Wittales (755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance was clear root beer with creamy diminishing tannish 1 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are sweet chocolate, soft coffee, oats, caramel, roasted malts. Taste are sweet chocolately, vanilla, oatmeal, roasty expresso malts, hints of herbal spicey hops. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with meduim body, an average sweet oaty cocao creamy cleanish finish. A prime example of a oatmeal stout.
Thisis12ptfont (1051) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of oats, vanilla, herbs and barley. Thick black in color with a small tan foam. Remarkably smooth flavors of oats, cocoa, espresso, coconut, vanilla and barley. Finish brings notes of roasted caramel, molasses and coffee beans. Overall, very complex flavors with a strongly noticeable roasted trait to it. Iíd give this an A+ rating. Itís thoroughly delicious.
zoucrew102 (1088) - - DEC 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate and subtly coffee. Pours dark brown and a light head, very inviting. Tastes of chocolate and coffee, but neither is overpowering. Making it a very well balanced stout.
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calimo (12) - - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice beer. Yummy taste.... Front beat: sweet but not too sweet perhaps its Something on the back beat that was a tad rough...distinguishing it from other stouts. Well done!
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crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 RE_RATE 03/13. kept at 3.4 rating. not bad but me; could have more of a palate; I donít get the smoothness of oats; finish is just slightly off/odd. 12 oz bottle to glass; purchased in CA during vacation. was looking forward to this one - overall a little dissapointed; nothing bad but nothing stands out. not much aroma - dark brown almost black pour. palate is medium with much light carbonation (if that makes sense). Taste has some powdery cocoa flavor to it with slight roast and maybe coffee. finishes slightly dry and bitter.
natejgood (450) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a light beige head comprised of larger bubbles. Aroma of malts, raisins and chocolate. Light coffee flavor with a hint of dark bitter chocolate. Pleasant in the mouth and the flavor lasts and lasts. Plenty of body without being at all heavy, especially for an oatmeal stout.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark winter stout. Lots of coffee and creamy roastyness. The nose is a little soft. Pretty high carbonation might be adding to bitterness and taking away from something otherwise very very good.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark (filtered) red brown with some fine khaki head. Settles in minutes with sparse lacing. Aroma is roasted, sweet, oats/cereal, caramelized sugar. toffee. Flavor is mildly roasted, sweet, with a nutty, mildly roasted finish. Soft carbonation, medium body and smooth texture. A tasty, toasty oatmeal stout.
Bottle. Pours dark brown with fine off-white head, settles quickly with no lace. Aroma is roasted malt, mildly smoky, mildly nutty, sweet oat. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate up front, with a mildly roasted, smoky finish. Soft to moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and mildly smooth texture. Smokier than I recall, and not quite as smooth. A good oatmeal stout. Score: 3.7
Bottle at Pumphouse. Pours dark opaque brown with a finger of diminishing tan head. Aromas of coffee, roasted malt, subtle oat/grain. Flavor is sweet, nutty, malty up front. Nice mild, sweet smoky roasted finish that lingers. Significant roasted/smoked malt character. Deep, rich, smooth. Moderate carbonation and medium body. Slightly oily and mildly astringent finish. Tasty, rich, and complex, a very solid stout. Score: 3.5
Shooter42 (131) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Very enjoyable, rich, and smooth oatmeal stout. It taste just like its aroma predicts of malty coffee and chocolate. My favorite stout so far. Yum!!
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Year old bottle poured black a quickly receding fizzy head, once settled with zero head all that remained was a very fine rim of lacing. Aromas of coffee, chocolate and toasted malts. Flavors of strong coffee, bitter chocolate, and smokey malts with subtle notes of hops. The finish is dry and smokey. I generally do not care for this beer but I feel it has gotten better with age, this has been an enjoyable session!!!