barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid oatmeal. hazy brown in appearance with a tan head. mild chocolate flavor with some, but not much roated malt flavor. a creamy smoothness on the palate. nicely done.
dyetube (1257) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beer pours dark amber almost black with a 1/2 in head. smells of chocolate and coffee. has strong flavors of chocolate coffee and finishes dry. This is a good oatmeal stout but I have better.
Kinz (3410) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pleasant stout. Not spectacular, but enjoyable. Black, brown around the edges, deep tan head. Aroma faintly of chocolate, good coffee note without being acrid. Flavor matched, lightly liqour oriented, more chocolate than coffee. Nice stuff.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color. Soft aroma, with hints of prunes, raisins, chocolate and espresso. Dry and roasty (not sweet at all), with a pretty harsh acidic and overly bitter malt bite.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, opaque, with oily tan head. Aroma has notes of creamy coffee, vanilla, roasted malts. Flavor has a fair amount of coffee notes and bitter malts, with a touch of sweetness. A decent brew, but falls short of a truly good stout.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown / red colour. Tobacco coloured head.
Smoky almost rauchbeer like aroma. Flavour had
hints of licorice and burnt caramel.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours deep dark brown with a fluffy tan head that laces. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and coffee. Flavor is more sweet milk chocolate, some coffee, and a touch of oatmeal. Medium/Light body for a stout a touch on the watery side but very drinkable and another pretty nice offering from this brewer.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty grain aroma with a bit of chocolate. Had a light brown head on a near black body with hints of ruby. Flavor is full of roastiness and some smoke. Also has a sweet granola flavor. Very smooth. Definitely not a bad stout, but Ive had better oatmeal stouts.
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours inky black with brown medium head that lasts well but doesn’t lace very well. Nose is caramel, coffee, aromatic. Flavor is chocolate, sweet, coffee, oatmeal comes out, as well as some black olive. Medium sweetness. Rather thin mouthfeel, but overall very good and I think underrated.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in color, tannish brownish head. Somewhat astringent, especially for a sweet stout. Somewhat dry, lightly burnt chocolate. Meidum bodied. Eh, it was okay.