maxwelldeux (2223) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh yeah. If a stout and a porter had a love child, it would be this. Hints of coffee and, to a lesser extent, chocolate come through, but it has the smoothness of a stout. Great beer. Iíd like to have several more of these.
BMMillsy (683) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2012 Had this on Tap at Mani in Ann Arbor. Pours jet black with creamy head. Smells of light coffe and roasted malt. Flavor is full bodied with mostly roasty coffee coming through. Good mouthfeel, not too heavy but plenty robust. One of my favorite standard oatmeal stouts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tyunker1 (10) - Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good stuff, but Oatmeal Stouts usually are. Not as smooth as others, but that might be in the bottle. I have had smoother and creamier, but still very good.
hopslamer (1) - Plymouth, USA - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light bodied stout, dark rich color, small head. Hints of hops and malt in the aroma. Rich smooth chocolate flavor on first taste, mellowing off to a light coffee flavor on the finish. Great beer, would buy again.
CP (124) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is probably one of the smoothest beers I have ever had. Comparable to Dark Horseís Too Cream Stout in that regard. Has a typical dark/brown coloration of a stout with a bold yet smooth mix of coffee, chocolate, and a hint of roasted nuts. It is a thin for a stout but makes up in drinkability and SMOOTHNESS.
jebert (406) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours raven black with a creamy tan head. Coffee, chocolate and oatmeal greet the nose. Taste is chock full of dark roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes accompanied by an unparalleled creaminess. Very muted hops. Pouring and enjoying this beer is poetry in motion. Pairs well with beef, soft-ripened cheeses and chocolate.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only thing missing from this Sweet Stout is head! I poured three from a bottle and not a single one had head. There was nice lacing though. Aroma is great -- malt and cocoa; flavor matches and has a little coffee too. If there were a light brown or tan head this might be my top-rated stout.
eleiser (8) - USA - JUN 26, 2008 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
delicious beer with a nice balance of flavor, texture, and thickness. the ideal oatmeal stout. i only wish it was more available where I am from. found it in cape fear wine and bear in NC. worth going out of your way if you love beer.
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I know this is supposed to be an oatmeal stout, but it reminds me more of the porters that Iíve become fond of. Great malty aroma, beautiful dark pour, and just a wonderful flavor and taste profile. Iíve only had 2 of these, but Iím going to need to drink it side by side with my current favorites and re-rate them against each other, because this one could tie or better some of them.
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at World Market, Winston-Salem, NC
Robust scent - absolutely perfect smell for a stout! Great, rich taste.