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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2010
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2010
This one went over pretty well. Ive 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. Theres a decent level of carbonation and the color isnt 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
islay (1378) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3284) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5072) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2600) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6543) - .....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...!


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