CP (124) - USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok, definitely better oatmeal stouts out there. I was little let down after having Barley Island’s Java stout which was amazing. Has a normal oatmeal stout flavor, but the aftertaste is rather metallic.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Degarth. Dark brown pour...tan head...low retention...some sheet lacing...felt like this one was more of a dry stout than a sweet stout...some sweetness in the aroma and flavor, but very drying on the palate and the finish...definitely better than their APA, which was almost undrinkable.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to tytoanderso. Pours a brown black with a fizzy brown head. Really roasty nose at first. This mellows to more chocolate and sweet malts. Fizzy carbonation, watery body. Chocolate, roast, sweet oats in the flavor. Finishes with burnt roasted malts. The sweetness is counteracted nicely with the roast, but overall there’s nothing too special.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2008 Pretty good Oatmeal Stout. I would have this again for sure. Doesn’t rate up with Sam Smiths and Milk Stout, but would fall in the next group below the elite (not a bad place to be). Not terrible thick, but not watery. Aroma is nice, again not too strong but not weak. Flavor is better than I expected. Nice and multi-dimensional. Nice mix of malt, oats, and grains in this one. Creamy and smooth. Tasty!
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at ABR 07 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick tan head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted oatmeal and black malt, a touch of coffee and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with dark roasted malt and coffee flavors. Finish is semi-dry and bitter with a light coffee aftertaste. I prefer heavier textured stouts, this oatmeal stout is a little thin in flavor and thickness.
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m trying to get into stouts. Only problem is, I hate coffee. I tried this. Someone told me to break into stouts via an oatmeal, not a dry stout. So far, so good. I like it! Pours perfect black, with 2 finger creamy head. Smells of toffee, chocolate, and wonderful roasted malt. Nice. Tastes of toffee, chocolate, deep roasted malt & to my surprise, not much a coffee note. It’s there, but blocked by the sweetness. I found my favorite oatmeal stout as of now, downed 2 bottles of it, and really enjoyed every drop. Nicely done guys!
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in the pour; light brown head; Chocolate and coffee flavor, creamy ans thick.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11-5-07 botle shared with lb4lb.
Perfect black color with tan head and nice lacing. Roasted chocolate flavor with a watery finish. Smooth, but not very creamy. I want it to be richer in smell and taste and I want the palate to have more depth and thickness. Would drink again. Enjoyable, it just doesn’t knock you off your chair.
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Tytoanderso for the this bottle!
Pours a thick, oily black with a nice big tan head. Smell is roasty dark malt, cream, and faint sweetness. Touch too thin in the bodied for a stout, but the flavor is nice, and roasty. Not burnt or overly done, and very drinkable. Nice beer.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Todd ( antzman ) from The KEG Liquors. Pours pretty much black with a small light tan head. Aroma is roasty, nutts, malts, light smoke. Flavor is very full for a low acl % stout. Bitter nutty malts and light smoke. Body is on the thin side but was still full of flavor.