ThunderBrews (1) - USA - JAN 13, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was very pleasantly surprised by this oatmeal stout. It had a very strong coffee/espresso influence, with a nice balance of bitter/sweet. It was not as thick feeling as I anticipated, but very impressive stout for this new brewpub.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one was my favorite of the evening. Poured a black color with some ruby hints and a beige head. The aroma contained some chocolate and espresso. The flavor was quite bitter and roasty with some oatmeal, espresso, and chocolate present. The finish was more bitter than sweet. Overall a very nice stout.