anders37 (19552) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted oatmeal malty chocolate flavor with some creamy hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
brokensail (13679) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a dark brown color with some reddish notes and a finger of tan/khaki head.
S: Nice coffee and dark chocolate aromas up front. Plenty of roasted malts and a nice oatmeal smell to it as well. Some sweetness to it, perhaps toffee and molasses.
T: Sweetness in the form of toffee and molasses. Roasted malts and coffee give a hint of bitterness, and there is also a nice chocolate note to it. Oatmeal provides some nice sweetness as well.
M: Creamy and smooth in mouthfeel with a a medium level of carbonation.
O: I found this to be pleasant in all aspects and quite easy to drink.
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. LIkely a gift from Marcus. Pours quite black with a large foamy tan head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma, with some dark toasted malt and coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. Lots of toast and coffee in the flavor. Chocolate follows along. Nicely bitter. Excellent drink.
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured an opaque dark brown nearly black with a small lingereing brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and light vanilla with a smooth dry lingering bitter chocolate finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Sless’s Stimulating Stout
Date: July 08, 2009
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: lightly sweet roasted malt aroma
Body: thn body
Flavor: sweet and fruity malt flavor, dark roast, dark chocolate, caramel sweetness
Overall: several great characters with no blending
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
MartinT (8619) - 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 Stout’s 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.
BVery (8065) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Iron Springs. Very dark pour with a creamy head. Nose is coffee grounds. Medium to lighter palate with low carbonation. Taste is more coffee grounds with a hint of sweetness.
marcus (7682) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Slow Food festival in S.F. This dark brown ale poured with a massive tan head that took a while to settle. There was a strong aroma of chocolate. The flavor is all roasted and chocolate malt and is very tasty.
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. On Nitro. Black beer with a light brown nitro head. Light roasty aroma. Roasty, oatmeal, barley flavors coming through. Medioum bodied. Lingering chocolate, light roast, and oatmeal. Should read: Sless’ Stimulating Stout.