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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Hauling oats is hard work. Donkeys are motivated by carrots. Here at Tenaya Creek we are motivated by beer. Especially when it has the subtle aroma of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
It is easy to forget about the long journey ahead when a dark ale with a golden tan head is in hand. So drop the reins, pry open the lid and enjoy the rounded, smooth pull. Take a breath and savor the notes of semi-sweet chocolate and hearty oats.
Your donkey deserves a reward for all its hard work
- just donít share this treat! ABV: 5.7%


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 23, 2013
Nose has nice roast smell but not too strong. Thick black colour with a thin layer of caramel coloured foam. Starts a bit harsh with coffee and cocoa flavours with a hint of burnt. Burnt flavour turns to strong coffee in the finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zarf (23) - Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Clean, coffee & oatmeal aroma. Smooth on the palate, with chocolate, coffee, and roasted oats. Very creamy and smooth drinking, especially when on a nitro tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1833) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma of oatmeal, roasted malt, coffee and bit of chocolate. Taste follows with roasted malt, coffee, oatmeal, with a bit of dark chocolate. Coffee bitterness that lingers into the finish. Fairly full body, a bit of oatmeal grittiness for character. Not really what I consider a sweet stout but still pretty decent stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
Rating #1449 - 22.01.2015 - Bottle from Coop. Older bottle. Beautiful dark brown pour with a fairly foamy tan head with mild lacing. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is oaty and thick, almost sludgy, not really creamy on the mouth feel, but layered with hints of earth and molasses. I was looking for more creaminess in terms of mouthfeel, more cocoa, and more bitterness. But maybe Iím OUT OF TOUCH

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (379) - - SEP 30, 2015
Very thin tan head with almost no carbonation. Aroma of oats and nuts. Taste is slightly bitter with strong oats taste. Body is dark rich brown ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2509) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
Thanks Dresden! Pours Black with minimal head. Aromas of roasted malts and dark/semisweet chocolate. Flavours follow suit. Decent. Wished the oats provided more texture. A touch watery on the finish as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1268) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Deep brown with off white head. Light coffee aroma, some roasty sons. Sweet and slightly bitter, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Pours a deep velvet brown/cola. A moderate pour produces a wonderful tan head that sticks around (lacing). It looks nearly perfect. Present are complex aromas of: caramel, bread, hay, cereal, chocolate, coffee, nuts, some floral hops, some cheese, some masked alcohol, and a little clove. The taste is fairly balanced with a burst of sweet/sour giving way to bitterness and then salt/umami. It actually has a lighter body than I prefer for this style, itís watery. Soft bitter finish. Itís a good beer but the watery mouth feel combined with a metallic presence throughout (even the aroma) holds it back.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4959) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
Pours a thin white frothy head atop a deep brown and black body. Nose of boozy and coffee. Flavour is both sweet and bitter with cold coffee and ash. Decent.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Great coffee aroma jet black great carbonation and tan head. Some what lean and porter like. Flavors great mouthfeel meh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2015
22 oz bomber pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some toffee. Taste is coffee, malts and cocoa .


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