NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with no head. Taste and aroma are very similar - warm and smooth, dominated by nuts, and buttered bread. Some chocolate and very faint roastiness in the background. Very smooth, easy-drinking beer. Enjoyable too. Finish is very short.
dwyerpg (4871) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A roasty slightly odd aroma. Flavor is quite sweet, some roast. A decent sweet stout, but perhaps a little on the too sweet side. Relatively heavy also.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown with mahogany highlights. No head per se. A dry, roasted malt aroma is present. Hints of coffee and caramel are also in the nose. Medium-high carbonation with a dry mouthfeel. Light coffee notes, brown sugar, caramel, and some oats are in the palate. It strikes me as a little overcarbonated. Overall the body is a hair on the light side, but it is still a solid beer with good drinkability.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color...opaque. Thick, creamy head. Heavy malt aroma. Bold flavor of malt up front...slightly crisp mouthfeel. Malty sweetness in the back, with subtle hints of chocolate and oats...dry finish. Though simple in content and style, this brew is very well built and quite refreshing.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, but let light from a bulb through it, and a tan head. Could barely smell the sweetness of the brew. It is an o.k. beer but nothing about it could really set it apart from others.
Brigadier (3240) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle
Thanks to Ughsmash for sending me one of these in a trade a few months ago. I finally got around to trying it and I had done so much sooner. This is what an oatmeal stout should aspire to be - a blend of a few simple flavors with enough taste to let you remember it but no so much they end up making something heavier.
Aroma / Appearance - The short lived ocre head mixed with the black body. Hints of warm oatmeal cookie, chocolate chips, and a Starbucks iced coffee made it very inviting on a cold afternoon.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy it coats the tongue in a nice array of tastes. Tasting like flat Dr Pepper it blends cherries, chocolate, and vanilla with oatmeal and a residual sweetness. A toned down version of Founder’s Breakfast Stout it is also much more affordable. Next time I run across Wild Goose beers I may have to give them another shot.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle purchased from Woody’s in Cool Springs. Poured a dark black color with a half finger of brown head. The aroma had notes of chocolate and oats, along with something that shouldn’t have been there that I couldn’t place. The flavor was strong with coffee and chocolate, but again, there was a twang that I couldn’t place. This wasn’t a horrible failure, but was just a little off. I will taste again and re-rate if different.
MrBunn (2572) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color... pours a little thinner than expected. The head is pretty minor and settles down to a few lonely bubbles in a minute or so. This beer has a fairly nice chocolate and oat nose. Flavor is thin, but has a pretty nice mix of roasted malt: chocolate and charcoal/peat are the dominant flavors, but there is a little bit of a dry and bitter coffee like edge to it as well. This is pretty good, but could stand to be a little fuller in my opinion.
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poure dark brown with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malt flavor with a quick finish.
Butters (3960) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown pour with ruby highlights and good dark tan head with some lacing. Aroma of oats, roast, and chocolate. Flavor is a nutty chocolate, with some earthiness. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nicely done.