muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Lasting creamy bubbly tan covering atop a ruby-accented blackness -- cocoanut and sweet chocolate eddy in the huge roasty nose -- rich and decadent wine-soaked chocolate cake is touched by vanilla, a hint of bourbon warmth leaves a memorable impression.
badgerben (4354) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a medium, tan head. Good malty aroma followed up by an oatmeal presence in the taste. A solid roastiness to it as well. A bit on the watery side, but still tasty. Good grief... #500. 500 down, 500 to go!
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 Black Coloring. Creamy Small Tan Head...didn’t last long... Creamy A bit rougher then Lake Superiors...definite oats, roasts. Creamy...Very good overall!
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is oh so close to black I'll call it black, has some slivers of light brown highlights. Thin tannish head that crumbled and puffed away fast to a thin ring and leaves thin stringy lacing. Smell is of solid roasted malts and some black malts, hints of burntness, and a bit of oatmeally sweetness and has a cough syrupy alcoholic tinge. Taste is mellow easy amounts of roasted/burnt malts, a small oat sweetness and light coffee-like drying finish. Smooth, light creamy body, moderately picks up and has a decent finish thats welcoming. Good drinkin' oatmeal stout, not bad at all, just a little weak in the lasting flavor and body dept.
ElGaucho (2141) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the best brew I had among the 8 I sampled. Sweet, nutty, oatmeal aroma. Opaque body and fine-bubble, nitro head. Great lace. After sampling 7 fairly average brews, this one awoke my taste buds with a rich, nutty, roasted malt flavor. The nitro kept things smooth. A good effort.
PorterPounder (5101) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good chocolate undertones. Creamy, heavy head. Great beer to go along with meal at the brewhouse.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big oatmeal stout. First impression wow there is definitely oats here. Nice mouthfeel generated by the oats rather than the use of Nitro. Firm hoppiness with a late charge of cascades to dance on the tongue. A really nice stout.