22415brewery (378) - redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As a beer nerd I am somewhat perplexed. The brewery sells this as an Oatmeal stout, however upon drinking I find that it truly is a Sweet Stout instead. I find that the finish is much too heavy, too sweet, and too big to be considered an Oatmeal stout. Yes there are roasted aromas and coffee, along with cocoa nibs in the nose. The body and mouthfeel however give a slick reminder that although this stout checks in @ 5.8% that it certainly is not a sessionable stout by any means.
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Lots of drippy lace. Big roasty chocolatey nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Rich and well balanced roasty milk chocolate and cocoa mid palate that plays well off the fullness and silkiness of the body. Long cocoa finish.