Indra (2663) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 20, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some chocolate in the aroma. Pretty dark beer, nearly black. Light head. but carbonation is there. Medium-bodied, roasty and somewhat dry stout. A bit of coffee and a slight hint of fruitiness. Some hops for the finish. Not a bad beer really, overall a bit light in most categories that stouts excel in.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUL 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice stout... I have found that the oatmeal stouts have a different sort of aroma. This one is a little watery compared to some but I have never met a stout I didnít like.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2005 Had it on nitro spygat at the brewpub in Denver and liked it very much. Roasty-toasty but definitely not sweet. This is much more of a dry stout or even an extra stout but I did not taste the oatmeal like that in Sammyís. 8,4,8,3,13
re-rate (5-27-05):Pours pitch black(passed the flashlight test) with a lite brown dense head. Aromas of burnt mollasses, dried fruits, coffee and milk chocolate. Silky smooth body if not a bit lite. Flavors are not nearly as complex as the nose would lead you to believe. Mostly coffee flavors with a dry hoppy bitter finish. Not bad but could be a lot better with some extra character malts. Well crafted.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 The dark, translucent color of this brew looks gorgeous in the glass, and smells like black coffee and malt. It tastes a little like it too, with some bitter chocolate and hops thrown in. Did I say bitter? Yes, it is! It tastes pretty good, actually, but itís just too thin and weak for me. Even out of the bottle, this is a little thin on the palate. That is the reason I give it a lower rating. It looks good, smells good, and tastes ok, but itís just too thin and weak. I would expect to need a fork for something this dark, that tastes like coffee and hops! Oatmeal stout? I donít find it, and sweet stout is much more appropriate. Compared to other oatmeal stouts Iíve tried this one is a bit thin and watery. I like the very dry taste, even though it reminds me of Guinness in the bottle, but it isnít something I crave or would buy again unless it was really cheap.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Kind of weak. Medium bitterness. Standard stuff in a stout, chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, this was really disappointing in that there was absolutely nothing original here. It was like they followed a homebrew recipe. Light bodied.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It was very beautiful in the glass. Classic dark, thick frothy brown head. The taste was very chocolatey, I didnt get a whole lot of oatiness in it. Very thin for a stout, left something to be desired. Are íoatinessí and íchocolateyí even words?
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
no head but jet black. chocolate nose, chocolate with a slightly roasted maltynes matched by a hoppy bitternes. thin but works well for me
igneous1 (1506) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent stout, nice roasty flavor, but seems a bit thin up against the competition.
joet (2228) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 11, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This started with a prominent fruit sour aroma that was disconcerting, it got better. Some alkaline cocoa aroma, a solid bitter finish. Slightly wet to feel. Lacks some of the creaminess of oatier or nitro stouts.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The first taste is terrible, the second taste is a little better. I still canít take a sip without shuddering a little.