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A variety of dark roasted malts, oatmeal, and our own imported English ale yeast creates a smooth almost-black beer with chocolate overtones and a roasty flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Had this on Tap at the Hacienda in Duluth. Wonderful Oatmeal Stout. Dark Black with tan Head. Malty. Coffee, malt...oats...great oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9840) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9140) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BitterPoet (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Okay, I’m going to be odd man out here. I had this in the bottle, and I couldn’t 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 can’t dig it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2004
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 can’t 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 Smith’s, but what is? Goes down extremely well, with plenty of body, texture, and bite. Gritty, substantial, but quite quaffable. An outstanding stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2003
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.

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