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 (2839) - 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!
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2003
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmmmmm. Thick pour and creamy head. Oatmeal fills up your nose and mouth with a hint of residual suagrs. If anything bad can be said about this one it may be that it carries a mild cloying quality with it that some other inferior Oatmeal stouts don't have.
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