jzzbassman (1523) - 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; doesnít 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 (8184) - 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.
hopscotch (9840) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks!
Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention with thick, creamy lace. The nose is of chocolate and vanilla. The well-balanced flavor mirrors the nose with some toasted pecans thrown in. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sweet, toasted finish. Underrated. World class brew, IMHO!
Sammy (9140) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Toasted grains. Like a weak coffee with sugar. Alcohol burn taste, guess this is 6% plus. Bit of burnt bitter aftertaste.
Basically a passable beer with some oatmeal. Not the best expression of this style. Could be a whole lot smoother.
Thanks to Sir Pigfoot.
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Okay, Iím going to be odd man out here. I had this in the bottle, and I couldnít drink it. I love stout and this had a thin body and a flavor that bordered on teryaki sauce. Too sour for me. I will have to try it on tap (or better, cask) someday. I just canít dig it.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Never had an oatmeal stout, one of my favorite styles, on draft before, and now that I have, fellows and ladies, let me say it canít be beat! Totally black in color, with a fine, tan head. Aroma is soft and sweet, with notes of cocoa, vanilla, and cream. Some bitterness on the palate, but nothing harsh. Not quite as roasty as the benchmark for this style, Samuel Smithís, but what is? Goes down extremely well, with plenty of body, texture, and bite. Gritty, substantial, but quite quaffable. An outstanding stout!
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2005 Nearly opaque dark brown with ruby highlights and a massive, frothy tan head. The head eventually calmed down and quickly diminished to a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma of roast, dark chocolate and espresso. Medium creamy/watery body with lively carbonation. Nice flavor of vanilla, malted milk balls, chocolate, roast, and smoke, with hints of plum and raisin. Fairly easy drinking for a stout, but a little too thin for my tastes. Good.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2004 rerate! sweet aroma of sour blueberries. moderately thick. nice head that lasts a while. sweety, berry sourness with a hint of coffee. lingering aftertaste. makes me pucker. i enjoy this quite a bit.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a pitch-black color with a planetary sized head that is semi-creamy in texture, and a winsome light chocolate color as it evanesces the lace forms a concealing curtain to drape the glass. Sweet chocolate with hints of toasted grain and fresh ground coffee with the start ambrosial, rich in malt and the top middling in feel. Finish is benign in its carbonation, hops are pleasing and mild in their spiciness with the aftertaste quite dry and long lasting, another quite pleasant beer from a new favorite brewery.