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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is semi-sweet with some roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with a thin/creamy texture. Finish is smooth. I’m not getting much bourbon flavor in this, but its still a good, full-flavored sessionable stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12 oz. bottle from BevMo (Tucson) - Pours a clear brown color with a one finger thick light tan head that settles to a lasting film. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, wood, hints of coffee, and light herbal hops. Not detecting any bourbon barrel. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, bits of coffee and chocolate, and an ever so light hint of bourbon. Yeah! The bourbon actually lingers a little in the finish. Medium body. A good beer.
Earlier Rating: 4/21/2010 Total Score: 3.7
On tap @ 1702 - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is the same. Smooth roasty finish. Medium body. A very easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3296) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 13, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Rerate:must have had a bad bottle the first go around. Much better this time around. creamy milk chocolate, nice roasty bite. pretty tasty.

old rate: Bottle! ruby highlights. big frothy tan head. initial aroma is a slightly muddled dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, and hazelnut medley. also some earthy butterscotch. smells like a grandmas house. flavor has more of a roasted, earthy, grainy, butter presence. some faint vanilla. not gettin much bourbon. wanted to love this, as i’ve loved some past FW beers and a nice roasty stout under 6% would be right up my alley, but this didn’t quite do it for me. maybe i had an off bottle?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2010
Pint at Brouwer’s. Darkest brown with thinning greyish head. Body is mild oatmeal, some smokiness and sweet grains. Smooth and full flavored but body is a bit lighter than I’d hope. Too used to the Imps. this is a tasty, well made stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1128) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 27, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Had this on tap and didn’t really care for it. Had it from the bottle and much better. From the bottle ~Rich dark chocolate bready aroma with fresh roasted coffee. ~Pours black with big lasting creamy brown head. ~Both milk and dark chocolate flavors with bready malts and roast. Well balanced. ~Medium bodied with medium CO2, Pleasing roasty finish. ~Great oatmeal stout. Glad I was able to try this from the bottle. On draft at the brewery was way too roasty. On tap at Firestone Walker rating 2.7 ~Strong coffee aroma, roasted, charred, dark chocolate malts. ~Pours black with ruby highlights. Small disappearing head. ~Roasty, charred black malts, coffee, some chocolate, too charred. ~Med full body, med CO2, roasted slightly astringent finish. ~Too much roasted malt on this one, Astringency from roasted grain. Needs to be aged longer in the barrel before serving or use less roasted malt.

   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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2238) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4828) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - 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.

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