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A Perfect Blend of Black, Chocolate and Roasted Malts Form this Medium Bodied, Sweet Dark Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - 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.

   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.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1890) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5174) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6443) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Handbottled via Duane, thanks!

Pours a medium brown hue with a fizzy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, oatmeal, prune, grassy hops, and coffee. The taste follows suit mostly starting with a nice mocha and grassy hop balance with some twangy fruit, earthy yeast and a finish notes some iced coffee character. The feel is fizzy and thin, oatmeal stout should have more body than this, refreshing enough though. A good beer and glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2005
Nice flavor on this black beer with a sticky head. Roasty, toasty and pretty high on the smoothness meter ... slightly above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2005
hand bottled in a swingtop bottle by duane, pour is an inky black with a creamy coffee colored head, actually quite considerable for a non-nitro stout. aroma has a distinct sweetness, oats, caramel, and a bit of burnt coffee. a sweet burnt oatmeal taste starts off with a little bit of coffee, fading away to a nice light amount of chocolate malts and just a tad of bittering hops. mouthfeel is pretty thin and a bit watery, but the lingering chocolate flavor saves it a little. 2nd offering from this brewer, and 2nd rather enjoyable experience. thx duane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Hand bottled by Duane, thanxs pal. Brown with faomy tah head. Smells like caramel and scotch. Oh, nich taste. There is raosted oatmela and cramel, The carbination may have settled in bottling, but I think it is great. However, I must agree, a bit light on mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Almost black with nice tan head. The aroma was sweet, doughy, some coffee. Good body and little carbonation. Flavor was pleasing oatmeal, malty. Not Sam Smith but a respectable oatmeal stout. Good work.

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