AlanRyker (45) - - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iím not a huge fan of oatmeal stouts, but Iíve never tried this one, and I love Big Skyís Moose Drool, so I decided to give it a shot.
I still donít like oatmeal stouts. Theyíve got a specific bitterness I just donít enjoy. This is still an enjoyable beer, and might be a fantastic representative of an oatmeal stout. I donít know.
Pours very dark brown. Oddly fizzy carbonation, for a quick-dissolving head (I expect a frothy head from a stout). Just a tiny bit thin. Iíd like a bit thicker mouthfeel with a bit more sweetness. Is probably a bit less smoky tasting than most oatmeal stouts Iíve tried, but I think thatís a good thing. Mellow.
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
You know, I just donít know what it is with these oatmeal stouts. I canít taste a lick of oatmeal in them unless I search for it. But then its there. It is a dark brown, opaque beer with a little tan head and a sharp alcohol and oat aroma. The flavor is lots of oats a little sugar and a fizzyness that tickles the sinuses. Cheers.
unclemike (2222) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish-brown. Nutty (almond, peanut butter), smokey and coffeish aroma. Somewhat thin, but with toasty notes. Only light nuttiness.
smaynard6000 (633) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours black with a medium-sized creamy beige head. Aroma is roasty with notes of chocolate. Flavor is roasted chocolate malt with creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. Pretty good.
Strykzone (4929) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Tucson fest. Black with a ring. A light roasted nose. Cream and chocolate flavors. Cool name, too. Very easy to drink. A hint of bittering hops. Nice.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black, hints of coffee and unsweetened chocolate are noticeable...flavor is chocolate malty and the thing that struke me was a fruity ale flavor...body is noticeably light for a stout and more carbonation than i have had in one finishes powdery gritty pretty good beer but probably will pass on buying again...didnt catch my attention
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours dark brown color with tan head. Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate. Milk chocolate flavor with moderately roasted malts and a slightly ashy finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Thanks Craig.
Aquilo (541) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin head. Aroma is roasted malt and baking cookies. Flavor is bitter and sweet, and the sweetness is almost too much. Smooth mouthfeel. Good overall.
Finhead (1178) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a frothy, tan head. The aroma has oatmeal and milk chocolate along with light caramel. It has a medium body with a creamy texture and average carbonation. The taste is sweet with a smooth, easy finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle in the mixed case pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is lactose, big roast and coffee. Flavor is semi-sweet cocoa and roast with a dry finish. Nice beer.