iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a wonderful oatmeal stout! I had to make sure I had the right bottle next to the glass I was drinking. The ruby - brown hue is beautiful, but I would like to have seen more of a cascading head build. I has a very smooth taste going down leaving a slightly bitter (but still enjoyable) aftermath. I think I will have to try this next to a Sam Smith to see which I like better. This is a must for anybody who likes oatmeals or any dark thick beers. Thank you very much in return JMerritt.
Braudog (5952) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice decent white head. Smoky oat flavors. Smooth beer with balanced bitter ending. Decent.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark and viscous brown color with a creamy white head. Aroma is roasted and buttery. Sweet malty body with coffee and chocolate finish. Good complexity. Very smooth and robust, a must try if you can get it.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking, cascading pour. Aroma is malty and grainy. Good thick lasting head. Flavor occurs in a burst of good dark grain and chocolate. Very dry with a long finish.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2003 Bottle - Very malty and oaty aroma. Lasting thick tan head. You can rally taste the oats. There is a quick rush of flavor, then it resides. Dry finish with little aftertaste.
brettsbarley (2) - murray, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is awsome. I am lucky eneuogh to live in St. Louis where it is brewed and i can get it right off the tap. If you like Schlafly oatmeal stout try their other reasonably priced beers. If you ever get the chance try the esb or the real ale on tap. Now thats good stuff.
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 This beer rocks!
It pours as a thick, oily black liquid. Only when held up to a high-powered halogen lamp is one enabled to behold the beautiful, deep crimson hue.
The medium-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head is mostly, but not fully, diminishing with decent lacing.
The aroma is of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee swirled with rich, Belgian milk chocolate. Small acrid, cherry and lightly floral notes.
The flavor is of creamy, dark roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, soy sauce and mild coffee up front. Well-hopped with moderate bitterness and tartness on the backside.
Full-bodied with a fizzy and moderately creamy mouthfeel.
Lengthy, sour, lightly bitter and mostly dry finish with more Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee at the very wee end.
It's what a stout should be. Nothing really sweet about the beer. My guess is that ANY OATMEAL Stout is classified as a sweet stout. Good stuff. Have one!
lngnmn (9) - cape girardeau, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2003 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I am a sucker for a sweet stout. Drinkable right out of the bottle. Malty caramel flavor and very smooth. Thank God I live near St. Louis.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color with a tan head that lasts about 10 seconds. Slightly fruity aroma. Fairly strong roasted malt aroma. Slightly bready. A touch of smoke in the nose. Great flavor of malt, caramel, roast, smoke. Very creamy, silky mouthfeel. Great flavor in this nice oatmeal stout. Good stuff.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 kinda roasty and oaty yet a little sour in the aroma..the color was a not so opaque black with a thin layer of stuff on top..flavor was solid roasty malts..no off flavors at all..tad oatey..some chocolate too and firm & full body...nothing stands out as being too outstanding either, but definitely above average.