jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark color with a thick, milky body. Wonderful mouthfeel! Roasted profile is well done and the oatmeal adds a nice creaminess to the brew. Sweet and fruity at the end, a really good stout.
jb (2706) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 When poured out had little to no head and a very dark color. The nose is quite complex and wonderful, with the graininess shining through. Nice malty sweet palate with a strong though well balanced hops finish. A great stout.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black in color with a large tan head. As dark as this beer is there is only a subtle roasted malt aroma. I detected some sweetness but mainly focused on a stale aftertaste. I did not like this.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best Oatmeal Stout I've ever tasted! It is most excellent. I guess I've been lucky in that I've yet to have one that has gone bad. The head is beautiful, the taste sublime, the color is gorgeous, mouthfeel is just right and the carbonation is glorious going over the tongue. What more can be said?
trubucho (20) - PAKISTAN - MAR 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really enjoyed this sweet stout ... poured as thick as an imperial as you would expect from an oatmeal ... the 'sweet' in sweet stout isnt TOO sweet at all, which is to my liking ... overall very nice feel and flavors, that could be stronger, but work well ... low ABV is curious but then im not a brewer ...
xmandax (130) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
after i picked this up i was terrified it was going to have gone sour because of the clear bottle, but it must be my lucky day because it's just perfect. pours a beautiful deep black color with a fluffy tan head that fades fairly quickly. there's something just a little bit odd in the aroma; i smell chocolate and coffee and something else that i can't identify. thick and sweet with a bit of hop and roastiness with a dry, bitter finish. fantastic beer, all around.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer poured a dark black with a picture perfect tan frothy head. No way to see through the body of this beer. The aroma is of coffee, chocolate and wine-like alcohol. A flavor of oats, chocolate malt balls and some coffee. A very nice full palate and some dryness in the finish. A very fullfilling stout.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say as reviewer #432? Generally, I like to be able to see light comin' through the other side of my beer glass, but the occasional stout's fine. This is a real English stout, by which I mean that aroma and flavor components include all the traits one would expect from a good English ale - fruity, bready yeast, toffee notes, and a clean herbal hop bite. This, of course, in addition to the smooth stout palate, the hints of burnt toast, and the deep color and creamy head. It almost tastes like a blended beer, with both ale and stout in the mix. Anyhow, its very good.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color almost black. Small tan head. Can smell the alcohol. Fizzy for a stout.
Shag (2738) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2003 This is one of my first ratings. I was blown away! Dark as night appearance with hints of ruby. Beige head that has a beautiful lacing effect. Please note its very rare I would ever use the word "beautiful" in a rating but it fits here. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Hints of chocolate and oatmeal. Silky texture and a pleasure to drink. It can vary because of the clear bottle, but even the worst one Ive ever had was still at least pretty good. Im having a fresh one tonight and its amazing. Awesome beer!