Schroppfy (2357) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2nd Bottle six days later: mmmmm...chocolately! Also, really nice yeast component in the aroma. Up a tiny notch on this wonderful beer! Iím having this bottle at home in better testing conditions (the previous one I had at the office). Original: 8/25/02: Creamy, balanced and just wonderful. Roastiness is perfect, a tiny bit of nut, fruitiness, and big hops at the finish close this thing tremendously. I have to make it down to St. Louis, because on tap (as MaxPower suggests) this could be an all time favorite. Thanks, Max, for sending it to me.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beautiful beer. Nice creamy palate. Good malt flavor and the oatmeal sweetness really shines through at room temperature.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better Oatmeal Stouts Iíve had. A sweet malt front with a nice roasted/hop dry finish. A pleasant pint to quaff at Blueberry Hill!
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black red; zero head; oil-cherry nose. Surprisingly bracing to start. Evens out a bit towards the end- lack of depth hurts this one.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Damn! This is one fine brew. The taste is even a bit sweet (but just a bit). And thereís some chocolate and coffee flavors in there, too. A minor roasty flavorís present, too. Itís like sucking on a burnt log.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark red-black in color with a hearty khaki-colored head. Sweet brown sugar aroma. Initial flavor is sweet (almost brown-sugary sweet like the aroma) with slight carbonation. Finishes with a nice tingly hop bite that slowly mellows. Very nice, creamy stout.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Why can I see through the glass? Wheres the ever-lasting head? Not nearly sweet enough or dense enough for the style, canít come close to Sammyís.
Indra (2532) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 Strong-coffee color, with tan head. Malt flavors are sweet and chocolatey. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and long finish. Some lightly spiced hops make up part of the aftertaste, too. Medium body. Definitely a tasty beer, one of the best this brewer makes.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had this in the bottle and on draft and they are both worth it. It has a great aroma, with a nice head and great lace. There is a strong, roasty flavor balanced with a sweet malt taste. There is a nice finish and it is very smooth in the drinking.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Rich dark black color, creamy tan head, chocalate and burnt coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty flavor, nice bitter hop finish, I can't stop at just one. A great oatmeal stout, better on draught than the bottled.