Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lasting beige head covers the entirely black body. Not much is happening here, but I like the way the oatmeal rounds the otherwise not very elegant roastiness and floral hints. Insufficient date and anise suggestion are quickly walked over by the roasted malts that complete the palate with a charcoal flavor. Light-medium bodied, smooth carbonation.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma was roast, slight oat sweetness, slight dark fruit, and nuts. The flavor was roasty, oats, coffee, and a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. The beer poured a deep brwon color w/ golden red hues; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and full bodied, a wet finish, but slightly watery.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
09.30.05 Tap at brewpub. Cola brown pour, lasting thin head. Mite lactic on the nose, some bitter coffee, caramel. Pretty effy stuff, wet, thin for a schwarz, let alone an oatmeal stout. No sweetness where I wanted it to be. Not balanced, but has some decent flavors here and there.
mikey67156 (9) - Winfield, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A phenominal flavor with Chocolate and Coffee overtones. Very heavy and dark in color.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pleasant sweet chocolate and coffee nose is soured by uncomfotable, earthy notes. This sourness shows up throughout the beer and doesn’t fit the style. The body is creamy and slightly roasty, but also acidic and overly hoppy. Just doesn’t blend well. Bitter/roasty finish is nice though. Overall, this beer is a mess.
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 (1313) - 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 (3507) - 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.