Guerde (1221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours jet black with a large tan head that quickly settles to a medium cap and adequate lacing. Aroma of chocolate, a lot of roasted barley, faint smoke, and some tartness which is regrettable. Caramel corn. Taste is strong of roasted malt, chocolate, slightly burnt chocolate chip cookie, and maybe a hint of dark roasted coffee. High ABV is nowhere to be found. The mouthfeel of this beer is really the standout feature. Very smooth, silky, and full with a nice even roast displayed in the finish. Overall this is a solid stout, and the mouthfeel really makes up for the detrimental aroma.
bookman10 (747) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice thick, black with little to no head. Chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Nice sweetish aftertaste, Like this one.
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild chocolate and vanilla tone in aroma and favor with a thin palate.
Weak for anOatmeal Stout
nuplastikk (5095) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, says 8%. Deep opaque brown-black, big luscious rusty beige head. Smooth chocolate aroma. A really well done beer, very sweet and sugary. Big vanilla chocolate tones. The alcohol is impressively hidden. Roasty, mossy, some oily sweetness. Somewhat hollow, watery finish. Overall pretty solid beer.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour w/ a whispy head. Weak light lactose and chocolate in the aroma. Nice light chocolate taste lightly bitter coccoa some roasty malts a bit watery for a big beer. Avg pal. Decent, but not memorable.
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque chocolate brown with thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate cream. Flavor is chocolate cream and vanilla. Body is creamy.
badgerben (4633) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with a tall head that falls fairly quickly. Sweet malt and chocolate aroma. Silky, milk chocolate flavor. Not a pronounced oatmeal taste, but definitely had an effect on the mouthfeel. Some roasted malt, but generally quite sweet without being cloying. Very nice.
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at WA Frost. Dark brownish red color, medium wispy espresso head. Flavor is chocolate malts, oats, vanilla beans. Soft and easy drinking, medium bodied. This is a solid session beer once again from Rush River.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ed’s Bar in Winona, MN. Pour was dark with a creamy light tan head. Aroma was of light chocolate, light roast, caramel, and oats. Flavor was well blended with chocolate, roast, and a creamy mouth feel. This was a real nice oatmeal stout. I was impressed.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2011 On tap at the GTMW 2011. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy tan topper. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, grains and mild vanilla. Taste of chocolate, oatmeal, yeast, light sugar, white chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt. Dry finish that’s a touch artificial.
08-16-09. 6-3-6-2-13. On tap at the GTMW. Copper with a thin tan head, doesn’t look much like a stout. Aroma of roasted malt, mild caramel and light sweet malt. Taste of mild chocolate, milk sugar, roasted dark malt and perhaps a hint of coffee. Seemed very thin and had a mild chalky finish.