adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and toasty aroma. I hate to say that this has your "typical" oatmeal stout characteristics, but just to add that it's much better than your typical oatmeal stouts.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had been wanting this beer for quite some time. Given how long its been on the top 50, the bar had been raised pretty darn high. It fell slightly short of what I was expecting, but it was an excellent stout. Appearance was typical for the style. I liked the mouthfeel of this beer, robust chocolate and roasted malts came out, coffee. Dry finish....nice! I had this at the Austin tasting. I believe TChrome brought a pair of 12 oz bottles. One of the bottles was half full about an hour after we first opened them....how could this poor, remaining, neglected beer be left alone, watching us drink his cousins??? I sent him home!
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - Opaque black brew with a medium head that dissapate too quickly. Excellent Chocolate and coffee aroma with a sweet taste. Good roastiness and good body. I would be curious to try this one on tap...
3fourths (8457) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown head atop a black body. Sweet oatmeal and bread aroma, very creamy with hints of caramel and vanilla. Quite carbonated and bright, sweet and milky flavor throughout with an even finish. Hard to find much wrong with this... just a nice sweet stout.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opaque black, thick tan head. A bit disappointing, slight cherry flavor with the roastiness. Rather sour. I had sought after this stuff for a long time.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice black color with a tan head.A strong hint of chocolate and coffe.Very smooth going down but did leave me tasting it a for a lil longer than i wanted.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Pours syrupy black with a dark brow decent sized head. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso. Mocha, dark chocolate, mollases, even some black currant detected in the taste. Nicely hopped. Bitter finish. Palate is smooth, carbonation well articulated, rather full-bodied. Fantastic. Bottle.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark in color. Complex with big aroma and big roast flavor. Very good, but lower in alcohol. Pleasant to drink but personally I have had a better one at Kroghs. Kroghs makes a great oatmeal stout.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Black color, lasting brown head. Big roasty complex aroma. Roasty flavor, but a little thin on the tongue. Overall very good, and lower on the alcohol, increasing drinkability. Personally, I have had better (Kroghs has one as good or better, and Troegs Cask Oatmeal is up there), but overall this is a top notch brew.
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) This is one of my favorite oatmeal stouts. The beer pours to a black color with a thin brown creamy head. The flavor is complex with hints of dark chocolate, roasted oatmeal, nuts, and coffee. Excellenst all around brew!