JoeM500 (1900) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival tap: dark with lots of tan head. Big chocolatey bitter nose. Some lactic notes made for some underlying acidity, but otherwise smooth, creamy and chocolatey. Dry and roasty at the finish
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Two pints on tap at The Angry Trout in Grand Marias, MN. Little head and some lace with a fairly roasty aroma. Flavor taste roasted and sweet. Good creamy body. This goes great with the fresh Herring Fish and Chips served there. Very nice.
shadey (1768) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: This beer was volcanic during the pour. As soon as it touched the glass it filled it to the brim with foamy tan head. It took me a good ten minutes to pour this beer. The color was black to my eyes. The aroma was a nothing exceptional... a little touch of roast and maybe a hint of coffee chocolate and waiting alcohol. The flavor matched the taste. A touch of bitter with a warming alcohol aftertaste. I wasn’t very impressed. But then again, I had a St. Ambroise last night... what can I expect?
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, Da Man wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. What a great stout. I can taste the roasted oodness in this beer.
sloth (2251) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized brown head, good retention and lace. Black brew with some brown highlights showing around the edges. Grainy, chocolatey nose. Medium body. Grainy malt notes, the oats i assume. Mildly sour, light chocolate and roast notes with a hint of coffee. Fairly dry finish. Thanks slik.
schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer. A classic English style Oatmeal Stout, with an almost black color. Full-bodied with chocolate and coffee overtones and a roasty flavor. I think I found a new favorite beer.
PorterPounder (4631) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had in the bottle at Old Chicago in Roseville, Mn. Dark black, licorice-like pour with an eggnog colored head, good thick lacing. Has a coffee and bittersweet chocolate aroma. Same elements carry over to the flavor with a little bit of black licoruice and roasted flavor trhown in there.The high lactic content leaves a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very good stout.
jzzbassman (1364) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow; doesn’t get much better than this. My second Lake Superior brew (thanks to slikwily) was impressive once again. Dark black with a compact lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke and sweet. Flavor had a lot of coffee to it, along with chocolate, liqourice, and brown sugar. Very very nice.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on Tap at the Hacienda in Duluth. Wonderful Oatmeal Stout. Dark Black with tan Head. Malty. Coffee, malt...oats...great oatmeal stout.
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, cognac. Tastes very malty, roasty, with hints of coffee, malt, chocolate, vanilla, oats, and a smooth finish. Delicious.