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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A creamy, dark, full bodied oat stout with an easy-going, smooth finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2010
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with some thin, creamy tan head. Nose is nice and roasty, sweet, brown sugar, licorice, molasses, cookie dough. Flavor is sweet, toast, dark grain bread, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Full bodied, dry, roasted finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bomber. Poured a rich, deeper brown with a short-lived tan head. The aroma picked up sweet and buttery chocolates, vanilla, and molasses with a touch of cola on the edges.. cake-like and enticing. The flavor found more molasses and some black patent maltage at the core.. sweet milky chocolates and rolled oats on the edges.. finished sweet, but with a fine complement of roast and alcohol warmth. Medium-bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. balance was solid, but it couldíve used more bubbles.. Iíd gladly drink more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
Wash. DC tasting. woot, some tasty treat here. dark brown color, perfect tan head. aroma, ark malts, some light elements adding for a nice milky-like nose, fruity with some sweet notes. flavors, deep malty flavors, coffee and espresso flavors with moderate touch of milk-chocolate, cocoa nibs. A lot going on here, palate is smooth and creamy with a nice lingering coffee/espresso finish. Some faint bitter hops peek through here and there, but overall this is one delicious sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (6405) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma is a really nice combination of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla cream, and faint coffee. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and roasted malt. The chocolate intensifies in the finish along with vanilla cream and a hint of coffee. Medium bodied with mild carbonation and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21446) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting. Brown. Aroma of whiskey, taste is same plus oak, oil. Light body. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (3027) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bottle from SL. The appearance was deep dark black. The aroma was chocolate, dark fruits, anise, faint roast. The flavor followed with licorice and some smokey/char elements. Mouthfeel was full if not a bit acidic. Overall, a bit bitter to astringent even, lacking the oatmeal bite in the best of these, although others with me liked it a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Goodgrief (1994) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Thanks to eaglefan538 for sharing this suprisingly tasty treat. Pour was dark as night with nice boozy and chocolately aroma. Flavor was smooth sweet chocolate malt, with nice rich oaty/graininess. Some roasted malts provided a nice finish to the experience. One of the better "nonimperials" out there. Darned good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23513) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2010
Bottled, from Spokne, WA. Very black, beige head. Tarry asphalt aroma. Dense and full bodied with compact mouthfeel. Salty with tar and licorice. Long tarry bitterness. A concentrated very solid stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluejacket74 (1832) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2010
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention is low, but thereís a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee and molasses. The brew tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a bit of an herbal flavor that I canít exactly identify. The aroma is sweet but the taste is mostly roasty and bitter, more bitter than I would expect from an oatmeal stout. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and has good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, itís easy enough to drink. Not a bad overall brew, I think itís worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Nice dark pour, head is creamy and thick. Laces well. A mild but pleasant smokey roasted flavor with a sweet lingering finish.


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