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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This chocolate oatmeal milk stout is a tribute to all things sweet, robust, and decadent. An American styled stout made with copious amounts of flaked oats, semi sweet chocolate bars, and lactose sugar. The chocolate bars were tempered with hot wort over the kettle utilizing the steam from the boil. Additions of the tempered chocolate were frequent throughout the entire boil. Lactose sugar was added to provide its signature sweetness to help accentuate the robust chocolate character. A chocolate stout for chocolate lovers ABV: 7% Malt: American 2-row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black Patten, White Wheat, Special B, Belgian Aromatic Hops: Amarillo, Hallertau Character Builders: Semi-Sweet chocolate, Lactose Sugar, Flaked Oats.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing this growler. Pours a deeper brown with little to no head (although was from a growler that was traded). Aroma of lactose, chocolate, tobacco and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and lactose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(Growler) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and light lactose. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and oatmeal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Growler RBWG 10 Pours motor oil black with a very small, fat-bubbled, beige head. The aroma is nutty and chocolaty more nutty than anything else. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is much like the nose, plenty of sweet chocolate, almonds and cardboard-like oxidation. Fades rather than finishes. Thanks to darkguardian for bringing this one along to share!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Black pour with no head or lace. Espresso and chocolate aroma. A hard espresso flavor with a light chocolate kicker. Medium bodied with no carbonation. (growler)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Growler
Maybe this lost a bit of its luster overnight but by the time Chris opened it to kick off a winter tasting it was still holding up very well. If it is a reflection of what Jackie Os can do with other styles I think I may have to detour out of my way sometime and find out what the hype is all about. If only Athens were closer to civilization I might have already gone.

Aroma / Appearance - Flat (as expected) the deep brown body still showed signs of life. Rather than limply swirling it clung to the sides of my sampler glass. The rich chocolate and malt reminded me of a malt ball that had melted a bit in the sunlight.

Flavor / Palate - Straight up chocolate is not my thing so the fact that this was dominated by that flavor profile did it no favors. However it did not overdo the effect and soon I was warming up to a decent stout. Paired with the right dessert this would be the perfect thing to wrap up an evening.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #22. Keg at the brewery. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, anise. The taste is chocolate, anise, roasted malt. Medium bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
A-pours a jet black liquid with a tiny bit of deep brown head. S-the nose is light and has some light mik chocolate, notes of oatmeal and some soapy hops in the back. T-the taste is more bitter, the oatmeal and milk chocolate are still there but bitter burnt coffee ridns come in behind as the soapy hop flavors come by themself in the finish. M-good full body with a thick and creamy feel. the finish is nicely carbonated and semi dry. D-this is reasonably nicebut the hop presence seems out of place and slightly off. Still, the smooth oatmea stout body and weight make it drink smooth and easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Received in a pint glass. 3.5 A: Black color. Came without a head. 3.5 S: Quite chocolate-ty with deep caramel notes and molasses. Hints of diacetyl. Supple roastiness and oatmeal to round this off. 3.5 T: Sharp chocolate, caramel, slight woodiness, oatmeal. Again, hints of diacetyl. 3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. 3.5 D: Tasty beer that works with or without a bourbon barrel. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-25-2012 21:04:52

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-1L bottle pours no head and black color. Aorma is espresso/burnt, earthy. Taste is espresso/burnt/coffee bitter, earthy. Not my taste.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On tap at Jackie Os VBRBDAKLDAQUINCE release. A- Like Spider889 said, I cant score this any higher than a3 for appearance. It looked exactly like the other stouts that I had on tap that day. A very thin head that skims away with some spots lets behind here and there. Deep black body that has some viscosity to it. S- Very chocolatey on the nose. Ive begun to notice that when beers get really, really chocolatey they begin to smell like tootsie rolls. Now obviously there arent Tootsie Rolls in this beer, I think, but the gobs of sweet chocolate give this a candy like aroma. Thankfully there are some stout-like qualities in the way of roasted malts and caramel. But the caramel only serves to candy-up this beer more. T- YEEESH! I had the BA version on tap, and have been kicking myself for missing that bottle release ever since. The BB Sweet Chocolate Love is one of JOs best. The regular version, however, not my cup of chocolate. And thats really what it is. Chocolate. The word cloying gets used often on this site, too often actually so I try to avoid using it. In this case there really isnt any other word. I love sweet chocolate as much an anyone (ST Choclat is great) but there is something about how the chocolate presents itself here that is really off putting. I mentioned Tootsie Rolls when describing the aroma, well its tenfold in the taste. M- The feel is smooth but much too thin on the body. The beer looked like it was going to have a decent weight to the body but it was deceptive. D- I know this is the common air of BA but the barrel aged version is much better.


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