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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Dark black/brown color with tan head. The aroma is partially smoky and sweet with lactic chocolate smells. The flavor is roasted and maginally dry with a bit of coffee in the finish. A balanced sweet/dry end to a medium bodied stout. Good stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2004
(Bottled on 1/14/04) (98% organic 2% non organic) The nose is full of bittersweet chocolate and malt. The bouquet reminds of malted milk balls. The palate is medium in body with a pronounced coffee roastiness that is highly appetizing. As for the finish, it is long malty with a good combination of balanced hops and dark cocoa. Hallertau is used to bitter this beer, which is odd because hallertau is typically a lager hop. This is a solid everyday oatmeal stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2004
This stout is very much roasted coffee/chocolate-centric. The robustness found here doesn't settle on the palate as well as it could but...umm...it's organic so I guess it's a good trade off? A fairly middle of the road beer that was kind of a strange choice for cross-country distribution.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
canary dog (658) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2004
A relatively unexciting micro-brewed dry stout. Not a lot of flavor, save a bit of roastiness. Very little head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Rich burnt chocolate aroma, a little salt, some rasins. Thin head, black body. Molasses, burnt coffee and cream flavors. A bit thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2500) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Medium sized light brown head, good retention and lace. Black, opaque. Large roasty nose. Med/full body, creamypalate. Dry, roasty, coffee and black malt flavors. Finish is roasty, big. A well made oatmeal stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2004
nice oaty aroma, medium brown, very dry and oaty, weak body, simply too dry and bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Pours dark and deep black color, I can't see through the glass when held up to a light, decent creamy light brown head that leaves good lacing in my glass, has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate flavors, medium body that has a soft and creamy mouthfeel, nice bitter and sweet chocolate flavors in the finish, well done

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Dark brown with tan head. Decent oatmeal stout, though it doesn't compare to Sam Smith's -- roasted malts, chocolate and oatmeal.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Dark appearance with a moderate off white head. Aroma is chocolate and oatmeal. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal. Bittersweet aftertaste. After this malthead paradise of an evening I'm dying for an IPA :)


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