robertjm (843) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This IS the oatmeal stout to illustrate what an oatmeal stout should taste like. Has mouthfeel like chewing on some oats. Beautiful tannish brown head. Dark brown color that cannot be seen through. You can't go wrong by buying this beer!
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust sweetness as soon as it is opened. Not too many brews offer a mild whisper of sweet vanilla, but here it is nicely balanced. Not much to the pour, but soft smoothness to the mouth. Lingering sweetness, but not overwhelming.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love this stout.Very dark but smooth. Coffee,chocolate and vanilla is tasted. Creamy all the way through with a nice roasty finish. A great oatmeal.
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked this one from Sammy's. Great example of the style, without being overdone.
Chewy texture, and smooth on the palate make this an easy drinking session beer.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: Rampant oatmeal and molasses attack. Vanilla and spice and ooey gooey feel. Creamy start. Roasty finish. Yes, I believe I will have another.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big-bubbled, sudzy, tan head; dark brown in color. Smooth, milky texture with very mild carbonation. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and hints of subtle fruit. Lactic with a corn syrup sweetness. Yeasty, "wet rag" notes. Very mild bitterness.
Discofish (152) - USA - MAY 2, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee in colored with a cream colored head. Nose of malts and coffee. Taste is sweet and alcoholic with nuts and malts. Finishes smooth.
judge (8) - New Cumberland, USA - MAY 2, 2003 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Opaque appearance with red hues. Fantastic oatmeal and chocolate flavor. A meal in itself.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Note: Very fresh bottles. Black color with a small light tan head. Aroma is malty and oaty. This beer is silky smooth. Tastes of oatmeal, chocolate, and malt blend perfectly. Sweet smooth finish. I love this beer.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The oatmeal is surprisingly obvious, but not overdone. A little on the thin side, but this gives it the great combination of rich flavor and crisp finish.