Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep dark stout with a thick moka head. A light chocolate aroma, faint and discreet. In mouth, a light silky stout with light cold coffee, a bit too light, but decent. On tap at Ikeís MSP, Sept. 13 2009.
bluemooner (573) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 3 Squares. Almost black with a very creamy brown head. Rather weak aroma of oats and malts. Mouthfeel is quite creamy with low carbonation. Tastes of roasted malt and oats, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very impressive.
chronictonic (463) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at union jacks- opaque black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is mild - could be that itís served a bit too cold. Coffee and roasted malts, along with some toffee and chocoate. Flavor is sweet and roasty some chocolate, sweet grains. A bit thin in body - again could be the temp - lacks the mouthfeel of an oatmeal stout but the flavor is great
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Happy Gnome. Poured an opaque black color with a creamy light tan head that left a sheet of lace on the glass as I sipped. Smelled of roasty malt and light flowery hops with additional whiffs of cocoa and molasses. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with low carbonation from the cask. I tasted the likes of chocolate, roast, and caramel. No significant roasty bitterness.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured black with a light brown head. Aroma was consisted of oat and chocolate notes. Flavor matched the aroma quite well with oat, chocolate and coffee notes.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 On cask at the Muddy Pig. Pours almost black with a nice beige head. Weak malty nose- roasty oatmeal. Taste is stronger with a little bit of chocolate and coffee. Medium bodied with a roasty finish.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This oatmeal stout is truely a far cry from most of the others Iíve sampled in the past. But that was a good thing. I sampled this beauty on the Craft Ale Houseís nitro tap, and it delivered a ton of flavor and character. The color was black and the head was a beautiful brown color. There was plenty of lacing left behind on the glass, as well. In the nose, I picked up on a ton of chocolate and coffee notes. The flavors features more tones of cocoa and coffee, but also included some hints of caramel, cream and light hops. The body was extremely smooth and very drinkable. The finish had almost a milkshake-like character to it. This is definitely one of the better oatmeal stouts Iíve had the pleasure of sampling.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap tonight at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul. Pour was rich black color, with a hefty 1 inch froth on the pour. Aroma was roasted malts and vanilla. Flavor was great, roasted malts, vanilla, cream and finished slightly sweet. Really dig this one, and really hope they can it someday.
Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep dark brown with a creamy head. Aroma is of chocolate, malt and a little coffee. Dark and delicious!
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Craft Ale. Pours blackish with a very slight amount of dark brown ruby edge, and a 2-finger, fluffy, Guinness-like head that provides great lacing. Nose is roasty dark malt, dark chocolate, mild coffee, mild walnut, and mild molasses. Tastes very smooth, with the chocolate and malt flavors mixed with nuts, molasses, and a creamy lactic finish. This one surprised me, and I dare say it is the best beer I have ever had from Summit.