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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Speaking of stout, here's a real take-no-prisoners, hearty, small-batch ale from Freeport brewer Greg Sansone: Strong Oatmeal Stout. S.O.S. is a bold, dark ale made from a blend of nine malts and a generous helping of oatmeal. This full-bodied brew rivals any of our E.S.B.s for strength (about 6.8% ABV). A light touch with the hops gives S.O.S. a warm, slightly sweet palate that is memorably smooth. Strong Oatmeal Stout will be served this month as a nitrogen-carbonated draft and cask-conditioned special.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Berard (306) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft. Pours black with creme white head that lingers. No visible carbonation with mild hop aroma. Similar to a black ipa style with bitter chocolate finish bit lighter hops. I can't taste the oats. I'm a big fan of black ipas and this beer wets my whistle.... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3778) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
Courtesy of to tderoeck. Thx! 650 ml. bottle sampled during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Pours black with a tanned head. Sweet nose, ripe with blueberries, blackberries & bramble berries sinking in sweet malts, chocolate, coffee, oatmeal. Taste is sweet, previously mentioned berries, thick liquorish but not in a bad way, chocolate, faintly roasted malts & oatmeal, some bitter herbs & liquorish in the back. Creamy body. Pretty nice stuff here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 14/IX/13 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ Hoppy Loft (Delirium café, Brussels) - BB: n/a (2013-859) Thanks to Guang for the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity touch, chloride, citrus, smoky, charcoal, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, chocolate, charcoal, weird spiciness, coffee, hops. Aftertaste: cocoa powder, some dried fruits, mocha, bit of caramel, coffee. This is a "sweet" stout? Ok, then... weirdos.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (997) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - APR 12, 2013
A really tasty stout with good roasted malt notes a touch of hops and a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Delirium Brussels, shared with Mathieu87 and other. Thx for sharing! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: vanilla, coffee, chocolate, red wine, sweet, red fruits. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, flat, vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Got this at the Brewpub in Freeport. only available there. Black with off white nitro head. very similar to their black fly, but more concetrated. coffee dominates both flavor and aroma. some caramel. bitter finish. very good, but not that differant than the Black Fly Stout. same flavors, just more of them.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3181) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle now released to celebrate our 25th Birthday. I checked the Grittymcduff.com and this is the same brew named Strong Oatmeal Stout, same recipe. The nose is deep roasted barley, chocolate and ash. The flavor starts as it should, dry roasted malt with light notes of coffee and dark chocolate that leads to a light to moderate amounts of gentle bitterness which lingers just a tad. The deep roasted barley I really enjoy as a secondary flavor. Texture is on the dry side. Overall a nicely made oatmeal stout that is not overly sweet. Really easy for me to drink the bomber.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (1854) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Draught in Freeport: This one poured an opaque, almost black color. There was about a finger of a tan head on it that left lots of lacing. The nose is nice. Some sweet chocolate and roasted notes. The taste is also good. A bit of roastiness and coffee, and some chocolate with a subdued sweetness. Some bitterness also. Nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
Bomber. Nose of chocolate, coffee, hops. Sweet chocolate flavor, creamy, café au lait. Light, clean body, very bitter finish with lots of hops, licorice, citrus. Nice flavor, huge hops. Bitter as hell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4400) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2013
Pours mahogany-tinged black into an English pint. Mocha head with good retention recedes leaving spotted sheets. Dark chocolate and resin aromas. Thin with sweet milk chocolate and sour espresso and licorice front to back. Lasting bitter resin finish..


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