jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Jacobs Pickles UWS.. Pour is a muddy brown with thick root beer float head. Aroma is sweet oats, oak, chocolate. Taste is coffee, sweet chocolate, oak, vanilla. Thin body with velvety texture. Not at all what I was expecting from an oak aged oatmeal but interesting in a very unique way.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark pour with an ample long lasting head. Very tasty bourbon and oats. One of the best stouts i’ve had.
steeleliver (120) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap. Pours a dark brown, almost black permitting very little light through. Caramel nitro head as expected, about a finger high. Underlying oatmeal stout is apparent with notes of chocolate and nut above. Palate wasn’t excellent, I was expecting slightly better. Solid choice, excellent on nitro.
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro tap at capitol beer Sacramento. Aroma is malty an chocolate. Taste is creamy dark roasted malts with some oak
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft at Hopcat. Black with typical nitro head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter cocoa, slight oak. Flavor follows suit and offers a slight smokey, burnt aspect to the billing. Basic and simple, yes. Enjoyable, absolutely.
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours black with a finger if light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is light bitter. Coffee with some dark chocolate. Full bodied with a thick texture. Soft carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, great!
unclemike (2224) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark brown with a thick, lingering, beige head. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate, a little oak. Flavor about the same, but a really sweet taste that doesn’t fit well with the oak aging. A decent beer with a nice smooth texture
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 650ml ($5): Pours black with creamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and dark, bitter chocolate, along with a bit of dark roast coffee. Taste is somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel is pretty thick. Leaves a rather sticky taste in the mouth. Some amount of bitterness. This is a pretty good stout, which is more like an imperial stout.
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro tap at Boulder Beer. Pours a dark, opaque brown with a finger of creamy tan head. Great retention and nice lacing. Malty, roasted, chocolate, nutty aroma. Roasty oatmeal, chocolate, caramel, and malt flavors, with a mildly bitter malt finish that becomes more noticeable as you drink it. Nitro tap gives it an incredibly smooth mouthfeel with medium body. Mild, slightly bitter finish that lingers. An excellent oatmeal stout.
OldMrCrow (1830) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle in October 2012.
This was a silly one to age, but general disinterest and apathy took there toll and five years later there it was in the closet. I opened it without high hopes whatsoever. And indeed it may have been a little stale, a little chalky, but by and large it help up very well, Soy aroma that mellows with time replaced by milky hot cocoa. A pleasant surprise.