kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle 12oz. pours black with fluffy tan head. aroma is oatmeal malt light coffee taste is sweet chocolate and a nice roasted character. mouth feel is thin and dry lightly bitter. very nice.
Pailhead (5819) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma is mostly roasted grain with hints of metal, caramel, chocolate, and pine. Pours a dark brown with some hints of orange along the outer edges of the glass and a small tan head. Very nice lacing. Quick chocolate sweetness up front. Strong roasted and burnt grain and bitter black coffee finish. 6-4-6-3-11
Rerate courtesy of xmarcnolanx via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, coffee, and light smoke. It pours a dark brown with lots of orange hilights when held to the light with a moderate beige head that lasts a minute or so and leaves behind sporadic lacing. The flavor starts with light chocolate with some faint fruit in the background. There are some moderate burnt flavors in the finish with some coffee that sneaks past the burnt flavors. Medium-bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
’05 GTMW sample. Dark brown body, light tan head. Coffee / chocolate sweet aroma. Lots of dark chocoate in the flavor. Dry finish.
desurfer (1259) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby body, everlasting mocha head. Nice roasted barley aroma. More roastiness in the flavor, some coffee, chocolate and alcohol as well. Sweet, dry palate.
omhper (21768) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks beerhandy! Dark brown. Medium bodied and lightly roasty with clean mouthfeel. Lingering bitter, salty finish. Surprisingly neutral and spritzy.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, Fat Jack’s. Different for an oatmeal stout. Loads of Oatmeal flavor with a nice hoppy backbone. Reminded me of Sam Smith’s, oddly enough. Smooth and nice to have from a normal tap.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle courtesy of Duane, pours a dark, slightly murky brown with a fizzy off white head, aroma is a bitter smelling toast, which is pretty much the same as the taste.. the toasted oats are strong, and there are only slight tones of caramel and chocolate. the body is a nice, semi full consistency and the toasted flavor makes up the aftertaste. enjoyable, but could use a little more to compliment the oats.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sampled on tap at Fat Jacks bloomington. very roasty. rich but not overdone. well balanced. i would like to try more from schlafly.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep mohagany color with a smallish off tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate and lilacs (assuming floral hops). Roasted malts and dark toasted bread flavors. Quite dry and some mild lactic acid. I would like a smoother feel than I find in this oatmeal stout.
jcr (2386) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant-enough beer, but smelled and tasted more like a good lager. Little roasted malt, jsut a touch of sweetness. Thin with lively carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Certainly, smooth. Not displeasing, but also nothing to distinguish it.