PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured with avergae light brown head that quickly diminished. Lacing was fair, color a dark muddy black. A moderately sweet flavor, average in duration, with a light hop ending. Aromas of malt, average feel in terms of palate.
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma was alright. Appearance was midnight black, with dark tan head. Smokey and coffee flavor.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Duane.
Aroma is of burnt grains/malt and mildly plastic-y. So dark plack it almost has a purple hue to it. Head is a compreseed pinky finger sized affair. Fore is somewhat smokey and toasty. Not at all to style. Palate gets thin and the flavor is watery with a mish mash of weak chocolate, tone down vanilla, cream and coffee. Just doesnít get it right.
cweston (11) - Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best beer Iíve tasted from this brewer. less bread-like, more complex than I expected. Strong roasted coffee aroma and flavor.
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouredfrom the botle like Hershey syrup with a head. Smokey, woodsy, flavor was not what I expected from an oatlmeal stout, but not without merit.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 12 oz bottle. Pours dark and opaque. Medium sized light brown head that quickly diminishes. Good lacing on glass. The aroma is amazing, with a distinct chocolate and coffee emsemble. The beginning taste is smooth following into a slight but quickly disappearing medium, with a pleasant nutty and malty aftertaste. This was not only my first oatmeal stout, it was my first stout in general, so in turn I have the right to say this is an excellent beginnerís stout.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Breckenridge location. Pours an opaque black with medium viscosity and a dark brown head. Quite a strong coffee and chocolate aroma that is dominant in the flavor as well...a bit of roasted hazelnut flavors as well with a medium sized body. Better than I expected even after a few days in the growler.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An attacking flavour - not sure I liked it. Took me by surprise when drinking this sweet stout. It didnít taste oatmeal to me - more coffee flavoured. Nice head however - apearance was an A.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant, roasty, chocolate aroma is thick and appealing. Opaque black body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to partial cover and ring. Liquorice notes pervade the roasty, chocolate flavour with fair dark malt bitterness. Medium dry body with pointy carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub.
rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 Crisp carbonation, very chocolately and light to medium body. A decidedly different character than most oatmeal stouts Iíve had. A great change.