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RATINGS: 769   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pours dark with a small tan head. A little bit of lacing, but not too much. Aroma is coffee with hints of roasted malt. Taste is starts of bitter with a hint of hops and finishes with a silky smooth dark chocolate flavor. Overall a pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2011
got into trade with matt , thx !!

head: thin , bubbly , beige
colour: dark brown , near black
smell: burned malts, hazelnuts, hops, chocolat, cigars, ashes, candy
taste: hopy bitter start , ashes, kinda flowery and grassy , oily texture but fairly dry palate , end is hops and bitterness , dark chocolat like ,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2011
bottle thanks bhensonb. poured dark brown with a beige head and spotted lace. aroma was chocolate, dirt, caramel, and malt. flavor was chocolate, oak, maybe a touch of bourbon, and a nice little after bitter. body was just as the name describes, velvet. very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2011
12oz. bottle. Pours black with a small head. It has a coffee aroma with a bit of roastiness. Flavor is bitter and roasty, but nothing too much. I do not get much of the bourbon at all. The mouthfeel is smooth but a bit on the thing side. Overall it is solid and something I would drink again, but not something I would seek out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Black with a small head. Aroma is black coffee and roasted nuts. Flavor is bitter and roasty, but actually very approachable. The mouthfeel is very thin, which is the only thing Iím taking away points for. However, compared to some other stouts Iíve had recently, this is just underwhelming. Itís still very good though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Thanks to cbkschubert. Dark pour with a tan head, Aroma is oatmeal, sweetness, coffee. Taste is oak, oatmeal, creamy, dry. Leaves a dry mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste. One of the nicest oatmeal stouts I have had so far. Nice lacing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvermin (86) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours very dark brown with an average amount of whitish head that is gone before you know it. Roasted coffee is the dominant aroma, with some chocolate and oatmeal sourness in there. Taste is similar, with more of the oatmeal malt going with the coffee well. Earthy, with some dirt in both nose and taste. Carbonation is minimal but adequate. Very solid mouthfeel feeds into the great finish of the malty coffee. Drinkability is excellent. Very good oatmeal stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (822) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
12 oz bottle. I can smell chocolate, coffee, dark malt. Flavor is complex and rich as the description states. I can identify vanilla notes, coffee, oatmeal, and a little bourbon. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2011
On draft. Dark creamy pour with a slightly brown bubbly head. A lot of chocolate in the aroma, along with roasted malts and oats. Creamy mouth feel along a slight milk lactose flavor. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
6 pack from Central Market. Pours: dark brown, almost black with a moderate light tan head. Nose: Charred oak, oatmael, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate malt, slight roasted coffee and slight hops. Taste: Molasses, chocolate (bakers dark), bitter hops, vanilla, slight oak, slight char, and oatmeal with a rich smooth ending. Mouthfeel: Velvety, creamy but a little bit watery. Overall: Canít pass up this sessionable sixer...great taste for a cheap buy. Thanks FW!


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