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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Brewed with over 200 pounds of organic rolled oats in each batch, this smooth-as-silk stout is brimming with darkly roasted malts and rich notes of chocolate and coffee. A mocha-topped, black-as-night body gives way to a surprisingly smooth, full-bodied experience in this unfiltered offering.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Pours almost black with no head. Aroma is roasted and malty. Dark roasted malts, whole coffee beans, chocolate, and fruits on the tongue. Rather thin and unexciting mouthfeel. It's not a bad stout, but it's not very exciting. But it's worth a shot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3802) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Deep red, almost black, color with a thin tan head. Has a roasted aroma with a slight sweet hint. Initial flavor or caramel that gives way to a roasted malt finish. A bit watery for an oatmeal stout. [[RE-RATE 8/19/05]] I had this on tap at MacGregors in Henrietta, NY. It was awesome. Dark black with a creamy head. Very light and sweet aroma, but the flavor was outstanding. Very sweet and rich with malts and roasted flavors. Much better than in the bottle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Nearly opaque with only some faint reddish light passing through and a thin tan head. Aroma is musty and burned with some faint soy notes. Body has a touch of caramel and roasted malts with a dryish warming finish. A decent oatmeal stout, but could benefit from a little more sweetness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Near black in colour. Aroma was very smokey, lots of bacon?!?, with a slight roast and malt. Flavour was slightly roasty, some malt, smokey, meaty, harsh and very sharp. Finishes with a medium harsh bitterness. The was a huge disappointment.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Bizarre smoky bacon smell greeted me at first, which many might enjoy but not I. It has the look of a good stout, all near-black and tawny-topped and such. But that's about it. I didn't really enjoy the roasty flavour, even the mild coffee and chocolate notes, due to the aroma. I also found the aftertaste a little odd. Overall one of the most disppointing stouts I've tried.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Pours a very dark brown, fluffy tan head. Big roasty aroma, slightly smoky. Flavor is very roasty, big round oatmeal/vanilla sweetness, some chocolate too. Some coffee in the finish. Full bodied, very smooth. I was pleasantly surprised with this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
Rich coffee and roasted malt aromas. Full dark tanhead that hung around for a while. Clear dark ruby brown colored beer. Flavor starts out good with a full coffee roasted malt taste but the body is thin and the flavor fades in to a lingering dry finish. Not as good as I thought it would be but a decent beer. I am used to more body and flavor from an Oatmeal Stout. This was more like a dry stout than a sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Reddish Brown, thin tan head. Aroma of Chocolate, tar (but not in a particularly bad way) bread and oatmeal cookies. Taste much drier than the aroma suggests. burnt toast, cookie and chocolate flavors vie for attention. Nice and unique. A pleasent surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2006 Pours a medium/dark brown. Average head for a stout. Quite sweet mocha expresso aroma. Impressed...good sweet carmel chocolate coffee taste with a little orange squeezed into the mix. Nice and smooth going down.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Pours black, nothing else. Some little head starts out, then nothing. Some lace. Mocha aromas, roast malts, and just a touch of hops and fruit. The flavors hold true to the nose. Mocha starts us out, leads into a roasted malt and chocolate, finishing with a nice bittering hops. Full bodied and a slightly oily palate, and a finish of bitter hops and alcohol.


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