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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A decadent Oatmeal Stout brimming with cocoa and espresso aromas. This beer features a rich, dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish. The addition of U.S. grown fuggles hops contributes the perfect amount of bitterness to this exceptionally balanced beer.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (1237) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a thin, tan head so-so retention and lacing. Nose is roasted malt and a hint of molasses. Mouth is kind of thin for an oatmeal stout, but smooth. Roasted malt and some coffee dominate. Not bad but Iíve certainly had better, and this was somewhat of a disappointment considering itís from from FW.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresyourball (572) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 14, 2013
On tap at the FW Tap Room, served in a pint glass. Pours black/brown with a medium head. Aroma is oatmeal, chocolate, coffee, toffee, roast. Taste follows. Very smooth, balanced taste and mouthfeel, but nothing particularly unique about this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2014 Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose of chocolate, taste is dessert, creamy chocolate coffee

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3202) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Smooth chocolate aroma with such creamy notes added by the oats, with just a hint of yeast. Dark brown, near black, little head, almost glassy. Light chocolate; mid brings the bitterness over a sweet base and a touch of tang along the sides of the tongue; final is extremely smooth with very light bitterness. Medium body. Very pleasant, mild, and tasty. Well made. One of the better oatmeal stouts Iíve had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2880) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
12oz bottle sent by crajun from his free beer contest, thanks! Pours black with a creamy light brown head and nice lacing in the glass, aroma has a good amount of chocolate with just a hint of coffee and toffee as well, the flavor of of toasty with a finish of chocolate and just a little bit of coffee as well, flavor is smooth and mouthfeel is nice, good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, and oats. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexmestas (29) - - JAN 4, 2013
Pours with very little head. Toasty Caramel aroma. Completely opaque brown. Taste lingers with spicy hop. Not too hoppy but a nice complimentary alcohol burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (4420) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 On draft at Smokeyís in the ski lodge at Brundage Mountain Ski Resort in Idaho. Came in the pint glass a dark brown with a creamy and robust tan head that left moderate lacing rings. Nose.is roasted malts with chocolate. Medium to full body, with a creamy mouthfeel The finish shows some bourbon like flavors. Rich and tasty. Nice beer after a day on the ski slope

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (1044) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: APR 17, 2013 Pours the color of dark coffee and the aroma is like roasted chocolate coffee beans with a hint of toasted grain. Head foams up nicely, but dissipates quickly. Somewhat sweet and malty up front and a trace of bitter chocolate in the end. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy, yet with pleasant carbonation dancing on the tip of the tongue. Carmely finish lingers long. Very tasty brew. This is a stout by which I measure other stouts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a generous tan head on top. Aroma is oatmeal, dark chocolate, toffee, roasted coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is oatmeal, dark chocolate and roasted coffee. The beer is extremely smooth and comes medium bodied but nice creaminess and carbonation.


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