malrubius (2614) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Meditrina. Black with ring and a little lace. Roasted burnt coffee chocolate earthy aroma with a hint toasted oat tang. Very roasted chocolate coffee with surprisingly little fruitiness and oaty cereal grains with robust bitter earthy ashy finish. Medium light oily body. Pretty good. Lots of lingering burnt oaty cereal.
migwell (277) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought this on sale, should have known better, it’s almost 4 months old. Poured into an oversized wine glass expecting lots of foam and a rich aroma, but got neither. My bottle was flat, no lacing, for whatever that’s worth (zero in my opinion). This is surprisingly thin bodied and has no complexity... of course, drinking it mostly flat hasn’t helped the experience at all either. Still, it makes my list of this year’s brews with ’winter’ in the name which have been uniformly disappointing.
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is malt. Flavor is sweet malt with hints of coffee and dark chocolate.
Quick3Beers (985) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown from a bottle with a quickly disappearing minimal off-white head. Aroma is a chocolate ester, flavor is a slight dark chocolate with a little licorice. Palate is a little thin for a stout in my opinion. Okay beer.
MrMeadMan (73) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oatmeal stouts are my favorite style and this one doesn’t disappoint. The pour reveals a creamy brown head with good retention. The aroma is a spot on with molasses and chocolate notes present before every sip. Flavor-wise it is a great balance between the sweetness and the roasted characters of the malt. Overall a great brew.
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted cocoa aroma. Deep black body. Head was minimal. Roasted cocoa taste with a mild sweet caramel in the background. Dry roasted finish.
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep burnt sienna with two fingers of khaki foam. Nose is oatmeal bread, sweet bakers cocoa and a hints of soft nutty coffee. Palate follows but is a touch thinner than expected. Wet oats, soft cocoa, bitter walnut, roasted grain, burnt toast. Soft dark and easy.
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roast, coffee and some chocolate. Taste is oats, malts and chocolate.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with brown head ring. Nose/taste of flaked oats, roast chocolate malt, roast barley and molasses. Medium body.
fluffy (2395) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty much a by the book oatmeal stout. good, solid, if that is what you are in the mood for.