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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown / black pour with almost no head. Aroma is lightly sweet fruit, mild roast; overall pretty weak in the aroma department. Flavor is initially sweet and somewhat fruity followed by bitter roast and a dry roast finish. A little watery on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
On cask at Firkin Fest. Poured dark brown/black, smooth, creamy, roasted malts, oats, dark chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taverner (1081) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
This must be this breweryís strength. You see, every brewery has a good beer. And this is theirís. IN fact, its really good. Roasty smelling and tasting, full flavored notes of chocolate, malt and a little smoke.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2012
22oz - Nice color and lace. Palate was good but a little too light in flavor.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Santa Cruz Ale Works Dark Night Oatmeal Stout is a dark ruby black ale with a brown sugar colored, gel-topped dense foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. There is deep roast in the aroma with notes of oatmeal cookies, raisins and chocolate chips. It is medium bodied and very dry with an acidic finish. Itís sweet at first, with notes of chocolate and berry. The finish is long and bitter. It kind of tastes like oatmeal cookies. Itís bitter, dry and full flavored. Iím impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighWine (946) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle. Black pour but not thick. Tan head. Nose is dark roast coffee and a little vanilla extract. Taste is a mouthful of roast and bittesweet chocolate. Palate isnít as big as I would have thought but the flavor is full even though this is quite drinkable. The body more closely resembles a porter but the flavor is robust enough that you know you are drinking a stout. Enjoyable and drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (908) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2012
Pour was pretty dark and the head overtook half the glass, was a little surprised. The aroma was a little harsh imo. The taste was just about average with more carbonation than I like to see from an oatmeal stout. This beer didnít do much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
skmikeg (824) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Pours a dark black-brown with a huge five finger foamy tan head which fades very slowly to crazy lacing. Aroma is light for a stout and is of roasted malts, some coco powder, faint coffee notes, maybe some anise, and a faint metallic note. Taste is slightly better then the aroma and is of roasted malts, chocolate, dark coffee, some anise, some dark fruits, a little mild hop bitterness. Has a medium body with a slightly thin, watery, fizzy mouthfeel, and a slightly bitter,short, slightly metallic finish. Overall, a decent oatmeal stout that is lacking in body and could be better without the metallic notes in the aroma and finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (656) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Poured from bottle a dark brown with large tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate with some soft grain tones. Flavor starts smooth with some slightly sweet malt, chocolate and a light graininess. The finish becomes dry with a roasted grain bitterness. Palate is silky at the beginning and slightly sweet moving toward bitter and dry, but not a big mouthfeel however. Overall, an easy drinking stout with a nice balance that could do with a little more presence on the palate.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Syzzer (580) - Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Thin and lacks body/mouthfeel. Flavor is far from dark or stout. Suggestion: AVOID


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