irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep black with dark red notes. head is light brown and short-lived, but laces well. aroma is sweetly malty, with suprisingly subdued roast notes. flavor is smooth and balanced, with maltiness fading in to a roasty bite with good hop bitterness. mouthfeel relatively full and oily, somewhat balanced by a roast/licorice bite. ok drinkability
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bittersweet chocolate and subtle coffee notes. Not as creamy and the flavor a little thin compared to some of its counterparts, but a very drinkable stout.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, snifter. Small, frothy, light brown head is somewhat diminishing, leaves good lacing, and sits on a deep black body. Chocolate and espresso malt (H); cask wood and charcoal aromas. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter flavor becomes a moderately bitter, lightly sweet finish. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: simple, but well built...more of a dry stout to me.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice very conventional stout. Black with a small head, smooth with no surprises in the flavor
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pourer black wiyh light brown head. aroma malts and caramel came out 1st than came the molasses and choc. with some coffee. flavor about the same. a little on the thin side but I enjoyed this one
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap In Denver brewery. Dark brown almost black appearance with a small brown head. Strong coffee aroma. The flavor was too bitter, but decent. I’ve had better oatmeal stouts.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark almost black color. A nice tan head with a choclate aroma. a real bitter after taste that at times is a bit much,
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2013 Black with a thin tan veil. Standard heavily bittered, coffee flavored brew. Bit thin. Fairly standard but not bad.
jde123 (763) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with the dark liquidity of maple syrup, nice tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Wafting earthy chocolate aroma. Nice bite to this one initially, blossoms into a rich creamy carmally something. Aftertaste is a little metallic, don’t like that too much. Overall, this is a decent oatmeal stout, but there are better ones out there.
MrRomero (1974) - Nolanville, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with a full rocky tan head. Hoppy aroma with some chocolate and nuts. Full mouthfeel. Nice roasted malt flavor and hoppy. Finish is a little metallic but overall, pretty good.