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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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O.G. 1.050 | 35 IBU’s | 4.9% ABV
Our award winning ale is a traditional sweet stout. Rolled oats bring out the flavor and richness. It is full bodied and a meal in itself.
1998 World Beer Cup Gold Medal
1998 World Beer Championships Silver Medal


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2788) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about forty five seconds leaving some light clingy stringy lacing. The smell started off with a nice sweet to roasty coffee. Eventually, as it warmed, there was a nice sweet milk chocolate and a touch of bitter dark chocolate. The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and blended nicely. The aftertaste was really nice as it combined all the previously mentioned flavors in a sticky fashion. A moderately quick sweet finish clings nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth and lets in a nice graininess from the oatmeal. Overall, sweet stout or oatmeal stout. Whatever it is, I’d have again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GIJOE (972) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours black with a creamy tan head that reduces quickly, but leaves a film. Oat is pronounced in the nose along with some coffee notes. Taste is on the bitter side. Full bodied brew that’s quite satisfying. I’d gladly have another.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1881) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2015
22oz bottle purchased from Top Shelf in Hampton. Poured black with no head. Slightly sweet and slightly sour. Not sure the bottle we got was fresh or properly handled, it seemed a bit off. Just OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5843) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
pours dark brown with a veru nice beige crema head, good retention and lacing. sweet roasted maltiness, coffee beans, strong coffee and bitter chocolate, sweetness - molasses and burnt caramel, lightly ashy and smoky, hint of roasted acidity, wood, metal. light carbonation, medoum body - oily and very creamy and smooth; sweet yet assertive resinous-coffee finish. almost sticky burnt rolled oats. rich and tasty sweet stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2634) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
Can 355ml. Pours jet black with medium beige head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, very slight stable. Taste is of coffee, chocolate, bitterness, sugar, very faint ashes. Palate: Full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Pretty good in the morning. Nice. Niiice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (4031) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Can (12 oz) bought @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Split 2-ways.

Appearance: Black with a medium thick and easy to revive creamy brown head and good lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, herbal presence and light ashes.

Taste: Similar to the aroma, but more expressive. Caramel, roasted malts, vanilla and light ashes. Sweetness level is moderate. Light bitterness.

Palate: Meidum to full body. Medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. A tad creamy too. Roasty finish.

Overall: Very tasty oatmeal stout and quite decadent for a 4.9% abv beer. Interesting interpretation of the style. Good balance. Loved it.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4878) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Pours black into a tulip. Mocha head with medium retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Thick and dry with sweet hot chocolate upfront turning to licorice before the lasting espresso finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2983) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Can from Bert’s Chocolate caramel coffee and molasses with bits of sulfur or mineral water. Decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2138) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle from Un Dun. Bottle filled completely tot the lip. Black with tan ring and a little lace. Coffee chocolate and dark bread aroma with only a hint of fruit or oat tang. Rich roasted coffee and chocolate with some very mild fruity sweetness and roasted woody earty smoky ashy bitterness. Full body. Seems like it could use a touch more internal carbo. Not sure if that is a function of the overfilled bottle. Also have no idea how old it is since I’ve recently purchased some ancient and gross beers at Un Dun. Anyhow, very good, could have been excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1120) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2014
$5.99 for the 650 mL bottle purchased from Top Shelf Brews. To over-sized snifter, it pours a mahogany-tinted dark rust brown with which a thin-ringed beige head barely even a fingernail in length. Aromas of ash, green cardamom, sorghum molasses, firewood, milk chocolate, and sweat. Tastes the same with the addition of DME, stale coffee, and roasted corn. Pine needles, oats, cloves, and cotton experienced at swallow. Was surprisingly spicy - cinnamon, cloves, and star anise - at its perplexing finish. Overall, I had fun with this stout. More than I was expecting.


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