DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black. Smells like roasted nuts. Chocolate taste with nutty after taste. Not strong bitter aftertaste either. Really liked it.
hockeybeerguy (1953) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light speckled spider web lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.
The smell was super sweet chocolate in a dry sort of way. Light vanilla enters in after a minute of warming.
The taste was a really nice blend of the previously mentioned sweet flavors and then letting a roastiness come in nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but nothing overbearing. The aftertaste had a long sweet chocolate vanilla which lead to a dry sweet chocolate finish.
Overall, this was a really nice sweet stout that made a fantastic dessert by itself.
Mark_Eck (656) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate.
superspak (2562) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, oats, toast, light char, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, oats, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, oats, and light herbal hop flavors; with a good roast bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice oatmeal stout. All around good robustness and complexity of dark/roast malt and oat flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Onslow (1151) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Inky dark brew with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is a mixed bag - delicious dark chocolate and rich coffee, but also hints of sour fruit that combine unpleasantly with the burnt roasted grains. Its a ’gotcha’ that pops up in the early swallow and impinges on what would be an others most excellent aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malts at the start, burnt grains simulating chocolate and a nice strong coffee flavor. The oatmeal lens a richness that emerges mid swallow and conveys the overall sweet / roasted / burnt flavors. The palate is both rich and light, exceptionally well balanced. Finishes remarkably clean and dry with just a whiff of lingering roasted grain and dark coffee flavor, but with just a tad of the sourness that impinges on the aroma. A really first rate brew.
jdb288 (512) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade with Cbuk1013. Aroma is chocolate, roasted coffee. Nice clean sweet stout. Oatmeal adds nice depth. Also some sweetness from chocolate. Clean finish. Tasty.
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, undated, served in a snifter at about 55F.
This Oatmeal Stout pours nearly black. A bit of sediment remained in the bottom of the bottle after a full pour. The dark tan head has decent retention and leaves decent lacing.
The aroma has a bit of unattractive burnt and sour components with the dark roasted grains and hints of dark fruits. The oatmeal is evident in the flavor and soft feel. Hints of coffee and dark chocolate add to the flavor which is, as expected, dominated by dark roasted grains. Minimal burnt grain but a touch of smoke and some very dark roasted grains here. Low hops.
Feel: Soft, low carbonation. Near full bodied. Creamy smooth.
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy milk chocolate, light vanilla, and faint dark chocolate. It pours a dark brown with faint orange highlights around the edges of the glass. It has a small khaki head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of moderate dark chocolate. The finish has vanilla black coffee, light black licorice, and a hint of burnt notes. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation a slightly oily mouthfeel.
wmubronco1992 (611) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a near black. Small tan head. Mild roasty aroma. Flavor of mild coffee and chocolate. I wouldn’t call the body thin (a negative), I’d call it light. Even with the lighter body it has a nice chewiness to it. Slight bitter in the mouth feel. This is one of those solid beers that is better overall then the sum of its parts. Not one particular aspect that wows you, but I really enjoyed it.
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very nice milkstouty smell with waffer cookies and chocolate. Flavor is thin, slightly tangy. Its okay.