novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very roasty and complex sample pour at Town Hall. Really rich with biscuity sweetness, very dry finish, and some nutty/toffee/roasty flavors in there as well. Must get in MN!
ChiGuy68 (411) - Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 Tasted on tap at Town Hall Brewery. Fatally opaque dark drown to black in color with a frothy brown head. A very smooth drinking stout.
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crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of dark chocolate and coffee, maybe a hint of oats somewhere in there. Appearance is dark black, with a bit a of deep red, and a very small tan head. Some nice lacing as I drink. The flavor is excellent - tons of coffee and dark chocolate up front with some round oat flavors following. Have to say though, I’m tasting the coffee more than anything else. Palate is decent, pretty thick and smooth, but not as creamy as what I would expect (Samuel Smiths) from an oatmeal stout. Overall a very good brew, even if it isn’t the best example of its style.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the pub. They aren’t kidding when they say black H2O, that’s how it pours, with a nice white head. A nice roasted flavor, very malty, another great beer from my favorite brewpub.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses, oatmeal, milk chocolate, licorice, smoke and light coffee. Flavor blended the molasses with a candy tobacco sweetness over a slightly thin but creamy palate. Nice lingering malty finish.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this black beauty was very heavy on the malt with nutty chocolate aromas. chocolate vanilla in taste with lots of depth and a small finish. nicely done.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I think that beers need to stop calling themselves oatmeal stouts unless they have a distinct oatmeal flavor and feel. This has neither, but has malt and faint chocolate flavor aroma and flavor. The use of nitrogen gas definitely gives this a great look, thick and creamy but I think it takes away from flavor. The finish is fine, but doesn’t leave you wanting to take another sip.
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark body with a tan head. Smoky, roasted malts coming up rather nicely in the aroma. Flavor is like drinking a breakfast meal, and in that respect the beer has done quite well. Nice and sweet. A little thin on the body, but otherwise, quite good.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan head, nice lace, sponge like in it's density, ruby to dark brown color; floral/rosy aroma, kinda tastes like cherrios and dark chocolate milk, with some late bitterness and roasted grain. Nice, unique oatmeal stout.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black body, beige/brown head standing throughout consumption. Aroma of light caramel. Not too dark. Smooth palate, slightly biting hop yet clean finish. I will try this again for sure.