mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at pub, chocolate aroma with American citrus/pine note. Chocolate and touch of dark fruit with piney (Columbus?) hop flavor, but very low, to no roast in flavor. Oatmeal duly noted in mouthfeel, what kmweaver dubs ’nougat’.
This was my third place choice (of four) in blind tasting for best stout in Sonoma County.
JulienHuxley (5210) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Brown pour with tan foam. Aroma is really roasty, burnt grain aroma, lots of oatmeal. Taste is smooth, roasty, grainy, light sweetness. Palate is med-light bodied, light-med carbonation.
b3shine (7412) - Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at the brewpub. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy beige head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, coffee roast, and dark chocolate (in that order). Tastes like it smells with a fairly bitter presence from the roast. Some pinwy hops on the tongue as well. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and on the silkier side, presumably from the oatmeal. A solid example of the style.
monk191 (1549) - California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice oatmeal stout overall. Pours a beautiful deep red black color. Smells of oatmeal and vanilla. Taste is very milky and smooth, with some vanilla and coffee. Not the most complex however. Tasted at the Black and White Beer Ball for SF Beer Week.
slowrunner77 (8406) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"very nice oatmeal stout here. quite smooth with a bitersweet roasted coffee and chocolate flavor and aroma. one of their better beers if not their best (the apa was quite good as well). "
Homer321 (3560) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is string chocolate and a moderate roast character. Some bitter chocolate. Stains shirts. Otherwise ok.
Theydon_Bois (15029) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Third St Aleworks, Santa Rosa, 28/04/14.
Light black with a moderate tan swirl that clears to spotting.
Nose is roast malt, light coffee grinds, cocoa nibs, brown sugars.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, molasses, roasty tones, dark malts and toffee.
Medium bodied, prickly carbonation over pitched in this respect.
Ok to middling stout, the carbonation certainly dropped it a few points for me.
BeerFunGuy (871) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color. Chocolate oatmeal flavor. This beer is rich but well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ferris (9825) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft - Roast notes and coffee. Jet black with a rich persistent brown head. Espresso, bittersweet chocolate, some dark fruit and an odd sourness. Something wrong with this recipe.
brokensail (14590) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap @ Third St Aleworks. Black pour with a khaki head. Aroma is pretty roasty and smokey. Some plastic, dirt, and cheese. Light ash. Meh. Flavor is bitter smoke and plastic. Lots of roast, coffee, and ash. Minimal, if any, sweetness. Not very pleasant.
Gription79 (2750) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft at the brewery.Chocolate, vanilla, coffee/mocha, very clean and well made.