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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Changed (369) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours black, white head is almost nonexistent. Spotty lacing. Aroma is, yes, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavor is much the same. The most notable thing about this beer is the aptly named velvet mouthfeel. Pretty much as well balanced as a beer can be... perhaps too well balanced?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1283) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2015
12 oz. bottle served in a tumbler- poured a non transparent solid black when held to a light source, near zero carbonation, thin white ring around the glass for a head, light lacing upon the vessel. Aroma of a darkly toasted malt, and some light diner coffee. Hits the mouth with a high and wide body, malt was roasted not toasted as opposed to the aroma, a taste of oatmeal and brown sugar in the middle, finish is smoky with a hint of acidity. Down goes the beer- yum yum yum.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3471) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Black,light tan head.Nose of coffee/light roast.Thin palate of roast, condensed milk and coffee notes.Light bitterness in finish. Drinkable but not memorable An average brew from a great brewery

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (292) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma hints at coffee. Smooth and light bodied with subtle coffee and chocolate flavors.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
good beer. On the sweet side, with chocolate and nutty notes. It has good length.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firecape (43) - - DEC 24, 2014
Don't know if I had a bad beer (single lot) but I found this to be very thin with a nice coffee start but straight to a bitter finish. Not very complex or smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2344) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 09/25/14. Extremely dark brown pour to near black with ruby red highlights and a modest tan head. Dark oatmeal malts and coffee greet the nose. Medium to above medium body. Like the aroma there are plentiful oatmeal characteristics mixed in with those dark roasted malts and coffee. Mild bitterness. Easy drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (405) - - DEC 21, 2014
Brown, translucent, little lace, tall head, Light body, slight flavor, delicately balanced mouthfeel, smooth but not silky texture, avg length. Bitter, not too dry, balanced finish. Light to medium dark roast flavor, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
Iím not usually a stout drinker.... donít get me wrong I appreciate a good stout when I taste one and thatís why Iím rating this beer. Hats off to Firestone (Good job Matt B!) for creating an incredibly flavorful and smooth stout. Anytime I see it I am highly tempted to lean away from my IPA and Sour ways and re-explore the wide world of stouts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
A very smooth and "velvety" oatmeal stout! Nice and roasty with hints of coffee!


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