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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Pours an inky looking black with a very thin tan head. Aroma is dominant of coffee, some chocolate, and some smokiness. As opposed to the aroma, the chocolate really comes out in the taste. Earthy malts here, along with the smoke flavors. Coffee takes a backseat until the end. Aftertaste is smoky coffee, and is rather short. Light to medium in body, smooth when drinking, and short on carbonation. Not bad here, although I enjoy other efforts by Firestone Walker more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Firecape (39) - - DEC 24, 2014
Don't know if I had a bad beer (single lot) but I found this to be very thin with a nice coffee start but straight to a bitter finish. Not very complex or smooth ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2228) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 09/25/14. Extremely dark brown pour to near black with ruby red highlights and a modest tan head. Dark oatmeal malts and coffee greet the nose. Medium to above medium body. Like the aroma there are plentiful oatmeal characteristics mixed in with those dark roasted malts and coffee. Mild bitterness. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (334) - - DEC 21, 2014
Brown, translucent, little lace, tall head, Light body, slight flavor, delicately balanced mouthfeel, smooth but not silky texture, avg length. Bitter, not too dry, balanced finish. Light to medium dark roast flavor, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bearislandbeer (15) - - DEC 20, 2014
Iím not usually a stout drinker.... donít get me wrong I appreciate a good stout when I taste one and thatís why Iím rating this beer. Hats off to Firestone (Good job Matt B!) for creating an incredibly flavorful and smooth stout. Anytime I see it I am highly tempted to lean away from my IPA and Sour ways and re-explore the wide world of stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerbarian_ (7) - - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
A very smooth and "velvety" oatmeal stout! Nice and roasty with hints of coffee!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2334) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Nice mellow, woody aroma, superb smoky, chocolaty taste. Silky smooth body, sweet and smoky finish. All around great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle and tap. Roasty grain filled nose, jet blacl pour. Sweet chocolate hints up front on the palate, with light coffee, roasted oats, and burnt bitter hops on the finish. Theyíre not joking on the Velvet part, super smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (162) - USA - DEC 11, 2014
A nice, dark brown pour into a stout glass offers up a thick, khaki head that starts out fat and quickly ends up small and evenly distributed across the beer. The aroma is light, but of dark roast coffee, almost a contradiction and almost smelling watered down; but the first sip is bursting with that flavor. The balance is good, the bitterness tempered, the brew dry across my tongue and allowing the finish to be somewhat abrupt. This makes for a nice afterward as I never like a beer to stick around for too long after the last draught. The beer is not as silky as Iíd expected, the carbonation a little high to allow the creaminess to shine through. A good oatmeal stout, and perfect accompaniment to a fine meal. Not my favorite oatmeal stout, but definitely something I would pick up again and recommend to friends!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma starts out smokey and woody, but this fades and the aroma of hot cocoa, dark chocolate, and espresso come through. Later in the drink, more prominent notes brown sugar, lactose, and caramel appear. It pours a deep, clear mahogany-brown color with a tan, soft foamy and soapy head that reduces to a creamy, medium-dense, medium-thick ring with a few wisps on the surface, and a light, runny, dense-bubble lace on the glass. The taste is a medium / medium-high, semisweet chocolate bittersweet; slightly more sweet than bitter. The beer is rich, malty, and smooth - it becomes a bit sticky as it warms up - with a foamy / fizzy carbonation and a medium-full body with notes of chocolate and coffee, and appearing late, walnuts. Thereís a light toffee finish to accompany the coffee, as well as a slightly tart fruit berry note. Dark chocolate and light toffee notes linger in the mellow aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SetauketBrewer (52) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Rich dark pour but no head to speak of. Nice coffee aroma, slightest astringent note. Beautiful dark color with ruby highlights. Deep roast flavor nicely washed across the tounge by effervescent bubbles. Great beer

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