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RATINGS: 371   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap. Black with almost no head. Sweet chocolate and roasted grain aroma and taste with more chocolate flavors on the back end and a smooth palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fernans (34) - Rhode Island, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Over the top is the first thing I think of. Aroma strong coffee notes. Appearance ink black with a caramel. Taste of strong coffee and hops. Not what I was expecting. Compared to best Iíve had, just too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2012
12oz bottle. #45. Probably most excited for this one. Good brown head. Leaves good spread of lace. Black appearance, but short of being opaque. Nice smooth lighter carbonation, dry finish, more crisp than I was expecting, but still satisfactorily hearty. Great hearty oaty milk chocolate roasty flavor, good bitter taste, with a light sweet finish. Some coffee. Rich chocolate cake. Light vanilla. Maybe something missing, but still intensely enjoyable. Light alcohol warmth, but I like the boldness. Light creaminess, dark chocolate. Body definitely gets more satisfactorily chewy as it sits and warms a bit. Would recommend. Glad Iíve got one for the cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jiminjingu (6) - New York, USA - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
Just a great beer. Had it out of the tap at the Craftsman and it was lovely dark pour with a fine, tan head to it. Creamy chocolate overtones with a nice chewy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1547) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottled June 21, 2012.

A: Completely pitch black and opaque, even on the edges. A creamy and dense tan head sits on top , with great retention, after a hard pour.

S: The aroma is a bit reserved, but milk chocolate and mild roasted coffee aroma are present and smell great. I wish the aroma were a tad stronger.

T: Roasted coffee and dark chocolate make up the flavor with the dark chocolate giving a bitter finish.

M: Thick and smooth with a creamy silky texture.

O: This is a nice imperial oatmeal stout, definitely worth trying, but I wouldnít do so more than once. I was expecting more of a Sam Smithís, and didnít realize this was 9%, though thatís my fault. Not a bad attempt though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davey101 (708) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 6, 2012
12 oz stubby bottle into a DFH signature glass. Julian date puts it at a June 21 bottle date. A - Dark black body with a two finger high light mocha head. Some decent lacing. S - Milk chocolate, roasted malts, rolled oats, and some light coffee. T - Roasty malts, coffee beans, and a lot of chocolate with a velvety oaty presence. Finish is of bitter roast. Very well balanced and tasty. M - Somewhat silky medium mouth feel. Canít say Iím noticing that 9% abv. O - A very above average oatmeal stout. Not amazing, but very drinkable and tasty. Great brew!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Pours black with a tan head. Slight aroma of chocolate. Chocolate creme flavors. Overall itís ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1548) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle pours black with a small tan head. Light nose. Taste is full of chalky, roasty malts with a tad of sweetness. Thick and chewy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1427) - Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Subdued aroma of roast and chocolate. Pours an opaque black with a full tan head. Very nice chocolate flavor, fading to a strong roasted note. Very creamy mouthfeel, and full palate. This is an impressive sipping stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5174) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a rich dark brown, almost black body with a great frothy brown head that had good retention. The nose is rich and toasty with a nice slight sweetness from the oats. Some really enticing fudge like chocolate notes in there as well. The flavor is just as rich and thick as the aroma suggested. Very smooth and velvety with a great balance between the roast and the sweetness from the oatmeal. Really thick and chewy mouthfeel, reminds me of a milkshake. This is really nice. Amazing how much flavor they can pack into this beer.

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