GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2003 Poured thin and watery, but real neat ruby hue to it though. Faint roasted nose with some sweeter oaty notes as well. Nice roasted finish, more coffeish as it goes. not great.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this one was a surprise thought it would be worse.nice dark body malty with a slight bite at the finish pretty good
jazz88 (2522) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black in color with a little brown at the edges. A sweet malty chocolate and coffee aroma. The flavor is more subtle than I expected with the oatmeal and malt flavors coming through. A fairly thin body for a stout.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, large head. Roasted malt, chocolaty aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate flavor. Full flavor, smooth taste. Chocolaty flavor. Fully rounded Mouthfeel. Excellent taste, slight bitterness. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet, chocolate.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 11, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
small roast flavour very light mouth feel for a stout. has anice roasted coffish aroma, expected more before first sip whole beer wasalight version of stout
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 (3245) - 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.