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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This beer is black in color with an ample amount of oats to give it a smooth finish. This ale has a very complex grain bill and packs a punch with an ABV of 8.5%. All natural cocoa is also added to make this stout a fantastic experience.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2013
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 beer’s only obvious flaw. Still, if this is truly 8%, it’s masked well, and goes down easy.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
wilnatp (563) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Mild chocolate and vanilla tone in aroma and favor with a thin palate. Weak for anOatmeal Stout

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nsanders (490) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Near black with a tan head. Sweet chocolate, malty nutty aroma. Medium sweetness to accompany the smooth creamy texture. Medium towards heavy bodied. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2012
12 oz bottle. Little aroma or taste of the chocolate. Not great but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours black with thick foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, smokiness, oatmeal. Starts with big milk chocolate, changes to oatmeal, malty, toast, vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle to glass. Aroma has some roasted malts. Sweet smell. Heavy notes of coffee and chocolate. A little toasty as well. Nice black pour with moderate beige head. Nice and smooth. Moderate carbonation. Not as sweet as I h ad expected from the aroma. Slight bitterness on the finish. Not bad, but not as good as I expected

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
calebrum (41) - Saint cloud, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Smokey, full-bodied and nutty. The perfect winter beer to warm up to, I think...........

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2012
A very nice chocolate oatmeal stout. Doesn’t have the body or complexity of Victory Storm King or Founders Imperial Stouts. No surprise there. Very drinkable and a superior example of the "Chocolate Oatmeal Stout" breed. Lesser brews should be considered "Nevermore".

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MNBeerguy42 (8) - Minneapolis, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2013 does not count
1/14/13 Bottle Four Firkins SLP, MN. Pours jet black with disappating tan head, very little lacing. Aroma is oats and slight raw cocoa. Taste is grain roasted malt bitter cocoa aftertaste. Very palatable and it hides the 8% well. Very smooth and drinkable, not the best choco stout I’ve had but pretty darn good.


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