Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Makes me wish Boulevard would start expanding their variety. Not on par with any of the great Oatmeal Stouts but has a nice sweety maltiness.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and Tap:No longer contract brewed for bottles. Dark brown.Lightly khaki,head. Good roasy,burnt/smokey,chocolate aroma.Mouthfeel is creamy,full.Good malty,roasted flavors. Finish is roasty,rich.Good Stout.Tad more creamy on draft,although I would recommend either.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black color,small tan head that faded fast.Roasty aroma with a slight hint of smoke,sweet chocolate.Nice roasted taste with a mild chocolate and mild smoke flavor.The after taste is roasty mild chocolate and smoke.kind of a thin feel in the mouth with a slight gritty feel on the palate.Nice brew and a good one to try if you can find it.
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 (674) - 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 (5601) - 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 (3111) - 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.