chuckstout (247) - Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, roast and bread aromas. Pours a near black with a mocha colored head and great lacing. Chocolate, espresso smooth, lager like quality makes it very drinkable.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, large pillowy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale sweet roasted
malt nose.   Faint apple or pear skin.   Smooth on the tongue, soft, pale roasted malts, moderate sweetness, a
touch of sweetness.   Very little bitterness, to be expected.   As it warms the apple and pear skin seem to become
more apparent.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with some soft pale fruitiness, semi-sweet, mild roasted
malts, and a touch of campfire or charred wood.   A very pale example, little hops, perhaps a bit more fruity than
most.   Not bad, but very pedestrian.   Nothing wrong about it, other than perhaps its not as big as others.
Still enjoyable for what it is.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a bad stout. A friend grabbed a growler of this and brought it to a BBQ the other day. I didnít expect too much from Pyramid, but was pleasantly surprised.
haddon90 (1466) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thin, white head. Light aroma of roasted malt and a hint of oatmeal. Decent flavor. Smoked oatmeal with some malt as well. A little milky sense as well. Not bad but could have a lot more in this brew.
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours fairly black with almost no head, just a thin ring of foam around the edges. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, some anise. The taste is weird, somewhat sour, caramel malts, moderately bitter, chocolate, oats, very odd. Body is thin especially for the style, carbonation is high. This beer is all over the place, I canít believe Pyramid let this out of the brew house, this beer is a disaster.
chinchill (1867) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle with "enjoy by 02/03/2013" on the label into a Unibroue goblet that had just before held a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout. Pours dark brown/black with a large light tan head that had excellent retention.
Aroma: Belgian yeast (?!) and some mild toasted grain aroma.
T: Well, the "Belgian yeast" that seemed to be in the aroma clearly seems to be Brett; and I assume Brett contamination rather than an intentional introduction. Nonetheless, the Brett level is tolerable and the beer is drinkable. Hard to be more positive than that, however.
M: Slightly thin for style, but otherwise excellent, smooth feel with a fairly high level of carbonation for style.
O: Bad bottle? Bottle pulled from refrigerated storage only 2 weeks past enjoy by date, so any problems stem from bottling or earlier. Will revisit down the road.
thetmaxx (746) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from the winter pack. Aroma is lightly roasted and lightly chocolate. Flavor is very lightly chocolate. Palate is watery and there is no sign of oats at all! This has to be one of the worst oatmeal stouts Iíve ever had. My oatmeal stout is much better than this! Bleh!
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok, lets just stop shitting on the likes of pyramid just because we are supposed to. I mean, shit, i agree that the typical pyramid brew is not something to write home about, but they can still occasionally do something right. This is a pretty good oatmeal stout. If you canít see that, ask yourself how it would fare in a blind rating. I wonít waste my time with my typical rating, cause no one gives a damn anyway. Just know that this beer ainít bad. So there.
poisoneddwarf (1711) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the winter variety pack bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours dark dark brown to black with red highlights; has a medium collapsing beige head. Aroma consists of dough, bread, caramel, clove, licorice, coffee. Taste is a little sweet, but itís more sour (I doubt this is intentional); finishes dry and bitter. Thereís a little chocolate flavor in here. Oveall, itís not too bad, but itís pretty strange. The off-flavors arenít off-putting, theyíre just a little distracting.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle as part of their winter sampler pack. Medium chestnut brown pour under a short reddish tan head. Aroma of cocoa powder, anise, and day old coffee. My first impressin on tasting was to check the label to see if Iíd poured a black lager. There are roadty, chocolatey flavors youíd expect of a stout but none of the rich or creamy texture you normally find in an oatmeal stout. Lacked any lasting sweetness in the finish as well.
I was looking forward to this one but it left me wanting for more. More flavor. More complexity. More texture.