Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well balanced, but not incredibly complex. Good roasted taste, very drinkable.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lastoís Oatmeal Stout @ BJís Portland - Lloyd Center
Dark brown, not quite black with tan head & some lacing. Very similar to the organic porter. The nose is more creamy leaning towards milk chocolate than raw cocoa. Flavor is about the same. Finishes more sweet & balanced but still too dry.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin watery body. Little flavor even after waiting 15 minutes for it to warm up a little. Very slight nose. Not a very good rendition of one of my favorite styles.
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.
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 (Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, and chocolate. Flavor of oatmeal, roasted malt, and coffee.
DarkMagus (501) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at BJís in Cupertino, CA. Poured (obviously) a dark blackish brown color, but with very little head. Aromas were lightly sweet and roasty, but not much of anything really. Flavors were unsurprisingly roasty/malty with a very slight hint of sweetness. Nothing to crazy to report. Medium-to-thin bodied, lightly carbonated... maybe this was not the ideal pour...
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at BJ’s Cupertino. This one seemed like it’d be such a treat. I love oatmeal stouts, but it was just awkwardly sweet and acidic. I couldn’t get into it even for the 5 oz. taster. It wasn’t a drainpour or anything, just not my kind of stout. Maybe I should have tried it at room temp. as someone here suggests.
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - 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.
MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
this was quite a dissapointing stout to me, I wasnt too impressed with this one. It doesnt really hit your palate and please you that much. I like my stouts witha thick head, and this one lacks that.