mcberko (11861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Elizabeth Station, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is smooth, with oats, light cocoa and a touch of toasted malt. Flavour is smooth and restrained, with oats and a touch of very dry cocoa. Not a whole lot going on here, but it’s sure smooth and drinkable.
superspak (4218) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 12/10/2014. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, cocoa, toasted oats, light coffee, brown bread, herbal, floral, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, caramel, cocoa, toasted oats, light coffee, brown bread, herbal, floral, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, caramel, cocoa, toasted oats, light coffee, brown bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice oatmeal stout style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. Not as bold as some other oatmeal stouts; but still very well rounded and nicely enjoyable in flavors.
Brandon1989 (487) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark black with some ruby shining through when held up to light. The head is moderate sized and khaki. The aroma is roasted malts and maybe some chocolate. The taste is very similar to the aroma. Very mild hop presence. There is some sweetness to this beer but not overpowered. Perfectly balanced oatmeal stout!
SODAK14 (327) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice oatmeal stout here! Pours a very dark brown with a small, tan head. A dark beer I could drink all night long...but would have a big headache in the morning with the 5.4% alcohol content. Anyway, a winner!!!
hockey9930 (237) - - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown to black and almost opaque. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, and a little bit of ginger bread. Taste of chocolate, roasted dark malt, and nuts. Many beers like this have coffee or dark chocolate bitterness, but it’s very subtle in this beer. Texture is a bit creamy and medium bodied.
Darkmagus82 (2179) - - NOV 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of a tan colored foam. The head fades very fast leaving only a light level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a roasted malt with tons of oatmeal and caramel. Other big aromas of a cocoa nature are there as well mixed with some hints of a vanilla and an almost cola like smell to produce a very pleasant and inviting warming aroma overall.
Taste – The taste starts with a moderately roasty and sweet flavor with tons of caramel and cola flavors upfront. There is a bit of an oatmeal flavor, which starts out light and remains so throughout to the end of the taste. All the while, as the taste moves forward, the roasted flavor seems to dwindle a bit with it taking on even more cola and a little bit of dark fruit of a more plum like nature. With a little bit of a cherry and some light vanilla coming at the very end, one is left with a moderately sweet and sorta lightly roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather thin for a stout of 5.4 % with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side for a stout. Not really the right feel for the style as it too much accentuated the sweet over the roasted-darker flavor so the brew.
Overall – Not really one I cared for all too much, it was too sweet without enough roast and didn’t really have a great body for the style. Ah… just OK.
stevoj (3530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty average all the way around. Normal color and aroma, rather dull appearance. Taste is correct for the style, but not too exciting
joehume74 (12) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well rounded oatmeal stout but also rather boring. Big and malty, little tan head that fades quick.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger light brown head, light lacing, dark brown-black. Aroma: milk chocolate, oatmeal, light roast, earthy, light coffee, molasses. Palate: full body, average carbonation, oily texture, bitter finish. Taste: subtle sweet milk chocolate into a rather intense molasses malty sweetness, and then into a moderate coffee bitterness. Overall, the beer is not super smooth, and the palate is a little rough for the style in my opinion.
slowrunner77 (8980) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"the only part of this beer that is lacking is the body, and not by much. it looks like your prototypical stout, has a rich flavor, but a slightly thin feel. Very nice roasted malt finish. A solid oatmeal stout and one of BSs best."