nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Red-brown black color. Minimal beige head. Dry, oaty stout aroma. Smooth, medium bodied. Pleasant chocolate edge to it. Dry and crisp, almost sandily bitter. OK.
bluemooner (556) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin, tan head. Smells of light chocolate and vanilla with some malt. Very light body for a stout. Tastes of roasty malts, some oats, chocolate, and wood. Not a great stout.
milewide (1218) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin body is nothing like a stout! Tasted like a good oatmeal stout---that was cut 50% with tap water. This is my second, and last Grayís brew. They are not in the same universe with MI craft ales.
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full of fizzy, noisome carbonation, much like a soda pop. In fact, it smells almost like a cola if you will it. But mostly it smells like chocolate and vanilla. My favorite thing about stouts is dipping my nose in them to get that roasted grain goodness to pervade my nostrils. Some hop phenols, harsh tannins, tree bark, grass, and, of course, coffee are all detectable. Caramel is a big player in this beer and that turns me off; I donít like sweet stouts. It otherwise has a good mouthfeel: thin and sluggable. Overall, not an impressive beer.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of roast flavor; slightly sour finish. Itís drinkable, but fairly unremarkable for the style.
KAF (447) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Skyview. Dark pour with a creamy light tan head. First whiff is of milk chocolate. Oatmeal is also noticeable on the nose. Some type of stale liquorice present in the taste along with oatmeal and coffee.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE: nearly black pour, noticeable carbonation on the pour. Aroma is roasty, taste is roasty without a lot of other elements, noticable carbonation, and the body is a little thin. Wouldnít describe as a creamy texture. Good beer, but not a great sweet stout.
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dry and one dimensional. Not a quality oatmeal stout. Burnt toasted aroma a flavor. Dark amber brown color. Light bitter initial flavor with light bitter finish. Average duration with a medium body. Dry texture ans soft carbonation. Very forgettable.
GranvilleTim (1248) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark in color with a brown head. Malty aroma with hints of coffee and roasted malt. It is a good beer.
pj1855 (160) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a redish brown. Roasted coffee aroma. Initial flavor is very weak almost watery. Roasted malt finish. Not very well balanced. If you want a good Stout, Iíd pick up some Bells Double Cream Stout.