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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a fairly translucent dark brown from the bottle, appearing black in the glass with a fairly thick khaki head that settles to a ring and leaves spotty lace. Nose involves roasted malt, toasted notes, chocolate, earthy hops, dust, and vanilla. Quite sweet, fairly bitter. Rich but thinner side of medium bodied, silky, pretty actively carbed, tingly, sticky, with a chocolaty bitter finish. Pretty enjoyable if a bit lacking body-wise. Bottled Feb ’13.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Draught @ Dexter’s in Madison.
Pours basically black with a small tight head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is funny, in a sort of malt extract kind of way... more pleasant notes include chestnut, ash, light coffee... mild chocolate. Pretty ok smelling all around.

The flavor is really nice, rich and roasty with some sweetness up front and plenty of bitterness to back that up. Not overbearing, but very flavorful, pretty well balanced, pretty grate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
On tap at Three Floyds, Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of oatmeal dominates, backing choc/coff. Taste chocolate, oatmeal finish, creamy body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a small tannish head mostly dissipating. Nose is coffee and molasses. Exceptionally smooth and creamy, this brew is full bodied and full of dark molasses, coffee, dark chocolate and malt flavors with a very light hop suggestion. An excellent beer for its style, it pairs well with pan fried bluegills and hash browns with onions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 22, 2013
Just ate a cupcake, pours black with low carb, aroma is chocolate and heavy roast. Taste is smooth with a nice bitter roast and slightly sweet finish.. Good one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
Pours dark with an ample cream head and lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and grain. Taste is light chocolate, roast, and water. Thin palate and watery. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
Thick black color. rich pillowy head. Rich smell of coffee. It starts out with a great combination of coffee, chocolate, malts, and oatmeal. Finishes very bitter. Overall I feel it could be a top beer if it was a touch sweeter and creamier, but less bitter. The bitter finish is a bit too overpowering. Really a very good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barbarino2000 (89) - 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 (831) - 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 (5732) - 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

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