Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a thick brown head.Roasted chocolate nose.Roasted espresso and chocolate flavor.Had this a while ago, I’ll have to find more and re rate.
jazz88 (2510) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black color with a diminished brown head. A wonderful sweet chocolate and roast aroma. The flavor is initially sweet and light, moves to coffee roast, and finishes with chocolate.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 22, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 My first Oatmeal Stout, and impressed I am. Dark chocolate aroma with the taste of strong black coffee. Very viscous creamy mouthfeel with a tiny hop-bite aftertaste after the chocolate/coffee taste subsides. Worht buying more of for sure... Thx User_Ex.
TAR (2393) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black as an Oatmeal stout can be. Beautiful brown Imperial-like foam with well retained teeny bubbles. Huge roasty nose. Underlying coffee, chocolatae chip dough, and prunes. Hops are featured in the forefront here before very refined flavors of roasted coffee, oats, and licorice-like twang. Perfect palate with light creaminess, moderate carbonation, and roasty texture. Finishes with strong afternotes of coffee and chocolate truffles that linger until the next sip. The best Oatmeal Stout I have tried that was produced in the states. Thanks, user_ex!
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roast, roast, roast. With a bit of burnt thrown in. Very nice, but a little tiresome. Like a recording of Haddaway’s ’What Is Love’ that keeps skipping and repeating over and over, this beer’s roastiness, while enjoyable, is a one-hit wonder. There is marginal sweetness here.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alot of roasted barley flavor and nose. Not as smooth as one would like a beer in this style.
joet (1993) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 15, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very full cocoa and roasty nose over its perfect dark foam. Semi-dry with a bit of light fine particulate texture finishing bitter and some creaminess. Very well-balanced and completely delicious. I underestimated this one or it’s gotten better.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this to be a pretty decent Oatmeal stout. Nice roasted quality and the sourness wasn’t as bad ice cold. At room temp you could definately taste some sour but not destructive flavors. Small brewery so I think they did well.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Motor-oil hue with brown head. Sharp and clean feel. Sort of roasty and somewhat sour. Not too flavorful or impressive; not bad, but not great.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2004 The beer after its departure from the 12-ounce brown bottle resides in the glass an onyx color with a modest creamy chocolate colored head, the lace a thick coating to cover the glass. Nose is roasted and toasted grains, coffee and chocolate, sweet and fresh, start is sweet, rich with grain and the top moderate to full in its feel to the palate. Finish has a delectable acidity, the hops pleasing in their spiciness, quite dry and linger aftertaste, a nice drinking beer.