with a bit of roastyness and oat tangy sweetening. Taste is very mild with a persistant chocolatey sweetness that sets the overall tone with small notes of oats and roasted malts and faint touches of coffee. Finishes with a bit of drying roastyness and cocoa and a clean milding crispness. Feel is a solid medium body with no real characteristics of sweetness lingering or standing out any where, overall just a smooth somewhat creamy, chocolatey pensive quality. The chocolate tones are very nice; its a fine drinker, quite smooth and easy with a nice chocolateyness. Right up there with Black Widow.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown color,small head that faded quickly but left a very small lace behind.The aroma was sweet and roasty,oats and chocolate and maybe a little coffeeish taste as well.The finish is semi sweet dark chocolate and mild hops.Not a bad brew at allFairly decent and drinkable but in many ways a little light in the feel,but still worth trying.