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RATINGS: 890   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1702) - Göteborg, - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle from trade with skycracksopen, thanks! Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma: roasted and creamy, oatmeal cookies, chocolate. Taste: chocolate coated oatmeal cookies, soft roast, light licorice, quite sweet, some raisins, some syrup. Medium bodied, smooth. Very nice stout.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (324) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very deep ruby red, almost black color with a tan head that quickly disappears. Sweet aroma of chocolate with some roasted coffee. Full body, taste is mostly roasted coffee malt with a slight hop bitterness on the side. Fairly dry finish. Not bad!

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dmct1967 (4) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2016 does not count
Rick dark color. Rich in stout flavor. Hint of oatmeal. No bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biroholik (613) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - APR 24, 2016
Piwo ma kolor ciemnobrązowy. Jest klarowne i nalewa się z kremową, puszystą pianką. Po kilku minutach łagodnie opada ona w dół. Zdobienia szkła umiarkowane. W tej materii koledzy z amerykańskiech branży browarniczej znacznie przewyższają Firestone Walker Brewing Company. W aromacie nuty płatków owsianych wysywają się na pierwszy plan. Zaraz za nimi kroku dotrzymuje słodka, mleczna czekolada. W oddali delikatna paloność i orzechy laskowe. Na języku od razu daje o sobie znać gładka, kremowa faktura. Piwo otacza język charakterystyczną śliskością i aksamitnością. Oczywiście najmocniej wyczuwalna jest słodka czekolada, a nawet dokładniej skojarzenie z amerykańskimi czekoladkami HERSHEY’S KISSES. Oprócz tego kawa z mlekiem i subtelna wanilia. Goryczka niska, krótka z gładkim czekoladowym finiszem. Niskie wysycenie. Płatki owsiane zrobiły kolosalną robotę. Już wiem dlaczego piwo nazywa się "Velvet Merlin", zapewne przez tą aksamitną, jedwabistą teksturę. W swoim stylu prawie doskonały Owsiany Stout. Wypiłem go z ogromną przyjemnością.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Draught at Mckay’s Taphouse, Bellingham
Dark amber color, with tan head; moderately sweet with a light apple presence and low bitterness, some caramel. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctipping (939) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Originally reviewed 5/30/2011. Deep brown, looks black in the glass, but you can see through the edges. Almost no head and no lacing. Wow, it smells great. The aroma is just as good as a much larger stout. Strong coffee aroma with chocolate a roasted malts. Taste is coffee up front and chocolate in the finish. Slight hop bitterness in the finish makes the chocolate taste dark. Mmm. It’s good. Surprisingly good, in fact. Well, at 5.5%, it’s tough to end up with a heavy stout. Creamy, but low in alcohol. It’s a good combination to make it a good low ABV stout. Big flavor without being 15% and diabetically sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (574) - - APR 9, 2016
Sweet and smooth as you would expect; thick and creamy head, dark body but not quite black. Taste isn’t quite as full as I’d like, but it’s still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (918) - Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2016
Tap at birreria paradiso in dc. Cola brown black with off white head. Grain nose with some roasted malt. Roasted sweet grain, small amount of smoke. Nice body, sweetness is the right amount. Well made beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (470) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 5, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from One Stop Market. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, oatmeal. Appearance is very dark red--almost opaque black--with 1/2 finger width beige head with poor retention, evident sparkle at edge of glass and trace lacing. Taste is as aroma with dominant balance of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee bitterness, hint of dark fruits. Palate is medium-to-full bodied with creamy texture and average carbonation; crisp, dry finish. Overall, pretty much as advertised. Not the most complex beer but a good strong mix of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CzechTex (76) - - APR 2, 2016
On tap Very nice stout, maybe a bit better than Guinness! Smooth, deep, dark. Perfect for certain moments

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (2822) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Aroma: dark, lightly toasted malts, cacao. Appearance: black, creamy, medium, beige head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: chocolate, dark malts, light toasted flavours, molasses. Overall: nice Stout, maybe a touch sweet in the palate. Pint at Rattle ’n’ Hum 33rd, Manhattan.


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