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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barbarino2000 (81) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2013
The thin-ness and carbonation detracts from the taste. It's not terrible. It's just not what I was hoping for. Kinda plain, in my opinion. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (726) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours an inky, oily looking black with a minimal, although long lasting tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, and just hints of licorice. The taste is plenty of malts, more earthy actually. There is still a healthy amount of chocolate, especially in the aftertaste. The chocolate aftertaste is rather subtle, but it does linger in your mouth. I still find very subtle impressions of licorice. This is a bit sweet as well. The body is medium, while it has a smooth, creamy texture. Carbonation is limited. Very easy drinking here, although I get the feeling it might be a bit stronger than I realize.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4659) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2013
Firkin Fest 2013. Black of course. Thick. Some oak, and I think I taste a little whiskey. Rich, roasted malt. Solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4126) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Aroma is malts, chocolate and a slight mustiness. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malts/bitter coffee and an acidic/tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ccex (982) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown/opaque black with small tan head and a few spots of lacing. Aroma is full of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of molasses. Taste is sweet but not too sweet, with some nuts in the finish. Body is medium to full, not as thich as I had expected. Has lively carbonation. Mouthfeel is slighly oily. A very good oatmeal stout I won’t hesitate to try again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1622) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 11, 2013
From the bottle, dark black pour with an perfect tan head. Roasty cocoa aroma with some nice dark chocolate notes in the flavor. Damn tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eladerman (82) - Newburgh, Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2013
A very smooth oatmeal or milk stout. Nice sweetness, not too sweet tho. Nice flavors of chocolate, coffee, molasses, and vanilla. A very tasty brew indeed

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle via trade from madbeerbaron. It pours black with a huge, creamy, light tan head. The nose has nice roasted malt, dark chocolate, and light coffee notes. A little thinner on the tongue than I was expecting. A fair bit of roasted malt with light coffee and even lighter chocolate notes. Subtle earth comes out as it warms. A little slick on the tongue with a medium finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3643) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle got in a trade with Queenholly. Dark brown, with some ruby highlights with fast fading, tan head. Taste is chocolate with a nice oat presence. Cocoa powder and coffee notes. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Light lactose sugar and a touch of bittersweet chocolate in the finish. Somewhat dry on the palate. Really well-crafted brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
queenholly (3035) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Bottle. Coffee, chocolate, peaty oat aroma. Black brown with a large tan head, moderate lacing. Coffee, chocolate, ash, and roasty bitter flavor. Medium body, light carbonation. Nice.

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