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“Jet black in color and full·bodied with a rich, creamy, long-lasting head. Robust, with luscious chocolate and coffee flavors, it is balanced with just the right amount of UK Golding hops. Brewed with massive quantities of oats, our Oatmeal Stout is smooth in the extreme. It pairs well with a wide range of hearty, full-flavored foods and delicious desserts. Our Oatmeal Stout is 6.0% alcohol by volume and 100% marvelous!”


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (1828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
A dark and frothy ale with a rye bread savouriness on the nose. Super creay with hints of iron and long, smooth roasty flavours. Sweet and smooth but pretty straightforward.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2207) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle from a winter beer mix pack. An unceremonious dumping into a pint glass produces a big cocoa-colored lather atop a black coffee body. Chocolate-covered coffee bean aroma with hints of sulfur and iron. Slight apple pie note and some phenols too. Flavor is old coffee and minerals, chocolate milk made with water instead of milk (I guess you’d call that chocolate water), charred coffee beans and a lingering metal note that recalls sucking on a penny. Unfortunately, this beer derives no full mouthfeel or silkiness from its use of oats, and so my tongue derives no satisfaction. About what I expected from Mendocino.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2614) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out black with a thin tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, some roast, and coffee. Taste is smooth chocolate, some light roast and a light coffee in there also. Solid, drinkable, smooth oatmeal stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Sampled on 3/26/2011. This oatmeal stout pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized, tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, with a hint of vanilla. Medium to full bodied Oatmeal Stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee with hints of vanilla. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Seems a little thin for an oatmeal stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4350) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
Nice big black oily stout presentation in the glass with tan sizzling foam inside but not on top. Smell is a little sweet like some impy stouts, some choco in the background. Taste is flat dark chocolate with a backbone of old burned campfire wood from yesterday, damp from a rain. Has a decent amout of co2 for such a high alky stout. Godd personality holds its foothold even tho it strarted out slow. Roma becomes a tad cloying. Finish is same as session, lingering unsweetened dark choco, going on for a while. Interesting dull stout overall effect.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghawener (1480) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 20, 2011
Bottle: @ Costa Real w Ramenen. Roasty, chocolate, smokiness, great balance. Food Pairing: Smoked Salmon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2011
Just drank a mocha coffee before this, figured it would be the perfect companion to my morning. I was not wrong. Strangely though, this is far from the best Stout I have ever had.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
bottle thanks to someone. poured dark brown/black with a beige head. aroma was fudge, coffee, and dark roast with the flavor being much the same. body was light with low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with thin beige head and much lacing. Oatmeally aroma with a chocolate note. Smooth body, oatmeal and chocolate notes. Unsweetened coffee in the malty finish

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cballatore (15) - Phoenix, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Definitely one of the darkest black beers and darkest heads I have seen. Very unique smell which I am not a huge fan of. Beer is very smooth with a mild creamy texture. I like the abrubt yet flavorful finish. Good beer, above average taste and texture.


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