Narnad (1472) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black color with a great deep tan head that is very dense and creamy looking. Aroma has a mild raisin, chocolate start and moves into a low toffee and coffee presence with a light nuttiness at the end. Early flavor has an almost smoky flavor from the coffee and bunt malt note. After this subsides a very pleasant light dark fruit and hefty sweet chocolate flavors take over. The stout finishes with a slight coffee bitterness. There is a modest density and a little extra in the mouth feel from the oats and a light dry sweetness to finish it off. Oatmeal stouts are one of my favorites and are a consistently one of the styles I am always brewing at home. This oatmeal stout has a great transitioning flavor profile. All flavors flow very nicely and overlap just enough to compliment the flavors from before. A very enjoyable brew and I think one of the better oatmeal stouts out there on the market.
AwYeh (102) - Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours your average stout black; no light passing through with a finger of tan head. Smells like chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal after an odd first sniff of house cleaner. Tastes much like smell, with chocolate and roasted malts standing out. Medium+ body, soft carbonation. Goes down easy for a stout but no big desire to have a second.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours quite black with a reddish-beige head. The aroma is roasty with some distinct berry-like oat notes and a little bit of raisin and prune. The flavor is somewhat sweet with berries and raisins and oats, kind of reminds me of trail mix. But then there is a nice, deep roastiness and just a hint of ashy sourness. Pretty good stuff.
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Safeway in Salinas. Nose of oatmeal, chocolate, with hints of coffee. Black, golden brown edges, and a medium cinnnamon tan head. Flavor is coffee up front with background bitterness and chocolate.Pretty nice drinkable stout!
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) espresso brown but clear with a tan ring of bubbles. Nose of dry cocoa, chocolate wafers, sweet chocolate malt and roasty. Taste of dry cocoa, pretty rich chocolate malt, creamy dry body.
argo0 (11645) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, oat, some bittersweet chocolate, earthy, light grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, cola, roast/coffee, some caramel, grapefruit, earthy/orange, milk chocolate. Light-medium body, light acidity.
brewski519 (644) - Morrisville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz botle. Pours a dark black with a dark tan head. Aroma is semi-sweet chocolate, toffee, light roast and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, roasty, chocolatey, with an oaty creaminess. A nice brew in one of my favorite styles.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, oats, and light chocolate. Poured pitch black in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Opaque. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of chocolate, roasted malt, light soy sauce, oats, and slight hops. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt, oat, chocolate finish is dry. A good but average oatmeal stout.
phaleslu (6837) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with michael-pollack- thanks, Pollack! Pours a dark, opaque brown color with a tiny tan head that leaves only a ring in the glass. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate and roasted malts, mild coffee, earth, and molasses-like syrup. Flavor of oats, sweet chocolate malts, oats, mild coffee, cola syrup, molasses, and overripe plums. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth, sweet, roasty mouthfeel. Not bad.