blipp (8275) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, toast, and caramel. Medium body. Flavor is similar to the aroma, but with a bit more coffee present. A very average stout.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
quite a mild but pleasant oatmeal stout. hint of porridge and cocoa powder in the aroma, light sourness, quite thick, nice stuff
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RFD - Washington DC - 12 oz bottle. Very good solid stout. Deep dark black pour with a medium size off-white head. Hints of coffee and marshmallows in the strong aroma. Flavor is very roasty with some day old coffee, baker’s chocolate and mashmallows. Good lacticity and a creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one.
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby-brown with a spare fast-diminishing tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, notes of coffee & chocolate and yes, some oatmeal. Flavour, which is a tad watery for a Stout, of toasted malt, coffee, oatmeal and light hops. Light roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, simply a good Oatmeal Stout.
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance: Ruby brown with porous tanned ring around..
Nose : Strong nose : plums , sweet malt , bubble gum with roasty malting on side. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , cleanly executed toasty malts . Fruit flavored coffee . Milder at finish . Simple , straightforward ale that was pleasure to have.
CaptainCougar (7133) - 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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6846) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large brown head. The aroma is sweet, sour and has a strong chocolate syrup element. The flavor is roasty, toasty and moderately sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee and a moderate floral hop presence. The finish is bitter and roasty. A touch thin in body but smooth. Well done.
Strykzone (6763) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark pour with a thin tan head. Deep roasted aroma fills the nose. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. Roasted notes are very present as is espresso. This beer enters the mouth somewhat syrupy but then picks up some mild fireworks and settles into a light dry bitterness. This is not a classic stout but is a great beer to sample. There is plenty going on to keep the taste buds active.