brenn79 (1411) - 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 (1261) - 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 (728) - 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 (2414) - 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 (1597) - 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.
trujahwarrior (460) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pitch black color with a medium tan head that fades and leaves spotty lacing. Smell of roasted malts and oats. Tastes the same as it smells but not much oat flavor. Mouthfeel is pretty light for a stout. Overall this is just average at best for an oatmeal stout.
DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of a Pyramid variety 12-pack from Total Wine. I find most Pyramid above average to average; this falls on the average side, though thereís nothing wrong. Not a ton of flavor for the style. Some standard stout flavor, a little licorice, maybe a hint of oatmeal and coffee. Prickly carbonation for mouth feel. It seemed like there was more flavor colder.
smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep black color with minimal beige head. Aroma is roasted chocolate and caramel malts. Flavor is sweet and malty with smooth finish but a bit light on body. Average.
Thisis12ptfont (746) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of faint roasted nuts and caramel. Color is black with a magenta hue and no foam. Taste is bland cocoa, barley ant oats on the finish. Overall, very watered down with weak flavors. Not very good quality. Iíd give this a D rating.