Steak (124) - New York, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I also noticed the licorice-like aroma and taste. Why this is called an oatmeal stout Iím not sure though. I noted nothing of the oats, wheat and grain family even. Itís OK otherwise, with that strange (but good) licorice taste. Itís not too terribly matly and has an understated bitter finish. The real downfall on this one is the extrememly light body. It looked really rich and deliscious when served, but it ended up water-down and weak. This is false advertising folks.
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep and dark with a short-lasting head. too sweet and thin for a stout.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2010 Black with quick dissipating brown head. Smooth sweet oatmeal flavor. Ok, but lacking in body and flavor
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured think black, like motor oil used twice, one of the darkest beers yet. Smelled of subtle oats with a bitter finish. Tasted the same, but with a little more coffee flavors. Went down very creamy, but not the best, didn"t really see the sweet side of this beer. Kinda bitter, but an overall good oatmeal stout.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent but not extraordinary. Something worth trying but not the best stout I have ever had.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearence was impressive. Black with nice tan head. Tastes of roasted malt and chocolate with a nice mouthfeel and subtle sweetness. A good oatmeal stout.
omhper (18348) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark black. Licorice aroma. Dryish nose, rather light bodied, yet firm with creamy mouthfeel. Clean with lingering salty licorice finish.
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and tangy aroma - bitter roastiness. Coffee/chocolate, smoke, molasses. Small thin tan foamy head. Medium oily body - thick on the tongue. Bit of a burn. Medium carb. Low sweetness with big roated malts. Burnt coffee and chocolate hints. Medium nutty finish and after that sticks to your gums. Not too smooth. A decent offering.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, tan head, nice and creamy for a bottle beer. Roasty malts, coffee, hint of chocolate in the flavor, with any bitterness seeming to come from the roasting rather than hops. Pretty good, but could have been fresher.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
a very nice smell off the cap. sweet creamy taste that leaves the mouth wanting more. so you drink more and the stout settles nicely.