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 (12072) - 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!
TChrome (1432) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer! Have been looking forward to this one for a long time. Beer has wonderful deep chocolate/roasted/nutty/coffee aroma. Appearance is in my opinion perfect. Deep, very dark brown with big light brown head that is retained. Tons of lacing. Flavor is wonderful malt and roasted nuts, there is almost nice hoppiness in the finish which is a bit dry. I am so glad winter is here so I can gladly quaff brews like this.
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful black colouration, with a great cherry mocha head. Hints of dark chocolate, coffee, bit of oatmeal, and possibly some fruits. This beer almost has a different scent every time you smell it. Not a big fan of stouts, but this beer makes me appreciate them more. Would love to try this on tap.
chickenman (5) - USA - OCT 29, 2003 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good but not "amazing" like everyone says it was. had it on tap and it was nice and a full flavour stout, it just didnt do it for me. Good and would have agian it someone bought it for me
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.