fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark body, little head. Dark, roasted chocolate aroma. Oatey, lightly chocolatey aroma but too watery and thin overall. Slightly dry finish with a light touch of hops, smooth.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown, with very little head, even in the pour. Nearly black. Aroma is wonderful. Toasty chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of black coffee. Flavor is rich and very smooth. Bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. Body is medium, with mild carbonation and a great smooth mouthfeel. A decent oatmeal stout flavor, with a rich chocolatey flavor. Finish is moderately dry. I'm happy with it, and I'll get it again.
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours out to a jet black in the glass with no head. Very little carbonation to near flat. Aroma is that of light chocolate and coffee. Taste is good, but thin. I usually expect loads of flavor with an oatmeal stout and this one being oatmeal/chocolate is a little light.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin beige head. Dark mahogany hue. Roasted malt aroma. Thin bodied, very thin. Nice flavors, but no depth whatsoever.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Roasted malt and chocolate smoke…The skeleton of a stout…
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as sweet as I expected, but good. Nice contrast between bitter and sweet. Much too thin on the palate, however.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 4, 2001
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2004 Nov 2001: Lovely burnt coffe/chocolate aroma; nice-looking brew; flavor disappoints, though -- a bit thin, lacking in the strong flavors you'd expect from the handsome aroma -- very average down the throat. Still, probably this brewer's best -- other VT beermakers are far better.
Jan 2004: Black. Head initially thick and creamy looking, but fades quickly. Very nice aroma, much as before. Creamy mouthfeel is nice, but not a lot of flavor to go with it. Very slight downgrade over 2001 rating; the only one of TR's bottled offerings even remotely worth drinking.
canary dog (623) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 18, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin. Sweet. Mediocre.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good stout, not great but good. Prefer mine a bit more hoppy and a bit more dry at the finish. Nice nose and a good stout none the less.