douglas88 (4472) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. I thought this tasted a bit ’old’ and to my surprise the neck reveals best by December 2004! So five years beyond then I drink this tasty beer. A pure black pour with a thick white head and lacing down the glass. The aroma is mostly chocolates, a sour roasted aroma as well. The flavor is easygoing; a mix between a sour roasted malt. chocolate, light fruity hops. Probably a bit different than a fresh one, but still nice. The mouthfeel was a bit thin. Overall, nice.
johninmelb (1005) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Powerful deep dark nose. Pours dark brown with a disappearing head. Flavour is gentle at first but develops well with some coffee, chocolate and asparagus (weirdly). Mouthfeel a little watery but pleasant enough. A nice little stout.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with ruby hints, thin white tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee, malt, dark fruits. Taste is oats, roasted barley, burnt coffee beans.
jgb9348 (3964) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head and a nice bit of oily lace on the side of the glass. Aroma of nice mellow malt, caramel, nuts, marshmallows and even some soap. Medium-bodied; Sweet mellow flavour with a subtle nuttiness tucked in with the malt and a touch of effervescent alcohol flavours. Aftertaste is mild considering the style, but the ABV makes sense with this - very light in all senses. Overall, a good light sweet stout - much more mild than most other Oatmeals - but good to try. While I can get it here stateside, this 50 cL bottle was purchased at McHughes Off-License in Killbarrack, Dublin, Ireland on 20-February-2009, sampled on the other side of the sea at home in Washington on 28-April-2009 when the Capitals advance to the 2nd round of the NHL Playoffs!
thornecb (3643) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany-tinged black into an English pint. Tan micro head with excellent retention leaves slow sheets. Peat and dark pit fruit aromas. Upfront brown bread turning thin and dry. Lasting raisin finish.
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A light black with a thin soapy white head,that fades quickly and leaves little lacing. A sweet lactos,coffee aroma,with a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rather plain, roasty,sweet,a bit of coffee and coco,the hops seem to be hiding somewhere, I detect little to none, little carbonation,short finish,with a bit of dark bread,and rasins,very thin body. Meh
RichardW (1155) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical roasted, malty aroma, with lots of juicyness. Black in appearance, with hints of red. Thinnish caramel coloured head, lots of blackcurrant in the aftertaste.
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml courtesy of Bill Parish many thanks. Very dark brown with tan head. Reasonable stout, nice roasted malt notes, dark and earthy with a nutty sweet character to it. Finishes just a touch thin, but overall decent enough.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby black body with a white head. Light chocolate malt, caramel. oats, licorice, coffee and a floral hoppiness. Good one.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle that pours a nice mahogany coloured body under a light brown head, slowly diminishing. Smell of roasted grain. Chocolaty and coffee maltiness together with oatmeal in flavour. Finish of with a peaty touch [bottle from Luvians in St Andrews, 27.10.2008].