jkwalking05 (3368) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, light toffee. Taste is of chocolate, oatmeal cookies, and a bitter roasted finish.
uhclem (354) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great stout for cold winter days. Canít really smell or taste the oatmeal, but a satisfying drink nevertheless.
HIGHB4LL (224) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: slight brown head, black color, average lacing. Aroma: roast, nuts, coffee, bread, chocolate, cereal. Palate: full body, oily texture, average carbonation, long bitter finish. Taste: Sweet first half, hoppy dark chocolate taste at the finish. Overall, very good beer and very well balanced. Love this beer.
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Holiday stout under nitro! Strong malt and chocolate flavor with enough strength and bitterness to emphasize the style! Offered as a holiday ale, but could be good year round!
ansermadide (1416) - Kyle, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown in color, this winter ale has a nose of an oatmeal stout, with cold and dark roasted malts. It has a nice, roasted, dull palate thatís a little dry. The flavor is mostly of roasted malts softened slightly by oats. This beer appears to get very good reviews from others, but Iím not so sure whatís so spectacular about this. Iím not really impressed at all.
Concealer (567) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a creamy chocolate brown head. Sweet aroma initially with malt and caramel followed by some hints of coffee. Flavor is sweet upfront but finishes with a little hop bite. I get toasted malt for that smokey flavor, some vanilla and caramel along with sweet malt and some bitter hops and coffee at the end. Itís good stuff.
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a light beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, some light notes of almost rotten fruits, and a hint of chocolate. Not bad.
jsquire (3296) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with some cola colored hints around the edges. Only the thinnest slick of tan bubbles for a head. Nose of roasted grains some coffee. Full flavored stout with lots of roasted grains, molasses, some bitter coffee and burnt toast. Smooth mouth feel with a long coffee bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable stout.
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with two finger of light brown head. Settles to a nice cap in minutes with some lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, roasted, and sweet. Flavor is sweet up front, fading into roasted malt, coffee, and roasted oatmeal. Moderate carbonation, medium light body, and a smooth mouthfeel. Finishes dry and surprisingly clean. Not overpoweringly sweet. Rich but drinkable, an awesome stout.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I canít believe I passed this up for so long because it is good. Standard stout appearance, brown at the edges and black through the middle. You really have to let this one warm up because when its cold its sort of chalky but once it warms it gets nice. Aroma is sweet, sticky, nice. Flavor is a hint of sticky black sweetness, oats make it round and its just plain good. Iíll be buying a bunch more and I might even say this is better than Firestone Walkerís velvet merlin which was my favorite oatmeal stout up to this point.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-03-2012 03:36:20