oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep dark body with a tan head. Aromas of coffee/chocolate/cheerios. Light chocolate flavors with coffee and oats.
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A truly spectacular Oatmeal Stout. Very mid-range in terms of not being overly dark. Would suggest it’s a good taster for someone new to the ’dark’ side of beers and the world of stouts.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours to a dark black body with a creamy khaki head. Spotty lacing. The aroma is a lightly tart oatmeal and molasses. Chocolate. The palate is lacking for an oatmeal. Medium bodied with a light tartness. Decent.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black pour nice oatmeal looking tan head good lace. Light coffee & roasted malt aroma.. not much else there. ok palate decent coating. Dry light bitter hop some coccoa touch of coffee.. ok.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Smell had roasted chocolate, courant, soy, espresso and oatmeal. Taste was smooth but a bit watery at times. Solid session beer.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Something of a disappointment for me, being a fan of AV. It tasted too much like their other beers instead of tasting like a stout.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a tan head that fades to a cover. Some lacing. Aroma is roasted and sweet, fair amount of chocolate. Flavor is light and sweet, chocolate with a slightly roasted, bitter finish. Texture is slightly watery.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - OCT 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big stout. Chocolaty, creamy, smooth on the palate. Very satisfying. Smells like coffee, semisweet chocolate, and roasted malts. Nice flavor.
lethe (177) - New York, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours stout opaque and offers a sticky sweet scent. Palate is full-bodied and even-keeled. Flavor is strongly sweet at first, followed by an oatmeal dryness, and concluded with a light hoppy bitterness. This careful balance of flavors is what makes this stout exceptional in an unassuming way.
dwyerpg (4874) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2013 Okay, I love stouts and oatmeal. This may be even better than the version offered by Samuel Smiths. Full, rich, and satisfying - and really not too sweet.