Rando7 (774) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours almost black with a medium-thin bubbly tan head. Aroma roasted malts and coffee. Taste roasted malts, coffee, and less chocolate than I expected based on the name. Palate smooth but a bit thin. Finish fairly clean with mild cocoa bitterness. Alcohol well disguised.
douglas88 (6927) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown very nearly black hue with a medium creamy beige head. The aroma is sweet coffee, light grains. The flavor is very nice; rich chocolates and grains, earthy and very milky. Smooth and flavorful. I love the flavors of properly done oats. Very drinkable. I could do a 40 ouncer of this.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a opaque black with a spotty-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel and chocolate nose with some mild doughy yeasty notes. Starts with good fullness and a sweet chewy caramel and dark chocolate flavor well-balanced with an earthy floral hoppy bitterness before a semi-sweet chocolaty finish. An enjoyable and fairly complex oatmeal stout.
Nuffield (3769) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one went over pretty well. I’ve often found Oatmeal Stouts to be a little off my preferences, perhaps because of the lactic quality. But the chocolate here provided a layer of complexity and a good tingle--not exactly bitterness, but something to make you thoughtful. There’s a decent level of carbonation and the color isn’t exactly my first choice, but the overall effect is satisfying enough. I drank it after a Great Big Sea concert, so I was in a particularly thirsty and happy mood. This fit the bill.
RSRIZZO (1881) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle courtesy of Headbanger poured into a English Pint at 44°. Color is black with good carbonation and a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted and earthy. Body is full with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor starts sweet and roasted with a touch of chocolate then some coffee and an even bitterness. After taste is dry. Overall it a very good Stout.
islay (1382) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Labeled as "Down ’N Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout." Aroma of brown sugar, brownies, and dark chocolate. Dry, fruity, milky, and somehow soft smell. Pours a dark brown with a moderate amount of tan head. Dark amber hue. Good lacing. Flavors include coffee and chocolate as well as citrus and char in the finish. Soft and silky in the palate. Easy to drink. Light body. Unremarkable beer overall. It’s simple and not my favorite style, but it’s reasonable for what it is.
SrSilliGose (3293) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from citywide. pours a deep brown with a small frothy tan head. decent lace. roast and sweet milk chocolate up front, with some molasses. roasty. dark chocolate. some light cocoa and bitterness. good.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured an almost black color with a beige head. Aroma was nicely roasted malts and some chocolately sweetness. Flavor was very roasted, with alot more notes of coffee than chocolate. Not as sweet as I was hoping but a good been nonetheless.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to MrPickles. Dark dark brown, sheety lacing, tan head lasts. Aroma is roasty, coffee, chocolate, nice body of oatmeal is apparent. Taste is more green coffee, sweet chocolate, bitter cocoa bark.
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin tan head, fair retention with spotty lacing. Black in color. Nose of coffee grounds, chocolate and fresh grains. Med/full bodied, chewy, lightly oily, slick on the palate. Freshy grainy maltiness with the roast and cocoa notes, chocolate,, vanilla, light caramel and more coffee. Dry, roasty finish goodness in a 12oz bottle that was recieved in trade from MOTORTODDHEAD. You roll bro! Thanks much!