ClarkVV (5802) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on draught at the American Beer Fest 2005 and again at Redbones. Pours a deep chestnut and hickory brownish-tan, with some dull-olive brown and darker, almost violet hues swirling around. Hazy and unfiltered with a dark beige-yellow head perched nicely atop, about one finger high and retained well. Aroma smells of dry chocolate, not quite bitter, with light toffee and hints of raisins and prunes. Bits of vinousness and a dry, earthy, mustiness as well. Flavor begins with a good balance of dry and sweet, light raisins and a pruney/vinousness slowly building on the palate. Light chocolate notes, dry yeast and earthiness. Texture is a bit watery at times, slightly gritty as well, with a medium body overall. Moderate carbonation. Very respectable sweet stout, well-executed I thought. Wish stuff like this was a regular offering on tap around the area. Perhaps a bit of sticky sugariness, on the finish, that detracts from the overall complexity.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft, Red Bones. (Secret over night Mass trip) Brown withRed highlights with an earthy aroma. Bready taste, smell a little thin in body. Sweet chocolate taste with some hints of oatmeal and coffee.
BroSpud (2053) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft. I was happy to find this being offered amongst the various coors and bud offerings at a NE Patriots game. Not one of the better oatmeal stouts I have had but still a stout never the less whicjh makes it OK in my book. Found the taste closer to a chocolate or espresso stout. Also agree with others that it is on the thin side for this style.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redbones Boston. Pours a nice deep dark brown color with a light tan head that keep about 3cm thick. Nose is nice chocolate, toffee, light coffee some hints of prunes and a touch of dry roastiness. Flavor is mostly bittersweet chocolate with some light coffee notes and a somewhat sticky finish.
Aggie80 (808) - Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seasonal package available in bulk makes a great present! Dark brown pour with the deep malt flavors and the right level of hops to get a good bitterness in the finish.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with medium tan head. Sweet, malty, coffee aroma. Sweet, chocolatey, bitter finish. Not bad.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at the Boston Beer Company in 2005. Pours a jet black color with a small tan head. The smell was of malt, coffee, espresso and oatmeal. Not bad, a bit watered down for a stout, but enjoyable.
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Its a very average oatmeal stout. I found this to be much more watery then other aotmeal stouts. Not a bad choice however.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had I this one in the Atlanta airport! Deep, dark brown in color with molasses aroma. Starts with bittersweet chocolate with the sweetness of prunes. Finishes smooth and clean. Good from the tap for sure!
mayday035 (120) - san jose, California, USA - NOV 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with ruby hints, beige head. Nose is earthy and toffee malt. Flavor is the same with a bitter chocolate finish. Not heavy enough on the palate for this style.