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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 148   ABV: 4.95%
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Rich, round and roasted, our Oatmeal Stout is satisfaction in a glass. It's a bold, smooth-bodied concoction that oozes dark-roasted coffee aromas and flavors of espresso and semi-sweet chocolate. We round out these heady pleasures with a dose of flaked oatmeal for a creamy body and a semi-dry finish. Unforgettable.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2005
Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, leather, toffee, cocoa, some ash. Light in body for the style with a metallic and oxidized finish and some harsh bitterness. Decent burnt and caramel flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - APR 16, 2005
UPDATED: APR 18, 2005 Pours black. Average sized dark brown head. Chocolate malt aroma...maybe some sweet and a tiny hint of grain coming through. Flavor mimics the aroma. Coffee/chocolate malt, a little sweet, and maybe a tiny hint of grain. Not as sweet as some other sweet stouts, i.e. Mackeson XXX, but in my opinion that is a plus. Medium body, but, unfortunately, a little bit of a watery texture. Medium bitter finish that stays at the back of the tongue for a bit. Overall itís pretty good in my opinion. I will get this again when this 6 pack is gone.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2005
In many ways itís hard to go wrong with a stout. Aroma of this beer is pleasantly chocolate with lots of malt mixed in, but nothing too complex. However, the flavor is somewhat off -- way too peaty for a stout -- definitely heads more towards the peaty porter style and could use more hops to finish this effect off. Watery, overly carbonated mouthfeel. I think a lot the problem may be the result of trying a difficult style known for demanding extreme expertise; it might be nice to compare their "conventional" stout against this relateively major release. Quite drinkable but out in left field. Plus it has a very weak head with no lacing. Again, in MOST cases itís hard to go wrong with a stout ... but oatmeals are tricky.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
steview (1016) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
english pint / new label, the one with the grinning moon / it looks great, the aroma is pleasant enough, but the flavor just lacks while the palate seems thin and a bit watery. hmm. this upset me, and caused my overall impression to be lower than what normally be higher for such a great category of beer. oh well. / oat, paper, chocolate, coffee, dry, non-buttered and plain popcorn, but quite subtle in presence--watery, slight sour taint.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
black, very carbonated, w/ a dry, burnt flavor. I wasnít too impressed w/ this oatmeal stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 4, 2005
bottle-pours fizzy almost black with a nice beige head with good lacing to start. fizzy, chocolate and slight char and tobacco notes on the flavors. Great lacing! long roasted finish. A fairly basic session stout that I could pound easy. Still, this is far from a great stout (dark horse anybody?)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Light brown head, opaque dark brown in color. Sweet chocolate with medium finish. Creamy texture, medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
I did enjoy this beer, and to be fair, it probably would have gotten a better review had I not been taste-testing a old rasputin imperial stout in the same sitting, but one cannot help but draw comparison to what one has had most recently. It is not a bad beer, but Iíve had better oatmeal stouts.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4027) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Dry, dry, toasted, musty aroma. Transparent but itís like that smoked glass that you use to view solar eclipses. Pretty good head retention, khaki head, good bottlecap, dicey label. Initial distinct spike of smoked almond flavor, tilted a bit on the acid side, then generally has a tapering coffee profile on towards the finish. Session body, but a silky finish which clings a bit. This is a very good, but not great, stout. This would be a great base to experiment from, however - if it had a bit of cherry itíd be a good Black Forest. Itís definitely a good deal at $6.49/6.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1490) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Dark brown appearance with a small tan head that faded quickly and left nice lacing. Rich chocolate malt aroma. Medium-bodied, with a taste that was coffeeish and somewhat bitter. Palate was thin. Dry, short lived finish.


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