phaleslu (9255) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a dark chocolate brown color, mostly opaque, with about a centimeter of soft beige head that laces the glass and settles into a ring. Notes of roasted and toasted and chocolate malts, with a creamy oat smoothness. So simple. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Rich on the finish; sticks with you in the aftertaste. Effective, straightforward oatmeal stout.
Bif (1984) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Served a black color with a thick head and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bit of fruit and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, light frui fruit with chocolate. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. A solid medium body, thick and creamy feel. Enjoyable beer for the style.
eruizgarcia (302) - - DEC 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a small head. Smoky and ashy aroma of coffee and chocolate. A bit bitter throughout and a little flat, needs a little more complexity. Surprisingly light body, and not much lacing. Good but not a premium stout.
thegreenrooster (3934) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a small tan head. Aroma has plenty of roasted malt an almost burnt sugar. Flavor is a equally nice roasted malt with a little bitterness and char. This was a fine example of a oatmeal stout.
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma blends roasted malts, oatmeal, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. The beer pours a very dark brown color with a large tan head that fades quickly. The taste is mildly sweet, mildly umami, and slightly sour, and the aftertaste has a lot of roasty malt flavor to it. The palate has a soft carbonation, medium-full body, and a thick and slick texture.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Roasty. Smooth. Had this at their tap room in saint Louis Fall 2012. Everything I tasted was good to great. This was my favorite of their beers.
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ The Civil Life. Pours a reddish brown appearance with a light brown head that doesn’t have the best retention. Burnt, roasty malty, light caramel, light anise, light coffee aroma. Burnt toffee, oaty, caramel, black coffee, chocolate flavor. Not my favorite but drinkable.
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Civil Life. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, oatmeal flavors. Nice burnt flavor.
gregwilsonstl (1945) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black. Thick off white head. Creamy...great use of oats. Dark roasted. Solid stout. I would love to try an imperial version.
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 Had a pint on tap at the brewpub in a dimple glass. It poured a near opaque black color, reddish hue at the edges, with thick, creamy, long-lasting foam and lace. True to style aromas and flavors: bready, toasty, roasty, tart and really smooth. Mildly fruity ale yeast esters. Full, silky, creamy mouthfeel. Perfectly bitter-sweet balance. Another exquisitely crafted beer from Civil Life. Delicious.