Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - JUL 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour with burgundy hints and thin tan head. Mild esspresso nose. Thin esspresso tatse with bitter coffee and warming alcohol finish
DoppelBach (1) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice tan head. Aromas somewhat subdued. Great balance of roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal, and coffee character. Very creamy and rich on the palate, with pleasant bitterness to balance.
anthony850 (405) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great roasted barley and oatmeal Very nice creamy feel.
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CryptLiquor (8) - oakland, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
If you’re in need of an unbalanced, watered down oatmeal stout with a great looking bottle you should seek out Howe Sound’s Diamond Head. There will be a large amount of regret free with your purchase in the form of realizing you could have bought 4 Sam Smith Oatmeal Stouts for the price of one of these disappointments.
jefcon (1537) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty aromas with chocolate milk on the nose. Mild malt and a creamy finish. Lightly hopped. Kudos for the closable bottle and being just as good on the second day.
a_sully (346) - - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, almost black body with a foamy/frothy white tan head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of nut. Taste is sweet but with a bitter nuttiness and oats.
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exeter (482) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice black colour with a tan head that hangs around to the bottom. The taste is of light burnt coffee, bitter chocolate, caramel, oats and some earthy hops. Not as smooth as some with that bitter kick, but very nice.
blackmetal (184) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
rather thin and a bit of a let down. Has some coffee and chocolate notes but somehow too weak
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Noir avec une petite Rome marron l. L’arôme du malt torréfié et du chocolat. En bouche c’est pareille,et bien équilibré avec un amertume léger.
Barreras (1368) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black color with a roasted barley aroma. Flavor is true oatmeal, mixed with chocolate hops. Slight bitter yet smooth finish, with oatmeal taste dominating the beer.
nearbeer (4389) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 L swingtop. Pours jet and opaque with a thin disc of foam resembling a lunar landscape. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, caramel, chicory coffee with cream, and a touch of smoky iron. Tastes of blackstrap molasses, coffee with cream, prickly green herb, a bit of blackberry and cocoa. Near-medium body is watery and leans to the sweet side, but the acidic roast and slightly metallic mineral note provides a nice balance. Medium-high carbonation never becomes overbearing.