GRM (2486) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample, draught, savoured on February 6 2007; eye: black with a nice café au lait creamy head, no effervescence, light acidity; nose: coffee, roasted malt, light acidity; mouth: roasted malt, hint of caramel, nice silky finale despite the presence of the roasted malt, short finale in the mouth but long acrid finale at the back of the palate, not much carbonation, light acidity, nice velvety feel
Échantillon, en fût, savourée le 6 février 2007; oeil : noire avec une belle mousse crémeuse café au lait, pas d’effervescence, dentelle épaisse plutôt velours; nez : café, malt torréfié, légère acidité; bouche : malt torréfié, petite pointe de caramel, belle finale soyeuse malgré la présence du malt torréfié, finale courte en gorge mais longue en âcreté dans le fond du palais, texture plutôt mince, pas très carbonatée, légère acidité, beau velouté en bouche
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loose thin head with a black body. Aroma is espresso, chocolate, mocha. Taste is very coffee oriented, with oatmeal, and light mollases.
holdenn (2023) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Steamworks: Dark with a creamy head that lasts. Oat and malt aromas. Light to medium creamy mouthfeel. The flavor is chocolate, oats, and roastedness with an overly bitter finish.
Sham (1846) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brow with mahogany edges. Foamy tan head and sheet lacing. Bitter and roasty nose with a touch of caramel. perhaps some cocoa as well. Roast malts and some bitter chocolate. A touch of coffee. A little thin, though it has a good finish.
solidfunk (1789) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Best one I tried here. Pours black with carpet head and lacing. Some initial cereal and honey oat. Watery consistently, thin palate and creamy texture.. Finishes with some but bitterness. On tap at brewpub.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark but not too much head. Aroma was of roasted coffee but the flavour was only minimal and thin. Aftertaste was nothing special and I was left wanting more of the Oatmeal flavour that you get from say a Samuel Smiths.
DeanF (1537) - Iqaluit, Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a particularily memorable oatmeal stout and lacking complexity. Body is dark and modest head, sweet finish. Rather straight ahead, which is fine, but certainly nothing rare and unique.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No notes on this, only numbers....however it was a gorgeous day to sit on the patio watching people.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Smokey coffee A - Black with thick head T - Odd candy sweetness with coffee bitterness M - Full body and soft O - Short lasting flavour for a stout
trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the stout it claims to be, but the dryness saves it. This is like something The Ram would make. Pours (on nitro) a transparent ruddy brown, with a dense, creamy head. Plenty of hops balance out what would otherwise have been too sweet. Dilute and watery mouthfeel, due at least in part to the nitro. Slightly roasty, mostly malty, and the fizz keeps it lively, even on nitro. It tastes a lot lighter than it looks, and it doesn’t look that dark. Hence the reference to The Ram.