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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1160) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Dark black with small off white head. Aroma is toasted grains and mild roast. Taste is perfect roast and mild oak. Awesome session stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (741) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Dark brown pour with creamy tan head. Nose is light hints of coco and coffee. Creamy but relatively light body. Coffee and dry chocolate. Semisweet malts. Mellow, slightly dry finish. Good drinking and not too heavy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
briangray77 (14) - Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2011
(12 oz. bottle) Pours inky brown. Nice caramel color in the head, which dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing - all acceptable in the style. Aroma definitely moves with temperature: bitter cocoa and espresso notes dominate when chilled, and cellar temp brings out improved complexity - dark chocolate, burnt carmel, and very subtle vanilla. Oatmeal contributes to a nice mouth feel, but I didnít catch must impact on flavor. Dark chocolate taste, and over-strong coffee flavor lingers well into the finish. Other than the subtle vanilla nose, I donít catch much impact of the oak aging. Fantastic dry stout with great bittering in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2011
The pour is nearly black with a moderate, tan, creamy head which does settle to nearly nothing and leaves minimal lace. The nose is as the description suggests with some espresso notes, cocoa, dark chocolate, toasted oats, and faint burnt caramel. The flavor is similar with dark chocolates, dark coffee roast, some burnt caramels, toasted oats, and soft floral notes. The palate is lively, silky, drying, and light to moderate in body. The finish is quick and dry with cocoa, more caramels, and lingering dry floral and coffee. Very nice table strength stout with rich dark malt notes, silky smooth palate, and balancing bitterness. I would like to try something similar with a bit more strength. I didnít really notice any bourbon barrel notes but nicely done anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chenzo (20) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Foamy, tan head. Chocolate toasted malts and coffee on the nose. Light bitterness and roastiness out front with coffee at the end. Nice body. slightly dry finish. Pretty good but I would be done with it after a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Pours deep black with thin to no tan head from 12 oz bottle. Aroma brings notes of char, ash, some roast, burnt toast, coffee, some sweet vanilla and toffee, hints of anise in there as well with hints of chocolate as well. Taste is much more balanced without much of the char and ash, still hints of that in the beginning mingle with some chocolate, coffee, some sweet toffee, vanilla and hints of bourbon come through finishing with a nice mix of sweet, bitter, and slightly dry. Medium bodied with a nice fine carb. Well done, especially for the price!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1431) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Coffee and chocolate notes. Dark with a light head and some lacing. Body is a bit light for my liking, but good for an oatmeal. Finishes very clean. Nice balance. Sessionable stout candidate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7452) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle at Q-Brick. Black with a great, fine, tall head. Rich malt aroma, oats, grains, light berries. Meaty and moreish flavor, grains, light roasting, light fruits, cream. Smooth, full palate. Quite sweet, but with a nicely bitter hop finish. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
bottle. rich reduced plum and inky / oily with dark chocolate and roast. medium-light body thinning late, turning a bit pasty and watery. bit rough and minerally over mid-palate and late. thinning finish with mild oatmeal flavor. decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatalstrike (130) - Cerritos, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
This is probably my favorite beer from Firestone. It just does everything right. Smells like a stout should - roasted coffee and chocolate. Pours a pitch black with a very nice tan foam. Tastes like it smells - sweet chocolate upfront with a dash of molasses giving way to roasted coffee and finishing with a balanced earthy hop note. Such an awesome little stout. Stock up on this while you can!

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