aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I did enjoy this beer, and to be fair, it probably would have gotten a better review had I not been taste-testing a old rasputin imperial stout in the same sitting, but one cannot help but draw comparison to what one has had most recently. It is not a bad beer, but Iíve had better oatmeal stouts.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, dry, toasted, musty aroma. Transparent but itís like that smoked glass that you use to view solar eclipses. Pretty good head retention, khaki head, good bottlecap, dicey label. Initial distinct spike of smoked almond flavor, tilted a bit on the acid side, then generally has a tapering coffee profile on towards the finish. Session body, but a silky finish which clings a bit. This is a very good, but not great, stout. This would be a great base to experiment from, however - if it had a bit of cherry itíd be a good Black Forest. Itís definitely a good deal at $6.49/6.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown appearance with a small tan head that faded quickly and left nice lacing. Rich chocolate malt aroma. Medium-bodied, with a taste that was coffeeish and somewhat bitter. Palate was thin. Dry, short lived finish.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pretty sharp hops for a stout, finish is somewhat bitter. Calling it an Oatmeal Stout is misleading IMO, but still a decent beer.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, packaged in late November of í04. Beautiful pour - black body with a rocky, densely foamed tan head that leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt aroma blanketed by chocolate milk. Slightly oily, smokey finish to the aroma. The flavor hits you up with bitter hops/roasted malt but itís lacking in a sweet body that I was looking forward to. The mouthfeel is relatively viscous, odd for a beer lacking a real core. Still, a fun beer to try. Thanks Blake!
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol aroma: unimpressive for a mere 5%. Body beautiful opaque black, tan head. Flavor of molasses, cheap fuggles, and burnt toast. Bitter finish. Not overly impressed.
Diablokev (161) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is of chocolate, raisin, bread? The apperance is a dark black with a thin creamy head. The flavor is somewhat like a cola as is the feal. Overall not that impresive.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black, thin head. Flavor is slightly roasty, some semi-sweet chocolate and raisin. Seemed to be slightly stale. Finish was slightly acidic. I was slightly disappointed.
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
strong coffee aroma with much sweetness. Over-roasted malt flavor with much unwanted bitterness. Unbalanced and acrid. Finish is short and unpleasant.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured dark of course Large creamy tan head. Subdued aroma of malts. Taste like biter coffee. This maybe a bit too cold. Odd bread - yeast like after taste. Good lacing as the head settles. Thin mouth feel, with an unpleasant bitter, more acid after taste.