Brewbie (462) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. black with a small fluffy brown head. not much of an aroma at all. taste of dark chocolate, little bite in the thin finish. not a bad beer at all
basewars (169) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours dark black with thick head. The chocolate and oatmeal definitely show through. Nice full body. Still not quite as good as Samuel Smith’s, but very good.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft- this was appearently the beer to go to considering its award winning status, but I found it to be not good at all- very one dimensional in the way of harsh bitterness and dark mollasses- not much else going on- virtually no aroma.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled at the brewpub. Almost black in color. Aroma has some chocolate, with some roast peeking in, some crystal/caramel malts. Taste is pretty simple- chocolate, a touch of roast, the silky oatmeal does come through a bit in the body as does the willamette hops- faint floral/citrus. Light to moderate body, with a light bittering finish. Clean and very drinkable.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Aroma is mainly chocolate. Black body, thin tan head. Flavor is chocolate and roastiness. Body a bit thin. Nice and smooth drinkability.
Haslinger (869) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at the Empire State Brew Fest in Syracuse Good malty stout,not great but not horrible. Would maybe buy again
oteyj (2130) - 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 (2574) - 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.