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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Oatmeal stout that’s rich, smooth and malty. This stout has a nice robust flavor with slight hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1153) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2010
Poured black with a stable tan head. Aroma has lots of vanilla with oatmeal and chocolate malts. Taste is quite bitter with hops. Slightly light bodied at first, but towards the end there is a nice blend of vanilla creamyness with some oatmeal. The hops are a nice touch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Cask at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a clear, deep ruby with a small, yellow, nitro head that has good retention and leaves spotty to little lace. Aroma and taste is straight up hotel grade coffee grounds. Unilateral, simple, watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1408) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2010
Toasty but easy-drinking black beer. Very soft carbonation, silky mouthfeel even if a bit thin. Nice balance between cocoa-sweet impression and roasty dryness in the flavor and aromatic backdrop. The sort out of which you could make an evening.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (5370) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Draft. Very rich, thick black color. Chocolate milk tones in the aroma. Thick, steady beige head. This is a great Stout. Roasty, deep chocolate tones. Excellent through and through. Creamy body, mild natural CO2. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Tap at Wharf Rat. Dark brown/black body with a thick tan head, lasting with nice lace. Roasty, light chocolate, oat and raisin nose. Lightly sweet taste with roast, some chocolate, light molasses, and oatmeal. Medium body is very soft with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (18662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Black with a thick creamy head and delicate lacing. Aroma of wood/pine and cocoa. Flavor begins with sweet chocolate and progresses to a woody, smoky, bitter finish. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (6654) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 12, 2009
Sampled on tap at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a slightly watery, opaque black with a creamy slightly tan head. Aroma has toast, nuts, brown sugar, bread. Flavor is nice but nothing spectacular, sweet sugars, roasted malts, toasted breads. Silky finish, sweet. I can’t say anything bad, but I can’t say this stood out either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2009 On tap at KSBF ’09. Poured a deeper brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, lighter roastiness, and oatmeal. Tastes of the same chocolate, roastiness, and oatmeal. A tad on the thinner side (but somewhat expected for the ABV - and it is a ’breakfast’ stout!).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
On nitro tap at the brewpub on 9/9/09: Pours an opaque black with some creamy dense nitro beige head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel and chocolate notes with a touch of dark fruits. Starts with good fullness and an earthy dark malty sweetness with good roasty bittersweet balance before a smooth creamy finish. A nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5252) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Location: Nitro draft (on the menu as "smooth pour") at the Pratt Street Ale House, 9/6/09

Aroma: Malty and sweet nose, chocolate, oatmeal, roasted malts
Appearance: Black color with a creamy brown head and covering lace
Flavor: Mostly malty, nice flavorful stout, roasted and sweet flavors
Palate: Smooth and creamy, medium in body
Overall Impression: This is a pretty nice beer. I think it works pretty well on the nitro pour, and while it isn’t a great beer it is certainly an enjoyable beer.

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