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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajtrupp (298) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
This is a good oatmeal stout. I had a couple tonight and have no regrets. On an unrelated note, I work at a brewery and was taking labels off undrank kegs. One said Velvet Merkin, which is the best beer name ever. But now I don't know if I read it wrong, someone defaced a label from this beer, or it was a crazy fever dream. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2498) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a thin semi-annual head that dissipated within about a good thirty seconds. Light lacing traced around the glass. The smell had a dark chocolate overcoating a deep dark grain (oatmeal I’m suspecting). The taste was mainly roasty sweet chocolate with a delicate yet sharp bitter coffee to balance. Light chocolate aftertaste amplifies a dry silky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed to be appropriate for the style and it was good to me. Overall, this was a wonderful oatmeal stout by Firestone Walker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Claves77 (161) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Dark color, thin head, chocolate and malt smell, very nice. Smooth oatmealy, not overpowering. short taste, not much back end. Good for style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnacle_Ed (29) - Milpitas, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle poured into glass at home. Deep brown/black with very thin white head. Smells of dark chocolate, espresso, and smoke. Tastes of the same with a hint of vanilla, but was more watery than I expected. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice aftertaste. All in all: a decent stout for the price ($6 for a 6-pack here), but nothing too groundbreaking. I’d buy it again at that price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (379) - - NOV 27, 2014
Look: pours a dark black. Light brown head. Smell: coiffee. Vanilla. Chocolate. Coco powder. Taste: coffee. Chocolate. Coconut. Feel: medium carbonation. Light mouth feel. Overall: ok beer. Nice stout. Not as thick as I would like. First drank: thanksgiving 11/27/14

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2398) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle, smoky, chocolate and espresso nose. Mmm.Red/orange highlights in the clear dark beer, Nice retention. Palate is full, a bit of bite to it, not super smooth, gets increasingly grittier with tons of dark and charred malts. Decent cold weather beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (2284) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at Stone Escondido. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Lots of coffee and roast on the nose. Follows in the flavor really nice. Dry. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Poured from the bottle. Dark brown with a small lite brown head that faded quickly. Smells like wet oatmeal, coffee, and cocoa. Roasted malt dominates the palate at first but it slowly mellows out with caramel and vanilla. Medium body, nice beer overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a deep brown black with a thin of white head. Strong aroma of the oatmeal with a bit of burnt malt. Thin mouthfeel if an oatmeal stout, burnt oatmeal flavor at the beginning, with a slight roasted malt after flavor. Not bad for an oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (640) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Don’t even need to get the beer too close to my nose to smell the roastiness, coffee, dark chocolate aroma. Taste is similar. Very creamy, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa. very decadent. Velvety smooth.

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