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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Another fun regional bottle from a coworker, thanks Mitch! - Pours thin and dk dk brown with a medium tan head....aroma is full of roasted oats and grain, dry cocoa and slight day old coffee...flavour is similar, lightly astringent, burnt wood and burnt coffee, not bitter burnt, just kinda charred...finish had a nice grittiness to it...

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2010
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. There’s 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2595) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
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 it’s charm as the glass warms.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aetheon (82) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2009
12 oz bottle from Princeton’s. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted coffee. Flavor is slightly sweet chocolate with a creamy smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Silphium (3161) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2009
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnicholas (4) - USA - SEP 2, 2009 does not count
Bottle in Duluth. Poors a dark, brown and smells of chocolate, smoke, and oatmeal. Probably my favorite stout of all the Minnesota breweries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2009
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 22, 2009
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.


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