3fourths (7771) - 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 (448) - Hurley, New York, 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!
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown to black in color, roasted coffee, grainy nose. Taste is somewhat sweet with coffee-espresso notes. Body is just a little thin. Finish is on the dry side.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly black, with hints of brown, medium tan head, nice rings of lacing. First - the body of this brew was smooooth and creamy, not necessarily thick though. Flavors are sweet, nutty, chocolate, some sweet fruit and lightly roasted coffee. Sometimes this style has some sourness - not this one.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with a medium tan head. Roast and coffee aroma. Stron g roast and coffee flavor. Burnt finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, you can only expect so much from an organic beer. This had the color and body down right, but came off a little too bitter and grainy. Nice use of roasted malt. Some like this type of stout, not me.
jgb9348 (4439) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-November-2003: Batch #1452:
95% opaque black body with a medium-sized light brown head. Aroma of oats (no surprise huh?), bread, coffee and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied; Sweet and bitter initial taste, all in one. Not much else is picked up in the taste, some smokey tones and some astringency. Aftertaste shows strong signs of bitterness and a slight cherry flavour. Dry & alcoholic finish...but not too bad. Overall, about what I had expected from this beer-as I knew it was coming out soon! I bought this twelve ounce bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, New York and sampled it on 04-December-2003.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent dark brown with a thin khaki head. Quite a bit of fruit on the burnt malt nose. A lot of coffee with notes of caramel and smoke. Refreshing sweetness that turns into a strong roastiness and finishes burnt with a light bitterness. A little thin and over carbonated.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich coffee aroma, nice thick and dark body with a tan lace head, interesting sweet flavor, notes of vanilla, mocha, almond. Good flavor but a little thin in the mouth, alcohol finish.