hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a darker black color (you could barely see through it when held to a light) with an average sized, brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and tastes. Oatmeal comes through lightly. Smooth, thin and lightly watery body.
Sammy (8660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit aged, 9 months past expiry. Good brown mollasses and chocolate, not too much lasting head. Smooth and drinkable with some astringency mid-sip. Toasty,variety of malts, and in the background, 3 hops. some creaminess. In the genre as St. Ambroise, though on a lesser and different plateau.
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very creamy oatmeal stout with a pleasant dry finish. I found no real flaws with this one. Black pour with nice tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, oats, cereal, malts and nuts. Rated 9/5/02
Dogbrick (8141) - 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 Jim’s 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.
3fourths (8038) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old and musty aroma of grass and yeast. Smooth in the mouth but with a butter candy flavor... also some pencil shaving flavor. I don't know why, it really does taste like a just-sharpened pencil smells, don't ask me why. The finish is full of smoky grass and wood.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber/brown, with a medium white head and lace. Aroma of coffee, malt, oats, caramel. Tastes malty, with some coffee, vanilla, sweetness, and slight hops at the finish. Pretty good.
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light cocoa aroma. Dark black-brown color with small film of a head. Lightly sweet black coffee flavor initially with a chocolate/oatmeal finish. Moderate carbonation. A nice tasting beer - would be better with a more pronounce aroma and flavor as it came across kind of weak for me.
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown, almost black pour with just about zero head. Poured with a cola-like consistency. Aroma was pleasant, but weak... with light oats and roasted chocolate malts mostly. Some barley, oats, chocolate, and other roasted flavors were picked up in the mouth. Not overly complex, but tasty. Quite light a tad watery on the palate. Finish had a nice array of higher-Alpha hops... and a bit of caramelly sweetness.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and black with a full cream colored head. Smooth milk chocolatey coffee aroma. Palate is sweet and thick with some earthiness and a pleasant roasted bitter finish. A good oatmeal stout.
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours fairly dark but not opaque with dark brown head. The aroma is light with a mixture of roasty malts, burnt malts, faint wood and hints of fruity esters. The taste starts roasty and chocolaty. It becomes both sweet and burnt malts by midway. Into the finish a faint spice hoppiness shows up for a moment before more chocolate malts join back in along with a mild oatmeal twang and malt roastiness.