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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Perfect Blend of Black, Chocolate and Roasted Malts Form this Medium Bodied, Sweet Dark Ale.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Very dark brown with a light tan head. Fully toasted malts with hints of dark chocolate in the aroma. Light mocha flavors along with a touch of roasted malt. Not the big and full feel I expect for an oatmeal stout. Quick quaffable though.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2007
Dark Brown Color with Sandy Ring. Coffee Roast, Sweet Chocolate, Dry Oats Aroma. Carbonated, Thin Bodied Beer..Sweet Malt, Bitter Coffee Roast, Clean Bitter Aftertaste. Overall a Thin Bodied Stout, but Flavor is Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2007
22oz hand bottled from Duane! - Thanks! - Pours dark brown fairly transparent with a short offwhite head. Aromas of slight coffee, lots of roasted malts and a little chocolate. Flavor is mostly roasted malt but I got some definite chocolate and a good amount of coffee as well. Medium body but a little watery on the palate and a slight bitterness at the finish..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Nice pour, a clear dark brown with ruby highlighting and a modest off-white head. The aroma is coffee with lightly roasted barley and some bittersweet chocolate. Smooth. The flavor is a nice blending of the three, but sadly a touch of lactic sourness comes forward in the finish. Otherwise pretty decent.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2686) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2006
On tap @ Old Chicago. Poured a dark ruby with a small eggshell colored head. Aroma of oats, lots of dark chocolate and roasted malts, and some coffee. Taste was of lots of roasted malts and bitter chocolate, with a little coffee, finishing with a lingering bitterness. Low carbonation, a little watery. I didn’t think this was particularly exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2006
On tap @ the Bent River Brewpub. Nice deep dark body with a tan head. Aromas of coffee/chocolate/cheerios. Light chocolate flavors with coffee and oats.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark brown color with thin tan head. Smells of vanilla extract. Chocolate, coffee, and vanilla flavors in equal proportions. Body is very light for a stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2005
THe Bent River never dissapoints me with their beers. This Oatmeal stout, for some reason reminds me of fresh baked bread with a hint of honey. Almost like a light honey glaze. Great color and a thick head give this a great filling taste. Must try!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1745) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On tap at the brewpub. Very dark brown with flecks of ruby red. Medium-sized tan head is mostly diminishing. Chocolate malt aroma with a slight roastiness and a hint of something sweet, like plums or dates. Mildly bitter flavor with some light malty sweetness. Body was a tad thin, and was too carbonated for my tastes. Still, a very solid offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 9, 2006 Recieved a hand bottled sample courtesy of Duane. Thanks. Black body that shows a beautiful ruby color when held to the light. The aroma is strong roasted coffee with some chaocolate and peanuts. The taste has roasted peantus and coffee. There is also some caramel. A fairly sweet finish. Nice. I had this again at Old Chicago in Coralville, IA. Got about the same rating. Good stuff.


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