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.
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nice brown, foamy, head. Smells of oats, chocalate, and yeast.
Tastes smooth, and, umm, oaty.
If you are looking for a dry stout, like Guiness, keep looking. This isn’t it.
If you like a smooth, oaty, this is a good beer. Funny, but, I’d bet my last dollar ( or Aventinus ), that if these rater did not know it was an AB product, the ratings would be much higher.
NUTZJ98 (2) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a very good draft for it’s type. I enjoyed more than turbo dog which is near identical. Surprisingly goes down good with wings. I agree that A-B label kills it’s ratings but it’s one of their better creations.
unclemike (2860) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Had this beer at the Howard Johnsons in the bar thought this was a very good draft. Smelled of choclate not bitter after taste. A very good beer from the tap.
bigcat03 (252) - 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. It’s about as respectable as some of the craft brewers out there can do.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is a bit on the weak side. A decent beer for missouri!
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 12, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours a dark brown color with a decent sized head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is a bit on the weak side.
JoeinDahlem (1440) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sessionable and inoffensive stout that won’t blow anyone’s mind. The waiter at the restaurant told me this was a new dark lager from a microbrewery in St. Louis. Those people are going to hear a few words from me, if I ever go back there. Interestingly, it does taste like a reasonable dark lager. The fact that it’s actually a stout is funny. I’ll do my best to forget the style and the megabrewery and rate it based on my impressions at the time. It was served too cold, which I mention because the kind of places that serve this to you are likely to do the same. Looks fairly nice, though... pours black with a frothy and reasonably lasting tan head. Aroma, even when warm, was a faint, roasty malt. Flavor brings a very light bitterness with roasted coffee notes. Not much aftertaste of which to speak. Thin MF with average carbonation. Goes down extremely easy. A dark, inoffensive quencher from A-B. Not bad, just boring.
topherh (1920) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and light chocolate. Flavor is sweet and fairly smooth. Not bad for AB.
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.