TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with ruby amber highlights. Head was very small even with an aggresive pour. Bubbly and light tan with hints of lacing. Aroma of hot chocolate, creamy milk chocolate, hints of cappucino, some lactose, oatmeal and sweet malts. One of the most up front milky chocolate beers based on the aroma. Flavor of light coffee, more bitter tasting chocolate, some sweetness, oat and malt. Leaves a lingering roastiness in the mouth.
Pailhead (4369) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Lots of sweet chocolate and caramel dominate the aroma with some light coffee. Pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Flavor is nowhere as big as the aroma. Flavors is some watered down chocolate and caramel with an even lighter coffee presence in the background. Light bitter smokey finish. Got off to a good start with the aroma, but the flavor was quite a let down. Thin mouthfeel with very light carbonation.
badgerben (4354) - 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.
JK (4238) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Aroma of coffee and malt. Black and thick with a small head that left a lace. Flavours of bitter coffee, very well done so that you know it is there but is not unpleasant or overpowering. Also some chocolate. A very heavy beer. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was, I never heard of gray’s. Not so "stout" at 5 and change, but still in the top of its class.
nuplastikk (4091) - 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.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with medium thin head. Aroma of oatmeal, coffee, roasted malts. Sweet malt taste of caramel and oatmeal. Smooth and creamy with very little bitterness.
cheap (3750) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle pours interestingly appealing, makes my mouth water. No sediment and it smells rather roasty fresh. Nice sizzly initial impressions, not over the top in flavor. Seems much more like 4% than 6. Some fun tartness, in a wild way, inthere. Leaves a good impression on the plalate after each slug. No rude ness on the finish. And its cheap too; pretty close to being a really good beer! Liked this one; rather mild and well behaved cheap dark beer. Good one grays ;~) Good example of a drinkable dark beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with only a bit of orange light getting through. Head was tan and two fingers high, but dissipated relatively quickly to a thin film. Smelled of chocolate and molasses with a hint of roasted malt. There was a fleeting sweetness on the tongue which was quickly replaced by a pleasant dry roastiness. Some milk chocolate came out in the background. Not a bad beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
In the bottle. Pours black with a very fizzy light tan head which dissolves instantaneously. Coffee roasted aroma. Light body. Downright watery. Burning fizziness on the tongue. This "stout"leaves much to be desired. Not a true entry into the style.
wlajwl (3481) - 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.