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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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%


Wittales' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (701) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Appearance was clear black with creamy tannish diminishing 1/2 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are roasted sweet chocolate malts, coffee, hints of oats. Taste are simple roasted sweetness, chocolate, coffee malts. Palate are soft light smooth CO2 with meduim body, average length slightly bitter roasty coffee finish. Solid effort, needs more creamy body...


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fantomasus (279) - 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, it’s watery. Soft bitter finish. It’s 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 (4762) - 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 (2678) - 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 .

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 28, 2015
a solid stout I’d score higher if not for an ever so slight vegetal quality on the palate. Otherwise smooth, with nice lightly burnt roast and hints of chocolate and coffee. medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
Draught at the Tenaya Creek, Las Vegas, NV. Black colour with a small tan head. Coffee, bitterness, roasted malt and dryness in the aroma. The flavour is roasted malt, dry ash and mild bitterness. The coffee is not that present in the flavour. I like that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiveacestx (763) - Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Part of a flight at the brewery - dark but not jet black, has a roasted malt aroma. Fairly dry. Medium body. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (249) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2929) - Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2014
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.


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