Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Quake1028 again, thanks John. It pours black with light brown mocha head. The aroma is roasty mixed with charred malts, licorice, mild smokiness and hints of malt sweetness. The taste is roasty, chocolate and oatmeal twang to start and becomes increasingly more charred. Midway another pulse of dark chocolate hits before being dragged into oblivion by the burnt malts. Very nice.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of IrishBoy. Thanks Richard. Very dark brown pour, bordering on black, brown edges and foam. Quickly diminishing head, leaves some bubbles but not many. No lacing to speak of. Nose of milk and dark chocolate, chocolate covered espresso, smoke, coffee grounds, creamer and dark fruits. Taste of stale coffee, oatmeal, milk chocolate, dark chocolate and creamer. Very creamy, round palate with heavy astringency. Medium bodied, bordering on being too thin. Finish is lengthy and roasty, with tons of chocolate.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet coffee. Flavor is nice and roasty, sweet and creamy with a lingering dry roastiness.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2010 On tap, poured black with no head, very smokey with a slight sweet mid, and a slight bitter finish. I waited as it sat and warmed in my glass, hoping it would become more complex and less smokey, but it just got warm.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from IrishBoy. Pours without much head. Soggy, meaty roast aroma. Crisp, refreshing, kind of vegetal taste. A bit of oats, a bit of lactic sugar. Refreshing. Pretty good. Running out of things to say for beers like this.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Oatmeal Stout
Source: Brewfest, San Jose
black, whispy tan head, roasted malt aroma with hints of coffee, rich malt flavor with lots of roasted character and a good doses of oatmeal flavor with a touch of oilyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from IrishBoy, and I just kinda like the way it looks right there in the bottle, nice label. The pour is pitch negro, ok initial head, diminishes reasonably quick for a sweet stout, doesn’t leave much lacing behind. The aroma is roast, caramel, some chocolate. The flavor is roast, almost burnt notes (tilted in that sense for a sweet/oatmeal stout), dry chocolate, caramel, finishing with a lovely oaty dry bite. The dry zingy finish and silky mouthfeel are the highlight of this beer, leaving a wonderful impression, although it is pretty straight forward otherwise, and perhaps less than impressive in appearance. If you like oatmeal stouts, then this is worth seeking out, a nice product. Thanks, Richard!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Irishboy - thanks! Dark, nearly black pour with a sizable tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasty - sweet malts, bits of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor is roasty and has some light chocolate. Tasty, but doesn’t live up to that sweet smell. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected, maybe even a tad watery. Solid overall stout.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a medium small light brown head. Smells of cinnamon, spice, and everything nice. Some smoky roasty aromas mixed in with some chocolate rounded out the smell. Taste is fairly light bodied, but has a good flavor to it. A little roasty with some oatmeal characters. Subtle chocolate rears it head as well. Decent stout.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour, thin and quickly fading tan head. Aroma is vanilla, moderate roasted malt, s’mores, oatmeal and touches of cinnamon and earthy spice. Alcohol is medium-light. Flavor is signifigantly roasty and mmoderately to near heavily sweet. Bitterness from roasted malt is substantial and caramel and chocolate progress to the foreground initially. A tingly acidity lurks in the distance and pounces to deftly counter some of the sweetness, providing more balance in the taste than in the aroma. The finish is chocolatey, dry and showcases ample backing hops. Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated and light-medium to medium bodied. This beer is very well made and somewhat easy to drink. Perhaps a touch too sweet up front, which all too quickly recedes to reveal a trouncing dryness that makes the grains seem burned. It’s almost like a smokescreen near the finale, without the desired end result of pleasant flavor enhancement. This beer is a must-try on draft, this sample was from a bottle.