islay (1493) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Creamy, dessert-sweet aroma features chocolate (especially chocolate mousse) and lemon scents. Pours a dark brown with a moderate to large amount of thick, taupe head. Produces good lacing. Flavor is tart, tarry, and bitter at first. Coffee beans. Lemon sourness. Alcohol noticeable in the finish. The taste is not nearly as sweet as the aroma suggests. Milk chocolate or carob emerges upon multiple sips. The taste is that of an artificial chocolate, like a Tootsie Roll. Light bodied and soft in the palate. Rush River Chocolate Oatmeal Stout (thatís how itís labeled, by the way; no ďNevermoreĒ to be seen on the bottle) is surprisingly interesting, but it is merely interesting and not particularly good.
wchesser (1467) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dissapointing....thin body for an oatmeal stout. Smells and tastes like ovaltine. Milk chocolate does n
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thirsty Troll Brew Fest. Pour is deep brown/black with a khaki head. Aroma is sweet with notes of chocolate, roasted oats, and a touch of coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of vanilla and earth. Overall body is moderate to full and finishes with a nice roasted bitterness.
Guerde (1217) - 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.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve been hoping for so much more from this brewery... But they have yet to release anything that really wows me. This is not an exception, sadly.
doubelknv3 (1049) - Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with tan head. Roast, licorice, mild alcohol, chocolate aroma and flavor. Full bodied, syrupy, and alcohol-malt roast finish.
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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 Edís 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.
vikingguy (925) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great looking beer...Very dark red color, almost pitch black, lots of floating sediment and tall foamy brown head. Aromatic roasted chocolate malt aroma. Taste is rich, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes a lot like the super-dark 60% cacao Geridelli chocolates that my mother-in-law always has on hand. Good bittering hops on the tail end. Just an overall excellent stout. Big, rich, complex, drinkable. Maybe the best stout Iíve had.
Ericular (797) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark with decent brown head that fades quickly and not much lacing. Aroma is sweet lactose that is pretty restrained overall and has only a hint of roast to it. Taste is much more sweet than stout - which is fine. Then, a little bit of dark malts and just another hint of roast. Not really any coffee. Palate is noticeably carbonated with a pretty thin, hollow, watery finish - the beerís only obvious flaw. Still, if this is truly 8%, itís masked well, and goes down easy.
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.