bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit. Flavor of sour grain, dark fruit, vinous,chocolate, and vinegar.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
black, wispy beige head,
huge butter aroma with only a hint of roasted malt breaking through,
lots of butter flavor mixed with dark chocolate,
Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
090510-on tap-pours a retaining big light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/chocolate. As it warms, molasses. Taste is dark malt-molasses/chocolate/ashy, creamy/oat, some earthy hops. Interesting for style/occasional, although not my style. 3.4
*090510-Peoples Pint Oatmeal Stout–on cask-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-bolder than tap and alcohol and earthier.
090514-22oz bottle-pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is very sweet clashing with earthy, rubbery, chocolate/molasses/ashy-dark malt, acidic. As it warms it doesn’t clash. Taste is ashy/coffee-dark malt, acidic/earthy/bitter hops, some alcohol, powdery/gritty mouth feel. Based on having at cellar temperature. 3.1
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Black in color with brown edges and a larger sized off white head. Older bottle, so if I have the chance, I will revisit. Slight infection with a tart finish. Not a drain pour tartness, and a little enjoyable, but would like to try this fresh (someone send me a bottle).
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Dark black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is quite sour. Unpleasantly metallic with a touch of sour coffee in the background. The flavour is also sour with a bit of chalky charry flavour. Utterly undrinkable.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
hands-down their best beer, worth stopping in for. A low ABV and one of three good casks on that night. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown, with a delightful bubbly mocha head, lace. Roomish temperature, it would have been interesting to have it a bit colder and then go through a flavour range. Tastes of chocolate and licorice along with mouthfeel of oatmeal. Sourish finish.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This healthy Oatmeal Stout provides ample coffee atop the roasted caramel, building an effortlessly drinkable, although perhaps sweet example.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the blackness.
-Dark chocolate also accompanies the coffee roastiness.
-The body is healthy on tap, but I admit the bottle was a little thinner than was to be expected from the full and creamy nose.
-Carbonation is comfortable and serves the flavor profile adequately.
-The tap version gave me a blast of caramel sweetness in the nose.
From the bottle (3.5) and from the tap (3.1).
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a mostly opaque with a thin, spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma has perhaps the most diacetyl I’ve ever smelled in a beer or in a bag or microwave popcorn along with some mild roasty chocolate notes. Body is coated with slick oily diacetyl and some milk chocolate with a touch of sweetness, just dripping in popcorn butter. Just do a diacetyl rest and this beer would probably be pretty good, but right now, it’s damn near undrinkable.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of nuts and chocolatey. Tastes peppery with some roasted malt and sweet caramel on the finish.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, black colored pour with light foam, aroma of Elmers glue and chocolate, a sour flavor of chocolate and berry