DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
soft oatmeal palate, not extremely heavy, not too thick, nice simply sweet buttery aroma, good drinking beer, a little froth, smooth texture, 5% alcohol...I wish it had a higher alcohol %tage, Nice beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jrwhitney6 (305) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with slight reddish hue and cinnamon colored foam. Nose of some chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is oatmeal (definitely present), chocolate, coffee. A very tasty beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
azzie (230) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark liquid with average tan head. Medium to full body, light carbonation. Light sourness, medium sweetness. Sweet/bitter aftertaste. Aroma of hay, touch of roastiness and a hint of instant granulated coffee. Good one.
ryecatcher (773) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
550mL bottle. Pours an opaque, stouty brown-black with a massive creamy mocha colored head with unparalleled retention and lacing. Nose is bakers chocolate, roasted barley, some coffee, and some of that famed Sam Smith butterscotchy goodness. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy, lots of cocoa, coffee beans. roasted barley, butterscotch, vanilla, raisins. I always like these on a crisp autumn (or frigid winter) evening, however, it’s the end of August and the heat and humidity have died down enough to make it feel like fall is almost here, so yeah. Strangely enough, I guess I never bothered rating this before. The was the first oatmeal stout that I ever had many years ago, and it is stil teh best as well -- or damn close to it.
veceo (492) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color with reddish hue, average sized brownish head. Medium body, soft carbonation. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, outmeal, coffee. Medium sweet taste. Finish is slightly dry. Very good.
Bork (134) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simultaneously rich and light. Filled with gentle coffee, cocoa and roasted malt. Mildly bitter short finish.
jh773 (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque black-brown with a thick tan head. Smell is dark chocolate, licorice, molasses, oatmeal. Taste is slightly sweet at first, oatmeal and warm grain, becomes slightly dry; well-rounded, good body but surprisingly light. Aftertaste of cocoa, fruity hops. Tasty.
Darkmagus82 (993) - - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-10-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a big and thick tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, fading over ~ 5 min to give a decent level of lacing.
Smell- The aroma is big of oats and chocolate. Mixed with these are some sweeter caramel and a light vanilla aroma. A light roasted malt and coffee aroma round out the remainder of the nose creating a sweet and roasty smell overall.
Taste – The taste starts out with a smooth but dry oatmeal and roasty malt taste. A bitter chocolate flavor, that comes quickly after the initial taste, begins to get sweetened as the taste advances further. Flavors of caramel and some vanilla sweeten the brew quite a bit. The brew remains relatively sweet to the end where a light earthy hop joins the flavor. In the end a pleasant sweet oaty and lightly hopped chocolate flavor are left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier side for an only 5 % abv with a carbonation level that is just below average. Very nice for the stout style and letting all those great dark and malty flavors to be truly sensed by the tongue.
Overall – A delicious stout that isn’t overwhelming with alcohol. It has a wonderful oat and chocolate flavor with just the right balance of sweet and hop.
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to 6 oz taster
Molasses, wheat, light cherry, chocolate, hay, sweetgrass, and malt.
Dark brown with a tinge of red and a long lasting 2 mm creamy and frothy tan head. Taste is malt, molasses, oatmeal, malt with a bit of black pepper.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice malty caramel aroma. Jet black colour with nice head. Very light and hoppy up front with very big malt chocolate finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.
bartlebier (1649) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottles, 2013 as part of a Smith sampler, again 2014/07@TriState Tasting II, courtesy of bastarda. Very dry and almost coffee-grainy rendition of an oatmeal stout, with mellow powder chocolate notes complementing a great balance of woody liquorice and spicy hops. Solid stuff given its abv.