GMCC2181 (1502) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via StateLine... Not sure how old this bottle is but its been sitting around for at least a year. Great pour... monster mocha colored head. Black in color. Nose of chalk, ash, roasted malts. Taste is a nicely roasted malty taste. Lite chalk ash, lite bitter chocolate, not very oatmeal but still good. Body is on the lighter side for an oatmeal stout. But very creamy and smooth. The low alcohol content is enjoyable.Overall: Nice low alcohol stout
UXO (181) - CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours nearly jet black with only the slightest hints of deep cola brown around the edges, a fat finger of tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, and moderate lacing. Nose is coffee, chocolate, caramel, slightly smokey. Taste follows suit with a mild molasses sweetness tempering roasted malt and bitter coffee. Full body and low carbonation, with a creamy mouth feel and dry finish.
Now that’s a stout - this is what Guinness wishes it was. (Yes, I once gave Guinness the same rating I’m giving this one. That was then, this is now. Deal with it. I’ll re-review a Guinness sometime and put it where it belongs.) I’d love to have this on a nitro tap to really amp up the creaminess, but it’s pretty decent just as it is. The oatmeal definitely tempers the flavour, giving it a fuller, rounder aspect. This can rightly take its place as one of the best Canadian beers around.
Babaganush (1) - Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells great with a hint of dark chocolate, smooth taste not much of an after taste. Those that like darker beers would enjoy.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery terrace as part of a 12$ tasting set. A cola black pour with red highlights and a creamy tan head. Rich cocoa and toasted oats aroma. Smooth creamy body and a fairly full mouthfeel. The taste is quite roasty, a bit of coffee grounds, cocoa an toasted/roasted malts. Very nice, seems like a restrained use of black patent malts.
manuelMTL (47) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 473 ml can. Pour is pitchblack with huge tan head. Nose is roasted malts with chocolate and dark chocolate notes. Some light caramel sweetness, too. A little metallic. Favours are again roasted malts with a punch of sourness. Long metallic finish with light bitterness. Pretty light body. Solid oatmeal stout, but I expected more.
HippyHop (84) - CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thought I would review an old favourite.
For a 6-pack with an MSRP of $9.99, this is a hell of a beer, and my go-to stout.
It looks great: jet black with a frothy tan head. It smells great: coffee, chocolate, caramel. It tastes great: chocolate, caramel and a bit of treacle, with beautiful bitter coffee finish.
Certainly nothing revolutionary, but a really well-executed oatmeal stout, at a terrific price point.
jrodooo5 (998) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful black pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves lacing. The aroma is a great blend between chocolate & roasted notes. The taste is quite similar as it mixes bitterness & sweetness exceptionally! It feels light & creamy on the palate. This is one damn good stout!
wolffish (183) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une référence depuis tant d’années... J’adore l’équilibre là-dedans; il y a juste assez de tout. C’est bon, point à la ligne!
Ferris (3896) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Nitro - bitter chocolate and roast malts. Jet black with a rich creamy light brown head. Chocolate, coffee and roast malts with a creamy light bitter finish. Very nice as usual from these guys.
NallePalle (102) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. A nice, well-balanced stout, the obligatory hints of coffee, nice foam and gentle finish.
kchampagne (105) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle that had a twist off cap. I did not expect such an amazing beer from that, but wow. This is what an oatmeal stout is supposed to be like. Color is jet black and completely opaque with a dark brown head. Aroma is smoky with roasted notes of coffee and chocolate. Taste is malty, but not too sweet. Nice slick and full mouthfeel. Great beer.