Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black like tar. Fluffy beige head. Lovely roasty aroma with a taste halfway to a Rauchbier due to its heavy smokiness (I feel like I'm in a room with a bunch of cigars). Not as sweet as the Oatmeal Stout moniker might make you think, though there's a hint of sweetness and more than a touch of coffee. Those who like a quality, darkened stout would do well to give this a try.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
canary dog (697) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A relatively unexciting micro-brewed dry stout. Not a lot of flavor, save a bit of roastiness. Very little head.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich burnt chocolate aroma, a little salt, some rasins. Thin head, black body. Molasses, burnt coffee and cream flavors. A bit thin.
sloth (2642) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice oaty aroma, medium brown, very dry and oaty, weak body, simply too dry and bitter
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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