RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a very dark brown with light passing as crimson when backlit. Aroma is mild and sweet chocolate malt, caramel and oak. Flavor is same with slight off flavor I’ve tasted in home brews. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish.
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Pours a dark brown-black with long-lasting foamy tan head. Aroma is roasted grains, molasses, and a touch of toffee. Flavor is roasted grains/coffee, molasses, a hint of chocolate and a hint of raisin that works well. Searched in vein for the vanilla notes alluded to in the deScription and never found them. Palate is weirdly thin and tingly, not what I would have expected from this style, but that wasn’t enough to detract from the overall experience.
pablo951 (559) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap at Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis! Poured a nice black hue. Rich toasty hue flavor with a great coffee father taste.
ChiGuy68 (476) - 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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burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of the house sampler! This one of my favorites of the evening. Simple and smooth! Lots of oatmeal and smoothness.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a decent beer and I would drink it again, I do enjoy Oatmeal Stout, however, this one did nothing to make me go wow. The smell started me off nice but the taste was not as impressive. There is the taste of roasted grains and caramel. This beer is filling and enjoyable, but don’t expect to be swept off of your feet.
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!
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.