Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, almost black stout with a big frothy head. The roasty, almost smokey taste dominates. I recommend this brew, and all its oatmeal goodness.
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is of chococate & coffee. This stout is as smooth as any I’ve ever had. Hop flavor really come out in the finish.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautifully tan head, but it’s thin and dissipates quickly. Aroma is unique, but in an excellent way. It fills me up by just inhaling it. Good flavor, but it changes quickly to a funky finish, or as they say, a ’bittersweet finish.’ It’s a little thinner than I’d like.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm roasted coffee flavor with deep chocolate tones. Thoroughly typical for this variety. Rich and tasty finish.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A thick dark black beautiful stout with a full chocolate colored head. Stunning in appearance. Aroma was rather light, faintly smelled of coffee and caramel (kinda like Starbucks). Great taste. A nice pop on a crisp caramel chocolate taste. Very drinkable. Could easily have several of them in one sitting. Very smooth finish. Loved it!
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, oily color with a thick but quickly disappearing brown head. Great roasted coffee and cinnamon aroma. Flavor is creamy and sweet from the get-go, which is just how I like my Oatmeal Stouts. The coffee and chocolate flavor had a nice light hops and raisin finish to balance it out. Not the best Stout I have had but it is definitely up there, and is not very expensive either.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coffee hue. Aromas of pine and dark chocolate. Dark tan head. Sweet malt, oily textured, medium to full bodied. Sweetness is very enjoyable, and a lovely bitterseet chocolate finish. Creamy and very drinkable. I would almost like some more alcohol in this beer, or perhaps some more body.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat disappointing after several friends had talked this beer up. Strong burnt chocolate taste. I prefer my oatmeal stouts a bit smoother, but a decent beer overall.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark stout.
toasty sweet malts with a hoppy fruit edgeand a syrupy sweet finish..
chewy soft palate.
very nice oatmeal stout.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet aroma, almost like burnt plums. Tangy, roasted, somewhat sweet flavor with a moderate bitterness and an unfortunate cloying finish. With time, reminds me of a Mackeson’s quite a bit, with a milky chocolate taste.