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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
12oz bottle, thanks to Radarsock. Good, half-inch light brown head. Black body. Decent lace. Good, hearty texture, but light-tan medium body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. Great aromatic nose. Nice creamy chocolate malts and oat flavor, some good roastiness. Satisfying, robust flavor, good mild bitter sweet roasty taste. Satisfying solid oatmeal stout. Canít complain. Good example of the style. My mom had a sip, she really seemed to like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle: Pitch black, large foamy beige head, patchy lacing.   Lactose nose, slight sweet and sour fruit skin, underlying roasted malt and coffee bean.   Milky lactose like sweetness, soft bitterness, decent roasted malt backbone.   Feels a little thin in the mouth, but the body is fairly decent.   Clingy roasted malt finish.   There remains some fruity sourness on top of the lactose sweetness.   Not quite what I would think of as a Sweet Stout because it did have those sour notes, but it remains fairly tasty nonetheless.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (6158) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours black with tan head, aroma is burnt malt. Taste is a bit watery, but with burnt malt and chocolate/coffee after taste that is made creamier by the oatmeal. Not bad!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6111) - 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. Itís 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-palateís all full of roast, even char, plenty of chocolate and coffee and a bit of smoke. Once you get past a few dozen stouts, thereís not usually a new flavor note to discover, but the balance and proportion is always a revelation, and this oneís 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6070) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Bonus bottle from my homie Nbutler11. Pours near black with a tan head. The aroma has roasted ans sweet malts, oats, cream, and a hint of chocolate. The flavor starts with a heavy dose of roast, which gives way to sweeter notes of oatmeal, hazelnut and caramel, followed by lingering notes of semi-sweet chocolate and hazelnuts. Outrageously easy to drink. Seriously I downed this in like 5 minutes without even realizing it... whoops. Thanks Nick.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a big brown head. Roasted, oatmeal, coffee, chocolate and a bit sour aroma and taste. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottle (12oz). Via trade with Degarth, in a snifter at about 12 Celsius. Oliy opaque black with a small quick-diminishing beige head. Aroma of sour coffee grounds and burnt nutshells, slightly funky hop character around the edges, and some cherry too. Taste is sweet burnt malt, sour cherry and mild molasses, the dishwater sourness seems like watered-down overroasted coffee grounds - a little ear-warming alcohol in the finish - decent grassy hop bitterness ultimately. Thin, gruely mouthfeel, very flat and slick, mildly acidic and astringent, nutty, caramelized aftertaste. Not bad, but needs more body - and a little less acidity to be a solid sweet. stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6019) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2011 Re-rate 5+ years later thanks to Dakine, Bottle and served in Bells Tulip:

YEAH, no sourness to be found. While the malt profile is a tad weak there is still enough nutty, roasty, bready, chocolate, and ashy characteristics to make me happy. Best of all is a distinct EKG hop profile on both the nose and palate. Still could use a bit more heft on the mouth feel, a tad too fizzy but it was also quite enjoyable. I completely redid my scores to reflect this new bottle which it appears has little in common with what I had many many moons ago. Again, thanks Dak for the re-rate.

Original rating Bottle, gift from Aaron and served in a GL snifter: The beer pours a deep brown hue with a fading fizzy head and left some lace in itís wake. The aroma has notes of coffee, mocha, smoke, walnut and mild bitter profile. There is also a hint of sour cherry on the nose. The acidic and sour nature I detected on the nose is also found on the palate and after reading the post below, there is a good chance that this beer is turning bad. Behind that off-flavor, there are some rich malt notes and some hoppy bitterness as well. The feel is fizzy and lively, thin-bodied. Again, my rating is skewed because of a potental bad bottle, will rerate if given the chance of a fresher brew. *The notch on the label is for March*

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2010
bottle, via trade with jbye4334, cola brown with no foam, aroma has some plastic and cashew, cocoa, flavors of sour coffee, dry cocoa, mixed nuts and cinnamon

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2012
10/30/12. 12oz bottle from Five Points. Very deep, dark brown pour, almost black, with a 2-finger tan head that cuts in half but sticks and laces plenty. Rich aroma of coffee, chocolate, cream, and some burnt caramel. Nice roasted malt character in the flavor as well with coffee, chocolate, cream, burnt caramel, and a touch of a burnt popcorn aspect. Thereís also a sense of dark fruit and marshmallow in there. My only complaint is that itís a bit light and thin. Otherwise, itís pretty tasty.


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