theOptimator (363) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is roasty, biscuit, chocolate, licorice. Jet black, little to no head. Taste is roasty, sweet, caramel, biscuit, toffee, licorice. Very sweet and bright. Hops bitterness very present in order to balance massive maltiness, to much for the style IMO. Palate is medium+ smooth, slick. Hearty. Overall a nice beer. Overkill for an oatmeal stout though, closer to an Oatmeal FES.
mjg74 (2983) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from BevMo. Pitch black in appearance. Looks kind of slick. Sweet aroma of coffee and milky sugars. Roasty flavors. Somewhat sweet and milky. Burnt coffee finish. Pretty tasty.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel, light oatmeal. Taste is medium sweet, roast, some dark chocolate, light burnt. Medium body, light stickiness.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (dark fruit) with notes of alcohol and wood. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (woody), and average esters (dark fruit) with notes of alcohol and wood. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by argo0: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Has a lightly sweet toasty caramel malty with some drier grainy character. Starts with decent fullness and mild milk chocolate flavor with a light roastiness and some biscuity character before a drier bittersweet finish. A decent oatmeal stout, but could use a little more sweetness.
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of black coffee with hints of maple. Very dark brown color with chestnut highlights. Roasty-bitter espresso taste with lingering black coffee and edge of smoke in the aftertaste. Less body than I might have expected but plenty of flavor. Very nice beer.
mcberko (14074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at TCBF, pours black with a tan head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and oats. Creamy, smooth palate. Great one.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Strong nose of coffee and mild chocolate. Nearly black color with a brown head and a slight thickness. Oats are present in the taste and a dark chocolate rises for a long somewhat bitter finish. Good brew!
alobar (3502) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown-almost black. Aroma of oats, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is sweet with oats and chocolate along with serious coffee flavors. Slightly grainy mouthfeel. Well done.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is sweet and roasty with lots of oatmeal cookie notes. The flavor is sweet as well with a slightly acrid roastiness, giving the finish a bit of a burnt rubber quality. The oats do alot to try to combat it with their sweetness, but it can’t quite overtake that rubber note. Medium bodied, fairly smooth and velvety, with a little cling on the back end. This could have been alot better.