Andrew196 (1326) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany color, slightly brown edges, wimpy light brown head. Aroma of sweet oak, some chocolate and grain. Nice creamy mouthfeel, dark roasted malts, chocolate pudding, grain. Decent.
jaymobrown (1827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty decent. Poured a nice dark color with oat and malt nose. Really smooth with a bit of bubbles. The flavor was mostly malt, oat, a bit of chocolate.
kaser (5312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from bottle at Louie's wine bar. White head. Milky and cocoa oatmeal taste. Smooth and tasty stuff
Iphonephan (5789) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Luckyís Market in Jackson Hole. Pours black with a tan head. Slightly smoky roast nose. Flavors of caramel and leather. Bitter roast finish.
saltyseadog (32) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Windsor Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Aromas of light roast coffee, salted cured meat, grill smoke, soy sauce and a bit of pear and apricot. Pours a bloody red to oily black color with less than a finger of pristine ivory head that burns off in just a couple of minutes, with very little effervescence on the glass. Flavor is light roast coffee and semisweet chocolate up front followed by salty seawater and light fruit juice. Finish is long and lightly sweet but not cloying. Thin body for a beer of this color and classification. Really has the color and flavor profile I would consider more in line with Irish Red beer. Light carbonation and makes the mouth water generously after each sip. An interesting, unusual, unpretentious and quality brew, as all Big Skyís stuff seems to be. The salty, fruity qualities are one of a kind. Iím not sure Iím head over heels in love with the approach, but itís a nice alternative to the roasty and astringent status quo. Having a great time with it. Well done.
bpreo (2400) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thatís a good Stout. Everything you want in an Oatmeal Stout can be found here.
ajnepple (4821) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz single bottle from Wilburís Total Beverage. Almost black in appearance with a tan head and light lacing. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and light chocolate. Similar flavor, adding a hint of molasses. Light to medium body, a little thin on the palate. OK.
pintbypint (3309) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz brown bottle. The colour is dark brown with dark red highlighting. the head has a tight bead and sits low in the glass. Nose has chocolate, roast, coffee and porridge. Taste - chocolate, light roast and lots of oat. Dry finish with not much going on. Very creamy and excellent mouthfeel.
chucklemation (1247) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roast and caramel. Flavor is similar, slightly sweet. Has a thin body. Pretty good.
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, part of the World Market winter 9 bottle mix pack, courtesy of my in-laws. Bottle marked 224144 121014. It appears this is best before December 10, 2014. The pour is a darker brown with a smaller tan head that lasts. The aroma is oatmeal, soft nut, sweet malt and some faint roast. The taste is the oatmeal, nut sweet malt and roast of the nose with added pine hop present. The palate is medium to heavy bodied with soft carbonation and the roast pine mineral finish. Solid.