michaelinwa (621) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with crajun. Black pour, low disappearing head without lacing, Aroma is sweet malt, roasty, chocolate and a hint of dried fruit; pretty nice. Flavor is very balanced with roasted notes, hint of chocolate and the right amount of bitterness for me. A little alcohol is in there. Flavors linger on the palate nicely, giving this good mouthfeel. Overall, a really balanced but interesting and very drinkable stout. Thanks, Kevin.
drsordr (1339) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasted chocolate nose. Black opaque color. Smooth velvet mouthfeel. Roast chocolate malt. Very balanced. Excellent
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with a light brown head. Smells of chocolate and coffee, taste is nice semisweet dark chocolate with a light coffee and slight bitter after taste. overall this is a very good oatmeal stout with the 9.2% hidden well.
cbfobes (2606) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle sent by crajun from his free beer contest, thanks! Pours black with a light tannish head and spotty lacing in the glass, aroma has a nice amount of chocolate with just a little bit of oat coming through, the flavor has a sweet front end with a finish of a little bit of chocolate, the mouthfeel is just a little light though and I wanted more out of it, the abv is well hidden, not bad.
jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very clean oatmeal stout. Great look and taste that will not knock you over.
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beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2013 Aroma is a little alcohol-e with a hint of oatmeal but I?m not sure if that?s not just because I know its an oatmeal stout. Appearance is an impenetrable black with golden btown crown. Tastes great buy not as good as say founders breakfast stout, but its say a close second.
Wordsworth (135) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2013 Draft pour at Whip In. Pours darkest brown nearly black with a thin khaki head that dissipates. Thin foamy lacing clings to the upper glass. Too cold for a smell test. Taste is lightly roasted malts, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Thick mouthfeel that ends sort of sudsy. Pretty good stout from Independence.
ration (1991) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
311012. Tap at the friendly spot, san antonio tx. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma oats, burnt malts, hops. Smooth oily texture. Very balanced. Not Bad.
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12fl.oz. @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.
Clear dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, oat. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
Kshlava (55) - - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Everything you expect in a stout- chocolate and coffee notes. Nice mousse head.
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