kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black. Generous tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Smooth body, light creamy mouthfeel. Nice chocolate and oat flavor with just a hint of malt roasting. Clean finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at BJís in Phoenix (Desert Ridge). Poured an opaque black color. The head was limp, light tan, and left no lace behind. Aroma was of dark chocolate with a hint of coffee. Sweet on the tongue with delicate, but strange acidity. I tasted chocolate and hints of molasses and coffee. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Plano, TX location.
Pours a deep black with an off-ivory head. Nose is chocolate coffee with a touch of roasted nut. Flavor is dry chocolate powder with a coffee-barley wine finish. Average mouthfeel. Pretty good.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 ounce sample on tap at Vacaville BJís. Some anise aroma is present with some ashiness as well. Metallic, leather and vegetal aromas are also appreciated. Moderately transparent mahogany body with a quickly dissipating light tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts to start, which become thin, watery, and rubbery-tasting. Boiled vegetables make a presence late with a light sweetness. No roastiness, no bitterness, virtually no carbonation. Flawed.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/28/2007: BJís Lastoís Oatmeal Stout... Opaque, dark brown color. Light smoke and cinnamon in the aroma. Oats, caramel, and mild sweetness in flavor along with a whisp of smoke/char. Creamy texture. Pretty good. Has lots of potential...
Draught sample (OG , % ABV) at BJís Restaurant Brewhouse in Columbus, Ohio. Rating # for this beer...
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at B.J.ís Portland (yes, the Lloyd Center location), sampled 6 August 2004. Lastoís Oatmeal Stout. Deep brown body, thin light tan head. Dry roasted malt aroma took a bit to develop as the beer was served too cold. Enjoyable, rich flavor profile not as thick as Bellís Kalamazoo Stout but extracting the same rich roast complexity, almost bordering on woodiness. Dry chocolate complements the rich roast. Smooth, full finish. No real sweetness for a "Sweet" Stout. Creamy. Call me a fool but this is one of the best in the category.
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent beer for a chain. This beer is dark chocolate in color with a small 1/8 inch caramel head. You can taste the oatmeal in this one along with brown sugar sweetness and roasted coffee bean. Good brew Iíd have again.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ BJís (Tucson) - Pours a dark brown color with a thin light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and faint coffee. Flavor is much of the same. Palate is quite dry. Light to medium body. A decent beer.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ BJís in Plano, TX. Poured black with minimal tan head that did stay with the beer. Aroma of dark roast. Flavor was of dark roast with nice slight hop bitter and fruity notes, nice medium high dark roast flavor. Had light medium body, slightly watery for an oatmeal stout. Medium carbonation.
mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, La Mesa. Solid black stout. Served too cold. Quite flavorful. Thicker mouthfeel than I expected. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Good stout.