Mistretta (5) - - DEC 30, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Stout in the Midwest, well balanced, very smooth. A favorite among the most loyal locals.
beertholomeus (1706) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a near black color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, roasty malt and chocolate aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel, toffee and roasty finish.
bnokk (465) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
APPEARANCE- pours nice an black, looks fairly tin, the head is thin with fine-ish bubbles but laces really nicely.
NOSE- slightest hint of roastiness.
FLAVOR- clean with light body. Slight bit of roasty malts in the flavor too. Nice long deep flavors, almost char, that stays in my mouth for quite a while after the sip. The palate may be the high point for this beer.
MetalNHopHead (1431) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Free State Oatmeal Stout: a part of this complete breakfast, at least according to my Sunday ritual. Damn me if it wasn’t the best part of it. This Oatmeal Stout pours a very dark brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of cocoa, licorice, cream, and toasted barley. Flavor had more of the same with some subtle coffee and a slightly bitter finish from the hops. Not the richest Oatmeal Stout in the world, but an exquisitely balanced one.
ozzy70 (795) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with thick foamy tan head. Aroma was roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Taste was bitter.
DrunkSanta410 (812) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, Thanks Brad! Black pour, light tan head. Average retention. Aroma is sweet, roasted chocolate malts, light fruit, licorice. Smells nice. Taste is toasted malts, cocoa, burnt caramel, a light bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, highly carbonated. Would have enjoyed this more with a bit thicker mouthfeel.
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Opaque black with a lasting sticky foam on top. Nose is light cocoa, berry and coffee with cream. Flavor is the same with a bit of earthy citrus in the long finish. Near-medium body is balanced and has a medium carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (6037) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small tan head.
Cola, chocolate aroma.
Taste is dusty, bitter chocolate, oats.
Smooth, tasty...with a bit of a dry ending..
matty (359) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep chocolate brown with a brief tan head. Nice aroma of sweet chocolate. Full body, smooth mouthfeel, slightly dry finish after the sweet taste. Pretty good!
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chocolate, raisin, oat malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and moderately bitter grass flavor. Body a bit light.
dlovell2 (1771) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from Maxbier. Pours dark brown/black with an amber tint around the edges and a tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is roasted malt with caramel, chocolate, and earthy hoppiness. Flavor starts dark roasted malt and coffee with a slightly sweet caramel. Chocolate middle and finishing with an almost burnt flavor and roasted bitterness with an earthy hop finish. Lingering bitterness.