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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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According to the Association of Brewers, the world’s finest Oatmeal Stout is brewed in Troy, NY by Brown’s Brewing Company. Brown’s Oatmeal Stout took home a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup held in San Diego, April 2004 – perhaps the most prestigious beer judging event in the world.
Malts: Two Row Pale, Black, Chocolate, Flaked Rolled Oats, Caramel
Hops: Willamette Malts : Two row pale, black, chocolate, flaked rolled oats, caramel Hops : Willamette

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 26, 2006
Draught sample at the brewpub. Touch of head doesn’t last long at all atop a translucent dark brown body....luscious chocolaty aroma, hints of rum and dark nutty liqueurs, a bit milky with light roast, overall excellently balanced....on the tongue, dry, thin and fairly flavorless, with a touch of sour cherry, dry wood chips, a bit of stale chocolate and some sour milk towards the finish....thin, undercarbonated, overattenuated, this was a disappointment given the overall strong quality of the beers on this occasion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2005 Tap @ brewpub: black body, roasted coffee dominates aroma. Hints of chocolate and oats. Flavor is exactly the same. Nothing really rewarding or interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (977) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 Reviewed again based on the bottle. Pours nice and dark brown, small head, aroma is sweet and appealing. Flavor is nice and sweet, a bit bitter but nice, very creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Tap at the Man of Kent Tavern. Deep dark brown, tan head. aroma of roast, butterscotch, ripe mellon, and a touch of apple. Flavor is roasty and malty with little bitterness. Slight subtle sour note, which if it was intentional, fits the flavor nicely. A little apple mixed in. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
April 2004. Clear dark black with a nice aroma of torrefied coffee and vanilla. Little malts and hops, and rather watery. Low carb malt???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - OCT 2, 2004
Poured black (with reddish hues when held to light) with an offwhite thin head. There is a defenite roasted taste with some sweet character, and less bitterness than the Imperial Stout. It is drinkable, but the flavor is much less pronounced than I would like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 My Bottom Line:
Toasted bread and delicate yeasty fruitiness carve a landscape between the Brown Ale world and that of Stouts. Not that it is badly brewed, but this is just not what I want from a Stout of any kind.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slim veil of foam tops the brownish black.
-Earthiness accompanies the toasted malt character; roastiness is strangely frail.
-The body is thin and the carbonation fizzy; again, not much of a Stout in the mouthfeel department.
-The finish is a fast fade out of the flavor profile.

On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
Coffee in the aroma after something funky subsides. Dark brown, clear body with no head. Some roastiness apparent. Very dry and lacking flavour. Thin body and watery mouthfeel. On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CapFlu (4588) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2004
(Draught) At the brewery. Deep cola coloured body and no head. Faint coffee nose - nothing else? Tangy, dry and roasted malt. Again, as with the other Troy beers - too thin... oh, and flavourless as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MaBeer1972 (1361) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2003
Black and very flat. Low carbonation. Aroma is faint of roasted malts, but the flavor is quite watered-down. There is nothing to this brew. The finish was roasty, but I wish there were more in the middle.

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