ohnoitskristin (62) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very overall pleased with this one. The aroma wasn’t as pleasant as the taste-- oatmeal and a nutty chocolate. This ran through the taste as it poured very dark with a tan head, enjoyed the deep chocolate and oatmeal hint. Reads exactly how it tastes.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black body with a soapy tan head. The aroma is oat-like with pleasant chocolate notes and nuts. Dry roasted chocolate and nutty smoothness. Finishing with malt bitterness. Tasty yet straightforward.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUL 24, 2006
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2007 Pours black w/ a medium sized, semi creamy froth. Head retention is decent w/ spattered residual lacing. Aroma is weak w/ malted cocoa, roasted coffee and nuts. Medium nectar w/ mellow residual effers. Flavors are thick black coffee, cocoa, w/ just a hint of oatmeal. Very well balanced. Squeaky clean, soft and creamy on the palate. Overall: Robust w/ it’s big roast component yet smooth. Good stuff. Highly recommended.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
first thing i noticed when opening this bottle was that it smelled like hops. a pleasant surprise to say the least. i was a little disappointed that it poured a bit thin with a minimal head. on first taste, your tastebuds are drawn in by hops and soothed by a smooth dark chocolate and malt aftertaste that lingers
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Black with light brown persistent head. It also has a nice layer of lacing all over. Rich malt aromas of chocolate & toffee. This brew tastes like a great candy bar. It has a great finish - thin as expected with oatmeal stouts, a little tang/bitterness and smooth. Yummy.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from odeed,thanks Jacob. Roasty toasty malts with lots of chocolate and coffee. A very nice brew. slides down very flavorful. Has a very nice feel and rich flavor.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Run of the mill stout. Pours black with slight head. Typical roasted coffee type taste. Not bad but nothing special.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Ultra dark brown with diminishing tan/brn head, fair lace. Aroma is rich, creamy, dark roast malt & grain w moderate hops. Nice, fresh, clean, silky rich flavor as described above. I had this after a pils which made it seem fuller bodied at first but as I drank it it developed a bit of a thinness on the palate. Very nice flavor however. A pleasant oatmeal stout to drink, balanced very nicely with the hop bitterness.
eaglefan538 (3012) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2010 Re-rate, after several bottles, 1/10: The roast/ash, licorice notes are prevelant in this one over all the typical oatmeal stout characteristics. I like a little more oatmeal bite and dryness in the flavor and mouthfeel, but this is still pretty solid, definitely one of the best I can regularly go into the store and grab: St. Ambroise and Goose Island probably the other two that compete for my top oatmeal stout. Original Rating: Poured a dark brown to black color with a nice steady tan head, which subsided by left a nice covering over the top of the beer for the duration. The aroma was of cofee and chocolate. The flavors were chocolate, light coffee, caramel and even toffee (wow, second beer today with a toffee take, and I don’t normally pick up on it). Mouthfeel was nice and smooth with some stickiness, but a very drinkable stout. Finishes somewhat sweet with only mildly balanced bitterness. The hop touch to the aftertaste was only noticeable until the beer warmed. Very nice beer.
sersdf (1019) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
i hardly paid any attention to this beer. it was pitch black with a small, handsome head. not particularly carbonated. all i remember otherwise was that i liked it as compared against other oatmeal stouts.