Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Both sweet and roasty, with hints of chocolate, coffee, oats, oil, smoke and tabacco. Creamy and smooth with nice thickness and mouthfeel. Another pretty good beer from Schlafly.
TAR (2514) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Revamp: Nice and more nicer. Great roastiness with a smooth body. One of the better, less typical, American made stouts.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Another tasty well balanced brew from this very reliable brewer. Sweet slightly smoky nose, malty and hearty with a smooth finish. Bottled version. Full-bodied and yet very drinkable. Good stuff!
boto (1882) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suprised to see it described as a sweet stout as the sweetness wasn’t very evident. Dark, malty and creamy. Very good! (Draught version)
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little too thin for my tastes. Oatmeal sweetness was not very appearent until the beer warmed up. Beautiful color, nice head and lacking aroma. A decent oatmeal stout.
Aubrey (3444) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark with a roasty nose. Charleston Chew thickness, with a rather heavy mouthfeel. Smooth with a low carbonation level. Quite a bit of roast. Mild hops. Some bitterness lingers on the roof of the mouth for some time, and residual bitterness seems to build. 3/4 the way into the sip, it felt very porter-like to me, for some strange reason. Pretty good stout!
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, 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! I’m 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 I’ve had. A sweet malt front with a nice roasted/hop dry finish. A pleasant pint to quaff at Blueberry Hill!
legion242 (2250) - 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.