portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Julio’s Liquors in MA. Pour’s a deep, dark brown with a thick tan head. Heavy aromas of oats, roasted malts, caramel and a hint of brown sugar. Flavor is of dark chocolate, coffee beans, rolled oats, and a slight hint of butter. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. One of the better Imp. stout’s I’ve had in a while.
popkow (305) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle this oatmeal stout had average head, muddy black body. It released a chocolate/coffee combo overwelms a oatmeal taste. The coffee flavor cuts the alcohol which makes it surprisingly easy to drink.
pineypower (2898) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Zathrus13 for this one. Black on the pour with a small lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, dark fruits and some chocolate. Taste is complex with a very full mouthfeel, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dried fruit, sweet oats. Dry alcoholic finish, very solid once again.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this rocked. lots of thick oatmeal, milk chocolate, peanut, dark roast espresso, butterscotch and marshmellows.
Zeswaft (1533) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I bought this over a month ago to be my 1000th rating because it was the highest rated beer I could find. At that time it was in the top 20, now it’s on its way to below a 4.0. Aroma: Chocolate, pine, chalk, and booze. Pour is super thick black. Delayed dark brown head. Wow, the body on this is ridiculously thick. Totally opposite the Storm King I had last night. Rich chocolate and coffee flavors. An off putting chalky bitterness on the finish, and a lingering alcohol presence. Very syrupy sweet. I still have no idea what oatmeal tastes like in a beer. Some soy sauce flavors, too. Burps are full of alcohol. Good, but not #1000 good. Not sure why Southern Tier needs this and Jah-va. I think that might be better than this.
Rastacouere (6164) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fading dark tan head over the deepest brown body. Aie! How can people dig this stuff so much? It smells like malt syrup and molasses and dominatingly so. Immensely sugary from start to finish. Chocolate, marshmallows and all those candies you loved when you were young and try to avoid to keep a guiltless conscience nowadays? Well this beer is liquid candy stock and I’m sorry, but it quickly becomes a burden to keep drinking. Pure syrup mouthfeel, oily sensation never kept at bay by the incompetent (or absent) carbonation. I’m impressed on how low-profile the hops are. Did they judge them unnecessary or are they just hidden beneath the black hole? It matters not since the heavy roast of bitter chocolate nature kicks off the sweets with hard burnt flavours and sets the table for a very dry and bordering chalky finish. You really, really must be in the mood to appreciate its syrupy lack of subtlety and as far as I’m concerned, I simply don’t get such moods anymore.
Radek Kliber (6876) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance :Rusty brown with red tinted creamy , beige top 3+.
Nose :Green-citric hops with light brown malty side 7+
Flavour/Palate :Medium full bodied , dark chocolate with vine like green side. Warmth of alcohol is smooth and fairly pleasant. Dry finishing notes. Solid brew.
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 7. Pours dark brown to black with a diminished light brown head. Breadish and roasted dark malty aroma, has a dried fruit note too. Chocolate flavoured with a distinct liqourice in the finish. Gives a smooth chocolate flavour along the way and slowly leading into a nice finish with a distinct liqourice note.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles thanks to Beastiefan2k and WeeheavySD: Pours black with 1 finger tan head. Aroma of toasty oats and light chocolate. Flavor is malty and oaty whatever that is, notes of chocolate and a hint of coffee. Very light bitterness, the emphasis is on the oats and the malt. Alcohol is completely hidden in the flavor but you feel it afterwards! Body is super creamy in milky. The best Oatmeal Stout i have had yet!
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 mesa gathering. thanks footy! viscous pour is nearly black with mahogany edges and a tiny tan head. wet musty horse feed aroma (that’d be the oats), chocolate, heavily roasted malts and stinging alcohol. flavor is surely oaty, molasses, brown sugar, dark dried fruits and some chocolate. it leaves an ashiness on the back of my throat in the finish. super rich creamy oat texture. full bodied and cloyingly sweet. a headache in a bottle!!!8/4/6/4/16/3.8
can’t do it... it is way too sweet. 8/4/5/2/14/3.3