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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This big oatmeal stout is midnight black in color--with a big roasty, mocha-like aroma. It has a silky body from the use of rolled oats, and a round and lasting finish. Perfect as an after dinner treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
35,5 cl bottle vintage 2012 @ RIP camp. #45, BBE 2172204
Aroma is a bit odd with oaty notes, some wallpaper paste, roastiness and cocoa. Flavour has milk chocolate, some lactic acid notes, sugar, cocoa and hints of metal. Decent, although I find the milky notes not so nice here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
355 ml bottle @ RIP camp.
Pours a pitch black colour with a beige thick head. Aroma of roasted malts, oatmeal cookies, milk chocolate and some syrup. Rich flavour of roasted malts, oatmeal cookies, lactose, grassy bitterness and unfortunately some metallic notes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and really soft carbonation. Finishes slightly dry, malty and tart (probably from the lactose). Weird, but works on some level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3753) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
355ml bottle from Ales by Mail @ RIP Camp

Bottled June 21, 2012 - Pours pitch black with a large brown head. Aroma of roastiness, cream cracker, sweet oat, hints of ash and dark chocolate. Taste is roasty, sweetish and syrupy with notes of dark chocolate, cream cracker and biscuit. Finish is dry, roasty, biscuity and chocolatey with hints of syrup and oat. A bit untypical, but quite tasty imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6175) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
355 ml bottle @ RIP Camp.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, wood, oat and hops. Flavor of chocolate, cocoa, caramel malts, faint vanilla notes, hops and wood. Sweet milky chocolaty palate with a somewhat bitter malty finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle, Corks, Bristol. Good looking label. Deep dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Choc, roast and dark fruit in the nose. Sweetish flavour with more choc, roasted malt and a little booze. Smooth, rich sipper. Very enjoyable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cfrancis (2358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a small brown ring. Aroma is deep roasted malts and oatmeal flakes. Taste is roasted malts and chewy oatmeal. Small dark chocolate bitterness in the end. Thanks to spinrsx for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
28th December 2012
Opaque dark black - brown beer, little pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little silky. Mild fine carbonation. Creamy dark malt, a little coffee and roast. Mellow prune like fruits underneath. Creamy finish with some mildly bitter roast aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (909) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2013
12 ounce bottle from the 2012 Beer Camp 12-pack purchased a year ago at the Escondido BevMo (that’s a lot of 12’s). Pours black with a finger and a half of brown foam. Aroma of tarry dark roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, roasted nuts, and perhaps some oats. Flavor of smooth dark cocoa, roasted grainy malts, oat cereal, nutty coffee, and a bit of dark fruit. Fairly rich but with only a hint of sweetness. Nice and soft on the palate with a complete hidden 9% ABV. A nice easy drinking impy-oaty stout that has aged well. (353, 809)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Poured into 12oz snifter. Jet black with thick tan creamy head. Nose of chocolate and malt. Taste is of chocolate, rasin and malt with a bit of a hop bite at the end..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
12 FL. OZ. bottle from Shebrooke LC via Ryan (thanks!), served quite cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a decent deep mocha head. Aroma: Lots of rich molasses, light grape bubblegum, dark chocolate and black coffee, hints of licorice, deep-roasted malts, lovely. Palate: Medium+ body, reasonably lively effervescence. Flav.: Much like the nose with plenty of molasses and grape bubblegum, chocolate abounds with less black coffee, rich and quite nice; sweet with good bitterness and a long, alcoholic, deep-roasted malt finish.

Where was “beer camp” when I was younger? Stupid art camp...

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