eaglefan538 (2893) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have a hard time distinguishing all the oatmeal stouts out there, and this one didn’t stand out from the others (insert your favorite standard description here). However, it’s a nice selection from a microbrew that doesn’t have a lot of excellent beers.
rederic (2960) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Brewhouse, dark black color, with a creamy tan-colored head, roasted and dark malts, with a hint of smokiness, note of chocolate, with an oatmeal mildiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with mild roasted black malt character, with a dark chocolatey note, with a hint of wineyness in the backgroud, leading towards a roasted malt biterness finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lake Grove, NY. Almost black with a red tinit and thin tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with some notes of coffee. Smooth silky body. Roasted malt flavor with a riasted bitter finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at the JH in Harvard Square, Cambridge. Thick slowly-diminishing head with huge lace over a midnight body...roasty, semi-sweet cocoa nose, lightly vinous...body much more grapy, sweet chocolate at the front but sour wine turning vinegary towards the finish, thin and syrupy...starts ok but ends up being fairly gross.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
De couleur noir foncé, faible à moyenne mousse brune pale et plutôt diminuante. Une trace de légumes bouillis vient hanter les grains de café torréfiés et les noisettes brunes. Flaveurs grillée, rôties et terreuse. Corps d’épaisseur plutôt mince, texture presque aqueuse, carbonatation effacée, finale acide. En fut à la brasserie, le 17 Juin 2005.
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught sampler, Pittsburgh. Light chocolate milk aroma, laced with toasted grain, maybe a little smoke. Sweet tang to the aroma, too. Dark brown-black clear, with creamy tan lacing head. Creamy silky body with mild carbonation. Starts with mild nutty roastd sweetness, chocolate, some coffee. Good astringent acidity throughout, with mild dry bitterness in the finish. Dry roasted finish, mild tangy after.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
deep, rich ruby color intermingled with the opaqueness. chocolate and coffee nose. nice coffee flavor that finishes smooth. very flavorful and satisfying
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 draught Cambridge. Pours a dark, nearly opaque black with light burgundy hints on the edges and a small tan head. Aroma is light, slight oat notes and brown sugar at the most. Flavor, however is quite an improvement on the normal flavor I get from this brewery(which is usually lacking). Good oat grist chewiness to the body, dark malts balanced with a firm but light sweetness while there is an ever so subtle prune-like or vinousness to the finish. Lightly floral hops and just a well-rounded flavor overall. Grows better as it warms, which takes a while as this is served incredibly cold. Smooth medium body, low carbonation, light roast, low astringency. Of my recent visit, this is the only thing I would order again.
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Manchester, CT locale. Nitro pour. Aroma has roasty coffee notes with a slight butteriness. Opaque black with a yellow frothy head. What’s up with the yellow? Start is nice, sweetish choco-coffee flavors. Middle is kind of bland and slightly watery. Bitter kick to finish. A run of the mill oatmeal stout.
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Washington D.C. location. Has a slightly stale aroma, reminiscent of overripe milk. Decent dark appearance with a creamy off-white head. Has a slight coffee bitterness to it with some underlying cocoa notes. Too thin of a mouthfeel for a stout. Had much better stouts.