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RATINGS: 771   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Number one in a series of five stouts produced for the fall and winter seasons. This beer is full bodied with hints of chocolate, roasted barley, coffee flavors and a nice creamy head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2007
bottle. thanks joebrew. midnight black with thn beautiful tan/red head. smoky, coffee, oat, chocolate, roasted aroma. smooth and balanced. sour mash, oats, coffee. subtle sweetness. very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2059) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Coffee and roasted malt flavor. Black color. Sour in taste rather than sweet like some Sweet Stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2007
12oz Bottle $7.40 4-Pack Dark Horse Dark Horseís Oatmeal Stout gurgles from the bottle to the glass.Yes, the body is thick and solid black. Not one glimmer of light escapes. A one plus finger brown head formed on the pour and fell rather quickly to a skimming with tight edges. As good as the body looks if the head stuck around longer it would be a knockout. Smell is good but a little faint. Roasted, slightly charred, barley is the base and main ingredient in the mix. Thereís creaminess coming through and oddly enough Iím picking up some butterscotch every now and then. Thereís hints of dark coffee grounds as well. Aroma is in step with the flavor. Big roastiness up front fades mid palate but is always there and in charge. Coffee grounds and lactic creaminess mid-palate leads through to the finish. Theres a nice solid pine hop presence on the swallow. Good stout. The body of this beer is exceptional. Tremendously smooth with a heavy though velvety body. Carbonation is on the low end of the spectrum allowing this beer to glide along the palate. This stout goes down very easily and itís very easy to put away a few in a sitting. Last year I got my hands on Tres stout (blueberry). This is my first sampling of the oatmeal and it is damn fine. From my expierences Dark Horse makes some tasty stouts and I hope they keep them coming. 11/11/07

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Pours a brown tinted black with almost no head. The aroma is characteristically roasty with notes of grapes, dark chocolate, and oak. The flavor is dominated by the roastiness, but there are other elements at work here, as well. There are also notes of raspberry, milk chocolate, wheat, cinnamon, and a mild, mild saltiness. Very rich and complex. The best part about the whole beer is the mouthfeel. Itís like drinking heavy cream. So silky and smooth on the tongue. Itís almost worth it to just sip and keep it sitting in your mouth just to experience the decadance. Very, very nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guerde (1280) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
(bottle) Pours dark brown with a small tan head. This beer has a very unique aroma with a lot of port characteristics, slight roasted malt, chocolate, and bread as well. (actually reminded me of sweet rolls with raisins) Taste was very sweet with nice raisin flavor, and a lingering chocolate roasted malt finish. Thick mouthfeel, a really good and unique stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1280) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
[Bottle] Dark brown with a small dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, some roasted malt, fruity at times and port-like at others. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, and raisins. Medium body, smooth. Good lingering coffee and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small chocolate brown head. Roasted and smooth chocolate aroma. Flavour is smooth chocolate with a mild vanilla note giving a nice favour and smoothness. Ends with a slight warming feel and quite bitter from the hops but also heavy roasted malt it seems. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a big fast dissapering brown head. The aroma and taste is roasted and of oat, bread, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with a dry finish. Plesant beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2007
Dark Horse isnít as across the board good as, say, Founders, but it does have some nice stuff. This was one. Poured as a beer should: jet black with a sufficient drown head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar, molasses, dried cherries all in the aroma and in the flavor. Rich and robust in the mouth. Nice sweetness with just a little bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Black coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of coffee and chocolate. Roasted flavour of coffee and chocolate. Roasted finish.

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