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. Doesnít 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 (5087) - 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
Iím 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. Itís 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 doesnít knock you off your chair.
lb4lb (2112) - 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.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ABR 2007. A black pour with brown head. The nose was a little light for on oatmeal stout, but the body was pretty solid oatmeal with fain coffee hints.
kramer (4347) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle, via Sephiroth. Pours a clear black body under a fizzy one inch brown head that slowly faded leaving some heavy lacing. The nose is very chocolaty and roasty with some light chalkiness and coffee. The flavor is overly roasted to the point where itís just too chalky and ashy with some light coffee and milk chocolate on the finish. I donít get any oatmeal influence at all on either the flavor or body. Mouthfeel is somewhat thin with a watery texture and moderate soft fizzy carbonation. Quite a long lingering finish. Overalll, this was just a ho-hum middle of the road Stout at best.
Ughsmash (6910) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured deep ruddy brown with an explosive cap of deep tan head (Iím talkiní an inch of liquid and 5.5" of head!). The aroma picked up lightly-roasted semi-sweet chocolates, toasted oatmeal, and more charred black malts.. dusty overall with a bit of detergent character that detracted a bit. The flavor had roasted sweeter chocolates and rolled oats with darker chocolates and coffee more toward the back.. coffee provided light-moderate bitterness, and carries through the short, but enjoyable finish. Just a tad shy of medium-bodied with a creamy middle on the palate and nice balance. This grew on me as the drink progressed.