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 (2975) - 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.
dekester1 (343) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a nice dark brown - almost black - with minimal beige head and lacing. Aroma was of roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of hops. The taste was smooth with roasted malts initiating and then rolling into coffee hints with a moderate hop bitterness finish. The mouth feel was accepable, but it seemed just a bit thin for a stout. Overall, this a good stout.
doubelknv3 (1051) - Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roast, sweet sugary malt, and mild fruit aroma. Dark Brown-Black with creamy tan head. Sweet malt with lite bitterness. Balancing roast with hints of coffee & chocolate. Lively carbonation, medium body, and mild bitter finish.
sherm1016 (1247) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, a little roasty, coffee, with a light bitter finish.
Drake (10689) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Woodman’s Madison West. Pours a very dark brown color with a large fizzy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of chocolate, oats, faint roast and a bit of a tart note. The taste is caramel, coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a tart finish. A bit thin. Decent.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice stout. Tasty and full bodied. A nice standard bearer for Gray’s
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Bottle. Aroma has notes of espresso, chocolate, molasses, roasted malts and some citrus hops. Dark brown hue that sits nearly black in the glass. Small fully diminishing head that left no lace. Flavor is medium sweet. Palate is medium bodied and watery soft. Overall a beer that smells good and tastes average but the rest is crap.
brokensail (13596) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head.
S: Smells...bad. Like prunes and roast. Slight acidity to the nose with some acrid roast and coffee notes. There is some good sweetness of toffee and caramel, however.
T: What a terrible flavor. Watery and vegetal with an astringency to it and a weak coffee flavor in the background. Not any chocolate to speak of, almost no sweetness is present either.
M: Thin and watery on the tongue with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Watery and awful in flavor, not a good combination.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque black with a one finger thick brown/tan head. Nose is chocolate, molasses and malt. Nice and creamy on the palate, the flavor is full of dark roasted malt with touches of chicory and nuts. Hop profile is light but helps with a crisp aftertaste. Overall, a very good beer, but not quite a great beer. Pairs well with pretzels and stone ground mustard.