ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Tanners. Poured a blackish dark color with a tan white head. Aroma of malt and hops with a hint of chocolate. Taste is thin but smooth with alcohol notes very present.
zombywoof (461) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2007
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2008 As good as anything AB does...of course that is a qualified statement. Mild chocolate aroma-roasted malt and paper and watery body. Like Gr8tefulTed, I too had this at Johnnyís Tavern in Overland Park, KS. Not impressed.
Gr8fulTed (5) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2007 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Anheuser needs to continue working on producing a better stout. I suggest a trip out Portland OR in late July: check out the White Lightning stout.... Mule Kick is now at Johnnyís Tavern in O.P.
Fattimus (3) - Sedalia, Missouri, USA - FEB 26, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid Sweet Stout for the general masses, palate should not be confused with that of traditional Stouts. Everything as advertised.
StLsportsfan (65) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2007
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Had this on tap at the brewery tour. I often try to support the hometown king in itís effort to brew better beers. Oatmeal Stout was decided by a ípreferred memberí poll...of which I am a part of. I voted for this.
IT IS GOD AWEFUL!!! Iím not going to waste my time with aromoa, palate, etc...it was BAD. A wasted effort.
...if youíre on the tour, drink two Bare-knuckle Stouts
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Bier Stube in Moline, IL. Opaque, dark brown with orange highlights. Head was thick, tan, and left a curtain of lace. So far so good. Not much in the way of aroma other than minimal chocolate. Things have started to fall apart. Dry on the tongue with a dominant cardboard-like flavor accented by a hint of roasty malt. Medium bodied, but not a very good oatmeal stout. Too dry, too cardboardy.
bigcat03 (263) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught from The Pub poured into shaker - Pours deep burgundy red with a 1/2 finger tan head; Chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, maybe a little coffee to the nose; Coffee, light roast and some hops on the initial taste; Oats, mild roast on a dry aftertaste; Watery-medium body; Kinda lively carbonation; Good to see AB branching out a bit. Itís about as respectable as some of the craft brewers out there can do.