ryanfolty (1883) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 8, 2013 - free sample from bottle at AV. Dark brown pour with nice tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate in aroma and taste. Odd that I seemed to like this better than the oaked version at Winterfest. Maybe the other amazing beers I had that night had something to do with it.
mnmike (1034) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pour. a bit lighter than expected. too thin on the mouthfeel. head dissipates quickly.
wilnatp (615) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Aroma of chocolate, cofffee and oats. Taste is slightly sweet with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Fits the bill of a sweet stout in my mind.
drjay44 (2702) - Salida, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained light beige head, over a claear, dark brown (SRM 35) body....nose is primarily chocolate, cocoa, hints of toffee/caramel......taste is chocolate, cocoa, light toffee/caramel, finishing slightly sweet with hints of bitterness....mouth feel medium, slightly creamy, carbonation adds light spritz. The bottle’s label indicates this is an Oatmeal Stout. It has a very light mouth feel for an Oatmeal Stout and it is not as creamy as it should be. If this is a Sweet Stout it should have a slightly higher sense of sweetness. Either way this is a pleasant enough beverage and is quite drinkable. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Ericular (678) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Pours very dark with big brown head that lasts and great lacing. Aroma is complex with roasted malts, a little chocolate and smoke, and some sweet lactose. Taste follows suit with a moderate amount of roasted malts and a tiny bit of coffee. Really drinkable and a good aftertaste. Palate is pretty smooth but just a little thin in the end. Overall a very good beer.
Aroma is really sweet and a little medicinal, but still pleasant. Taste is roasted oats and malt. Palate is average, but everything comes together nicely to make a decent stout. 8+3+6+3+14=3.4
zgaier (1437) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Taste is very sweet, of roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee with a medium, toasty finish. A nice sweet stout with good flavor.
jjgmd (1486) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black as a moonless night, with a small head. Smells sweet witha chocolate toasty malty nose. Taste is sweet with chocolate and coffee notes. Very drinkable, without any bitterness. Carbonation is soft and the finishes like a Hershey kiss. Quaff Score 8 / 10 Nice sweet stout !
nuplastikk (4654) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black, deep beige head. Sort of odd chocolate centered aroma, some oats and a hint of sour pungency. Kind of sharp, I’d guess a little infected. Other than that, pretty tolerable. Medium bodied, roasty bakers chocolate. Not a really impressive example of the style, I certainly won’t seek this or any other Lake Superior beer out again.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some faint chocolate taste as well as scent. Also getting some kind of fruit taste, rather light, but really drinkable.
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DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its ok, not really anything special. No complexity, no layers. But still pretty tasty overall.