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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   ABV: -
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2890) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (2923) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 10, 2006
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2005
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2005
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2004
deep, rich ruby color intermingled with the opaqueness. chocolate and coffee nose. nice coffee flavor that finishes smooth. very flavorful and satisfying

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2004
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3319) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2004
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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PorterPounder (5538) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
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.


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