oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with two finger tan head. Aroma is somewhat weak- mostly roasted malt and a bit of a sweet molasses smell. Flavor is roasty and almost smokey with lots of malt. Sweet residual sugars present int he form of caramel and dark chocolate. Not overly flavorful or hard hitting, but the flavors work in this combination. Palate is hideously thin for a stout, and leaves little in the form of an aftertaste. Quite drinkable, however. Would make a good session ale.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown’s Oatmeal Stout is a brownish black ale with a small light brown head. The aroma is sweet and soft: chocolate, molasses and oats. It is medium full bodied and smooth with a dry, almost gritty, finish. It has a very fresh flavor with good balance. Chocolate, caramel and oats are prominent in the taste, as they were in the aroma. It has a botanical bitterness that is polite in strength. A roasted flavor comes out as it warms. It’s a good stout.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium black pour with a good (although short lived) tan beige head and no lacing. Smell is roasted walnuts and malt with a hint of soy sauce in there too. Flavor is watery and crappy malt. Mouthfeel is not very enjoyable at all - thin and watery. Not the most appetizing beer for me.
lb4lb (2172) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in trade from a forgotten source. Sorry and thanks!
Pours a mostly black color with a medium lived light tan head. Smell is smooth lightly roasted malt and creaminess. Taste is lightly roasty with a metallic and dry finish. Medium to light bodied but a bit of a watery flavor. Kind of a dull flavor and a touch tart, almost as if this isn’t very fresh. No idea of bottles age, however.
Slepkov (35) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a velvety liquid as black as espresso; a void from which nothing good could come. Or could it? A mocha head is almost guinness-like, and admirably persistent. The nose is rich if a little sour. Biscuits and coffee with a little off-soured-yeast. In the mouth a welcome tartness yields to ample, but not sweet maltiness, with strong rootbeer overtones. A well balanced mineral finish. Impressively crisp. Browns came back with Mr. Black!
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mostly opaque black pour. Minimal lace surrounds the light tan head. The first impression after smelling is of wax - it,s hard to find that appealing in a stout. Sweetish and bready example with a fair toasted malt background, but little roastiness. Powdery ashes tones are perceived, but it,s subtle and remains bready more than anything. Light-medium bodied. Dull malts and hopless.
BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle from oliver’s . Pours black. little head, tan disappears leaves a little brussels lace. Great smokey tastes, nice malty taste. I taste a little carmel. I love this one. Probably ner the finest beer I have ever had, I am lucky to be so close to Browns.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells of roasted chocolate malts with notes of caramel, some grain aroma as well. Pours an opaque black with a dark tan head. Taste is very smooth and rich with strong chocolate and some coffee. The oats definitely come through. A very nice local stout.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 Part of 24pack purchased from the Brewpub location in Troy. I drank this with the nephew of the owner. Pour is near black. A ton of flavor is present... most notably black coffee and tobacco. Not lacking much of anything..This was excellent. My favorite offering from Brown’s
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the brewpub. Poured an almost opaque black color with ruby hi-lights and a beige head. The aroma was diacetyl and roasted malt. The flavor was mostly roasted malt but diacetyl still came through. Light body.