ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jacks Bar at the Cannery in SF. Dark color with a nice head
but it was served way too cold. It had a somewhat weak, yet mellow taste.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT AN OATMEAL THAT FREAKS ME OUT...but it wasn’t have bad...not as good as everyone say but not so bad. It reminded me of bakers chocolate with a moalty nose.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this one from IrishBoy. Thank you. Pours almost black with giant tan head. A beautiful pour. Looks like a dessert. Aroma & flavor is of dark chocolate and mild nutty coffee with a light smoked finish. Very very nice.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into tulip glass, sometime in 2004. Musty oatmeal smell, dusty, cold butter, and toast. Black in the glass with a brown frothy head, no retention. Sweet, but not too much so. Vaguely minty. Roast and oatmeal blend together perfectly in the middle. Dry bite with a bit of bitter in the finish, which was nicely long and complex. Overall, maybe the best (i.e., most enjoyable) oatmeal stout I’ve ever had.
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.
hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Nibblers. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Smells smokey with some coffee. Tastes os chocolate, toffee, some coffee has some sweetness. Very smooth and drinkable.
Syzzer (616) - Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A simple stout. Ok flavor there is some maltiness but the drink ends in a disappointing wateryness. There is an initial impression which then disappears.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! I went to El Toro High School...sweet. A fairly bland, disappointment of a brew. Held no real malt complexity or depth and the flavor showed through some strange sour vegetable notes on top of its normal stouty flavors...eh. At least the name kicks ass
Bartzilla (568) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Stonehouse in Nevada City. Dark as night with a brown head and lots of robust coffee roasted chocolate delicious flavors going on. A very nice example of how an oatmeal stout should be. A very welcome surprise to the evening and highly recommended.
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit of this and that, very faint dark fruit note incliding prune or plum. Creamy like a decent outmeal. Roasty and burnt. Did not come together for me.