cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The contrast between the bottle and tap is amazing. I'd give the bottled version a full point lower score b/c of the seemingly drier finish and less rich body. I really enjoyed the texture of the oatmeal from the tap. Almost too drinkable from the bottle.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin head initially that disppears quickly; body is quite dark.
Quite sweet with caramel and dark chocolate. Not as full of a mouthfeel and developed as I would like.
sethdude (653) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 31, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Pours a deep black, no detectable floaties, medium creamy head, good lacind, fairly thick, somewhat sweet. Is that bacon I tatste? Good hop balance. All in all, a very enjoyable stout.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap - Medium brown with small tan head, okay lacing, medium-bodied. Sweet caramel aroma is very present, hint of coffee. Smooth and buttery mouthfeel, good balance. Lacks the knockout punch on the palate (a little hop), but overall, a good Oatmeal Stout.
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Minnesota, though bought at the brewery in St. Louis. A bit lighter than I would prefer, this brew has a robust roast and slight grapish flavor. Though not a strong beer, it has a redeeming complexity and a smooth ride down the gullet (no gizzard necessary).
Silphium (2969) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent stout, but not very complex or flavorful. Pours a dark ruby (light does pass) with a thin tan head. Little to mention in terms of flavor; there are light roasted tones followed by an almost shy sweetness. Most comparable to the Chicory Stout by Dogfish head in its thin body and inability to challenge the palate. Nonetheless, drinkable.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cola, just a bit of light shines through when held up to the light. Nose is rich and full, molasses and roasted malts. Taste of cola, burnt roasts, coffee, and syrup.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent brown color with a good beige head. The aroma was full of chocolate, roasted coffee bean, and slight bitterness. The flavor was much of the same with a more pronounced sweetness. At times the feel was slightly too thin. Good oatmeal stout.
dflip (27) - USA - APR 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 I really enjoy a rich stout and Schlafly has created one. Very dark in color...fresh roasted barley & malt tastes (rich coffee and burn toast)...right amount of bitterness from the hops. Havenít tried the Imperial Stout, hopefully itís as good as this.
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a wonderful oatmeal stout! I had to make sure I had the right bottle next to the glass I was drinking. The ruby - brown hue is beautiful, but I would like to have seen more of a cascading head build. I has a very smooth taste going down leaving a slightly bitter (but still enjoyable) aftermath. I think I will have to try this next to a Sam Smith to see which I like better. This is a must for anybody who likes oatmeals or any dark thick beers. Thank you very much in return JMerritt.