PorterPounder (6287) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night appearance with a thick mocha colored head - good lacing. Sweet, slightly chocolate aroma with a thick creamy mouthfeel. Flavor - detect a bit of caramel with some underlying hop bitterness. Not as syrupy sweet as some sweet stouts - overall a very good stout.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had a nice roasted/sweet aroma too it, and a nice dark brown color too it. The flavor was not impressive it was bitter and dry. Tasted a lot like a coffee, its bittersweet finish was barely recognizable.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with minimal tan head that went away quickly. Has a fruity hop aroma, dark coffee and a little chocolate. Thin body, light carbonation, bitter, plenty of hops at least, and unbalanced. Quick finish. I think the best way to describe the flavor is that of old black iced coffee with sugar. Now I like black iced coffee with sugar sometimes, but it doesn't work in this beer. Didn't improve much as it got warm either. If necessary I'll try to rerate this later down the road.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice slightly sweet roasted aroma.Body seems a little thin, with more roasted flavor than sweetness. Decent, but nothing exciting.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan colored foamy head that never seems to go away. Not an amazing beer, there were no flavors that jumped out at me or anything, but still a solid sweet stout.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty, but not really as quality as say Sam Smith's. Good roasted nut flavors with anice malty balance is prevelant all through this, bittersweet and lusciously creamy, finish is rich and slightly hoppy, a very nice finish to tasty sweet stout.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hmmm, slightly sweeter than some other quality oatmela stouts I've had - it's a little too sweet at times...but wait a minute...better, better, upon warming. Also fruit...also good roastiness, also nicely bitter (could be more...) - just the right palate and appearance, though, for a super quality oatie.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured jet black with a large dark tan head which left nice lacing on the glass. Sweet coffee, cocoa taste and a full mouthfeel.
3fourths (8637) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and creamy head full of milk, oatmeal and vanilla. Big vanilla taste, with a somewhat thin mouth feel. Tastes like a cold mocha. Suprisingly light on the palate.
sloth (2647) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown unsubstantial head. Fruity nose, plums and some roastiness. Black as midnight, opaque. Full bodied brew. Creamy mouthfee.. Roasted flavor really comes through with some smooth coffee and chocolate notes.A pleasent oatmeal stout. Finish is medium dry and roasty with an appreciated hop bite, nice.