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 (7973) - 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.
OldJack99 (114) - USA - APR 16, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark & smooth, it has a sweetness to it, a coffee taste as well. Really dark beer. Simply one of my favorites
HoppedHead (106) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent oatmeal stout with dark color, smooth drinkable with a little chewyness, an easy drinking stout with out overpowering flavors or bitterness.
chug18799 (36) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer deserving attention. Damn smooth, this beer is highly drinkable stuff.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black. Did I mention this beer was black? Taste that lasts forever. Sweet roasted malt with plenty of hops.
aracauna (3055) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Doesn’t have the burnt bitterness of the dry stouts, but it has the other flavors typical off a stout. I like it, but it doesn’t floor me.