bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color. Pours with large, tightly carbonated head - dark tan in color. Average-size nose with straightforward notes of roasted coffee and sweet malt. Crisp and medium/light palate. Flavors are not huge, but substantial - light coffee, dark but sweet chocolate.
Not a powerhouse brew, but solid quality and flavors.
Ale Boy99 (19) - Twin Lake, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was the first Stout I had ever drank. Guess I started out the best. Caramel and nut flavors and very creamy. YUM!
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2003 WOW!!!Dark,mahogany appearace with complex,vinous, aromas of oats,stone,iron,nuts,and HUGE roastiness.The silky looking body has a head worth putting on a mantle.The flavors match the aromas perfectly,and are just as complex.Oily,resiny,palate with a semi-dry finish.Finish loses dryness and gains caramelly,nutty,goodness.What could be better than this,as far as style?
jekoslosky99 (4) - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the classic oatmeal stout. Nice palate, sweet as you would expect of an oatmeal stout, but a great balance makes it very drinkable.
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fine Stout, I prefer the Imperial Stout , but this one is a fine brew also. More on the sweet side and less of a complex flavor that the Imperial, while still being a good choice.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What can I say about Sam Smith’s oatmeal stout? This is the benchmark and progenitor of all the oatmeals you see on the market now ... the Adam and Eve of oatmeal. Rich and chewy with hints of caramel ... a beautiful creamy body sculpted from chocolate. This is a rich beer to be savored while wrapped in a sleeping bag on your back porch watching a winter sunset.
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
HUGEly powerful and pungent stout. I love it. Salty and a bit oily, massively bitter, burnt and creamily grainy thanks to the oats which reappear in a looong finish. big and tarry and not for the faint hearted. when i’m 87 i’ll drink this stuff and talk in grunts.
Jfishback13 (273) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty. I have no idea why it took me so long to try this. I love their taddy porter and have been happy with every beer they’ve made. It’s their excellent stout, but a bit creamy due to the oatmeal. Excellent beer.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2004 Wonderful appearance. Not as powerful aroma as I hoped. Very pleasant mild, sweetish and grainy flavour with notes of seaweed. A good stout.