bhops (432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours dark brown, full head. Aroma of roasted malts, oat and hops. Roasty flavor, creamy, coffee, thick. Dark chocolate. Nice beer.
Jow (2494) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer for Beasts. Otis is delicious. Silky smooth and velvety tastes of chocolate, coffee, some caramel and hints ofhops bitterness. Very drinkable stout.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rembrandt’s
Pours a deep, dark chestnut brown color that appears black and completely opaque in the glass with the faintest of mahogany edges when held to light. Frothy, pillowy two finger light beige head with excellent retention, barely fading into a lasting cap that leaves streaks and splotches of soapy lacing behind.
Slightly roasted dark malt aroma that is kind of bland with hints of cocoa, toast, oatmeal and coffee rinds.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of roasted, dry and sweet flavors. Lots of roasted malt up front with hints of coffee bean, chocolate and a prominent oatmeal character. There’s a slight lactic cream presence mid-palate that provides nice balance and there is some more bittersweet dark chocolate toward the dry, roasted finish.
BrewBoxer (2365) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ pacific standard. Pours a pitch black color with no head. Smells of coffee, oats and oak. Taste is chocolate with some mild hops in the aftertaste once the sweetness goes away. Almost reminds me of a porter. Pretty decent and easy to drink.
mansquito (3915) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some bar in Williamsburg, NY pint ($6): Pours a black color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and hops. This is very bitter for a sweet stout (in fact, are not oatmeal stouts typically regarded just as normal stouts?). Good amount of hops complimented by the roasted malts. Very soft carbonation and very creamy mouthfeel work together rather well. Chocolate and coffee notes abound. A solid, easy drinking stout.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours black with a lasting tan head. Smells of sweet coffee with some chocolate notes. Tastes mesh well on the tongue with some carbination as well. Taste is overall similar to nose, very enjoyable.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Rattle N Hum
Black with lots of tan head that sticks around. Strong coffee/roasty malt aroma a hint of chocolate. A light sweetness on the palate that gives way fairly quickly to a bitterness that sticks around. A little bit more bitter than I expected but enjoyable nonetheless.
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick foamy head that quickly fades. Aroma is what I would expect from a sweet stout and includes notes of chocolate, roasted barley and malts, slight hoppiness, and possibly marshmallows or honey. Taste is a lot drier than the aroma but it is full bodied and fairly complex. I was pleasantly surprised by this sweet stout.
Arayaga2 (1866) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown black with a dense brown foam. Aroma is pleasantly roasty and sweet like a mocha latte. Taste is similar, with toasted marshmallow and chocolate. This example was nitro’d, and perhaps that is the problem with its watery mouthfeel and general lack of body. Still quite decent, though. $6/16oz
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Location: Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum, 7/25/10
Aroma: Mostly chocolate and coffee malts on the nose
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with some lace
Flavor: Some sweetness in the flavor, roast, slightly bitter finish
Palate: Mouthfeel is rather smooth and creamy, medium (leaning light for the style) bodied
Another beer that I thought for sure I would have rated previously. I’ve seen this one many times, and had it before as well. A solid stout for sure.