JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this sweet stout! Pours with a thick head, opaque, aroma of sweet carmelly malts. The flavor was fantastic, but aside from that chocolate with some coffee and sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Finish is sweet with slight tartness. My new favorite sweet stout!
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice surprise, this was quite good, with the usual stout appearance, but a lot of flavors and complexity. Fairly smooth due to the oatmeal, and even a nice bitter finish. Quite good.
aracauna (2920) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was such a surprising beer. It said oatmeal stout and I was thinking your typical chunky, dark, coffeeish stout with maybe a little sweetness. Instead it had that overripe fruitiness of many imperial stouts going on with the slightest hint of coffee. This is also one of the few beers I've ever had that you could actually taste the oatmeal, although it came off tasting kind of nougat-like instead of oatmeal-like. Very tasty beer, though. One turn-off was toward the end of the bottle when these large slimy slug-like chunks of what I'm assuming was yeast slid out of the bottle. Beer didn't taste bad though, so I think the yeast was just acting weird.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2003 Translucent dark brown pour with a fairly light off white head. Relatively light roasty aroma comprised of mostly coffee, but also an interesting floral chocolate aroma. Moderatly sweet with a coffeey finish. Moderate carbonation and almost full bodied. Light enough in flavor and aroma that it I consider it to be refreshing and could sit down to a few of these. Very solid stuff.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not as stout black as I like it, bitter vanilla with a thin body
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 This is the Imperial stoutís little brother. Not quite as good, with less alcohol. I donít know that much about oatmeal stouts, but I think it is safe to say this is a good one.