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.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent brown color with a good beige head. The aroma was full of chocolate, roasted coffee bean, and slight bitterness. The flavor was much of the same with a more pronounced sweetness. At times the feel was slightly too thin. Good oatmeal stout.
dflip (27) - USA - APR 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 I really enjoy a rich stout and Schlafly has created one. Very dark in color...fresh roasted barley & malt tastes (rich coffee and burn toast)...right amount of bitterness from the hops. Haven’t tried the Imperial Stout, hopefully it’s as good as this.
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 (6115) - 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 (10426) - 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!