Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty/Toasty first impression. Very Nice. Part of Gift Pack I was given of exotic brews. Have had a few Stouts to appreciate a good one. This is one. Nice and Smooth.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2003 Pours black with a huge tan frothy head, enticing. A woody rum like aroma. Roasted taste with a carbonated feel. The alcohol seems noticable perhaps this is due to the carbonation. Lacked sweetness and creaminess and was thin. Not really a session beer which is odd for a 5% beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark opaque black color,medium sized foamy dark brown head,with a very long amount of staying power.Very chocolatey and coffeish aroma with roastiness as well,and semi-sweet.Sweet taste with a nice coffee and chocolate,very smooth and creamy feeling.All the flavors meld perfectly and have a very balanced flavor that gives a little of all but not any one being overly dominant.The after taste is a mild chocolate and coffee with a mild bitterness to it.This is a very pleasant and easy drinking brew and if it weren't for the postal system destroying the other bottle i would have 1 more to enjoy.Thanks to Mr_Kimchee for this fine brew.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2005 Chocolate and coffee with an almost liqueur-like sweetness in the nose. Dark brown opaque body with a milk-chocolate coloured finger-wide head that is fully diminishing with some lacing. Rather hoppy but well-balanced with additional bitterness from the dark roasted malts. Bitter dark chocolate and strong coffee with raisin like fruit flavour. Long, dry, roasty finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel with light, fine-bubbled carbonation that tickles the tongue and a very dry finish with lingering black malt bitterness. Bottle. Every time I have this whether on tap or in the bottle, I am again amazed by how wonderful it is. We are truly lucky to have a brewer of such fine calibre in our city! Available also on tap as the ’house’ stout at McKibbins Irish Pub.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice tan (short lived) head. Strong coffee, chocolate and roasted oat aroma. Taste is a little thin with a roasted oat, dark chocolate flavor. Finish is a little hard to define but pleasant.
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking beer, black with good head retention. Smells of chocolate and coffee. The oatmeal was a nice touch. Not much for body with a watery mouthfeel and little creaminess. I was expecting more from this beer, although still a good beer. Thanks for sharing the wealth egajdzis.
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque brown color with a nice tan head that left a good amount of lacing on the glass. Had an aroma of chocolate and coffee. It had a sweet dry taste of chocolate and oatmeal. Dry finish. Rather thin mouthfeel, I was expecting alittle more out of this brew after reading the reviews. Still I am glad to have tried it, thanks Rastacouere!
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh yeah, very drinkable for an oatmeal stout. Though overall I think I prefer Samuel Smiths over this one slightly.
Dorwart (2409) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice rich brown head but small. Settles nicely. Awesome complex aroma dominated by raisins with roasted grains, molasses and a touch of alcohol. Color is black, with hints of black and a touch of black. Flavor is quite smooth with plenty of coffee which was missing in the aroma. Flavor is not as complex as the aroma. Finish is a little bitter from the hops. A very good stout although the body was a little bit thinnner that I expected from a oatmeal stout and it is certainly lacking in the alcohol department.
jgb9348 (4923) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black colour, fully opaque with a full brown head (poured from Nitrogen). Smells of oatmeal, roasted malt and a bit of coffee! Medium-bodied. Coats the mouth, bitterness is great, strong sweetness & roasted malt (oatmeal) flavour. Aftertaste bittered from the roasted characteristics, but very nice! Sweet notes in the finish as well. A great beer all-around! I had this pint on draught at the Winking Judge in Hamilton, Ontario with Josh (Oakes) and Scott (Publican) on 13-September-2003.