BBB63 (6037) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap: Opaque with small creamy head and very good lacing. The aroma has notes of sweet chocolate malts, oats, hazelnut, lactic sourness, floral and grassy hops. The taste starts with bittersweet dark malts and a orange twang. Nutty undertones leads to a good bitter and smoky finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, soft, and easy going. This is a solid draft only offering.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/18/03 - At the pub for my wife's birthday dinner. This time, they've got the ABV listed at 7.5%. Dark black, perfect tan head and thick sheets of lace. The first few sips remind me of chocolate milk - very smooth and very thick, despite being served on nitro. Tastes are sweet chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, fruity in the background, not very bitter at all. It's very rare for me to get excited over a stout, but liet me tell you, this one is well worth a visit. Even my wife drank most of a pint!(That's very rare indeed!)
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer pours with a tan head that shows great retention. A nice lace is left on the glass. Oatmeal and sweet chocolate dominate the aroma. Taste is of roasted malt, nuts, and raisins. Some sweetness is evident with a well balanced bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and the drinkability is good.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color with a creamy head. Watery body though and not as flavorful as i had hoped for. Some bitterness but not as roasted and malty as i prefer.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very nice oatmeal stout. a good flavor and a nice balance. one of the better oatmeals that i've had...
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap GABF ’02: ruby black in color with a average head, toasty aroma, watery character and a quick and sweet finish.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2002: Almost black in colour with a nice cream coloured head. Fairly mild, light bodied, and sweet. A bit watery, slightly smoky.
LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s not Samuel Smiths but Dammit I am from Ohio!! I have had worse, not a bad stout, a lot of flavor, wish it had the distribution that Smth’s did.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - JAN 22, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very dark , opaque with a touch of red. nice sustained head.
very malty but a little sweet, flavour of toasted oats. very smooth with a thick ample palate. Another great beverage from great lakes