Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poured almost pitch black with no light getting through it. The head was a bubbly dark tan that subsided quickly and left little lace. Very little aroma present, with hints of malt and coffee. The flavor was of malt, coffee and chocolate. The body was a bit light for a porter. The finish had a bit of a sour aspect, but nothing to ruin the beer. An alright oatmeal stout, but for price, I think Goose Island does a better job and of course it can’t touch a Samuel Smith’s
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 6/7/02: cask-conditioned draught: Faint chocolate aroma, poured black with a tan head, coffee flavor but didn't catch too much of an oatmeal flavor, 6/14: Bottle: I'm going to have to boost it up a few points from before, from a bottle it was very good, with a very nice 'wish it wouldn't end' coffee like finish, caught the oatiness this time
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice balance. Quality stout.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Citric hops frame the dark malts so nicely, both in the nose and flavor. Lots of fruit and roasted grain malt. Superbly structed and balanced. A lively stout.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge creamy light brown head. A bitter chocolaty flavour that mixes pretty well with the roasted malts. Not bad.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a 1/2" creamy tan head. Malt nose with a hint of bittersweet chocolate. Very creamy palate with a nice hop bite at the finish. Decent oatmeal stout.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice sweet malt beginning
with a light hop finish. This thing pours up
a massive creamy head. Settles down to a thin
head though has light lacing throughout. Aromas of blackberrys
and alcohol. Excellent sweet stout.
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and smooth. Initally reminded me of Samual Smith Oatmeal Stout but not as creamy smooth tasting and also a bit more alcohol taste.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - OCT 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful brown thick huge head. The beer color is black black blackity black-black! Huge complex aroma of coffee, a little chocolate, and some roasted nut. Full flavor...very smooth. It looked so cool as I poured it...kinda like syrup. Nice carbonation. The feel was a little chalky...even with a little bit of chalk taste. Somehow it worked for this beer. I love my oatmeal stouts, and this one is very fair. Of course nothing beats a Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color, medium head. Slight caramel aroma. Deeply roasted malts, slight chocolate and coffee flavor, not very oaty. Smooth taste. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Lighter bodied Oatmeal Stout. Very drinkable.