decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 07. A dark brown pour with a slight hint of dark tan lacing. A burnt malt aroma. A hint of smoke in the flavor with sweet malt. Smooth easy drinker I’m sure. The palate was smooth and full but the carbonation was a bit over the top for me.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… RBSG 07… Pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Both the aroma and flavor are rich “Willy Wonka-style” rivers of chocolate bliss. Medium to full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and light carbonation. Well-roasted, raspy, and then dry finish. It’s what an oatmeal stout is supposed to be. This brewery “gets it!”
JK (4174) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 07. A better than average oatmeal stout. Flavor is full of malt and some chocolate. Flavor does have oatmeal, as well as popcorn and sweet malt. Very nice palate and a very thick and heavy beer.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Dark brown body with a malty body. Solid sweet tasting oatmeal body with a dry finish.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deepest of browns make the body look black , though when backlit it certainly isn’t. A thin, dark tan head sticks around fairly well atop an oily surface. Thin arc lacing remains after the recession. The aroma is absolutely sumptuous. Chocolate chip cookie notes nearly completely dominate. Caramel, vanilla, oats and lightly toasted grains lurk not far behind. Bold roast is eventually supplemented by light anise and molasses, as well as a touch of raspberry puree. Alcohol is masked totally. The best aroma I’ve encountered thus far in an oatmeal stout, awesome. The flavor, however, is muddled. Notes expressed well in the nose are mutedand nearly drowned by oatmeal maltiness and light caramel. Sweetness is mild and a touch of smokiness rolls in late with increased warmth. Finishes chocolatey and lightly roasty. The mouthfeel is soft, with light carbonation and is medium bodied. Very smooth. The flavor of this beer was really a letdown after encountering such a wonderful and tantalizing aroma.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy aspidites. Black, dark brown edges. 1.5cm of dense, light brown foam. Very nice nose- roasty malt, creamy dark chocolate, coffee, and a light dose of bitter hops. Similar flavor with a little less impact. Medium body, smooth with just enough carbonation. Very good oatmeal stout.
1FastSTi (3233) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Alan. The beer pours to a black body with a thin tan head. The aroma is really nice. Chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal, sweetened condensed milk, black patent. The flavor is an oatmeal cookie/brownie, seems like toasted coconut, hazelnut or almond, and chocolate. Tangy, dry, medium bodied.
willblake (2626) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20060922 Bottle shared by Frumptylicious at Dickinsonbeer’s O-Fest. Here’s another brewery I’d never even heard of before having a chance to sample their beer. Good stuff with a decent balance of roast and sweet flavors and aromas. Somewhat thin and hints of DMS but overall drinkable and nice.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Sampler at the brewpub) Pours solid black with no real head. The aroma is of dark black malt and perhaps licorice. It’s thick and pretty smooth. The bitterness in the flavor approaches mocha. Great stuff.
scanman (149) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black/brown with brown/tan head. Initial flavors of brandy, malts, chocolate, coffee and coal. Not bad, but very intense for an oatmeal stout. Not very creamy or fruity like other "sweet" stouts. Recommended with reservations.