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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A creamy and toasty ale, brewed with oatmeal, five malt varieties and roasted barley. Hops include a blend of Cascade, Willamette, and Tettnang hops. This lush, full stout has a rich black color and a dry finish that is smooth and gently hopped.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craigp (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009 does not count
Pours very dark brown with little to no head. Aroma has a slight roasted note. Had a hint of roast and chocolate flavor. Smooth drinking with flavor disappearing quickly. Overall a good tasting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 5, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBunn (2736) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2009
From a bottle poure dark brown with a fair amount of head. Nice sweet malt flavor with a quick finish.

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