phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straight 4’s all the way down. What a sorry ass stout this was. I can’t believe my wife even ordered it. But we were all really at a loss of words for Riverside’s brew. Clear, dark brownish black. Just a smidgen of peat, but nose is mainly neutral. Taste is metallicy, dirty and watery. Dirty water. A pretty terrible interpretation of such a friendly style.
Msavage235 (90) - - FEB 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This porter doesn’t have much of a smell but a great pitch black color and thick mocha head. The flavors take a minute to get started but they build and start to hit you in the face, dark chocolate milk, oatmeal of course, coffee and a roasty. Never heard of this beer but a solid, classic stout.
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Very nice - dark with orange-ish highlights and minimal head, on tap at the establishments. Chocolatey, with dark chocolate/roasted malt/bitter nose. Creamy mouthfeel, small bubble carbonation, palate rich. Liked it.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro pour. Near black pour. Typical creamy light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, light peat, roasted and toasted malts. Flavors match the aromas quite well with chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of lactose. Fell is firm, yet supple. An easy drinking stout.
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On nitro at the Riverside brewpub in West Bend, Wisconsin as "Red Felt Pelt Oatmeal Stout." Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick and silky-creamy tan head that has excellent retention and lacing. The nitro does this oatmeal stout very good. Aroma of dark toasted black malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of lactose. Taste is full bodied, no carbonation except the nitro charge, smooth, creamy with flavors of dark chocolate. toasted malt and a touch of coffee. Finish is smooth, creamy with a semi-sweet dark chocolate aftertaste.
Ughsmash (7253) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2007
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Riverside. Poured a dark, somewhat murky brown with a little tan head remaining. Sweet, dark toasted oats with an odd, impending-doom-like alcohol and sour lactic feel coming through. Doom indeed came across in the flavor department.. heavy sour lactic & bitter medicinal notes.. far beneath were the expected darker roasted chocolate and sweet oats. Sour and sharp on the palate.. medium-bodied.. left a nice dark sweetness, but sharp lactic too. Note: there were a couple other people there that seemed to be enjoying this... and I gave it a second chance with the same results.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Riverside’s Oatmeal Stout is a sweet yet smoky stout that is warming and hearty for a Wisconsin winter. Very pleasant roasted oat aroma. Gorgeous black color, tan head. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel. This beer gets even better as it warms. A fine "Brewmaster’s Choice" by master brewer Al Bunde.