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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaiho (71) - - DEC 11, 2012
Pours a beastly, thick black, full of menace and promise. Aroma of red fruits and Christmas pudding spices. Deliciously bitter with dark chocolate and espresso flavor, transitioning into sweetness and booze. Potentially edges on the excessive, but delicious as a treat.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"SN continues to impress. This inky brew is dominated by mocha aromas and flavor, with a nice roastiness, and a little dark fruit and hops coming out a little more as it warms. Super flavorful and smooth. No hint of 9% when cold, and only a hint when warmer. An absolutely delicious brew - maybe my favorite beer camp brew in either release, and I loved the India ink."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (704) - Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Very dark beer almost black medium tan head that disapates quickly. Aroma is rich and sweet. Full flavor beer with coffee, roasted malts and chocolate flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2014
(12oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours an opaque black body with a spare tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light ash, brown sugar, earthiness, and oatmeal.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3520) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head. Rich roasted malt and coffee aroma with some dark chocolate and wine notes. Roasted malt flavor with a really smooth and bitter coffee finish. Oatmeal isn’t very apparent but I think it helped smooth out the body. Really good and held up well.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
THOUGHTS: Very nice. I think they’re starting to get as good with imperial stouts as they are with hoppy beers. TECNICAL: Drank 2/24/2013. Bottle. Poured a very dark brown that was nearly opaque black in the glass with a small, tan head that mostly diminished. The aroma contained moderate cereal, chocolate, coffee and chocolate syrup; cherry; tar; alcohol; dark fruits; tobacco; and hints of leather. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and heavily bitter with a long duration. There was milk chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate syrup, chocolate cake, lots of coffee, oats, licorice, tobacco, soy sauce, and tar. The very full body was oily and creamy, but sticky on the lips with soft but tingly carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fletchfighters (1118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2014
Had in Cellar for a while and thought time to open this up 355 ML Jet black color, rocky light brown color head. Good retention to the head, and some decent ABV legs. Nose has some lactose, rolled oats, roasted grain, and touches of vanilla. Thought it was root beer at first. Odd taste that does not work really. Flashes of cardboard, rolled oats, roasted grain, coffee, some pine bitterness, and maple syrup. Waves of booze do come through in this. Really unbalanced. A little too slick and oily really. Probably was too hoppy to start. Needs more oatmeal character. Not real good

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2012, drunk in 2012 Dark brown on black with a persistent sheet of mocha foam. Smells of coffee and oats, but also a smell of chocolate and a hint of some poops I’ve taken - okay. Maybe also a hint of licorice. Flavor is mealy and oaty. Some nutty character and a decent amount of hop bitterness. Full bodied with hi carb and a dry, too dry finish. I’m not impressed, which is weird, as these beers usually d the trick for me (the Beer Camp beers that is). Serving type: bottle 08-19-2012

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, soft light brown head. Roast and bitter chocolate, creamy oats, medium sweetness, low bitterness. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy brown slowly fading head. Aroma of roosted malt, coffee, oatmeal, salt and soy sauce. Taste of chocolate, soy sauce, oatmeal and dark roasted malts. Silky and sweet with a zippy finish that packs a bit of heat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2182) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to DrSilverworm!!! pours black with rich brown head. Nose is milk chocolate with a tiny bit of roast. Sip adds toffee, coffee and what I guess is oatmeal. Boozy afterbite with a big body. Almost dry. When I saw ""oatmeal stout" on the label I was expecting a 4.5-5% ABV beer and so I got a English pint glass, but to my surprise this in an imperial. Not overpowering for an impy stout, but still quite tasty. all kinds of bitter, but fairly balanced.


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