krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
blackens a gleaming goblet with an inky pour, faint embers of black cherry. head was oatmeal cookie but collapsed into the stellar blackhole. i seldom put my ear over the glass but i could hear this one sizzling like a campfire. the nose is freighted with aromatic cargo: rubber, molasses, coffee, port, anise, dates and yak blankets. delicious sweetness is borne in the gentle arms of full bodied richness, balanced hop, and understated alcohol.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweeter than I thought it would be. Stilll a very good stout from a superb brewer.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer. Itís available in most well stocked liquor marts, so itís good for when you need a quick ígood beer fix.í It has a really good, slightly sweet initial flavor, and a great finish.
Panzuriel (1823) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice mouthfeel. Great flavor. So dark, that light does not pass through it. A wonderful beer in every sense of the word.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - AUG 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The more I drink this the more boring it gets. Thereís nothing wrong with it and it does have a nice texture. I donít think thereís a lot to it.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - AUG 14, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
re-rating - 1st bootle was skunky and I had to pour it down the drain (@#&$%clear bottles), but if you get it fresh it is wonderful, one of my favorites - inviting aroma, smooth, malty sweet, but not cloying, enough bitter for balance
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
iím drinking this at a far cry from ice cold and im very impressed. very big body lots of coffe and bittersweet chocolate flavors and you can just tase the oatmeal which smooths everything out.
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Itís quite interesting to use oatmeal in beer. Sweet and very creamy.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my first oatmeal stout, and I donít think I was prepared for the strong sweet taste. The flavor is complex, and seemed to give hints of a winelike character. For these reasons, I couldnít refuse giving it high marks even if I didnít care for it. Will try again sometime.
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very tasty stout that keeps you wanting more. Very smooth and delishious. Excellent with a nice steak and baked potato on a warm summer evening. Strong flavor with a foamy smooth head. I really like this stout.