DosWeenos99 (10) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite beer in the whole world for nearly 20 years! A wonderful sweet stout with incredible smoothness and balance. The only challenge is to ensure that you get fresh bottles - these can get skunky if your supply is not fresh.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge head on dark brown to black beer. Not really a stout, not really fair to compare it to stouter stuff, but at 5% abv it is a great session beer. Good mouthfeel, pleasant taste but not memorable.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Widely available and redily drinkable. Sweet stout flavors, goes down smooth like cream. Could use a dark bottle as it is occasionally strongly skunked, usually lightly skunked. The a aroma is very fruit and balanced with just the right notes for the style. Seems kinda dead overall but it's still a deliciuos beer.
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
ME LIKE BEER, THIS BEER GOOOD!!! So thick you can’t see through it with a flashlight, but light a creamy down the hatch.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
MMM... Well crafted beer. Very thick and creamy. Sweet taste and heavy mouthfeel made this beer exceptional.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance you could taste the oatmeal. This one is smooth and creamy. Good Stuff
fraternie (988) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best stouts I have ever had, oatmeal or otherwise. Incredible head and creamy body, almost a roasted nut flavor on top of the chocolate flavor typical of most stouts. God I love this company.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full but quickly dissapating head, very fragrant aroma rich smoky. Nice bitter finish but initial taste a little thin. Overall enjoyable but unlikely to become a regular stout for me.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great stout. I could actually taste the oatmeal. Wonderful thick brown head.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color. Very thick full cascading “G” type head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolates. A nice silky smooth. Medium bodied sweet stout. Mild malts and hops. A very flavorful beer. Nice chocolate and coffee flavor. Well balanced. Just wish it were in a brown bottle. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch dry. What a sweet stout should be