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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 don’t share this treat! ABV: 5.7%


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Tap @ 1702. Opaque, brown-black pour with a short, persistent beige head leaving geographic lace. Nose is fairly neutral as stouts go - maybe some roasted malt. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Baking chocolate, toffee and some dark roast malt. Finish is shortish. I look for more and rounder body from an oatmeal stout, maybe less roastiness.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wombat23 (538) - Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Shared 22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Taste is dark malts, chocolate, roasty. Some burnt elements. Overly acidic. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2200) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Great name for an oatmeal stout. Taster at the source. Pours nearly black with s persistent beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, overextracted coffee roast. Flavor is dark chocolate, mild overextracted coffee roast. A bit thin for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (398) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Aroma: roasty, chocolatey, coffe-ey; Appearance: pitch black with light tan head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follow nose; sweet and roasty with malty finish; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: decent stout but nothing special. Wouldn’t seek out again.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (2133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 23, 2016
A lovely smokey porter. It’s a little thin in the body. Oaty, floury flavor. A touch of coffee and a decent carbonation. It’s just missing a touch of weight to really seal the deal.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Dark chocolate aroma. Dark chocolate flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Dark chocolate lingers with light roast and light oats.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (464) - - MAR 25, 2016
Black with medium head from tap. Charcoal, chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate, vanilla and charcoal. Very smooth for a burned stout. Creamy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5073) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle (22 oz) shared at tasting. Thanks to dresden for this State tick. Black with a small beige head, ok retention, leaving little lacing. Flavors of roasted malts, oatmeal, vanilla notes, mild chocolate presence and mild mineral presence. Taste is medium sweet with a mild chocolate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonnation. Silky mouthfeel. Roasty and vanilla finish. Average Sweet Stout. Not overly sweet but still not enough flavors to balance it. Decent silky mouthfeel. Ok.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (7484) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
pours unclear dark brown with a nice beige head offering good retention and lacing. roasted grains, coffee grains, brown malts with their earthy astringency, spicy/hot peppers - vegetal; cayenne, oatmeal metal. moderate carbonation - bit of foam; light body - oily; sweet-ish, mineral and astringent woodsy-earthy finish. nice oatmeal stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (1534) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bouteille 650ml, bottle share. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka aérienne. Arôme d’avoine, malt torréfié, café. Goût de malt torréfié, cendré, astringent. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5534) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Black pour with thin white head. Aroma is leathery, light roasted, chocolate. Taste is roasty, light sweetness, ashy, chocolate. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation. Decent.


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