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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our rotating dark brew is a big, malty, full-bodied and extremely hoppy American stout brewed with real oats and dry-hopped! Huge roasted and coffee aromas blend with citrus and pine creating a complex and wonderful drinking experience.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Tap at the GABF. Coffee and a particular thinness, almost watery mouthfeel dominates the tasting profile of this beer. It is eminently drinkable, but not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2007
On tap at Rock Bottom Chicago, and served in a shaker. This stout poured a dark brown color along with a dark tan head that slightly lasted. Some nice, thick lacing was left behind. The aroma of the beer included chocolate, roasted malts, and a bit of pine. The flavor was made up of oatmeal, orange zest, chocolate, and light pine. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied and creamy with very minimal carbonation. A solid stout with some nice flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Draft sampler. A brown foam clings to the side of the glass over a not-quite solid black beer. Dark, bitter coffee notes smoothed by velvety oatmeal, wihich lets some of American hop load come through. Finish offers an unexpected note of sweet apple.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2006
Draught at the brew pub. Opaque black color with a thick brown head that laced the glass. Smelled of brown sugar, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor was similar with some added roastiness. Slightly sweet on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Thick dark brown with a fluffy, tan head. A nice aroma of roasted malt, cocoa powder, caramel, pine, light brown sugar, light coffee and a hint of cardboard. It actually smells kind of like a mild Alpha Klaus. The body is big and smooth, with a velvety carbonation. The flavor is not as hoppy as the nose hints. More roasted malt and light chocolate with a hint of the oat coming out. The finish smooth and enjoyable with a healthy bitterness of both roasted malt and light hops. Pretty darn good offering, all things considered. At first I was a little disappointed it was the Alpha Klaus Iíd hoped for, but then realized that it was tasty in itís own right and didnít need to be compared to another beer and could be enjoyed on itís own merits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2006
On tap at RB Chicago. Dark brown with a fully lasting frothy tan head. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma. Very roasty flavours - mostly coffee with chocolate undertones. Thick and chewy but soft mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 1, 2006
On tap at RB Chicago, Aug 2006. Pours a deep black with a light brown head. Nice rich roasty malt, coffee nose. Full bodied, flavorful bold caramel, hearty roastiness, dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate and a plesant charred malt/piney hop finish. Smooth, creamy body with subtle carbonation. Good head retention. Great lacing. Excellent stout.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2006
On tap in Chicago: Very black in color with a tan ring of a head. Thje aromas are very lacking, a little malt and thatís about it. The flavor comes across as not very oatmeal like at all, itís not very sweet, creamy or oatmeal like in any way. Rather thereís a lot of black patent in this medium to light bodied beer thatís contrasted with bittering piney hops. The bitterness is nice but almost weird that its not just bitter, but a piney bitter. Meh, pass me something else.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2752) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Draught during my Great Lakes region brew tour. This appears to be black under the light provided at the bar. The head is pretty dark tan. Notes of espresso, chocolate, and oats are apparent in the aroma. The mouthfeel, I think, is light for an oatmeal stout. Brewed coffee hits the palate and this finishes rather zesty and sparkling for the style. The oats add a smooth cereal-like transition between the coffee taste and finishing hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2006
On tap in Cleveland - Pours black with a nice fluffy tan head that stayed well and laced the sides of the glass. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal. Flavor was chocolate, coffee, caramel, oatmeal. Palate was smooth and creamy but a little thin. Definitely a treat for dessert though. Try it with the stout cheesecake!


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