gregwilsonstl (1253) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good stout. Drank in KS. Very chocalatey. Not as creamy as I would expect based off of the description hyping up the amount of oats used.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
All dark with a small mocha head and moderate lacing. Roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Woodsy flavors; modest sweetness with a bit more carbonation that a typical stout. Body could have benefitted with a little more depth. Waited in vain for more hops to show up in the aftertaste. Long lasting finish.
Itzjerm (1577) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very mild aroma... we need some help here. Not horrible.. not great. Very dark thick... dark head which falls away. Nice malty sweetness slight bitter... at 6% nice thickness. Not bad guys.
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium tan head. Nice woody, chocolate malt aroma. Roasted coffee flavor with a bit of chocolate and oats. Quite smooth, but a little on the light side. All in all a quality brew.
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/27/12
Aroma: The nose is somewhat subtle, with some roasted malts, and hints of coffee and chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a brown-black color with a light brown head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet, with a dry roasted coffee flavor, and a pretty amount minimal of hop bitterness
Palate: Light-medium bodied, somewhat light for the style, but not watery, with an average carbonation
This is an alright stout. It is drinkable, and works decently well. I didn’t find anything particularly wrong with it, but it isn’t particularly exciting either. It is just a solid, fairly drinkable, roasty stout.
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of the Mendocino Oatmeal Stout promises lots of oatmeal flavor along with oily hops and perhaps some molasses. Full of big, earthy flavors, this is a very smooth stout. Roasted oats dominate (as they should), followed by bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, and wood. Floral hops make a nice presence at the end, but don’t overshadow anything.
Quite quaffable, but I wouldn’t be opposed to more oatmeal in this
Goodgrief (1838) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good example of style. Dark and risky pour into the cup. Big chocolate syrup sweetness with a good bit of roast and coffee. Creamy with just the slightest lactic flavor. Pretty good.
jkwood04 (4438) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little oatmeal and chocolate, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth throughout, thick toffee coffee taste, creamy mouthfeel, very little thin whisp head. Easy drinking same taste throughout, thouroughly enjoyable, very well balanced.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. The aroma is a subtle blend of roast and coffee. The beer is opaque black with a thick tan head leaving lacing throughout. The taste is smooth malt and coffe with only the subtlest coffee presence. The body is thick creamy and smooth. Excellent.