XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 Has awesome sweet coffee roast scents. Has some nice coffee with sweet after taste, light meaty flavors from the mix.
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wxman (1547) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is nuts and roasted malt. Taste is smooth chocolatey sweet roasted malt with a mild bitterness derived from the roasted malt rather than hops. Like their other offerings, this is a well balanced, but thin textured version of the style. I like this quite a bit, but it’s no more a stout than their porter is a porter.
Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown pour, small tan head. Not offensive, but nothing of great character. I would distinguish this as a stout for non-stout drinkers. A palatable beer suited for a quick thirst quencher on a hot day. Tastes like a decent stout that was mixed 50/50 with water. Again, not offensive.
Finhead (1323) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark, brown pour with a small tan head. It has a roasted malt aroma with some cereal and dark chocolate. The medium body has an oily texture with average carbonation. The taste starts a little sweet and finishes with a roasted flavor.
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark black, tan head. Aroma is roasty oatmeal. Texture is creamy but a bit to thin. Mostly just roasty taste, some oatmeal, coffee. Pretty active carbonation. Some metallic taste, probably from age. Pretty decent stout
ryanfolty (2050) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: February 16, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Byerlys Description: Opaque dark brown pour with nice amount of head. Aroma of grain, roasted malt, chocolate and slight hop. Taste is basically roasted malt but a mild and dry bitter finish. Too much carbonation and very thin for a stout.
Lubiere (10997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
As 56 Oatmeal Stout. A clear brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweetish slightly off chocolate, with light cheesey notes. In mouth, a light smooth chocolate with some light acidic points, a tad unpleasant. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012.
wlajwl (4531) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty/sweet in aroma. The flavor is malty and smooth with a mildly bitter finish. Solid Oatmeal Stout.
86Moose (62) - - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt has toasty cereal aroma. Black appearance. Thin tan head. Bitter to sweet finish. Full body.
tmoreau (2900) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle labeled 56 Oatmeal Stout at the Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor, WI.. Poured to a small Czech-pils glass with a black/brown color, bubbles & cream to the tan head, and nice cling to the wavey lacing. The aroma was smooth and roasty, with coffee notes, but also a bit of cardboard invading the senses. The flavor continued the roastiness, adding a touch of wood, moderate bitterness, and a light creaminess to the mouthfeel. The finish was subtly dry. Aroma and overall reflect the oxidation.