fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black pour with a 1 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is big on chocolate and roasted nuts, a little old campfire smoke, a tiny bit of char and a nice touch of toasted grains. Flavor is chocolate, char, smoke and roasted nuts, then earth, coffee, light tannins, a hint of toasty grain. Light to medium body, a medium to heavy and sharp carbonation neutral entry, dry, slightly chalky finish. Good overall, but the mouthfeel doesnít really fit the beer, too dry, thin and over carbonated. Still, pretty enjoyable.
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Johnís Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Opaque black color, head that quickly drops to the rim, light stringers of lace. Taste is clean bitter malt that moves without change through a short finish. Pretty unassuming, but the one taste it has is enjoyable.
crajun (952) - , Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from billygoatbeard in trade. ok porter - nice aroma - coffee, roast, maybe chocolate - how do you smell oats? palate and taste not quite as good as aroma. balanced hops and carbonation - almost there, but not quite.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty much black colored body with a tan head. Nose of rich milk chocolate. Sweet oatmeal is also present. Hints of caramel. The body is smooth and slick. This tastes like chocolate chip pancakes doused with caramel and coffee. A nice walnut character. Tasty.
CanIHave4Beers (3230) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crushed while Jakebra was using the toilet!
Pours basically black with a small loose-ish tan head.
The aroma is rich and roasty, itís got a lot of freshly roasted coffe character. Itís got some lighter hints of ashiness and chocolate... but itís awfully coffe forward with some restrained sweetness.
The flavor hits some real high notes, itís mildly sweet with a touch of bright fruity hops and a little bit of dark fruit too. Itís got a nice coffe character and a good dark chocolate thing going on. The bitterness is satisfying at one level but itís got this lightly astringent ashiness lurking in the background that throws it off for me a touch. Otherwise itís really very nice.
The mouthfeel is nicely full and the low carbonation works well on this one.
wlajwl (3818) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dark/roasted malts, earthy and chocolate. The flavor is roasted malts, fruit, citrus and an acidic/lightly tart finish.
jbuskirk (436) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2014 Oatmeal Porter really does have some nice things going for it. I like that the roasted malt aroma had a hint of cocoa. The coffee flavor is also quite nice. I did, however, want more of the chocolate tones to come through. Additionally, I hoped that the incorporation of oatmeal would give this beer a silky smooth body. Instead, I found the oatmeal to be largely unnoticeable. This is a good beer but I wanted more from it.
jmohno (1063) - Iowa, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black light head some froth. Malt in aroma chocolate,ash, roast, mineral, metallic. Same in taste with more coffee/ashyness. Fairly smooth drinking from the oats,, bitter and astringent finish. Not a great finish or aftertaste. Ashy astringent finish. Zipline-meh, so far.
taestee (52) - USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty enjoyable porter. Not much aroma, but the mouthfeel is pleasing. Taste is of roasted malts and vanilla. Overall, easy to drink.
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz. bottle. Weak, all around. Weak aroma, little roasted barley apparent. Weak, watery flavor. Not bad or off flavors, just very weak with only a hint of roastiness. Palate is the only good aspect, with a very nice level of carbonation (i.e. very little). Will not buy again.
boozedude (1752) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared with shawnae at club w.. pours black with light kacki head, aroms is chocolate alts, taste is chocolate, milk, not bad