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A hearty roasted stout with the hints of Java and a rich dark chocolate sweetness. Gold Medal Winner 1997 Great American Beer Festival. Bronze Winner 1995. Silver Medal Winner 1999.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 29, 2003
Very dark, with a tinge of red when held up to the light. Large, thick tan head. Aroma was creamy, with a roasted malt-like note. Flavor was slightly sweet, although there was a funny, off flavor in the background that I did not like. Overall this was decent, but not as good as I was expecting.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1859) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2003
The roasted aroma on this stout is just as amazing as watching the stout being poured. Enjoyable beer to dink too with all the flavor that I enjoy in a sweet stout. This beer was worth the $5.25 a pint the brewpub charges for a beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Woo. Just woo. Woooooooo. Beautiful dark with a slightly reddish tint. Big mocha-colored head, barkeep had to let it settle several times to top off. Nose has nice roasts with a bit of smokiness and some chocolate. Initial flavor is very subtle roasts. At the swallow, becomes very milky with more chocolate at the end. Very dry and smoky, hints of tobacco. As it warms, becomes hoppier and drier, a nice bitterness. Lovely texture, certainly not incredibly thick, but I tend to expect lighter textures from oatmeal stouts, so it hit me perfectly. Simply amazingly quaffable, full and rich yet very drinkable. Great, great stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - MAR 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2003 A little lighter colored than most with a rather large off white head. Semi-translucent. Roasted malt aroma with a moderate infusion of floral hop character. Bit of chocolate and a bit of coffee. Semi-sweet with a roasty finish. No backbone on this one. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Oh this beer was excellent! Rich, creamy - very creamy - and just a great, well-balanced sweet stout. Very chocolatey and coffee-like...and some oatmeal too. I can't wait to get back to Heartland's for this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4992) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Opaque appearance, but the head looks like soap suds. This reduces to a nice lacing, though. Oatmeal and roasted malts in the aroma. Flavor is heavy with chocolate and coffee. Creamy mouthfeel. Lingering coffee in the finish with a slight hop bite. A fine specimen.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2003
Damn near perfection for an oatmeal stout. Definitely my favorite of this style. Excellent, full bodied, roasted malt flavors. I could drink this like a session beer. It's worth the trip to NYC - from just about anywhere if stout is a style you enjoy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Great appearence with a good roasty aroma and a creamy mouthfeel. Almost like a desert beer but I could drink this anytime of the day. If you are ever in NY, stop by Heartland to try this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9498) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 The aroma is full of roasted nuts, cappacino and dark chocolate. A sparkling clear ruby hue with a large, creamy, khaki colored head. Mostly lasting with incredible lacing. The person doing dishes at Heartland must need a putty knife to get that lacing off the glasses. Wonderfully malty and smooth with bursts of milk chocolate and creamy coffee up front. Balanced nicely with an adequate hop presence on the backside. Hints of herbs and cinnamon. Soft carbonation. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Short, dry, lightly bitter and grassy finish. Very good stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2585) - GERMANY - DEC 5, 2002
Fresh burnt grain nose, black color and a tall head from a nitro tap. Crisp espresso bitterness. Very, very roasted tastes. Medium body, could be fuller. Good brew, but a top 50 beer? hmmm...


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