jazz88 (2603) - 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.
Crit (3534) - 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.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet light fruits on the nose with a marked coffee roastiness and mild vanilla essence. Sweet and creamy, milky on the palate. Sweet fruitiness that quickly gives way to the nutty dry roasted bitterness. Has a mild touch of white russian in the aftertaste.
austinpowers (2826) - 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.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with medium head. Smooth, slightly chocolatey and roasty. Clean finish. Great representation of the style. Sampled at the brewery.
TAR (2518) - 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!
sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth with a good balance of roast and chocolate notes. Dark color, medium head. Served slightly too cold.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Eclipse black color. Smallish head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. A lighter bodied Oatmeal Sweet Stout. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee flavors. Smooth and creamy. A little thin tasting for an Oatmeal Stout, but very tasty. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is creamy and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
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.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 High lasting head, nearly opaque black, brown highlights. Roast, slightly fruity aromas, a lot of sweet roast flavors. Standard oatmeal oiliness. Pretty good.