Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did not much care for this beer. Way too much coffee. Slightly salty as well. Not up my alley.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had on tap at the brewery, I thought this was really a great oatmeal stout. Dark brown, light head. coffee aroma. The flavor is dark and crisp. A little different from other oatmeal stouts. But this one is very enjoyablle.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange brown in color. With a head like a weak american standard. Aromas of roasted barley, caramel, and chocolate. Very thin in mouthfeel with a bit of fizz. Flavors are OK, but way to thin.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear chestnut? Fizzy and thin tan head. Steady carbonation. Aroma of black and chocolate malts, grain husks and light oats. Bland and dry tasting and weak with an exorbitant amount of black malt harshness. Thin bodied. Smooths a bit with a hint of caramel sweetness. Finishes with a grainy flavor and weak malt punch. Slightly fizzy as well. Lacking roasted malt flavor. ’This is one stout that even people who ’don’t like dark beers’ can love’? What about those of us who do love them? Pfthh.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2011 Perfect dark oatmeal stout appearance with a crisp, cream head. Tinny aroma and taste that seems canned as well--even thought this is a bottled product. The oatmeal flavors and malt are subdued, but detectable. This beer is just underdeveloped--the aroma and flavors warm to become more characteristic of a brown ale--with an offkey bitter-sourness. Re-rated: 9-20-11: So it’s been over 9 years since I’ve tried this last! Most of my early comments still ring true. It’s an interesting animal of an oatmeal stout with a distinct diacetyl presence that unsettles the taste buds a bit. Eh.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 06/06/02: Very deep garnet color, dark beige head and generous lace. Nose is malt, sweet, light chocolate, front is sweet, the top is light to medium, the finish is acidic, dry, nicely hopped and a nice ’Mild Beginners’ Stout.
OD40oz (740) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 11, 2002
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This stuff looked great when it was poured, but when i took a swig it tasted like soy sauce. It is pretty rancid swill and i will never waste my money on it. If you want Big Sky brews, go with Moose Drool.
wholesomegrits99 (17) - Brookings,, South Dakota, USA - MAR 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has everything a stout should have, except a poor taste. If oatmeal stout is your thing, keep looking.
fraternie (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy mouthfeel, roasted coffee malt flavor. Fairly smooth but a little bit of a lingering aftertaste, low abv so there is no bite to cover. Not incredibly complex but nice flavor and body.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, smooth, sweet, chocolatey oatmeal stout, creamy mouthfeel.