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.
OzarkElmo (303) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
June 15, 2009 on tap at brew pub. Pours very dark with minimal head. Aroma of roasted malt/chocolate/oats and hint of vanilla. Smooth, thin with good balance. Easy to drink and leaving you wanting another one. Nice stout!
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
black with thin off white head. smells of coffee. tastes strongly of coffee. quite pleasing actually for someone who doesnt drink coffee. creamy mouthfeel although alittle thin. i will be drinking this alot
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Truly a pitch black body, a few fingers of fluffy khaki head recede to a thin cap that goes on to retain from start to finish.
Loads of fresh oatmeal, milk chocolate, some faint dry flaky hops, fresh cream, some brown ale characteristics.
Super smooth and velvety, oatmeal, slightly bitter chocolate... incredibly smooth and easy to drink. I think this growler’s gettin’ kicked tonight no problem.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark black color with a tan head, Nice aroma, surprised by how strong the carmel flavor was, pretty good overall beer, I liked the mocha porter better, but this may have been a close second
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very dark with a scent and taste of bittersweet chocolate and coffee. smooth finish with very slight oat nut. more of a chocolate coffee stout than an oatmeal stout, but still very good.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
cask. they just started serving this from the cask recently. tons better than the tap...
slight aroma of berries and coffee. much more lacing and denser head w/the cask version. lots of chocolate, slight coffee flavors. creamier than guinness. lots of flavor. much more flavor than the regular tap version and sweeter. a very delightful glass of beer.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of CLevar. Pours opaque black with thick tan head that sticks around leaving a lot of lacing. Aroma is Chocolaty with notes of coffee, and oatmeal cookies. Flavor is much the same with a full body and creamy palate
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t really order this, but it was busy and when I said “Old Ale” the barkeep thought I said “Oatmeal”. Oh well, never one to waste good beer….A very slow pour. Nitro tap is set to pour at a trickle. Black as night. Tight, mocha head. Roasty malt aroma. Roasty malt taste. Slight hops in the finish. Not as “velvety smooth” as some oatmeal stouts I’ve had. But still, this is a meal in a glass. Notes of vanilla, white chocolate as well. Very satisfying.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was dark brown in color with a nice head. It had a nice smooth flavor with a taste of coffe. Of all the beers I tried at Town Hall, this was the one I enjoyed the most.