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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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%


Wittales' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (636) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (119) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2014
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 youíd 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, youíll like this one. Even if, like me, you usually drink stouts because you hate hops, this brew balances the hops perfectly.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5556) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRatKing (116) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Decided to use my discount on this one. Iíve 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 íroundí, 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 donít 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (266) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2394) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bomber from Lee?s Discount Liqours E Flamingo Las Vegas. Nose is chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate, light bitterness, and a hint of vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (306) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Not much head, disappears fast, no lacing. Tastes of roasted malts and maybe burnt coffee. Nothing here to pull me away from St-Ambroise

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
I think Iíve been spoiled by st. a oatmeal. Smooth roast, light or faint medium choc, fake grape hides, mellow nose. Mellow taste as well. Soft roast, weak bitterness that gains on the after taste, lacks the underlying smoothness I prefer. A decent beer that I just ended up drinking - guess that says something good. Tenaya bottle write-ups really suck.


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