mstrcrwly (917) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip..dark brown with a nice tan head..aroma of coffee,chocolate,roasted nuts..smooth,dry,roasty..really good.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice brew, very good oaty stout. not quite as velvety or bourbony as i had hoped, but a nice change f pace from fwís typically hot barrel room selection. overall a great beer, glad that its in 6íers for a nice price.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty much a black pour with some faint brown at the edges of the glass and a small, dense, tan head. The aroma is chocolaty and sort of musty with some leather and tobacco notes. Hints of coffee, vanilla, oak, raisins and rolled oats round out the smell. The flavor follows through pretty much from the aroma with a long, creamy milk chocolate body highlighted by notes of rolled oats, dark fruit, tobacco and some subtle noble hopping on the finish. Great mouth feel with a very velvety and creamy, but drinkable medium body and plentiful but soft carbonation.
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good oatmeal stout at a great value. Only gripe was the lack of aroma, but pours beautiful with a dark thick head. Flavour its chocolate and caramel with a full body and a smooth finish from the oats. Highly recommended oatmeal stout.
J_man (890) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An oatmeal stout? Wow, this is the lightest one Iíve ever had. Itís a good beer, but not what Iím used to for this style. Nice chocolate and smoky aroma. Dark brown with a light reddish hue and a tan head. Creamy body and charred malt with a good sweetness, and then.... Itís gone. It just seems to disappear without much lingering taste or an aftertaste. Maybe thatís where Merlin comes in! Abracadabra, your oatmeal stout is gone! I would have guessed this was a porter rather than a stout, but overall a very nice dark ale.
abcfan (883) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic brew. Pours black with a caramel head. Nice oat aroma. Soft/creamy in mouth with sweet chocolate notes. Finishes velevety smooth with a touch of magic as the name implies.
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours deep dark black with almost not head coconut and chocolate in the aroma. Great flavor and very rich only thing it had a slightly metallic aftertaste. I think the bottle we were drinking was a little older than intended but still a very very good beer. Decadent flavors and very drinkable.
bwa5879 (873) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown pour with darker brown head that settled from a half inch to thin whisps quickly. Nose full of roasty malt, iron or bright cola syrup, vanilla and oak, overall a bit sweet and oaty. Carbonation is lively for the style, full mouthfeel but frothy, slightly warm finish. Taste first of chocolate, strongly brewed coffee, roasty malts and a healthy dose of vanilla. Good stout with great chocolate tones.
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rader58 (865) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. pours deep, dark brown with dark ruby hues. Aroma of cocoa, coffee, a field of hay, touch of smokiness. Flavor is coffee, cocoa, toffee, peat. Has a creamy mouthfeel that gives it a melted mocha shake feel, but far less sweet.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at San Diego Brewing Company. A stout that didnít impress. I heard it was mixed with a golden ale. Wierd. Flavors were weak, but present were chocolate, some smoke. Very watery.