Reid (1858) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok bought in the 12 oz brown bottle at ocal health food store.."Bottled on 11/03/03,Batch# 1447.
Absolutly fantastic looking oatmeal stout to look at ..dark brown with garnet accents when held to the light..nice half inch sized creamy tan head..shrinks but never quite dissapears.
This is one of the better smell oatmeals I have had....lovelly chocolate malts..toasted oats fresh, nice stuff.
Nice taste very smooth and creamy chocolate to start..then I get a thick oat tase..like Scottish porridge, for a sec..then its on to a long lasting but pleasant bitterness..
Very nice and creamy on the tongue..well made..not thin.
A very nice example of an oatmeal stout..and so very drinkable.
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep brown, thinnish tan head. aroma is more roasty than anything, but there is a milk stout quality to the nose. not a lot of chocolate in the aroma. it's sweet, but there is a lingering bitterness throughout the flavor profile. there isnt a lot of flavor, and is fairly thin.
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a nice surprise on draft. A little wattery when served too cold, but upon warming a nice level porter. Plenty of coffee and malty notes. Then comes the chocolate. Not sure the "organic" influence, but a darn good porter. Looks like a porter. Tastes are all there as well, including a nutty character which blends in well with the overt chocolate/coffee.
dayvejohnson (4) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oatmeal yumminess. Dark, little head leaves me with a very favorable inpression. Great for sipping after a long day on the trail or slopes.
pivo (2545) - GERMANY - JAN 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big woody nose. Charcoal malt body. Heavy and rustic, at times aggressively roasted. I enjoyed this. Thanks Jeff.
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It"s like Mole. Nice Chocolate nose - milk chocolate. Light coffe and chocolate taste. Weak nose but still a yummie one.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Some ruby shines through, not totally opaque, bit thinnish, little head – taupe. Oatmeal w/cinnamon, sugar and ..burnt toast? Nose. Flavor rather neutral, not particularly sweet or robust. Really quite average overall, bit too sharp & carbonated on the finish.
3fourths (7884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, strong aroma of oats with a little scotch and espresso. Smooth mouthfeel, with sweet scotch and coffee dominating. Quite good.
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Batch #1452. Poured with barely any head and of course, left no lacing. Extremely dark ruby color, this beer has a coffee nose and taste with a long lasting bitterness. It was a pretty good beer! Although I'm not a health fanatic, I do like the fact that this beer is organic. You never know what stuff they add and spray on the ingredients. Not the best Oatmeal stout I've had, but it is pretty good and I would try it again.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #1452 Bottled 12/11/03: Dark ruby brown/black. Tan head. Burnt grain, coffee nose. Burnt toast, coffee/espresso, dark chocolate, velvety smooth, yet slightly thin body. Finishing with a lingering coffee like bitterness. Not too shabby!