desurfer (1276) - 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 (22897) - 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 (3439) - 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 (5450) - 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 (2517) - 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.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. nice flavorful sweet stout. creamy & silky on the tongue with mild hop bitterness. not sam smith but still good.
ElGaucho (2384) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, roasted malt aroma; sweet, with chocolate notes. Almost fully opaque body. Off white to almost light tan head. Mostly diminishing. Excellent lace. Roasted malt flavor. Quite a bite in the finish. Very nice. Very drinkable with no shortage of flavor.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy head melts into foamy mounds. Tar black with a touch of caramel around the rim. The aroma is cocoa and sweet chocolate, with little to no roastiness. Loads of carbonation in the body - drinks almost like a cola at first. Easy boy! More sweetness in the body, coupled with a touch of bitterness. This stout is headed in the right direction, but could use more of everything (except carbonation!)