Theydon_Bois (16850) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the brewery tap in Corvalis, 10/11/14.
Light black with moderate tan edgework.
Nose is dark red berries, malty wafts, chocolate, light roast.
Taste comprises light roast, lactic pangs, chocolate, toffee, red berry licks.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Loyal Legion, pours a deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of dry cocoa and light toasted malt. Flavour is smooth, with notes of cocoa and light toasted malt. Dry and fairly complex. Light-bodied but still delicious. Very good.
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Roasty notes and some oatmeal. Deep black with a nice light brown head. Dark roast and a nice mouthfeel. Solid but nothing special.
Dogbrick (11467) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2010 Sample at the brewpub. Pours glossy black with a medium thick tan head that diminishes slowly. Sticky rings of lacing on the glass. Difficult to detect aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Medium, smooth body with flavors of coffee, dark malt and bittersweet chocolate. The finish is roasty with a short coffee aftertaste. Just average overall.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 25, 2009
Appearance: black, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet roasted aroma
Flavor: roasted malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, hint of dark chocolate bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin brown head. A bit of coffee along with a bunch of cocoa, dark chocolate, oatmeal, and vanilla. A bit twangy fruitiness from the coffee in the flavor. A lot of chocolate with a nice soft body. Pretty nice.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate and vanilla. Thick mouth, rich roast, dark chocolate, nuts, oatmeal cookie, very nice.
douglas88 (8396) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a pure black color with a medium tan head. The aroma is light dusty oats and chocolate. The flavor is medium sweetness, a light roasted malt, smooth oats, figs, milky chocolates. Very nice.
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Corvallis, OR). Pours a darker deep blackish brown hue, a near opaque middle shows some healthy roasty cocoa brown glow on the edges and bottom. Creamy light brown head atop stays as a pleasant frothy layer, solid ringer with subtle layer laces nicely. Aromas present toasty and roasty oats, black malts and some cold press coffee. Caramel and cocoa elements offer some depth and darkness, jabs of sweet and dark roast mingle well. Initial is medium bodied, gentle smoke and roasty coffee hit the palate. A bit dark and bitter, a more dry appeal in the body and on the palate than expected. Nothing sweet or overdone. A more dry and toasty experience, a dab of silkiness into the backend. A touch creamy, the oats smooth this one over the palaate but again, this one never ends up sweet or malt driven. Dry and subtle roasty finish, lingering cocoa, toasty biscuits and bitter nib. Pretty masterful Oatmeal Stout, eschewing a sweeter chewy experience for a more dry and bitter feel at times without sacrificing the toasty, roasty and cocoa appeal and flavor. Pretty and good on the palate.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster - Block 15 Brewery - Corvallis, OR
Aroma – Dark malts with chocolate and coffee aromas.
Appearance – Dark Brown in color, Thin head and clear.
Flavor – This was a huge oatmeal stout the oats added the slickness and flavor to the malts. There was a big degree of dark malts and roastiness.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry chocolate finish.
Overall – Take the kids out of the room this beer had a life of it’s own. Huge flavor one of the best I have had in a long time. Loved this beer. Huge flavor did I already say that? WOW.