Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very heavy oatmeal, almost has a little bit of steak aroma... pretty effing odd. Body is of a typical stout, black with a thin tan head. Taste is chocolate and oatmeal... pretty standard oatmeal stout, nothing great, but a good beer to drink on ocassion. Mouthfeel is a little rougher then I’d like though.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the DC/MD/VA/WV/PA Ratebeer Gathering 11/20/04. Pours a clear brown with a light brown head. Lightly roasty malty aroma. Taste has notes of chocolate, roasty malt and oats. Could use more body, was a little light. Overall solid.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque cola body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some lactic sourness, light roasty. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some roasty, light lactic sourness, faint cherry. Light-medium body.
darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Growler’s pub on Lindbergh. Just a great, great beer IMHO. Smoky molasses taste. I had this side by side with Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout and it more than held its own. For anyone that is a fan of Sweet stouts - you have to try this one.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I am a huge fan of this beer. It’s sweet, malty, toasty, and just plain good. Almost has a bacon flavor to it? Sounds weird, but it’s good! One of my favorite stouts. And it’s brewed in my hometown!
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A medium sized light tan head. The body is very dark with just a vague hint of amber coloring. Aroma has toast, sweet malts and some banana peels. The lacing likes to hang out towards the tops of the glass. The taste is toast, walnuts and some cream cheese. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy. Has an oily finish. Overall a pretty good beer in a style that I usually don’t care for. Thanks civforprez.
HopalotCassidy (12) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been sampling a mixed six pack of Schlafly’s and this is by far my favorite. Beautiful rich color with a light brown head. Subtle toast aroma. Huge flavor -- sweet burnt chocolate malt wonderfully balanced with hop bitterness. Full bodied and a long, warm finish.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick brown to black with a full tan head. The aroma is roasted, with coffee and a malt sweetness as well. There is an oakey wooden presence in the aroma also. The taste is smooth with mild roasted malts and a very robust coffee taste. It’s got a mostly creamy feel and finishes nicely.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light roasted malt.toffee flavor. Very watery for a stout. Finsh is crisp with some CO2. This isn’t bad, there just isn’t much there.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was so looking forward to my pals bringing this down from St.Louis and yet so disappointed when it arrived. It is a stout so automatically gets good ratings but a disappointing one nonetheless.