AlmostHome (39) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like it, like it a lot. Great color and taste. Not hoppy. Has a great feel on the tongue, very filling but not that heavy.
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BierMeHoos (270) - Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2015 355 ml bottle. Appearance is black, opaque. Aroma is roasted black malt, pressed coffee. Bitter chocolate. Taste is chocolate malts, roasted coffee. Palate is moderate carbonization. I wanted to like it more but I rated what I felt.
rzymol (115) - - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with some bloody reflections and beige medium head. Fine lacing. At first, unusual but pleasant aroma of yeasts and fresh bread, then, while the drink heats up, milked chocolate, toffee, lightly roasted scents . In taste it goes through light sweetness into sweet & slightly bitter finish. A light and nice salty note appears somewhere in the middle (or maybe it is that silky feel?). Medium bodied. I really would call it silky instead of creamy, a very pleasant mouthfeel. Medium-bodied. Smooth and enjoyable.Overall, it tastes very nutritional like a good meal. Oatmeal :)
bubblehouse (634) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the classics. Use to be the only good beer you could find back when pete’s wicked ale was around.
Scottishchris (354) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from vino but first tasted back in Philly in 2001. Dark dark brown, beige head. Chocolate and coffee nose, fruity. I've always found it a little over carbonated, but really balanced bitterness. Classic.
wxman (1522) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
First sampled in 1982. Pours a nearly opaque clear dark brown/garnet with a huge light tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and a pleasant sourness. Taste is sweet dark roasted malt, blackstrap molasses, coffee, grain and a mild bitterness brought on by the roasting. A classic.
Douberd (2978) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 5%
Pours an almost totally black beer, with a tall and thick light beige head on top. Very good foam retention, heavy lacing left behind as it collapses.
Nice aroma, red stewed fruits, dark fruits too, prunes.
Great taste with chocolate and plenty of it, raisins, sweet caramel and red fruits, light roasted malts on the finish.
Medium body, carbonation a bit low but it fits quite well, slightly dry palate.
hoppopotomous (27) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a nice black..aroma was light..hinted of chocolate covered raisins and toasted oats..taste was on par with the aroma..very nice sweet stout.
gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Raisins, dates, sweet rolls, vanilla, caramel, cocoa, toffee, oats, yeast, cinnamon, char, malt.
Appearance: Pours pitch black. Thick, creamy, coffee colored, two finger head that disappeared evenly.
Taste: Raisins, dates, sweet rolls, cocoa. Roasted, fruity, oatmealy. Smokey. Slightest bit of alcohol. Medium body with light carbonation. Sweet finish. Complex.
Palate: Sweet, silky, smooth.
Overall: I poured this 550 mL bottle into a glass in which I like to drink beer. Too sweet to be a desert beer, unless you were eating a unsweetened chocolate cake. Would go really well with something salty. Not a beer I would drink often. RateBeer member Mep3222 summed it well, "Not as sweet as some milk stouts, but has that smoothness. And this one is just very balanced and all around good." #respectbeerbrethren
Brandon1989 (401) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark, almost black with some ruby and a small creamy tan head. The aroma is very sweet, slight oak. The taste is oatmeal, some spices, oaky, roasted malts, and a burnt caramel aftertaste.