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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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When the railroad was completed between Madison and Milwaukee in 1882, mucky soils in the glacial swamp near Lake Mills made the tracks most unsteady. A bridge-tender stood guard, 24 hours-a-day, to warn oncoming trains of the danger ahead and caution them to slow their pace. One engineer chose not to heed this warning and the locomotive lost control and tumbled off the bridge into the mud below. The train is said to be forever entombed deep in the muck along the present day Glacial Drumlin trail. We brew Down n Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout thick and black like the glacial muck.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1359) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2010
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. Its simple and not my favorite style, but its reasonable for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3279) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4975) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2010
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6403) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Pours out a dark tan brown .. light to medium spotty foam, some sticky lacing but subdued .. . smooth as silk, some light chocolate and mocha flavours .. . a nice beer, and a good score, but it could even be beefier.. Why you cotton-picking...!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2010
bottle pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is strong burnt malt and oat. Flavor is rich black patent and Fuggle hops with a touch of creamy coffee and chocolate in the finish. Good stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1372) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Pours into a tulip glass a deep brown almost balck color with a very nice 2 finger fluffy tan tan. The aroma is everywhere! I just poured it and can smell sitting here at the computer. Smells of dark roast, chocolate, and something slighly bitter. The flavor is extremely smooth. The roasted malt is well balanced and smooth. Dark chocolate after taste with a touch of coffee bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium. Alcohol flavor not present. I bought this to give out as extras since it is local but decided to crack to see how it was and I was very surprised! Very good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Served from a 12 oz bottle via bonus from klikger (BA). Pours a solid brown black with a medium brown head. The nose is smoky with oat accents. The flavors are all roasted malts and oats. The mouth is very carbonated and dry. An ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Courtesy of Mr Levi funk. Black pour with medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and creamed coffee. Flavor of dry roasted malt, strong coffee, cocoa powder and slight milk. Yum

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