madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Red brown coloured. Off white head. Malty and chocolaty aroma. Flavour is sweet and chocolaty with a hoppy and light roasty edge. Is light watery and thin. Thanks SpringsLicker for trading this.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Ruby red black beer. Off-white head. Chocolate aroma. Good hoppy content with a medium body and solid sweetness. Fine porter.
Aggie80 (783) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark pour with good foamy tan head and solid lacing. Nice flavors all the way around with a sweet flavor to the dark brown cola color. Aroma is strongly hoppy and tends to be a bit stronger than I care for in the flavor. Not a bad offering and I’m glad I had the opportunity to try this one.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, roasty, malty aroma, some definite cocoa and dark brown sugar along with subtler hints of butterscotch, smoke, and earthy, citric hops. Deep, dark brown in color, hazy, with a slight, fine head. Flavor profile is nicely balanced throughout, with the malts roasty and lightly sweet with plenty of chocolate and raisin, and the hops fruity and moderately bitter, the hop presence mostly apparent in the finish. Smooth, slightly thin mouthfeel, body is medium. Tasty Porter rendition. Thanks to Springslicker.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours really thick. Small head that disappeared. Roasted brown in color. Nutty, chocolatey aroma. Definitley a roasted taste to it. I can see where user en thinks it’s watery.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and sweet malts. A medium bodied porter. Malts are chocolately and coffee with a touch of roasty malts. A mild flavored oatmeal porter, slightly chewy. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a dark brown color with a slight hint of light entering the beer and escaping out the other side. Thin creamy tanned and white head with a minimal amount of lacing on my glass. The aroma is very sweet and highly appealing with chocolate, oats, brown sugar, vanilla, cocoa, and candy sugar...very sweet as I said. The flavor is nice and long developing with a slightly chewy nature but an overall medium body...not overbearing. Vanilla and cocoa bean dominate with a normal smokey and chocolate quality in the finish...sweet however..vanilla sweetness is everywhere! A ’wet’ finishing beer with the sides of your tongue being dragged along for a sweettooth like ride. Sugar candy at its finest.. a very nice oatmeal Porter.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thx to Springslicker for this one.
Opaque dark brown with a roasty aroma, this porter is tasty. Medium bodied, roasty flavored, very well done
ClarkVV (3766) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2004 bottle compliments of Jay (Springslicker) procured in an awesome trade, thanks! Dark black-brown color, mostly clear after it settles, with ruby highlights near the edges. Aroma of strong oats, light roast, some ash and perhaps brown sugar. Flavor is surprisingly very dry to start, but as it warms, some light caramel notes come on. Throughout there is ample oatmeal characteristic, smooth, creamy and lightly milky. Body is medium, with perhaps a touch of thinning. Dry barley on the finish. Low hop character, no alcohol. After it sits and warms fully, it is tremendously smooth, creamy and lightly sweet (toffee, caramel). Notes of more oats and a good amount of chocolate on the finish. Moderate carbonation. A bit too dry and less body than I would prefer overall.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and elusive dark brown, caramel slivered highlights at the bottom and edges, slim tan cap, thin collaring sits at the edge, minimal lace in stringy globs and spots.
Aroma has a nice smooth chocolate tone, reminscent of a fudge cake with whispering notes of roast, cocoa, hazelnut, and coffee.
Taste is immediately full with a smooth carbonation, yet unfulfilling in any substantial character for something that states "Oatmeal" on it. The oats are very tame way underneath and not nearly as sweet as some stout styles that I like. Here, the chocolate makes for a decent measure of the middle and end flavors, nothing up front to speak of, quite empty in that regards, with the exception of the full-on carbonation that instantly takes hold (get ready for some burpin’). Slight roast with a bit of a burnt return of coffee and cocoa, and that small oatyness tangled in makes up for a good finisher. Finish makes up for a lacking front. Drys out and lingers with some staying power of those things mentioned above. Nice there, but that front, takes a bit to long for it to take control for me to immense a favorable balance in character.
Feel is smooth and well carbonated, medium fullness for its body me thinks; chocolatey middle, and finishes stronger then the beginning with a slight and favorable drying. A nice drinker, goes down well and displays a good body, texture, and finish, but something about it doesn’t quite pull it through for me. Although, I’d slurp this down again at the drop of a hat any Ol’ day, no prob. And I like the idea of a porter with oats(ehhemm, Viking Whole Stein) so its fine by me.