Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great dark pour with nose of oatmeal (duh), malt and a wee-bit chocolate. Much thinner that what I was expecting, and the taste was less than expected too...hoping it was just a bit thicker. Good oatmeal taste, but the smokey malt was a bit odd. Not the best Oat Stout Iíve had.
zombywoof (461) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate smokey aroma thatís a little too light. It has a nice roasted coffee flavor thatís not bitter. A nice oakey finish. Not as much body as I would like in an oatmeal stout, but avoids the bitterness you might encounter in some stouts.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Aroma is faint chocolate malt and coffee. Pours solid black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Flavor is roasted chocolate malt, cheap espresso, and a touch of oatmeal. Palate is sticky. This is an intro stout for the newly converted.
rpack78 (7) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2005 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I thought it smelled like olives and tasted like smoke and olives. Really strong flavor. Not what Iím used to. Bitter and disgusting.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured in English pint - This beer pours a completely opaque brown with a frothy brown head. It looks delicious! It has the expected oatmeal aroma but nothing particularly adventerous there. It has a good oatmeally and roasted barley taste a with definite coffee base. It has a good lingering aftertaste that is warming and pleasant. There is no hint of the metallic aroma or taste that some oatmeal stouts have.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark black color, a bit of head but not much. Looks like an island of bubbles in the center of my glass surrounded by an ocean of tar with a tan colored coral reef and distant off-white clouds around the outside of their little world. The atmosphere has a composition of chocolate, burnt oatmeal and an acidic water quality you get with some of the thinner stouts. The flavor has a bit much astringency to work with the level of sweetness they chose. Whoa-ho-ho there roasted malt! Lots of smoke too. Not the good rauch or lapsang sort though; more akin to cigarette ashes. Everything else is there in spades but they brought their unkempt hobo friend along to spoil the party. Finishes a bit thin and the astringency lingers. Like bitter expresso grounds in the bottom of your super-sweet latte. Why would you want to end it that way? I donít know.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with red highlights where the light comes through, with a thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is extremely light. Hints of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Flavor is a bitter chocolate, with a bitter / dry finish. Not bad, nothing to complain about, but not really anything that stands out either. From Grapevine in Austin.
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 (5605) - 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 (5650) - 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.