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RATINGS: 167   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidemaster (281) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle pour at world of beers in Evanston. Black with not much head. Nutty mild chocolate cocoa flavor. Malty. Very tasty

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2014
Pitch black with big tan head. Nose heavy with acidic roast malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Smooth, oatmeal-silky body with more acidic roast malt/coffee with a faint sweet aspect. Lingering bitter chocolate and roast. The acidic roasted malt quality is just slightly more than I’d like. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Draught at Farmhouse in Evanston. Pours an opaque black color with a lasting brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, espresso and vanilla bean. Oatmeal comes out a bit more in the flavor. Milk chocolate, mocha, earthy notes and lingering bittersweet finish. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Too thin in my opinion especially for an oatmeal stout. Has a finger tan head that recess nicely. Good flavor nothing that makes it unique but a middle of the road oatmeal chocolate stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Black pour with a creamy tan colored head. Chocolate & roast aroma. Creamy mouth. Lots of roast & dark chocolate. Bitter espresso creeps in as it warms. Roasted nuts also pop in and out of this one as your drink it. Lace is present.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbaaron (1157) - Arizona, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours thick, nearly black. medium creamy light brown head, fairly lasting with some lace. Lighter medium body. Creamy. Fairly Soft. Oatmeal character makes a super smooth mouthfeel. Aromatic and flavorful. Sweet. Roasty. Really pleasant bitterness through the finish. Coffee and chocolate stand out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3402) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Deep mahogany color out of the bottle with a fluffy brown head. Chocolate and cereal grain nose. Very smooth mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate, dark toast, dried fruit, burnt caramel, and some sweetened coffee in the finish. Tasty oatmeal stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours nearly black with ample tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is combo of roast malt, toffee and chocolate. Taste is roasted caramel, chocolate, marshmallow and some oats. Slightly bitter finish with thin mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a mostly opaque dull block with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt, dark chocolate, oats, and light roast. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel; a bit of a metallic finish though. A solid example of the style.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1734) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is nothing, flavor is roasted malts, oatmeal and some chocolate. Thin palate.


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