jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2006 Almost black, average light brown head. Full aroma with mellow hints of chocolate,coffee, and smoke.Starts of a little thin but then the roastiness shows along with a vinous quality. The middle is silky smooth, oaty with a hint of smoke and coffee. Damn tasty and enjoyable. Better everytime I have it. And the fact its been around so long and still holds up. Impressive and a classic.
mimsy (8) - Naples, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2002 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very Dark, about 98% of light doesn’t pass though the glass. the aroma is light but pleasent. The taste is like pleasently like oats. hops are noticable and aftertaste lasts a while.
The taste is a bit strong for me, but I do think I am begining to like it more.
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black colour, few head, coffe and mocha aroma, oily, moderate maltiness, long bitter finish - pleasant
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - APR 21, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It doesn’t get much better than this! Delicious, and creamy, this one is sure to satisfy stout lovers with its complex flavor profile. If I had to pick one beer to drink, this would be mine.
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2002
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Smells of Oatmeal,and Raisins, I liked the first few sips of this brew,but eventually It turned ,and then it seemed just bitter,and lost all the flavor for me...very sad, I so looked forward to this one...dissapointed!
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but nothing special. A nice coloring, and a great big head. The flavor seems a bit lacking. Overall, I’d say go elsewhere, but you can buy this and feel good about it.
cranesareflying (50) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost black color, a tan head than quickly dissipates, mildly sweet, strong, dry, but not particularly flavorful, it has a kind of neutral feel to the flavor, sort of an artificial substitute coffee flavor instead of the real thing, roasted malts, oats, with a bland, tasteless finish.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I usually don’t really like oatmeal stouts - but this one was incredible! The best oatmeal stout by far!
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2003 Rerate 1/30/03: While I still thoroughly enjoy this beer, I need to adjust the rating down a little, as I have tried a couple dozen Stouts since this one that have been better. 4/19/02 (4.6): Wow, what a great beer. Somebody had to tell me the bottle was colorless before I realized that was the color of the beer! Sweet aroma and coffee undertones make this a new favorite of mine. If only it were more readily available! Perfectly smooth and drinkable.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2005 Dark reddish brown appearance, thick head formation. Intense rich wine fruitiness in the aroma, jammy, black cherry and cranberry, mild roasted malts/ Dry roasted palate mixed with sweet berry fruitiness, silky chocolate smoothness, mildly dry in the finish. One of the break through beers for me. Incredible fruitiness for a relatively "small" beer.