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RATINGS: 689   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2011
On tap at Toronado. I prefer my stouts a little less hoppy. That being said, VM still had wonderful caramel and dark malt flavors..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thin tan ring of bubbles. Smells of roasted malt, some oatmeal, licorice, spicy. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, earthy, some coffee hints. Finishes moderately bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopMasterFlex (108) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Smells of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, and toasted malts. Taste is pretty mellow oats, chocolate and some nuttiness. Very creamy mouthfeel and very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Aroma was surprising; like hydrocarbons or motor oil and peanuts. Fairly dry flavor with a medium roasty-ness. Kinda disappointing in light of all the other stellar beers from FW and the amazing blends this apparently figures into.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (4532) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle via daknole. Pours a dark brown color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma has a nice blend of roasted malts, creamy sweet oatmeal, light barrel notes and some earthy hops. The flavor has much of the same: roasted malts, creamy oatmeal, hints of bourbon and wood, chocolate, earthy hop bitterness. The finish is more dry with an increased roast and bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth like velvet throughout. This would make for an outstanding sessionable stout if I had easy access to it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heyprobrewing (31) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
pours black with a minimal tan/brown head and beautiful little bubbles.. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, oats, bready. medium to full bodied. creamy on the palate and sweet but not overly sweet. finishes of sweet dark chocolate yet maintains some dryness. Well balanced beer and its a favorite of mine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. medium to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet roasted finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1523) - USA - FEB 9, 2011
Black in color... Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate... Flavor is oats, roasted malts, chocolate... Real creamy mouthfeel... Roasted malts on the finish, notes of coffee bitterness... Delicious

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2011
12 oz bottle as an extra from Wavers1. Thanks, Baker! Pours a pretty dark blackish hue, perhaps some brownish edges, but quite dark and opaque. A decent frothy tannish brown head cakes atop, laces ok, and sits atop very nicely. Aromas are oatmeal and roasted barley, sweet with cocoa, toffee, and some creaminess, silky sweet and dark malts, touches of earthy nuttiness it seems. Initial is medium bodied, but lighter end of it, silky and creamy oatmeal, toffee, biscuits coupled with sweet and bitter cocoa, earthiness, peanuts, smoke and roasted barley, darker malts, yet silky, the roast is good, but the oatmeal and creamy sweetness, perhaps a touch of lactose and cream, vanilla and silky stout malts. Gentle and palatable, perhaps a touch of marshmellow. Solid sweet stout, lighter bodied and not anywhere near cloying. Quite drinkable, a little sweet and slanted creamy quality. Still, delivers as advertised

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy tan head that left rapidly. Aroma is a hint of bourbon with lots of chocolate and smooth burnt malt. Near full body. Flavor is chocolate, smooth burnt malt and hints of bourbon/oak. This one could do for breakfast. Very tasty.


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