Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Free State during the 20th anniversary. Pours a very very deep brown, almost black body with a good looking, full and fluffy, tan head that dissipates very slowly and remains nicely laced. Soft, but solid aroma. Some light smokiness, swift roasts, sweet caramel malts, and some creamy light chocolate hints. Flavor is very soft and delicate as well. Good amount of sweet coffee roasts as well as a subtle smokiness. Light milk chocolate and a bit of astringent citrus in the end. Slightly chocolate, smokey, light bitter aftertaste that lingers for a good amount of time. Palate is very smooth thanks to the oats and medium bodied. Overall, a really nice oatmeal stout. Full of flavor and gets better as it warms. Nice body and aftertaste. Really glad I came to this brewpub.
beastiefan2k (2640) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Hey they made an Oatmeal Stout and forgot the oatmeal. Pint pour @ brewpub served way too freaking cold. A completely black body with an off-white head. Aroma is thick grassy herb matliness. Taste is a bit astringent mineral and root plant. Not sweetness at all, no oatmeal, very basic and uninteresting.6/3/6/3/13
Re-rate: Much better this time. Aroma is lightly sweet and slick tobacco with light burnt roast. Taste is lightly ashy with a bitter hop finish. Much better, basically a different beer than the first time. I will change the rating to this. 7/4/7/3/15
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hand bottled courtesy of BBB63. Consumed early summer ’06. Appears black until held to light, transparent brown almost, minimla tan head. Aroma slightly muted. Faint coffee, milk choclate and roast. Flavor much the same, roast shows up a tad more. Some residuel sweetness through the middle. Finishes very clean and dry in a way. Almost no aftertaste. Just average.
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask version on tap at the brewpub. Opaque black with a tan head and lace. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel, mellow chocolate flavor, smooth well-balanced dark malt character. Very nice.
fghtdir (2) - USA - NOV 20, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is one pint of stout that is hard to pass on. It has an amazing taste, it is just theright mix of bitter. A slight nutty taste from the roast. It is a little thin, but really good.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz sample draft at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with just a touch of light able to pass through, a creamy tan head and creamy/patchy lace. The nose, while fairly muted, is of dark roasted malts, light coffee and cream with a sweetness that I couldn’t pinpoint (caramelized malt, molasses?). Medium-bodied and slick with a quick roasted finish; pretty nice. The flavor is of dark roasted malt and perhaps molasses with a faint coffee-like note. It’s fairly sweet for the style, but I find that its sweetness helps to counter the bitter, roasted finish. I like this one.
keith0718 (405) - Kansas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has a mildly spicy bitterness and is nicely balanced--not too sweet or bitter. It does feel a tad thin to me, but overall this is a fine brew.
kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler, via mreusch. Pours a black body with some brown on the edges under a fizzy foamy one finger light brown head. Retains as a thin covering. Aroma is nicely simple, roasted malt with some coffee, chocolate, anise, and some light chalky yeast. The flavor is simple and straightforward as well. Dry roasted malt with a slight sweetness on the finish and a little burnt charcoal. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a nice velvety smooth texture and soft pleasant carbonation. This was a nice solid, smooth drinking Stout. Glad to have the opportunity to try this one.
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this in Swanee Kansas last night, and it was great. A really fresh batch, too. Pours a deep black with a small dark head. Smells of wheat, hops, coffee. Tastes very refreshing. Mildly bitter, coffee, hoppy, some raisen. Goes down smooth and leaves no aftertaste. If you like oatmeal stouts at all, you’ll love this one! Great beer.
decaturstevo (5300) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared by alexsdad06 at the Cincinnati RateBeer Gathering. A dark black pour with a thin dark tan head and lace. A flavor of light coffee. Carbonation is weak but my notes say it was from a 7 day old growler. Pretty solid though.