jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bittersweet coffee and slight cocoa along with a light chewy oatmeal backbone make this a somewhat unique and complex drink. Surprisingly well done although it was a bit of a foamy mess coming out of the bottle. Aroma is mostly oatmeal and grain, a little bit of dark fruit in there. Full bodied. Long lasting with the bittersweet coffee finish lasting in your mouth for a decent amount of time.
Fratto (2510) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4-pack from a Walgreens in Austin. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted, a little chocolate, and coffee. Taste is coffee, lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and smooth.
dcschiller (2200) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle courtesy of BgThang!!). Pours black with thin khaki head. Aroma has milk chocolate, dark berries, and caramel. Taste is roasty bitter with a sweet malt backbone. Medium bodied with an oliy texture. Bitter finish. A very good beer that would be great if it completely lived up to its aroma.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to BarZigKin for the bottle, pours thick black with a medium tan head. Aroma is awesome, dark cocoa, rolled oats, coffee, molassis and dark fruits. Flavor is rich roast, thick coffee coats the tongue and a rich dry and semi-sweet molassis rounds out dry. Really lingers with dark fruits and heavy roast. This is top notch and I wish I had more!
dfinney23 (1377) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks almost like motor oil pouring from the bottle. Tan head dissipates quickly. Chocolate and roasted malt aromas with a more of the oatmeal coming through in the mouth. Smooth and creamy. Good stuff.
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black pour from bottle with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and booze. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, grass and booze. Warm finish. Solid OS.
HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted coffee notes pleasantly permeated my nostrils, accompanied by a lingering alcohol presence. Black with amber halo when held up to the light. Cream-colored head dissipates rapidly after the pour. Medium sweet taste that is accompanied by bitter notes. Pleasant medium body with an oily texture. 0% carbonation. Bitter sweet, well balanced finish. Not my favorite oatmeal stout, but pleasant nonetheless.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle into my Westmalle goblet. Awesome name and bottle, looking cool...Dark brown pour with light carbonation, disappointing for an oatmeal, love to see this on tap...An alluring sweet aroma, surprised at the sweet chocolate, vanilla, and oats coming through without alcohol on this 8.5% beer. Vanilla really shows more than anything, really nice...The taste bores me, most of the sweetness is gone leaving a plain stout with a little roastiness creeping in. Not bad, just boring, however at the abv super easy to drink.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Yep, thats black, large pillowy tannish head, looks like rising dough, fairly nice lacing.   Bakers chocolate, oatmeal, slight fig/date, and some lactose.   Hefty roasted malts, oatish, semi-sweet, faint appleskin, with a touch of dark pitted fruit and dark chocolate.   Pretty tasty this is!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Finish yields a lot of roasted malts, very slight tartness, some immature dark pitted fruit, and dark chocolate.   Oh, lets not forget about the Imperial Oatmeal!   Thanks Bill for this welcome surprise!
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have never had an imperial oatmeal stout before. It is roasty and smoky but still is smooth as if it were 5 or 6% abv.