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RATINGS: 738   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2010
Colour:...dark. Nose: Burnt crisp malt, honey infusion - could be the bourbon influence, driftwood, jerk spice. Taste: Cherry cough syrup, burnt wood, late bitter-tart with all spice. Great stuff. A mixed-bag aroma that actually works!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2182) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/18/10. black pour with a 1/4" tan head. oak, bourbon, oats and chocolate on the nose. medium body with a soft oatmeal feel, chocolate malts and a sweet finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4649) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
Tap at Brouwer’s on a mild day on the patio. This was my favourite beer tried over 4 days through BC and Washington. Black with a light brown head. Black coffee, licorice toffee flavour with a rich body that almost seemed to have tasty sweetness bits hidden inside.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Tap at Belmont Station. First off, even though I understand why they’re changing the name as they bottle it, I think it’s a little silly. After all, Caldera named a beer "Vas Deferens" and bottled it, is this really any worse. That aside, the beer pours an appetizing dark brown with a 2 finger tan head and spotty lacing. Smells of coffee, vanilla, chocolate and oats with a flavor that pretty much replicates the aroma. Medium in body, this was one that was easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2010
Dark brown with a medium to large deep beige and creamy head. Aroma had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Flavour had burned malt, dark chocolate, espresso and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied. What a nice session stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
A damn fine beer, I would drink it until my liver gave way. Nothing offensive at all, just beer bliss. Would get again fo sho. i liked it more than the saucerfull, more chewy body, less boozy, less confusing on the pallet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2010
[2985-20100627] Tap. Boozy coffee grounds aroma is all roasted malt. Clear, dark dark red brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Smooth coffee stout ground and heavy roast malt flavour has a lingering aftertaste. Full body is surprisingly smooth. Nice stout, thick and luscious.
(@ Green Dragon, Portland, OR)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Chocolate and caramel malts profit from blackberry esters and vanilla undercurrents to develop a satisfying pint of Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the blackness with dark brown hues.
-This is another Firestone Walker brew with a round body. I don’t find this one as coherent with the flavour profile as their strong ale’s though.
-The tiny, prickly bubbles don’t exactly gel with the portly dextrins.
-Light wooden hop bitterness seals each sip.

On tap at Toronado SF.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2010
2010-06-27. Very dark brown body with a tan head. Pleasant sweet aroma, light toasty malt character, sweet malt, hints at wood, something else I can not quite place, but I like it. 7+ Flavour is similar, mocha, mild roast and sweet malt core. Something that rounds everything up together nicely. Modest bourbon. 7+ Super smooth average palate is lightly carbonated and while lovely it is light for a stout. Pretty solid, everything just works well together. On Tap at Green Dragon, Portland.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Draught. Poured black with medium beige head. Much lacing. Aroma is oatmeal, roast and coffee. Full bodied roasty flavour, with a comforting oatmeal tinge. Lingering roast finish. Lekker!


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