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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This is a full bodied oat stout. Whole malted oats are used for 10% of the grain bill. Roasted barley from the United Kingdom and chocolate malt make up 10% and the rest is two row barley. The whole oats leave behind a slightly nutty flavor. The coffee and chocolate flavors come from the roast and the chocolate malts.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Cask. Medium tan head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light cream. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some coffee bitter, light milk chocolate. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap @ Great Waters. Black appearance with a small dark brown head. Roasted dark chocolate and oatmeal malty nose. Creamy, lightly carbonated, dark oatmeal, roasty flavor. resin,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours deep brown with nice foamy tan head, on cask. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is nice and rich, big notes of roasted and nuts combine with chocolate and coffee to make a nice creamy brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6104) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Dark brown / black pour with a foamy brown head. Mild nose of nut, milk chocolate, and lactose. No carbonation (cask). Very smooth and easy drinking. Taste is similar to aroma, not huge flavors, but pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5472) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2006
Had on tap at the brewpub in downtown St. Paul. Dark black mocha, thick, creamy mocha colored head with sticky lacing. Aroma has hints of coffee and dark baker’s chocolate. Very earthy and flavorful. Good bitter background with prominent coffee and chocolate up front. Mouthfeel, thick and creamy, some good oiliness that feels just right. Cold and rainy night - wife describes this stout as "the beer equivalent of comfort food".

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2006
A respectable oatmeal stout. Black. Some smoke in the aroma; a standard oatmeal stout scent. Flavor is a little bitter, some more smoke. Very light chocolate and some coffee. More of a dry stout than a sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Black color with a medium head. Outstanding aroma of port and sherry with a bit of coffee on the end. Oh man... the port turns very sweet in the taste and is just outstanding. Choclated laced malt shines through as well. It’s a bit on the watery side, but I’m willing to overlook that. A fairly light stout that I’d drink pint after pint of. Outstanding.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2009
On handpump at the brewpub on 05/31/2009. Very dark black body with a medium frothy tan head. Roast, chocolate and light molassas aroma. Chocolate flavor with roast, molassas and a bit of yeastiness. Medium body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2005
Aroma of coffee, milk, and roasted malts--a classic oatmeal stout with residual sweetness. 96% opaque, dark brown. Roasted, vanilla, coffee flavors, very solid. Not too thin but oily quick in the mouth; still, smooth. Nice, bold. (handpulled cask at brewpub)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Cask Tap in December 2005. Black in color with a brown head. A nice roasted malt, coffee, and slightly sweet aroma. Smooth with a touch of bitterness that leaves a long lasting roasted malt finish. Rating from notes.


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