Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very nice roasted coffee aroma with chocolate and light black licorice. Pours a very dark brown, virtually black with a small tan head that is short lasting. Flavor of roasted coffee, grain, licorice, light chocolate. A sort of fruitiness hides in the background. Lightly hopped roasted coffee finish. A very nice stout. Chocolate flavor started off light, but really got bigger the more I drank.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definite malt and chocolate in the aroma. Pretty nice balance bewteen the 2. Fairly dark brown in color with an admirable creamy tan head. Overall a nice stout, but nothing stood out.
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a big mocha head. Sweet malt/chocolate aroma with a touch of outmeal. Chocolate flavor with a bit of roastiness. Silky mouthfeel.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pour with dark body and light brown head. Smells of espresso and oats. Tastes very creamy and smooth with a nice full body. Chocolatey, smokey taste
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a medium sized brown head. Espresso, chocolate and caramel nose. Roasted coffee and caramel in the flavor. Silky smooth.
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I sampled my Barney Flats as suggested on the back label, as a nightcap. The oatmeal stout poured coffee black with slight tan lace. Roasted aroma, medium body with creaminess, and a crisp not so sweet finish. The bottle I sampled had its own ’Amazing Race’, brewed in Cali, imported to Puerto Rico and mailed to Philadelphia. Makes me wish this was more than an average sweet stout.
hayduke (4292) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Goodness this is dark stuff. Held it up to a very dark light. Black. Very black. Great brown head. Nice creamy feel and you are hit in the nose by deep malt odors, mediium hops, and chocolate.
The very smooth feel and low carbonation makes this slide down like a good cup of expresso. Overall, a very good brew.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring a near black, dark brown color with a brown head, this baby has an aroma of overbaked oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate chips in them... and I meant that in a good way, a nicy roasty way. Very smooth in the mouth, there’s a flavor of roasted malts and burnt chocolate with a hint of hops that comes through mainly in the finish. Very nice.
ABUSEDGOAT (2424) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good oatmeal stout. If I remember correctly this is relatively cheap. Got it in Cali at some gourmet foods store that had beers from around the world. Why I picked this one out of the other 10 or so is beyond me.
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer poured a darker color with a tan head. It had a pleasantly earthy aroma and a complex flavor of oats and chocolate that was well balanced with hops. It is a good brew.