argo0 (11962) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(nitro) Creamy brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, some roast, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, coffee, cream, some roast, chocolate. Light and creamy light-medium body.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, creamy tan head, solid lace,
sweet dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma,
rich roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate, only a hint of sweetness for balance of the heavy roasted, light roasted finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery. Very dark (almost pitch black) body, with a dark tan head with medium thickness to the lacing. Has a black, smoky oat and barley aroma, very rich in the nose, with motor oil smoke and husky toasted graints everywhere. Very impressive nose, resembling an imperial stout in aroma, contained in a lower gravity stout. Chewy, moderately thin (though maybe my palate was setup for imperial stout after the nose), but creamy and toasty with heavy oat and some dusty, dry barley malt flavors. Overall a very good stout, well made, and I think if this recipe were modified into an imperial oatmeal stout we could be talking about something really, really good.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A smooth and slightly chocolaty Oatmeal Stout. By-the-book brew but very good session beer.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body with a medium long-lasting tan head
In long: Creamy and smooth body typical of an Oatmeal Stout. Smooth roasted cereals with a light chocolate and caramel flavour followed by a nice bitterness of medium intensity. Hops have a slightly citrusy and coniferous flavour. Nothing I haven’t had many times before but the overall quality is above average and it makes for a very nice session stout. This is a highly drinkable beer that you can have over and over again to help you go through a boring day. Therefore totally appropriate for Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
egajdzis (5520) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an opaque, dark brown color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, oats, chocolate, and a light citrus hoppiness. Taste of more roasted malts, light nuts, chocolate, that finished astringent, almost a little sour. Average mouthfeel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bullfrog. Pours a black body with a moderate coffee head. Mild roast, oats, hints of coffee and coco. Creamy with a lush roasty warming. Good brew.
kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, at brewery. Black body with some brown on the edges under a small creamy brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is heavy and thick with roasty goodness and chocolate with some sweet cream and coffee. The flavor is equally full, great coffee and roast, very smooth from the addition of the oats, just a little sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice creamy texture but mostly due to the oats rather than the nitro I think, just a touch of fizz. Lengthy coffee and roast finish. I’ve been waiting for this beer to come back on for a long time now. It was worth the wait! I love it.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 I have only encountered this brewer through beer festivals - but this time I managed to have my rating book with me. Sampled on draft at the State College beer festival this beer poured a dark black color with a medium sized frothy dark brown head. The aroma was sweet malts and hops. The body is very thick and creamy. The flavor is dry chocolate and burnt coffee. Far dryer than I was expecting in an oatmeal stout and a bit more dry than I care for.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice rich oatmeal stout. Pours a rich black with a creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, toffee, light caramel and hints of hops. Flavor of chocolate and roasted black malts and roasted barley. Smooth finish.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at State College 8th Annual Festival. Rich coffee and roasted-burnt malty aroma. Mild chocolate notes and some smokiness to it. Carbonic tang. Black body with thin tan head. Medium bodied, not quite thick, with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts dry and bitter with carbonic tang. Some smoky coffee and burnt malt, with a bit too much tang and carbonic acidity. Would probably do better under nitro. Heavy bitter finish and after, with lots of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. Big on the tongue, and needed a big glass of water before my next tasting.