Mark_Eck (1273) - - JUL 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma and taste are sweet chocolate, some roasted malts, and a smooth finish.
Brigadier (3325) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Minneapolis (MN)
The dubious selection at the hotel bar at least offered this novel sounding oatmeal stout. The results were not nearly as bad as I thought they might be. While I would probably not pick up more it does merit at least a couple of ounces if you run across a bottle and want a respectable Minnesota tick.
Aroma / Appearance - A rich black base supports waves of beige head. Cool oatmeal cookies on a ledge blend with smoke in a dry sweetness.
Flavor / Palate - Cooling oatmeal refreshes the tongue. Ash, cold campfire residue, and then a malty finish brings to mind the shadows of Founders Breakfast Stout. It does not belong in the same class as the best of breed but as a local offering this could make a solid daily drinker for colder months.
crossovert (9957) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Brown pout. Thi sis really not stout-liek at all and to me a very poor stout. Very mish-mashed between flavors and lacks any semblance of body.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->nonic, thanks GenDV138! Black with small tan head. A: chocolate malt, oats, lactose. T: cocoa, malt, soy, lactose notes. Ok.
RobertDale (4547) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla, and some lactose. Missing something.
gregwilsonstl (1556) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank warm. Dark black. Creamy chocolate. I pick up on the anise, but only after reading that it has it. I’d like to try others from this brewery.
MinnyBeer88 (1) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably my favorite milk stout yet. A sweet start with a slightly bitter finish, pairs perfectly with any burger or pork sandwich.
edgallow (3075) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Taste is malts, coffee and some vanilla .
YigSvartka (237) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque black with a negligible head size. Dark chocolate, malt, overt roast, and a touch of vanilla in regards to aroma. Smooth and slightly thinner than a typical stout. Flavour contains a smooth and easy drinking combination of roast and chocolate. No hop. I prefer intenser flavours with stouts, but recognize that this is in fact a milk stout.
MNAle (71) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
First bottle to a tulip glass. Even though the pour was moderately aggressive, no head at all, just a tan ring. No visible carbonation. Second bottle to a pilsener glass, very aggressive pour, to better cause a head and view any carbonation. 2nd time, a 1 inch tan head, bubbly, dissipates relatively quickly with lacing. Carbonation is virtually nonexistant; an occasional bubble is visible rising up, and I have to hold it to the light to see that. After a few minutes, no visible carbonation at all. Dark brown to black color. Very nice roasted aroma. Taste follows the aroma, dominated by roasted malts, transitioning to sweetness and a touch of bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet and only slightly bitter. Body is a bit thin and flat. Very flat. Overall, this is a very blah beer. Not very good at all. It is not drain-pour bad, but there is nothing special at all in this beer and the lack of mouth feel makes it really a struggle to try to enjoy. Given the reviews, I expected a lot more. I gave this beer 2 full bottles before writing this review. While the 2nd made perhaps a slightly better impression than the first, this does rank as the worst stout/porter I’ve had to date, admittedly not a huge sample population, but I definitely won’t be buying this one again.