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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hockey9930 (171) - - FEB 1, 2015
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of oats, chocolate, and milk. Tastes like oatmeal with hints of espresso and cocoa. Very creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (901) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep brown to black color with a tan head. Aroma is slight burnt roasted malts, light burnt cocoa. Flavor is mildly sweet, burnt roasted malts and coffee bitterness. Medium body with a lingering burnt bitterness. Solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkgrenwel (602) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Black with brown highlights. Slight tan head. Aroma of roasted Brazil nuts. Quite appealing, actually. Flavor is dry, oily, roasty, nutty. Some bittersweet cocoa. Body is medium, palate is slick and oily. Peanut butter, coffee, roasted bitterness. I'm enjoying the uniqueness. Really doing something different with the stout/porter style. Would be awesome on a crisp fall night.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Poured out of a growler. Started out chilled. Vanilla, chocolate espresso, were all separate. Waited till warm, then everything mended together nicely. Not as smooth as I was hoping. Still pretty good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1544) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
On cask at the Public house Las Vegas ...Pours a clear black with a small soapy head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, espresso, chocolate and cocoa. Taste is espresso, mocha, roasted malts, chocolate with a nice slick velvety mouthfeel but a nice dry finish. Exactly what an oatmeal stout should be!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (585) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
6 pack. This is a nice enough oatmeal stout, but I donít like it nearly as much as the benchmark for the style, Sam Smithís. Merlin isnít as creamy and isnít as rich. I think perhaps the carbonation (light though it seems) interferes, always a potential issue for a stout. Not a long aftertaste either, although whatís there is very good, a nice coffee with cream and sugar taste. The ABV isnít noticeable.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barton268 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Rich, decadent oatmeal stout. Smooth mouthfeel. Long finish with chocolate aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 17, 2015
01.31.14 bottled. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet on 07.30.14. A: Cocoa, caramel, and licorice. Sweet smelling. A: Thin tan head that recedes super quickly. Midnight black body with some red in the glass. T: Licorice and caramel dominate. Cocoa and raisin are subtle. P: Creamy. Bubbly on the tongue. It has a lot of carbonation. O: This is a very good oatmeal stout. It is very bubbly but I like that in this beer. It goes down super easy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewGunnison (8) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
soft roasted coffee bean and faint copper penny minerally aromas, very bread toasty scents, medium plus but not full viscous body, minerality lifts smooth light roast and light dark chocolate flavors, not the longest finish, mellow subtle bitterness, but crazy drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6986) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
draft, very nice stout, chocolate black pour, creamy bodied black pour with chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. smooth mouthfeel, very nice stout


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