kramer (5687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a small fizzy brown head that fell to a wispy partial covering. The nose is dry roasty malt with a heavy chocolate presence, lighter notes of coffee and grainy malt. The flavor is overly roasty giving it a burnt character that isn’t especially pleasant. So much malt bitterness and ashiness that the oatmeal doesn’t shine thru at all. Finishes burnt and bitter like day old coffee that’s been reheated more than once. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a bit too much fizzy active carbonation. Lingering bitterness. Overall, just a bit too bitter and boring.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from pepsican (thanks!). Very dark brown pour with minimal head, almost flat. Perhaps an older bottle. Very grainy oatmeal taste. Some lactose/milkiness, and some cardboard. Thin palate. Not a favorite style of mine, and this was certainly not the best I’ve had. Certainly worth trying, though.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at John’s Grocery in Iowa City, IA. Pours black with a dense, creamy, tan head that leaves behind dense, sticky lace. The nose is of sweet, ashy, roasted dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee and a light lactose-like note hiding in the background. Light to medium-bodied and silky-slick with a bitter-roasted finish. Ashy dark roasted malt with supporting notes of bittersweet chocolate and piny, lightly resinous hops in the lingering finish. This is not a bad brew, and it’s a refreshing change of pace to try an oatmeal stout with a noticeable hop contribution.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pitch black with a decent sized head that showed pretty good retention and sporadic lacing. There was some burnt malts and oatmeal in the smell and got a little more appetizing as it warmed. The taste was more of the same with dark roasted malts and oatmeal. The finish had a bitter coffee taste to it. The mouthfeel is a little light with strong carbonation. Drinkability is decent on this one, but it’s probably just an average stout in my book.
CanIHave4Beers (3875) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nice enough with some chocolate, hay, and a weird stinkyness almost a moldy cheese scent (this is thankfully not terribly strong). Te beer is very pretty with a deep brown color and a tan head. The head is very big and stays thick. The head also leaves a nice lace. The taste is very good with flavors of chocolate, and some old coffee. The bitterness is very present and nice, and compliments the oat flavors well. This beer is very luxuriously creamy and thick.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
6-29-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to pepsican
Dark black with a good stiff fluffy tan head. Smell is pungant cardboard, feet, burning ash and mold. Flavor is medicinal, dusty, metallic and not very appealing. The smell just overpowers the flavor way too much here. Not a huge fan of this one
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Pepsican collection. Pours jet black with a thin dark tan head. Nice creamy oatmeal roasty grain aroma. Taste is roasted grain maybe a little burnt, not as much silky oatmeal as I would like. Not a bad little oatmeal stout.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a small tan head. Chocolate and cigarette ash make up the aroma. The flavor was of roasted dry bitter cocoa powder. Light to medium body.
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks pepsican! pours jet balck wtih a brown head. aromas are roasty and a tad of bread. Flavor is creamy with an abundance of chocolate mocha. A bitter finish rounds this one out nicely.
lb4lb (2582) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as an extra from trade with pepsican. Thanks!
Porus a dark black color with a big fizzy tan head. Smell is of cardboard and lightly of roasty dark malt. Taste is roasty, ashy, lightly burnt, and pretty nice actually. A touch chalky and not very creamy, but still nice. Prickly carbonation. Overall, about an average oatmeal stout.