Pailhead (6278) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2005 Bottle: Courtesy of BlueDevil0206 via trade. Aroma of chocolate, roasted grains, and light pine hops. Pours a dark brown with red hilights when held to the light. Decent tan head with fair retention. Okay lacing. Lots of chocolate in this one. Starts light up front with a cafe mocha flavor and some roasted malt. Finishes with light pine hops, roasted grain, and an increased chocolate presence. A nuttiness lingers throughout. Aftertaste is almost all chocolate with the slightest hint of roasted grain.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black m\in color with a small light tan head. Aroma of chocolate,roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is malty with a bitter/hoppy finish.
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Bier Garden, Asheville NC. Dark Brown, almost black with brown head. Not as much on the nose as I was expecting from the appearance-- slight subtle roasted and smoky aromas. Smooth, medium body, with very rounded and blended flavors of roasted coffee, toffee, toast, etc. A round finish, not as dry as I expected. Not as "creamy" as other Oat Porters I’ve had, but a nice beer.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brickstore Pub in Atlanta. Opaqe dark brown pour. Chocolate aroma and flavors. Some coffee, a little bitter, not a whole lot. Not much roastiness going on, more like a sweet stout to me. But thin if you are thinking of stouts.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 25, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2008 not much aroma. balck in color with brown head. too thin for a porter especially with oatmeal in the ingredients. nothing stands out. nothing much here. 3/14/08 - black but not opaque. small head. aroma is a little on weak side but has notes of chocolate. flavor is better than i remember with lots of milk chocolate and coffee. sugary but not too sweet.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was deep dark brown and black. with tan head, about a 1/3 inch. it had good malts , toasted just right and tasted like almonds, and marshmellows. lots of dark chocolate, and lots of smokey flavors
Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A shout out to a NC brewery for doing a beer like this. A pitch black appearance with a beige head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. Some sweetness in the flavor but mainly a bitter coffee and dark chocolate presence. This is quite a sweet stout and if its so called a porter one of the more complex ones. Good job!
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of currant, grape, black cherry, oats, molasses. Appears a deep, dark, almost opaque brown with hints of ruby when held to the light. Flavor is mild roast coffee and chocolate; no apparent flavor of oatmeal. Palate is medium-light, a bit slick, with mild effervescence. Overall, a superb underlying porter but dissapointing in the non-appearance of oatmeal flavor. Still, my thanks go to Jonathan for this fine North Carolinian brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap. Dark brown color with a malty, chocolatey nose and thin head. Moderate carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, and malt flavors. Slightly sweet. A good beer.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a very good oatmeal porter. Very sweet and dark. Great texture not as thick as a stoudt as reflected by the porter tag and that adds to the goodness.