badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Original Rate - June 29, 2004: Nice black color with a tan head.Aroma is a little dim, but hints at chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is good. It’s more like a porter than a stout. It certainly did not seem like a sweet stout. More chocolate, coffee, malt. Very, very thin body, probably the thinnest I’ve ever tasted for a stout. 6-4-8-4-16 Re-rate on cask - December 9th, 2004: The first main difference is the body. H2O on cask is incredibly smooth and creamy with just a gorgeous head. The taste picked up an amazing chocolate covered cherry surprise. Fantastic! 7-5-9-5-17
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black body with a dense light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee & bitter burnt scents. Medium-bodied; Very nutty taste with good roasted malt flavours. Aftertaste shows more bitter tastes and more coffee flavours. Overall, not great-too much nuttiness for an oatmeal in my opinion. Many thanks to hopscotch for bringing this beer! I sampled from this growler at the November RB party at Founder’s in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-November-2004.
JK (4156) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2003 Black with brown head that laced the glass. Aroma of oatmeal and coffee. Improved over previous tasting. Great flavor of roasted coffee. Recently tried this on cask. Incredibly smooth and full bodied.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Town Hall. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and fake chocolate. Body is a tad thin and tastes of semi-sweet roasted malt and mild chocolate but mostly just roasted barley and roasted malt. Finishes up a tad dry.
nuplastikk (3818) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Town Hall. Deep black-brown, with a long lasting rusty orange head. Sweet mossy,malty chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate and oatmeal tones. Quite smooth and mellow. Does the style right.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewpub. Opaque black with khaki head that laced the glass. Roasted malt and anise aroma. Roasty on the tongue with chocolate and light toffee flavors. Full bodied and smooth mouth fell.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On a nitro tap at Town Hall during the RBSG 2007 Pub Crawl. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee flavor.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 growler @ the DCVAMD gathering. Good dark brown appearance, lightly hazy and a small fizzy beige head. Aroma of nuts, sour milk, malted milk and some dry roast. Flavor is quite roasty, lightly sweet, with a good amount of oatmeal smoothness, but it needs more body. The creaminess is dried out by the bitterness on the end. Didnt notice much belgian characteristic.
Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My buddy, on first taste, exclaimed ’a watery Malt-O-Meal’. Though slightly watery, there were some nice bold flavors here, coffee-like especially. It kept a nice head as well. This brewery tends to overcarbonation, IMHO, but produces very drinkable, uncomplex versions of the style. Same here.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub. Pours a deep black with a chalky chocolate with a slight hint of smoke. Flavor is molasses-infused chocolate. Average mouthfeel. Not bad at all.