KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
This looked in all parts like an oatmeal stout and it had the thin mouth feel of an oatmeal stout but an oatmeal stout it was not. The nose was that of a rauchbier which was wonderful and the flavors that followed were along the same line. Very smokey flavors but none of the subtle oatmeal at all. Not sure what happened here, but it was good.
arnold931 (517) - Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Third Base. Pours black with a little red at the edges. Thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Just a little coffee in the nose. Some chocolate and coffee in the taste. Tastes better as it warms up.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours reddish black with tan head. rich chocolate and coffee aroma with some almond notes. The flavor is bitter chocolate with a South American coffee note. Very silky mouthfeel. I notice a slight Craisin note after a few sips. Not too shabby.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at the brewpub. This beer pours black with a medium tan head . Nice line of lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee aroma smell with malts/caramel. Creamy flavor of roasted malt and coffee along with some chocolate. Decent overall.
eager25 (6) - Independence, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2009 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong coffee aroma with a short lived head. Good flavor with a lingering finish. Not as smooth as I like, but itíll do if you need a dark beer fix
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap at the brewpub with my fiancee but unfortunately was eating dinner and didnít take good notes. All I noted for this one was "Flawed."
Dogbrick (7850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewpub. The beer pours black with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Roasted coffee aroma with notes of malt. Medium, creamy body with flavors of roasted malt and coffee along with some sweet chocolate. The finish is short and roasty with a bit of coffee left behind. Decent overall.
pepsican (1444) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a thin tan head. Flavors of oats, coffee, caramel, maple syrup, and smoke. Slightly bitter, decent hop kick. Good.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the brewpub. This is not retired. Simply the brewpub changed its name to Third Base Bar & Brewery. Same brewer, same beer, same recipe. They claim that they brew this beer with 50 pounds of oatmeal in every batch. If that is true, they must be brewing a million gallon batch. I get no oatmeal smoothness or thickness of palate. It is dark brow/black like a stout, but the head is thin and whispy. Far too watery for the style, this merely musters up a burnt flavor to the taste.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this at the Festival of Iowa Beers, although I thought they said it was an oatmeal stout, maybe an oatmeal version? Deep black, rich milky coffee aroma, thick malty flavor with coffee and chocolate, satisfying but light.