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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   ABV: -
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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2002
Just about black in color, beautiful off-white soft head, full of roasted flavors, very well balanced, great stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 8, 2002
On tap GABF í02: Bold roasted aroma, medium palate, black color, nice example of an oatmeal stout.

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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Poured black with a dark tan head. It had a sweet roasted aroma of hops and a taste of chocolate, roasted barley, and oatmeal. I was hoping they'd have this on cask, but they got rid of their cask taps recently!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3863) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2006
I have a hard time distinguishing all the oatmeal stouts out there, and this one didnít stand out from the others (insert your favorite standard description here). However, itís a nice selection from a microbrew that doesnít have a lot of excellent beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4396) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Rating #900...made a trip over to John Harvards in Springfield with my brother-in-law...kind of disappointing overall. This one was the best of the 8 sampler I had. Billed as "Uncle Festerís Oatmeal Stout. Poured a dark brown with red when held to the light with an average light tan creamy and lightly lacing head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, lactose and light coffee. Flavor of light coffee, roast and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/23/2003
Mode: Draft
Source: DC

Black, whispy tan head producing a bit of disappearing lace, roasted and chocolate aroma, rich roasted malt flavor, touch of chocolate, some oily oatmeal character, non-offensive malt bitterness that slowly grows until it becomes offensive
-------- /> Date: 02/12/2007
Score: ii to iii
Words: Draft
Words: Nitro
Words: Brewpub
Words: Harvard Square

opaque with brown edges, ladting dense tan head, solid lace, sweet roasted aroma, smooth nitro and flaked oat body, lightly bitter roasted malt flavor, touch of chocolate, mostly dry, a perfect example of a sessionable dry nitro stout,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2004
Had this at John Harvards in Washington DC on 4-24-04. Dark brown to almost black with a foamy tan head. Creamy, roasted malt aroma with some milk chocolate notes. Creamy mouthfeel with more malt and bittersweet chocolate. Finish is some and contains light bitterness towards the end. Good beer!

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.


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