bp (805) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: pours dark black with a thin tan head, malty aroma, very dry, chocolatey, malty with a medium body
brokensail (11226) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
A: The beer pours a thin dark brown color with a tan/khaki head.
S: Smells awful. Sour and green apple all the way with hints of lemon and lemon zest. A bit of water and metal add to the fun. Just a little roasted malt to let you know this was supposed to be a stout.
T: Just as bad on the palate. Watery, metallic, and sour. Despite the lactic tartness and green apple notes, this beer is somewhat bland. Light roast character and maybe some coffee.
M: Very light bodied with a medium carbonation.
O: This should have been dumped out by the brewery. Just awful.
thornecb (4496) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Pancake head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet hot chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with charred milk chocolate upfront turning to a lasting espresso finish.
Jblauvs (1340) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown.black pour with a foamy beige head. Aroma is oats, light dusted chocolate, and some cream. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not as thick as expected. Flavor is unsweetened chocolate, cream, some low roast. Very drinkable, very simple.
craftycarl21 (2250) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, nice light tan nitro head. Flavor and nose hold decent oat presence, dark chocolate, dry roast, and a touch of milk. Dry, light to medium body. All right but not too complex.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light grainy aroma. Pours almost black with a finger of a very tight, dark tan, nitrogen head atop. Sweet but not heavily so. Right away and throughout there is a firm, grainy, acerbic edge to it. No appreciable hop character but not unbalanced so must be a sufficient buttering effect. Very light bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Not my image of an oatmeal stout but still a clean, well-brewed and refreshing beer.
AirForceHops (3391) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Poured into a pint glass, tiny white head, no lace. Thin body but don’t let that fool you. It still has good flavor. Roasted barley, chocolate and a slight toffee note. I don’t know how to feel about this. It is a lighter stout, easy to drink in the hotter summer months. Yet at the same time, it lacks full body and richer flavor of a true Oatmeal Stout. I think this was made to please the masses. Nice to try but wouldn’t order again. Why scale down a good stout? I ordered something else rather than this for my second beer.
johnnnniee (2394) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I picked up a bottle of this from the brewery last week.
Pours a deep brown bordering on black and even a vigorous pour produced almost no head at all. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of roast and chocolate. Slightly earthy aroma there as well. Taste is on the sweet side with caramel and toffee being the dominant flavors. Slightly earthy barely roasty flavor provides some hints of chocolate. Sweet smooth syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation with a medium body. This is an ok stout that they are selling as a summer time beer. I drink big thick stouts all year round, I don’t need a dumbed down version for the summer. It really could stand a bit more carbonation as well. Glad I got to try it, but disappointed it wasn’t their regular oatmeal stout which is fantastic.