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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Draft. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. medium to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet roasted finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, slightly sweet oats, a little bourbon and vanilla - the roasted malt is most pronounced though. Flavour matches accordingly, with the slightly sweet roasted malts and burnt flavours upfront. Not much presence of the bourbon barrel aging, thought there is maybe a subtle oak and vanilla character buried underneath somewhere. Palate is velvety as the name suggests. Very solid oatmeal stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12931) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2010
12oz bottle. Minimal head atop dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some smoke, light Bourbon. Taste is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some Bourbon, roast, smoke, caramel. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lingering ring of brown foam. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12594) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ CBC 2013. Opaque pitch black color, small off - white head. Smell and taste malts, roasted malts, lightly coffee, bitter, oatmeal. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, earth, lactose, light vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, earth, caramel, and baking cocoa.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
@Rudolph Throwdown-got in trade with jtclockwork-12oz bottle-pours a dissipating light brown head and black color. Aroma is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-chocolate/roasty, secondary earthy hops. Soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Tap at Naja’s Place. Pours black with an average, rocky beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, coffee, roasted), light hops (spicy, woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of prunes, dates, wood, alcohol, raisin, and licorice. Full body, medium warmth and retention, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2011
clear brown, smooth light yellow head. roasted malts and caramel in the aroma. flavor is malty, roasted stuff,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run, 5/24/14. Pours a dark brown color with a large tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nutty notes, chocolate, roast, oats, mild hoppy finish. The taste is chocolate, roast, dark fruits, roasted malts, mild coffee and a touch of vanilla. Thin-medium bodied, smooth, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness. Quite a nice beer.


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