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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Full body and a well rounded flavor comes from a foundation of nine different grains. The oats add a special silky texture that complements the roasted malts. The rich malty flavor is spiced with plenty of Northern Brewer and Fuggles hops for balance.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2007
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5155) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2007
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Shared with the Cincinnati people. Dark beer out of the growler with a thin, frothy yellowish head. White sugar sweetness with some chocolate and an orange rind bitterness in the finish. Sharp hops for an oatmeal stout.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Sample from a growler courtesy of mreusch (claims Alexdad, but I dont remember him being there?) and shared at the Cincinnati Rate Beer gathering. Strangly citrusy in the nose and flowery in the taste for an oatmeal stout. Not the breakfast stout that I was expecting. A nice beer but off in style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Sampled from a growler outside Party Source. This was a very smooth and velvety stout typical of the style, but with lots more espresso flavors than I expected. The aroma was very attractive, with chocolate and coffee and just a little bit of spice. It was evenly balanced and the small dose of hops made for a nice pleasant finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5562) - Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Sample from a growler courtesy od mreusch and shared at the Cincinnati Rate Beer gathering. Thanks Matt. Pours dark brown/black in color with a small beige head. The aroma has chocolate and light roasted malt as well as unexpected hops. The flavor opens with dark chocolate and light roasted malt and then the hops jump in which is a bit strange. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shigadeyo (3026) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
8/03/2007: Free State Oatmeal Stout is nearly black in color with a tan head. The chocolate aroma is overshadowed by what seems like a substantial level citrus hops. This beer must have been dry-hopped which seems odd for an Oatmeal Stout. At any rate, the flavor is also a blend of chocolate and citrus with some molasses and a bittersweet finish. Medium bodied. Good overall, but too hoppy and citrusy for my taste (when it comes to Oatmeal Stouts).

Growler shared by alexsdad06 at the Cincinnati RateBeer Gathering. Thanks Brad! Rating #49 for this beer...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle sample at Cincy Ratebeer Gathering. Poured dark brown color with average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Moderate toasted balanced chocolate flavor with an average bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium smooth body. Good brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Poured really dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma was solid roast, chocolate, and slight coffee. Flavor is sweet and weak. The flavors are so subtle I couldn’t isolate any one flavor. A thin body for a stout.


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