gregwilsonstl (922) - 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.
BOSSbrewer (1248) - 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.
NielsenRatings (8096) - 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 (1654) - 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.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vyvvy (3565) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yet another solid beer from Civil Life. Pours dark brown with a good sized beige head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth roast, some apple, vanilla and cream. Very nice. It has a medium smooth lush body with light soft carbonation. The flavor starts with dark chocolate, pepper, roasty malt and roasty bitterness. The finish adds some earth, darker chocolate and char. Quite a bit drier than the initial taste. Very nicely done oatmeal stout.