herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was given one of these in the parking lot of a Grateful Dead concert in 1990. Bud/Miller/Coors has not passed my lips since. Black color with a creamy tan head. Very light roast in the nose. Very light and drinkable for a stout and the low ABV means you can drink them all night. Perfect for winter drinking sessions.
wdfod99 (4) - Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice frothy head,smooth flavor and creamy mouthfeel. Try serving with frosted miniwheats instead of chips or pretzels.
jsradcliffe99 (6) - USA - JUL 2, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent, nice dark beer and not as heavy and the color indicates. Smooth finish and not at all filling. One of my favorite.
huevos de fuego (3) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent, smooth Stout that is not as heavy as the black color might indicate. One of my Favorite stout beers.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice dark color, but the beer left me unsatisfied. It was very thin for a stout and tasted too much like a granola barfor my tastes. Still, aside from a mild unbalancing of the oat malts, I thought it was a pretty good beer.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice chocolate flavor, very dark color. Not a very ’thick’ stout, surprisingly smooth. Sweet finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
didn’t detect much aroma. it has a fairly benign taste. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. Although nearly black in color, it had a very light bodied taste.
barflybetty99 (14) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Okay, once again, good color and a lovely aroma. This and the other oatmeal with a goose name seem to be running neck and neck(no pun intended). Has a good taste to it, but a bit lighter. Samuel Smith is still the winner but others are obviously learning.
NeroFiddled (105) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Generally overated. A very nice beer but not deserving of all the praise it receives. And wasn’t it a Sam Smith’s brewer who said something along the lines of ’Oatmeal? We don’t want that !@#$ in our mash, we just sprinkle it on top’. Hmmmm. Still, a very nice stout with a mouthfilling texture and creaminess; as well as a long, semi-sweet finish.