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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1774) - 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 (8718) - 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 (8962) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
That1Guy (2181) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Crushed at Liquids and Solids. Dark black pour with a reddish tint in the light. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and coffee roast. Medium bodied with a huge flavor. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yackery (162) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 Draught. Very dark reddish brown body just a couple of shades lighter than opaque under a frothy off-white head that dissolves to a pinch of sand on thin black-ice and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is appetizing - baked fudge brownie, toasted grain (maybe oats cereal) - with some metal shop flecks, and a note of hair tonic with hints of mewn grass - bottom of mower and all. Taste carries aroma well. It is quite bitter, and bittersweet. Palate is creamy with fine, lively carbonation and body is full. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB (485) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Poured from 12 oz., picked up at Trader Joes. Poured a nice dark brown with a large tan head. Nice roasty nose, complex, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel was indeed creamy, full and heavy bodied, with a nice long finish. What I like most was that you often have a higher alcohol beer with something as good as this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
notalush (5623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Pour is dark brown - high, fizzy carbonation - a fair amount of tan lace - nose of espresso, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, a bit of hard water mineral/chalk - the carbonation is a bit too high at first, not giving you themcreamy texture you really want, but it settles after a while and is a little more mellow - a tiny bit watery, but the flavor is good - medium dry and moderately bitter - bakers chocolate and espresso - a bit of vanilla and anise - slight mineral - dry, semi-tart finish, with a touch of earthy, woody character - opens up considerably as it warms, adding a warm, spicy character - a damn fine stout, just needs a tad more heft to launch it into awesome territory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (5155) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle shared by Dean. Poured a super dark brown body of medium density under an average sized light beige super tight bubbly head. Aroma of oats, grassy hops, chocolate, bread crusts, milk and a slight hint of metal. Body is a bit on the thin side with very strong carbonation and an average duration on the finish. Flavor of grass, chocolate, lactose, tobacco, earth, nut shells. Very solid aroma/flavor but the palate is to thin/carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RSRIZZO (1931) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2011
12oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 45. Color is black with light carbonation and a thin wispy head. Aroma is an earthy roasted malt scent. it has a mild medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is deeply roasted with coffee notes, chocolate and a mellow bitterness. After taste is a mellow lingering bitterness. Overall its just an ok Stout, seems a little light and they (Firestone Walker Brewing) say its an Oatmeal Stout, so its just not as creamy I think as it should be.

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