kramer (4572) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small short lived fizzy light brown head. The nose is deeply roasty with some oats and black strap molasses. Thereís a bit of a metallic note as well. The flavor is a balance between the roast and a weird burnt rubber taste. Some earthiness, oats, and sweet burnt caramel. Mouthfeel is a bit flat with some light clinginess and light fizzy carbonation. The finish is especially watery and thin. Not the most well made beer. That burnt rubber quality really bothered me the whole time.
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown color with a thin beige head. Nose is mostly roast at first, but becomes a rich and sweet chocolatey melody. The taste beckons back to the heavy roast of the aroma with a little charred wood, light oat presence, and some bittersweet chocolate. Medium bodied and increases itís charm as the glass warms.
aetheon (82) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours typical stout brown black, smallish head very little lacing. Flavor is mostly of slightly blackened malts with lite but noticeable hops. Otherwise its sharp cheese, a little coffee, burnt nut and some creaminess. mouthfeel is moderate with a fairly clean finish. Overall for an oatmeal stout its OK.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Princetonís. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is slightly sweet chocolate with a creamy smooth finish.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a beige head. Malty with sweet milk chocolate in the nose. Flavors of roasted grains, coffee bitterness, burnt toast and some acidity.
Silphium (3156) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque deep brown body topped by a ring of tan carbonation. Nose mostly of roasted malts and coffee. The body offers a little more complexity, with burnt sugars and sweet chocolate notes joining the roasted malts and coffee. Rather silky palate. Still a bit more woody acidity than I prefer in an oatmeal stout, but a better than pedestrian effort.
dnicholas (2) - USA - SEP 2, 2009 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in Duluth. Poors a dark, brown and smells of chocolate, smoke, and oatmeal. Probably my favorite stout of all the Minnesota breweries.
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - SEP 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle: appearance is a very dark murky brown with small tan head, aroma of chocolate and roasted malt, flavor had good amounts of chocolate, oatmeal and roasted malt but not being over powering medium bodied and easy drinking for a stout.
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dark pour with a thin, tan head. Aroma is of guiness. It is the only way I can really describe it. To be honest, the whole beer just reminded me of bottled guiness with just a little extra bite to it. Not impressed.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours dark and beautiful with a bubbly tan head. Smells great too, with notes of chocolate, lactose, charcoal, coffee, and roasty malt. Unfortunately, the taste doesnít back up the smell. There just isnít much there--some roast, a little smoke, and a bitter coffee taste that felt off. Itís a little thinner on the mouth than Iíd like too. Itís easy drinking, but it was a total letdown after smelling it.