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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4320) - 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 (1015) - 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 (1626) - 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 (4067) - 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 (3092) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Poured a dark chocolate brown with an off white tan head which dissipated quickly. Aroma hits you up front with oatmeal followed by roasted malts. The chocolate comes forward a little as it warms. The taste is roasted malts up front followed by bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and silky smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Poured into an American pint glass. Pours extremely dark opaque brown, looks thick. Two fingers of creamy beige head, thick and smooth on top, with big coarse bubbles on the bottom. Nose is chocolaty and milky, it actually smells a lot like Left Hand Milk Stout. A bitter malty flavor, with a very subtle chocolate note. If I had not read the bottle, I would assume this was just an oatmeal stout. Medium bodied, kind of thin and slick, not my favorite texture for a stout, with a nice long bitter aftertaste. A good beer, but not something I would go out of my way to find.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2478) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle from trade with Crajun. Pours a dark black color with a small head that quickly fades. Very nice aroma of cocoa, caramel, light roasted coffee, and a hint of smoke. Taste is slightly sweet, slight bitterness. Nice balance of cocoa, bitter chocolate, coffee and smoke. Fairly thick mouthfeel, smooth and somewhat creamy. Really nice stout. I’m a fan.

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