jazz88 (2650) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black as the the night with a rich dark brown head. A big semi-sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor and aroma that finishes with a lingering coffee taste. It has a nice dry finish with a full flavor and smooth body.
MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Foamy and extremely roasty, this Oatmeal Stoutís bitter flavour profile lacks the sensuality evoked by its aroma.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-An impressive head of foam forms a cappuccino-like cap atop the brown-edged blackness.
-The attractive aroma of molasses, chocolate and roasted malts is more dessert-y than what the flavour profile actually delivers (residual sugars are fewer than expected).
-Citrusy hops and blackberry esters succeed in creating complexity.
-The very bitter roasted malt finish is accentuated by dryness.
mar (5180) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured black with a khaki head. nose is oatmeal, roasted malts, faint chocolate. smooth on the palate, oat, roasted malts, chocolate. nice sweet finish.
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) Smell- chocolate, roast, light creaminess. Dark black color with ruby highlights. Nice minerally- slightly dry, limestone. Not as sweet as an oatmeal stout that I would expect, but still good.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black brown pour with no foam, roasty coffee, grain aroma, flavors of bitter coffee, oatmeal, caramel, bitter finish
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, lactose, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, oatmeal, caramel, and chocolate.
thirdeye11 (5975) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) near black with very little head, obviously viscous in the glass. Nose of fudge, cream, bakers chocolate. Taste of raisin, cream, unsweet chocolate, dry cocoa, and some off flavors are present. Medium-thin creamy body with a linger of dark fruits.
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Real Strong. Almost imperial to me. Great bitterness and very dry. bitter chocolate and coffee. In the background is a slight licorice flavor. Very good.
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee and roasted malts. Appearance is charcoal black with an inch of thick, creamy brown head. Retains excellent lacing around the glass. Taste matches the aroma and begins with strong roast malt and coffee flavors along with dark chocolate, roasted nuts and brown sugar. Mouthfeel is mildly creamy with low-to-medium carbonation. Finish is dry and roasty with a strong bitter aftertaste. Definitely more of a Dry Stout than an Oatmeal Stout as the overall flavor is intensely roasty and bitter. Dark chocolate and espresso lovers should enjoy this one.
Aquilo (599) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malts, coffee, a bit of chocolate. Thereís some sour funk in there that I canít quite identify. Flavor is a very robust, yet smooth and mild bitterness. Strong coffee aftertaste. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Itís good, but I disagree that it is the "best oatmeal stout in the world."