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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


Stuedmaster's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuedmaster (160) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Appearance is dark brown with a voluptuous, creamy head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with plenty of roasted malt. It has a good balance of sweet and bitter, a little on the dry side with a medium body and creamy texture. Carbonation is quite lively for a stout. I think this beer rivals Old Rasputin and is an exceptional oatmeal stout.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
o_Merlin_o (159) - California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Wonderful aroma of cake, oatmeal, and espresso. However, the palate is quite weak. Slightly aqueous. Based on the palate, I would have expected this to be a full bodies beer, but it's a lot weaker than expectations. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
At my place by myself on a lazy Sunday. Pours black with medium cream head that drops to a small circle. Aroma is oats, milky, dark chocolate-esque maltiness, smooth and steller malt notes. Taste is chocolate malt, dark chocolate, oats, some water. A very very slight tang which works with the beer. Mouthfeel is light and fluffy. Finish is medium length and pretty clean.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4163) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 6, 2014
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving trailing sheets to coat surface. Dark chocolate and creamy espresso latte aromas. Dry and slightly astringent with chocolate and silky oatmeal upfront turning to espresso in the lasting finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foyle (187) - Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass. Appearance: pours a thin cream colored head which recedes quickly. Little or no lacing. Very dark reddish brown and opaque. Aroma: pleasant aroma of coffee, caramel, chocolate and earthy hops. Mouthfeel: medium to thick mouthfeel and creamy with dry and fairly bitter finish. Flavor: chocolate and coffee along with caramel dominate the flavor, earthy hops add balance, the oats contribute a creamy aspect. Overall: nicely crafted oatmeal stout. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miked1687 (606) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle to glass. Dark oil slick pour with a medium khaki head. Nose is coffee, oatmeal, wheat puff cereal. Taste is coffee, oatmeal, cereal, soy sauce. Smooth bodied mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (2549) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. near black with small head. big roasty malt with dark chocolate and some light coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cafgen (67) - California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Nice dark color with a one finger tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, oatmeal and somewhat sweet. Taste is smooth with a nice combination of chocolate, oatmeal and coffee. Nice body. Definitely Firestone is a great brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Very dark brown pour, no head. Great roasty milk chocolate and cocoa aroma. Flavor is rich, creamy, great dark chocolate vibes! Quite delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ibrubeer (36) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft. Low carbonation, and not much head. Nice dry finish, with appropriate low bitterness. Good mouthfeel. Didn’t get as much flavor coffee & cocoa flavor as I was expecting for some reason.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Really nice oatmeal stout. A lot of rich dark fruits, sweet grains, mild roastiness, cocoa. Finishes moderately sweet but with a light tinge of hops to balance things out. yum


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