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Sweetwater Tavern Black Stallion Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
rich, smooth...long dry roast finish...ebony in color.


2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Dark brown in colour with a slight watery look to it. Large-bubbled tan head that doesn’t look too promising. Aroma of slightly sweet roasted malt with some bitter nuttiness to it. Medium-bodied; Watery feeling with some roasted malt, coffee, a bit of nuts and little else. Aftertaste just bitters the palate, no sweetness is picked up in the aftertaste. Overall, a sub-par beer that should be passed for better options at a visit to the brewery. I sampled this pint from draught at the Centreville location on 30-November-2004 with good friend phil (haddon90).

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Man, compared to their High Desert Imperial Stout, this is just plain dead. Pours a dark brown/black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasty. Taste starts off with roasted malt/coffe and then goes nowhere. It seemingly just turns into water. Has no sweetness at all. Mouthfeel is very thin and watery. Not recommended.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
A decent stout. Served in a cold glass which hid a lot of flavors and didn’t help the beer . A nice thick oatmeal with a decent finish. One of my favorites from Sweetwater so far.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VAYankee (330) - Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Very dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with just a little chocolate. This stout was mostly focused on roasted malt flavor and delivered a pleasing dry malt finish. This was an excellent end to a nice dinner, however I would categorize this beer as a little tame.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2003
Tan head black body. Oaty malty aroma. Flavor is middle of the road stout. Nothing really special. Body is rather watery. Compared to their Imperial Stout this is very run of the mill.


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