illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a very deep brown with a nice creamy tan head. Medium-full bodied with a creamy texture. Nicely blended flavors of dark roast, oats, and chocolate with just enough bitterness to balance things out. Finish is dry and a tad ashy. Nice beer.
NicerInPerson (337) - North of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma was lightly fruity and roasty with a bit of chocolate. Mostly the aroma was filled with esters. The beer arrived pitch black opaque with a tan frohty head which stood super tall to lace the glass. The flavor was roasty and lightly winey with a strong estery presence. Chocolate and roast with an espresso and caramel which improved by leaps and bounds as the beer warmed. The finish was dry with a lasting winey presence too long into the aftertaste. The body was medium-full and the carbonation was nicely done making the beer creamy and smooth on the palate. An ok beer, but not wonderful due to flaws. Pint at BBW.
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sampled at brewery. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, light coffee, and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is similar to aroma with a nice roasty finish.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft, Bethlehem) Creamy tan head with brown-balck body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate, coffee. Watery light-medium body, easy drinking. Seems more like a dry stout.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Bethlehem Brew Works, pre-BCTC beerventure. Pours a very dark brown core with minimal light coming through; firm, light cocoa-colored head with perfect retention and lacing, coating the interior of the glass. Pleasant cocoa and lightly roasted malts in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: nice baker’s chocolate and slightly bitter citrus character; lacking a bit in body, but still showing a good roasted malt and creamy oatmeal character. Medium, toasted marshmallow and chocolate finish.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with tan Guiness head. Rich aroma of deep roasted malt. Flavor mainly oat meal and dark roasted maly. Thin bodied. Reminded me of guiness.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a medium tan head. Roasty aroma with some coffee and chocolate. Smooth & sweet - solid stout.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was an outstanding oatmeal stout. I felt it was a winning version and had a nice flow with that excellent chocolate flavor.
cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I stopped by with a buddy while passing through on work, and we decided to stop by for lunch and a couple brews. After selecting the ESB during my meal, I settled on the Oatmeal Stout for a pseudo dessert. This was the better selection, as the opaque brew was topped with a fine Guinness-like head. The aroma was all oatmeal. The texture was dry. A commendable job by a small brewpub.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub, July 2006. Very black, with a thin beige head. Lots of chocolate character witrh plenty of roasted grain. Distinctly dry for an oatmeal stout. Quite full and chewy. Very competent and tasty if not entirely typical of the style..