Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coco, plum, and cream in the nose. Very roasty with a little bitterness. Flavors of coffee beens, and coco accented by dark fruit. Finishes with more roasted malt and with a bit of unexpected dryness.
jgb9348 (5118) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black coloured body with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, pit fruit and a tiny bit of anise. Medium-bodied; Chewy feel with oatmeal very noticeable. Caramel follows shortly after and some pit fruits noticeable also. Overall, a good beer - well done and worth trying. Thanks to Andy for giving me this bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a Breckenridge Sampler Pack on 01-April-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
JK (5028) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good. Light aroma of burnt malt. Black. Flavor of popcorn and light coffee. This is very smooth and easy to drink. At a cheap price, it is a good session beer.
elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours from the bottle almost black with a quickly dissipating thin head. Roasted aroma isn’t very powerful and tastes of oatmeal, cocoa and licorice are paired with a bit of watery mouth feel that leave this one lacking a bit.
Rastacouere (6161) - 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.