blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
nice toastly oatmeal smell. A mildly dark head. The burnt oatmeal taste was ok, but nothing special. Had a very hoppy almost IPA finish. Mildly disappointed....
jgb9348 (5527) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks as black as tar with a dark brown head which fades fast. Smells very strong and sweet with hints of caramel and sugar. Thin bodied compared to the colour, but a nice burnt caramel taste to a mellow body. Not a bad beer, but from the colour, I was expecting more.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice stuff. I haven't had any kind of stout in a while, and this made me wonder why I had been neglecting the style. Rich and silky, with coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet but not overly so. Opaque black, with a head the color of the "crema" on good espresso. A very sensual experience. (That may just be because I've been single for too long...) I drank this while watching Emir Kusturica's "Underground," which contains the most drunkenness I've ever seen in a movie, ever.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good - not the powerful goodness of their winter beer, but a hearty warmth of roasts and sweets on its own. Amazingly full bodied and smooth.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a tall, tan head of microbubbles with a creamy top. Black and opaque. Grainy aroma - actually similar to oatmeal (very interesting). Some cereal notes in the aroma as well. Toasty with a tiny hint of diacetyl. Mildly hopped. The diacetyl is really coming out after I breathe out through my nose. Too many stouts have this problem, IMO but some people must like this taste. It is not way off but is noticeable.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another good stout. Strong roasted coffee and oat flavor and aroma, rich black pour, stong palate.
Dogbrick (11074) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found at Jungle Jimís in Fairlfield, OH. Almost black with no discernible head and minimal lacing. Creamy coffee aroma. Nice toasty flavor of coffee, nuts and some chocolate. Sweet and creamy finish. Rather enjoyable in my humble opinion.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, not alot of head, decent lace. Nose of cocoa, oats, coffee and a touch of hops. Rich malts,full body, moderate roast, bittersweet chocolate, smooth oatiness and a tame sweet finish. Decent sweet stout.
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2002
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Re-rating this beer. Itís great and it won the bronze medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. I think it deserved the gold in the Oatmeal Stout category.
**** One of my favorite beer styles, this one lives up to all the writing on the label. Creamy and toasty, very subtle hops and dominated by the rich, dry finish. This oatmeal stout is highly recommended. Alcohol level is 6.4% by volume, slightly high for a stout.
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color and thick tan head. Roasted chocolate aroma. Sweet malty chocolate flavor. Very smooth and thick.