Gachupines (1247) - USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet, does smell a bit like an oatmeal cookie. Flavor is also similar to a cookie if a bit sweet on the finish.
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask sampled at ACAT 2015. Nice notes of raisin and spice, thick oatmeal mouth, hint of molasses sweetness. This really does taste like an oatmeal raisin cookie, pretty awesome.
chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.
This is "a traditional brown porter brewed with flaked oats for added smoothness, and infused with rum-soaked dark raisins, Indonesian cinnamon bark and a touch of vanilla to emulate a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie." The aroma lives up to the description remarkably well: this does indeed smell pretty much like an oatmeal raisin cookie. The flavor has more of a sense of dark bread but still carries the cookie properties of the aroma. Lightly sweet.
GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at ACAT. Black, with a thin, beige head. Nice, mild coffee up front, with a little cloves, coconut, and milk chocolate. Very sweet, with a touch of bitterness. Medium to heavy body, creamy, and a little sticky. Not bad, but could be a little better.
Cybercat (5047) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark chocolate brown just a few shades above sable - didn’t get much head, and lacing is minimal. Smoky aroma has hints of molasses, cinnamon and coffee. Flavor has a core of roast malt with notes of cinnamon, coffee, brown sugar and licorice. Texture has good firmness and fizz, leaving a smoky finish that has brown sugar and cinnamon hints.
deyholla (9993) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy deep amber brown with a muddy brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a lot of brown sugar with backing notes of cinnamon, oats and a hint of roasted malts. Flavor has more oats up front with a hint of roast and the cinnamon and brown sugar coming out in the finish.