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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our darkest ale is a true American Stout. Black as a moonless night and full of chocolate and roasted barley flavor, This beer has a creamy, velvety texture from the oats and finishes smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (20933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle courtesy of ygtmsm94, thanks! Dark maroon color, massive tan head. Aroma of salty cocoa. Taste is similar, plus coffee. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11974) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roast malt with dark fruits and earthy hops. Flavor is smoke and dark fruits, roast malt and earthy hops with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (6820) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Gusher bottle shared by a friend. Pours darkest brown with a huge tan head. Malty and oxidized nose. Chocolate malt flavor with creamy oatmeal and roasty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drfabulous (6328) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
22 ounce bottle thanks to JohnCoctosin Finally opened this one. Big carbonated head that fills most of the glass. A bit of a metallic nose with chocolate taste. Ok body. Decent overall. Lacking mostly in nose and overall oatmeal stout quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yackery (165) - California, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Draught at Beechwood BBQ Seal Beach. Deep, dark mahogany with thin head over only half of the top but thorough lacing anywhere the beer touches. Aroma is funky bacteria and oatmeal cookie. Taste is mildly sweet followed by definitely bitter finish. Palate is much like Coca Cola but of course not that explosive in the middle but still lively yet softening. Overall OK but too much funk and not enough subtle oatmeal experience.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Syzzer (633) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Thin and lacks body/mouthfeel. Flavor is far from dark or stout. Suggestion: AVOID

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bomber. Poured a healthy shade of deep brown with way too much deep tan head going on. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate and rolled oats, with a detergenty character laced throughout.. warm molasses filled the back of the nose.. a bit airy and seemed a touch off. The flavor found molasses and burnt cocoa at the core, with odd, almost metallic, almost sour, kinda detergenty stuff laced throughout, and heavy roast on the edges.. finished dry and grainy, with more of the odd stuff. Medium-bodied and too carbonated on the palate.. the carbo hurt the assumed creaminess.. this seemed like it may have been infected, and I’d gladly try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle courtesy of JohnCoctosin. Pours a dark black with a thick beige head that took a long time to die down. Aroma of choclate, and roasted malt. Flavors of choclate, roasted malt and coffee. A good oatmeal stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of JohnCoctosin. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours near black with a single-finger tan head. Good retention and some spotty lacing. Thin cap throughout. The nose brings forward some good roast and chocolate, tending toward the roast. The flavor is quite roasty with some espresso and chocolate behind. Mouthfeel takes a turn for the worse, as it’s a bit thin and really harsh with an acrid roast character that is quite dry. Hurts the flavor as well. Okay, though I wouldn’t seek this out again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-17-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2011 Thanks to Homerwantsbeer for sharing a bottle. Pours inky black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Medium, dry body with flavors of charred malt, roasty coffee and hops. The finish is roasty with a coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

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