loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Very dark brown (opaque) with a small tan head. The aroma was pure roasted coffee...chocolate tones crept in as the beer warmed. The flavor was wonderful...near perfect for an oatemal stout...strong roasted coffee with underlying oat and chocolate tones...slightly botter coffe aftertaste. The feel was a little too thin (I think a thick, heftier body would make this one of the best oatmeal stouts!) Very nice session stout.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice dark black color,small tan head that dissipated quickly leaving little behind.Sweet roasted malt aroma,with a nice chocolate hint to it.The taste is roasty and coffeeish with a mild chocolate tone and very mild hops.The after taste is roasty with a nice chocolate and mild coffee taste.with a nice mild feel to it.This is one hell of a brew IMO and well worth trying,much better then some of there other brews if not the best out of the lot so far.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark color, slight roasted , chocolate aroma, first taste quick hit of chocolate, followed by roasted aftertaste. 2nd and third taste bitterness set in. High carbonation gave it a crisp sharp feel on the tongue which changed to an oiliness in the middle. Chocolate taste became replaced by oatmeal aftertaste at the end. Better than I could do
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was about par - a very flat look, really roasty smell and flavor, but just not big. Kind of rolls off the tongue after the initail smokiness sets in. A tad astringent with the espresso malt, but not so bad.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely enjoyable, even in warm weather, which is unusual for a stout. Rich coffeeish flavor with a little toffee also. Very roasty! Nice.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Very chocolatey aroma, some toffeeish sweetness and just a hint of roasted coffee. Deep ebony in color, with a very fine, rapidly diminishing dark tan head. Flavor profile also has plenty of chocolate and toffee with some dark brown sugary sweetness and developing just a tinge of hop flavors towards the end. Roasty, moderately bitter finish. Light-medium body, palate is fairly thin and watery. Not really a strong example of the style as it could really use some texture and body to help compliment the flavors.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, yet some brown sugar and oats in the flavor. The aroma is full and roasty. The body is too thin in my opinion. The finish is a tad sour. Highly infused with lactose. A very average, plain oatmeal stout, but it's not unpleasant.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A recipe for Grays Oatmeal Stout: Start with about 2/3 of a pint of Heartland Farmer Jon's Oatmeal stout. Add 1/3 of a pint of water. Stir. This beer is now ready to enjoy, in all it's thin, weak glory. I suppose this beer is a good "gateway stout" for people who aren't into real beer yet, but this fell short for me.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark color with a nice choclatey aroma. A choclate and coffe flavor were just a bit present, and continued though the end.
badgerben (4887) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the first oatmeal stout I had that actually tasted like I was drinking a bowl of Quaker Oats. Different to say the least. Not bad, it's sweet, nice black, stouty. Pretty good stout.