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.
grymy (105) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
only had it once and i was wasted, but i would buy it again
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2002
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very roasty stout. Quite sweet, very nice head. I can’t recognize the oatmeal, but what the hell it got so many other strong points!
Ernest (7204) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (milk chocolate, caramel, roasted grain), with notes of vanilla, toffee, licorice, raisin, and charcoal. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy/velvety texture, soft carbonation. Complex malty aroma with many pleasant subtleties, rich mouthfeel, and a great flavor balance for the style. I think I’ve rated this a solid 4.0 every time I’ve ever had it. Though there is some room for improvement, this is clearly a benchmark.