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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A traditional stout using dark roasted malted barley to create a full-bodied ale. Rounded with the smooth flavor of oats, the addition of English Kent Goldings hops produces a creamy stout that has proven to be a favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
Bottled. A pitch black beer with next to no head. The aroma is very roasted combined with notes of oatmeal, malt, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, as well as notes of hard roasted coffee, dark bitter chocolate, oatmeal, and a bit of oranges. The end is dry and quite roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Black pour with a dark tan ring. Aroma is delicious rich chocolate and coffee. The oatmeal smooths the aroma out, and makes me want to dive into this beer. The flavor is creamy dark chocolate and just a bite of hops in the finish. The body is silky smooth and infinitely quaffable. Fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2007
Bottled. Very dark brown coloured. Loads of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and some hops in the aroma. Surprisingly light flavour considering the nice aroma. Again some coffee and roasted malts. Light fruitiness as well. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Aroma of roast coffee with underlying floral hops. Appears an opaque dark-brown-black color with a creamy tan head. Flavor is roasty and a tad burnt, with appropriate residual sweetness, but little to no oatmeal presence. Palate is smooth, creamy and very soft. Overall, a very good sweet stout, and a bit more than the sum of its parts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2007
The aroma was full of coffee, roast, smoke, and a hint of oatmeal. The beer poured an opaque color with thin lasting head and lacing. The flavor had coffee, roast, smoke, and light oatmeal notes. The roast was really prevelent. The mouthfeel was medium to full, a little thin for me, and decent carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2007
12-oz. Pours a deep, not-wuite jet black with a humongous, thick, moussy tan head. Float a quarter on the head? More like bounce one off it! Sticky rings of lace follow the head down the sides of the glass. It’s almost like watching someone put on an oatmeal turtleneck. Mild nose of dust and chocolate, maybe a hint of toast. Bold attack, though not overpowering: medium body, active carb, rich flavor. The mid-palate’s all full of roast, even char, plenty of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke. Once you get past a few dozen stouts, there’s not usually a new flavor note to discover, but the balance and proportion is always a revelation, and this one’s right where it needs to be. Only real problem is the finish, which just kind of gives up instead of hanging around--all you get is a little sticky coffee and peppery/piney hop. Good stuff, nearly a true great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - DEC 17, 2006
12oz bottle poured black with a nice brown head. The aroma was rich with oats, chocolate and roast. The taste was slightly bitter at first then rounds out with a big palate. Overall a nice rich oatmeal stout more than a sweet stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2006
12 oz Bottle from Mystery swap via FlacoAlto (thanks!). Pours a thick black with a small tan head. Thick like an Imp Stout as oppsed to just a Stout. Nose is a pure wonderful Mocha aroma. I can detect lots of vanilla, some chocolate, espresso, and perhaps even some honey. I must say this is the best smelling beer i have ever held. The taste does not quite hold up though. It is a more straightfoward roasted black patent malt flavor, with everything else in the background...a bit of chocolate, nuttiness and coffee do come through a little. High carbonation. Medium body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty good, just was hoping for more after the divine aroma!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Coca-Cola coloured beer with a fizzy and disappeaing head. The aroma was slight and filled with roast. Good body on this one, nice character provided by the oatmeal. The flavour I thought was too much soy like flavours. But after getting through half the bottle I felt that it was nicely drinkable. The flavours were mostly roasted dark malts with a drying effect on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2006 Bottle via trade with cbkschubert. Black with no head. Great roasted aroma. Medium body with the flavors of dry malts, oats, and some sourness. Dry bitter hops in the finish. Thanks, Craig

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