BOLTZ7555 (2603) - 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.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at the brewpub in Columbus Ohio location - Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head that fades quick. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and some caramel. Flavor is equal. Good roasted malts with chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Lots of carbonation gives this an overall fizzy mouthfeel that turned me off some. Other than that it was a pretty fair Oatmeal stout..
mjg74 (2435) - La Mesa, California, 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.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Alcohol nose, I was ready to dislike this beer. then I tasted it. It had a strong oatmeal note, like a warm breakfast, with roast malt, and bittersweet chocolat. A lingering finish with a nice hoppiness. Dark colour and a tan head.
ilovedarkbeer (2149) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Actually not bad. On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark black brown color with a medium sized light brown head. Noes is roasted and sweet. Taste is nice and malty, roasted, sweet, and creamy. Good clean finish, and very drinkable. Doesnít blow me away but it is well crafted.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pitch black with a mostly receding tan head. Aroma of mild roast, chocolate, and foamy malt. Taste is light chocolate and smooth oatmeal. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very mild tasting, a bit boring.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, with tan head. Smell is really strong and charred, roasty ashy dark malt. Taste is similar with very dark, borderline burnt roasty malt and an ashy finish. Carbonation is too high and prickly however. Softens as it warms, and the flavor is pretty nice, but no oatmeal creamy smoothness. Overall, definitely one of the better if not best BJs beers Iíve had.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty decent beer on tap. Aroma offers some coffee notes and a bit of dark chocolate. Appearance was black, with a barely noticeable head that I couldnít get to get thicker no matter how much I swirled the shaker. Mouthfeel was smooth. Flavor was pretty simple with dark chocolate and coffee. Got much better as it warmed up. BJís always serves up their beers too damned cold.
Kevin (2008) - Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice black pour with a thick head. roasty nose without much else. tastes how the nose makes me expect. thin and watery. but "thin" ainít necessarily bad, so many impyís have made me think of unrefined crude as thin, so take it with a grain of salt. caramel and chocolate flavors emerge once this thing warms a bit. light coffee and burnt wood work well in the finish. probably responsible for my antics that followed once i was ready to go home, it couldnít be the tripel, the maibock, or the gods know what else i drankís fault
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at La Mesa store. Black with a really nice tan head that left outsanding lacing. Aromas of chocolate and dust. Some coffee to accompany the chocolate in the flavor. A touch of metal. But overall pretty good.