21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Iím not much of a fan of outmeal stout, but this wasnít all that bad. Actually I was quite impressed with it. Samuel smith makes a very fine brew no matter what style and this is no exception.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 24, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 2001: Truly wonderful stout that is just bursting with sweet, winey, chocolatey flavors, a beautiful body and robust head. A nose that is just a bit too faint and a slightly too strong bitterness running through the palate keep this from joining Mackeson and Youngs in my pantheon, but for those who like their oats more robust and less sweet and smooth, this could be the one.
2003: Some classics don't ever fade, even after a couple of years of rating like crazy. Changing the points around a little; can't call it perfect in appearance with the tiny little head it has, but on the other hand I do feel the aroma to be stronger and more complex than before. The McNeills Oatmeal I had the other night is similar; I think I'm finding I like the more roasty bitter stouts more these days. Masterpiece.
trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2001
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soothsayer99 (23) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
ampp (152) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2001
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love the chocolate/coffee aroma of this beer. The sweet taste kicks in first with the bitterness sneaking up on you. But it doesnít get too bitter. I enjoy a good oatmeal stout, and this is a good one
npdempse (933) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This really didnít do it for me. It looks great--big robust head on a thick black body. The initial flavor was alright, a bit malty, with a slight hop balance and hints of burnt coffee, but it left a terrible bittersweet aftertaste. Might go better with some salty snacks to cut the aftertaste.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2001
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. I guess oatmeal isnít just for breakfast anymore! This thing was damn good. A thick, creamy color and a nice solid flavor.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice appearance and flavor with a strong coffee after taste
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (934) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2001
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner in the oatmeal stout category.
Not quite as good as Heartlandís Farmer Jon OS, but still great.
A unique, kinda nutty flavor distinguishes this beer.
The aroma is great as well - it lasts throughout the glass