driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
redtechnj (234) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Deep dark brown with reddish highlights
Aroma-Deep raosted malts, chocolate,smoky
Flavor- Big roasted, smoaky oats, Hit of chocolate, nice balance between sweet and bitter.
maley1 (844) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of cocoa, oats, chocolate and faint coffee. Taste of roasted malts, unsweetened bitter chocolate, oats, slightly nutty and faint lactose. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very average oatmeal stout.
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Dark roasted malt aromas. Nice bitterness with nutty and earthy notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Runningonempty (13) - cucamonga, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first impression while watching the dark medium head dissipate was an aroma of dried plums or raisins bouncing around with the chocolate and grassy hop aromas. Once it warmed up, the roasted malts were far more dominant. It delivers a classic oatmeal stout sweetness that doesn’t go too far but enough to round out the touch of bitterness really well. This full bodied beer is silky, smooth and thick with an understated carbonation. If only I had a brownie right now.
Bahumat (126) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: 6/10. Surprisingly piney and hopped for an oatmeal stout. Gentle notes of coffee and chocolate, a little caramel.
Appearance: 5/5. Beautiful cola-brown pour with a thin white head that lingers.
Taste: 7/10. Surprisingly highly hopped for an oatmeal stout, but exceptionally well balanced on the hopping; a pleasant piney bitterness overlaying gentle, chalky sweet malts and minerality. Little bit of coffee, some chocolate, some caramel.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth over the tongue and teeth, as you’d expect from an oatmeal stout, with a lingering, pleasant light bitter coffee, nutty finish.
Overall: 15/20. If you like oatmeal stouts but wish they were hopped higher, with overtones of pine, you’ll like this one. Even if, like me, you usually drink stouts because you hate hops, this brew balances the hops perfectly.
PorterPounder (5831) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep dark black with a thick khaki colored head. Aroma has nice lactic notes with some bittersweet chocolate notes. Flavor is full bodied with some bittersweet dark chocolate, a bit of day old coffee and a hint of licorice. Mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it, good lacticity, Nice nightcap.
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decided to use my discount on this one. I’ve had a few beers from Tenaya Creek before and I was rather interested in giving this one a shot, as my store has a number of them. First thing, it pours a lovely, impenetrable black with some generous tan-coloured head. aroma is a lot hoppier than I had expected, but this is not something that turns me off. I ca best describe the aroma as ’round’, which is an odd way to put it, but there is a king of dark malt-green hops balance going on in the nose that is leaving my senses confused. Most oatmeal stouts I have had until now have been chocolate-and-coffee affairs that focus on the malts, so my brain is unsure. Flavour is decidedly smokey, which surprised me a bit, but it is a very pleasant surprise as I don’t get that kind of flavour out of beers very often. Smokey chocolate, coffee, pretty good balance between sweet and bitter with a bit more focus on the bitter side of things. A very nice if unusual stout.
cmacklin (317) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small, short lived, creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee with a slightly dry, bitter finish. Medium body with a smooth, creamy, oily texture and soft carbonation.
Travlr (14195) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source 12/19/13. Very dark brown color, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of cocoa and chocolate milk. Taste is coffee grounds, cocoa powder, oats.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nearly black pour, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma of caramel, coffee, light chocolate, light earth hops. Medium bodied, moderate to low sweetness, pretty nice.