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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a very dark black with a tan head. Espresso and sweet chocolate aromas. Slightly bitter with cocoa/coffee flavors throughout the drink. Leaves a light bitter taste on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1380) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
On cask at the Public house Las Vegas ...Pours a clear black with a small soapy head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, espresso, chocolate and cocoa. Taste is espresso, mocha, roasted malts, chocolate with a nice slick velvety mouthfeel but a nice dry finish. Exactly what an oatmeal stout should be!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (569) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2015
6 pack. This is a nice enough oatmeal stout, but I donít like it nearly as much as the benchmark for the style, Sam Smithís. Merlin isnít as creamy and isnít as rich. I think perhaps the carbonation (light though it seems) interferes, always a potential issue for a stout. Not a long aftertaste either, although whatís there is very good, a nice coffee with cream and sugar taste. The ABV isnít noticeable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
barton268 (1) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2015 does not count
Rich, decadent oatmeal stout. Smooth mouthfeel. Long finish with chocolate aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WABeerFiend (271) - - JAN 17, 2015
01.31.14 bottled. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a goblet on 07.30.14. A: Cocoa, caramel, and licorice. Sweet smelling. A: Thin tan head that recedes super quickly. Midnight black body with some red in the glass. T: Licorice and caramel dominate. Cocoa and raisin are subtle. P: Creamy. Bubbly on the tongue. It has a lot of carbonation. O: This is a very good oatmeal stout. It is very bubbly but I like that in this beer. It goes down super easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewGunnison (8) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
soft roasted coffee bean and faint copper penny minerally aromas, very bread toasty scents, medium plus but not full viscous body, minerality lifts smooth light roast and light dark chocolate flavors, not the longest finish, mellow subtle bitterness, but crazy drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2015
draft, very nice stout, chocolate black pour, creamy bodied black pour with chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee. smooth mouthfeel, very nice stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2207) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2015
Draft at the stone street tavern NYC. Pours a deep black color with a head that fades. Malty milky oatey flavor with a hint of Carmel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (389) - Valley Village, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Exceptional "shelf" stout, I donít think there are many better 6-packs out there. Dark brown with tan head. Chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit. Smooth, lively, medium bodied. Sessionable. Now I want some Merkin!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (637) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
12oz bottle. Black color with one finger off white head. Vanilla and coffee aroma. Dry coffee taste, small amounts of oats. Good stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
furthur (277) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Opaque black body, decent head, fades to a skiff of foam, lace ok. Aroma roasted barley, hint of chocolate, and a bit of wet dog. Taste is roasted barley, some coffee, a bit of dark fruit, faint metal. Palate is thin, carbonation subdued. Finish is slight sweet.

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