jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer rocks. It is a staple for starting out almost any night of drinking. It is smooth with a nice creamy light brown head. You can taste the oatmeal in the beer and the sweetness it leaves you with is just perfect. I don't generally like sweet stouts, however this one is unavoidably likable. It actually gets better as it warms and when its done you want another.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although I'm not a big fan of this style, I sort of liked this stout because it wasn't overly sweet the way a lot of stouts are. Nice aroma and taste even though I feel that the taste is lacking a little in depth.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2004 Rich brown head; very smooth feel; slight coffee taste with finish that is bitter, but not excessively so. May 2004: the aroma is among the best
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolat aroma. Very dark brown color, brown head, good lace. Intens flavor, sweet, chocolat, hint of cola, very drinkable, light roasted. Long lasting coffee liquor flavor finish.
orangelazarus (53) - USA - FEB 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totally opaque, very thick pour with no head. More than any beer I've had, this one could pass for a wine. At first, I swore I could smell the grapes in the aroma. However, it somehow manages to taste much much better than any dry, bitter wine. There's a small note of sweetness and grain flavor to offset the winelike flavor. Unrelentingly bitter/sour aftertaste. Very good.
JK (5656) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2003 Black. I thought it was a brown bottle before I poured. Tan head that disappears soon but leaves a nice lace on the glass. Coffee and bitter chocolate very noticeable in the aroma, and also a little tobacco. Flavor of the same coffee and chocolate with a little cream. Faint malt and hops tastes as it warmed. Mildly bitter finish. excellent beer.
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it. Once I got hooked, I couldn't get enough. Creamy bowl of oatmeal flavor really comes through, but oh so much more!
evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2003 Deep dark and creamy pour. The creamy head faded far to fast. A nice aroma of chocolate and coffee.
Slightly sweet, medium body, creamy texture. Very light alchoholic finish. Great balance. Very nice brew!
TheBelgian (24) - USA - FEB 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
dark with a good head on it. not very creamy. buttery and bitter with not much after taste.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
wonderful dark colored beer with a thick slowly dissipating head. Bitter & sweet taste with mild aftertaste. My first & not last oatmeal stout