niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice "under the top" stout. Pours dark with low creamy head. Nose has chocolate and vanilla, but taste is combination of dark roasted coffee and mildly bitter chocolate. Load of oatmeal calms it all down and leaves a nice finish. Medium not thick mouth feel. Very drinkable and pleasant.
Mr_Hops (66) - Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another disappointing stout. Been drinking imperials lately so maybe I just don’t remember what a normal stout should taste like...but I’m pretty sure it’s not quite like this.
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eRock_2013 (222) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Now that I'm more familiar with stouts, I'm less sure about this brew. A good average dark, roasty, coffee, chocolate, standard stout, etc. but texture is a bit off, and there's a sweetness contrast that seems out of place. Almost like a milk stout, not sure what impact the oatmeal is having. Either way it's good overall, unusual enough that although I didn't care for it, I'd say give it a try.
devilben02 (277) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I like big dogs and oatmeal stouts, so how can I not want to try this beer. It pours from the bottle with a good, dark, cola-brown color, but there is next to no foam. The aroma is subtly sweet and simultaneously roasty. The flavor similarly has a noticeable earthy roast contrasted against a creamy, lactose-like sweetness, making this beer taste like some kind of hybrid between a dry Irish stout and a milk stout. Much like an Irish stout, though, the texture is smooth, light, and almost creamy. Overall, the light body of this beer makes it go down easy, but the complex combination of roast and sweetness asks to be sipped and savored, making the beer seem a bit confused.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oh, how I love oatmeal stouts!! This local brew was a pretty good one! It is always good to have local breweries that can produce good quality beers!
Tac (120) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark almost black color, small head, nice lacing. Strong aroma of chocolate and vanilla with some coffee, caramel and cinnamon notes. Quite low in carbonation, thick body. Taste is somewhat bitter, sweet and sour, which is not very "stouty". Bitter finish.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills Sexual Chocolate pre-release party. Pours light brown. Slight bubble gum sweetness and roasted nut notes. Surprisingly weak on the chocolate and coffee notes. Very little stout going on here. The sugary sweetness doesn’t go with whatever else is going on here.
geologyguy (691) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild hardly any smell...slightly hoppy on the finish...watery and kinda flat nothing pops out
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. To much of a tart sour flavor. Just not to my liking. Not terrible but not that good either.
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Iphonephan (3268) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC on New Year’s Eve. Pours a clear cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Flavors of licorice and some coffee notes. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy finish.