Cybercat (2774) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the tap a deep sable just a scratch above obsidian - not much head, but that must be an artifact of the pour Robust aroma has roast malt, licorice, caramel and molasses tones. Lip-smacking flavor has a roast malt core and firm notes of licorice, caramel and horehound plus a snip of molasses. Texture, though, is only average, though it has plenty of tingle and a nice smoky finish. Definitely worth sowing your wild oats - and oatmeal.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with ruby hints and creamy head and lace. Large coffee with a hinto chocolate aroma. Burnt coffee with a light chocolate and a medium hard malt bitter. A hinto earthiness in there as well.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: November 04, 2012
Appearance: black with ruby edges, creamy tan head, icy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, touch of roast, hint of sweet vanilla
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, heavy roast
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
jrob21 (2184) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit more roasty and full bodied with a nice cocoa texture. Milk chocolate flavors roasted coffee aroma. Nice drink for a straight up porter.
deyholla (5395) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with an earthy dark brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has a good amount dark grain with a decent amount of roast that is complimented by dark chocolate. Flavor is similar with light roast up front that mellows to allow dark chocolate, grains and a bit of dark fruit to come out with a smooth finish.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Served up a very dark brown body with an amber tint at the edges and an inch of pillowed, beige foam.
Smell: Chiefly roasty though still not overly so, with accompanying notes of mild coffee, dark chocolate powder, scant fruit, and a leafy hop presence.
Taste: As with the nose, there’s a sufficient roastiness with lightly sweetened coffee, cocoa, toast, (light) dark fruitiness, and caramel. The additional ingratiating tastes drop off as the roastiness continues onward (and upward). Leafy hops with a modest bitterness. Dry, roasty, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: An acceptable oatmeal porter.