Hophaze (187) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with no head or lacing. Taste has what you would expect from an oatmeal stout but very basic. No complexities here.
fireteacher (9) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great toasty oats note, full bodied taste with some overly sharp notes. Almost absent head, mild aftertaste.
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark black/brown with an off white head leaving a little lacing. Little aroma. Oatmeal flavor is up front, very light mouthfeel. Simple oatmeal stout.
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavor of black coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal and a bit of caramel.
Frozer (181) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very roasty smell. Midnight black color. Thick and creamy tan head. Roastiness is a prominent flavor. Somewhat creamy. Was expecting higher head retention and creaminess with the Oatmeal.
jeffbigD (98) - - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark with minimal head. Smooth initial taste with a slight taste of oats and grains.
Namespayne (60) - - DEC 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle in snifter. Dark brown to black, and not much head. Smells hoppy. Tastes of dark roasted malts, barley, oats. Nice and dry and clear in the palate. Too much hops for what I look for in a stout.
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rondphoto (2602) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black with a tan head cover, shredded sheets of lace. Taste is chewy roasted malt that becomes a little sweeter as it enters the palate, adding bitter chocolate on the swallow. Chocolate bittering lasts deep into the finish, before revealing a tiny sweet malt at the very last. Not huge, but it sure drinks well.
Ed5388 (2431) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from crossroads. Pours black with a finger of khaki colored foam. Aroma is kinda strange. Musty, dried pine needles, bad chocolate, and charred malts. Taste of bitter black coffee, burnt malts, chocolate, and a weird medicinal aftertaste.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Although I’d get nit-picky and call this a porter rather than a stout, this is a very nice choice for those not looking for a super-thick, really rich stout. This has a nice dry finish and not overly sweet but not bitter either. Coffee flavors do not dominate and make way for great chocolate, oat flavors and smoothness. Good all around.