rederic (2901) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle, deep black color, with a beige head, with a mild roasted, chocolate, black malt, mochaish, faint espresso nose, with a fruity, oat, oat chocolate chip cookie dough, vanilla, milk chocolate accent, with some spicy licorice, semi-sweet chocolate baking bar, light dark dried fruit notes in the aroma follows thorugh on -full-bodied palate with a sweet, smooth toasted, black, chocolate, roasted, caramel malt, mocha, oatmeal chocolate cake, light fudgy, burnt fruitcake, chocolate icecream character, with some boozy chocolate liqueur, chocolate chip cookie dough, faint licorice, cocoa, coffee flavours, leading towards a chocolatey, fudgy, coffee, brownie, lingering roasty bitterness finish.
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle for 10 bucks. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is a little fruity, mostly oats and chocolate. Taste is oats up front with a lasting chocolate flavor on the end. Reminds me of taking a bite out of a chocolate bar. Really nice. Body is medium, lighter than I was expecting. Texture is creamy. This one is a knock out of the park. There is no alcohol in the taste to speak, and it is very smooth and easy to drink. DOB says 8/16/12 so the flavor might be a little different due to age.
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dark malts, oats/grains and vinous notes. The flavor is dark malts, coffee, strong caramel/toffee, oily and a big acidic/tart finish.
merc7186 (1999) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Oatmeal, Mild Coffee, Mild Chocolate Malts
T: Chocolate Malts, Oatmeal, Mild Coffee
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mild Drying, Mild Bitter
Overall, a nice oatmeal stout with good flavors and well balanced.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely has a strong aroma and taste of oats. There is a mild alcohol taste but it’s not overwhelming.
RyanK (180) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I love oatmeal stouts and was excited for this beer. Pour appears disappointingly thin bodied but I certainly approve of the impenetrable black color and brown creamy head that is quick to dissipate. Smells like raisins and alcohol, reminds me of the crème brule stout minus the sugary flavors. My afraid based off the smell that the alcohol wont be well hidden it is 10.8%. Not so bad, does taste mostly like raisins with a bitter caramel malt. Alcohol taste is moderate, carbonation is kind of heavy, some complexity. A little to strong and sweet for my taste getting through the 22 will be a project
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice thick creaminess. Alcohol hidden as if its not there. One from the brewery I like the best.
CardsFan25 (57) - - OCT 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, thick pour from a bomber bottle with about an inch and a half of tan head. Mainly oats, as the name suggests, on the nose. As it warms it loses bitterness and develops bold vanilla middle and raisin finish. Can taste a little alcohol on the finish. Solid, solid oat stout and my first oatmeal imperial stout.
reberiii (311) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black opaque pour from bomber bottle, tan foam that persists, although slight. Dark fruit aroma, vanilla middle. Taste of raisin, vanilla, oats at the end. Bitterness disappears as it warms.
EdKing (1800) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Craft Brixton. Opaque black almost no head. This looks oily and has a fairly high viscosity. Nose is very alcoholic, lots of dark ripe fruit, plums and prunes and its very sweet and sugary. Taste is very sweet. Getting lots of prune, ripe dark fruit, lots of sugar. I’m finding it a bit too cloying. Oily and syrupy in the mouth.