joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pitch black with tan head, flavor is roasty toasty with choc and roasted malt with some sweet oatmeal aspect. very solid and very nice
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2007
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brew pub. Black, with a medium head that is smooth a creamy. Slightly burnt malt aroma, with some hops. Mostly burnt malt flavor. A bit sweet, with a light body.
Dogbrick (8813) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught at the brewpub. GLBC has a couple great Stouts, namely Blackout (esecially the Barrel-Aged) and Wolfhound. Being a Stout-lover and knowing their track record, I was looking forward to their take on the Sweet Stout. While not disappointed, the beer does fall just a bit short. The beer pours black as pitch with a thick and foamy light tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Creamy with a medium body and roasted character. Flavors of coffee, malt and chocolate are tasty but don’t resonate long enough. The finish is dry with a mild bitterness. Good for the style, but I know GLBC could do even better.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As a big fan of the Sam Smiths, I felt underwhelmed with this brew. It’s only available on tap at the moment. There’s a good roast to it but a bit too much carbonation. There’s oats and coffee and a dry finish. It can be tweaked I believe and then it will be absoltely amazing.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darft at the brewpub. Aroma: Nice roasted grain aroma with a noticeable oat overtone. Hints of coffee and chocolate and roasted nuts. Appearance: Dark brown/light black with a medium tan head. Head was big and creamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Nice stout flavor with good roastiness. Again the oats are very noticeable. Coffee, chocolate, and light caramel. A nice smokiness in there, as well. Palate: Medium-light bodied and creamy. Moderate carbonation. Finish was pretty dry with a touch of astringency. Overall: Oatmeal plays a nice role here. Good, solid stout. Perhaps a little higher mouthfeel.
mhoster56 (34) - Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A solid oatmeal stout. The beer has a roasted coffee flavor which is not overbearing. It has a slightly sweet, yet not sickenly so, aftertaste, which prevents the beer from appearing as dry as a regular stout could be. This number could be slightly more alcoholic for my taste -- somewhere in the 6.5 to 7 percent range like Troegs Oatmeal Stout -- as the initial flavor leaves a little bite to be desired. I desperately wished that I would have poured this beer into a glass to sufficently capture its aroma.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap @ GLBC 11/23/05: Lasting light beige head on a a dark brown, almost black body. Roasty and toasty @ first, but turns a little bit burnt in aroma as it warms. A little bit woody. Very little fruitiness, and has a lightl toasty oat aroma as it warms. Well balanced and lightly roasty w/ a bit of dark grain sourness throughout. Finish is dry and roasty, but not as dry as a dry stout. Lightly toasted grain flavor as well w/ a lingering light roasty aftertaste. Dry m/f, but not astringent, lighter medium body, medium carb. Good oatmeal stout, but I was thinking it might be a little more full bodied. A very flavorful beer that’s well worth trying if it’s on tap there!
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours black with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, and a bit of that nutty oatmeal can be found as well. Flavor is very similar. Sweet yet somewhat bitter as well. Palate is smooth and medium bodied for a stout. Very easy drinking and a fine compliment to the flat iron steak. Nice brew!
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stout is great. The body is not as thick as the major selling stout that everyone knows. And the head needs to hold a little longer. But the body feels great on the palate. The aroma is nutty, coffee, and wheaty. The beer flows down great. And the taste is almost of a nut brown with thick malt and wheat flavors. The beer finishes with a nice bitterness, smoother than the forementioned mass imported stout, and the wheat, malt, and hops really come through in the aftertaste. A great choice to start out the night strong.
Maddog (407) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As far as oatmeal stouts go, this one was very good. It was fresh draft at the brewery, and it makes a good session beer. At 4.8%, it is soft and flavorful, and able to be drunk all night long. A very drinkable, solid oatmeal stout.