killerK (14) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
bottled. dark brown to black pour with a nice coffee like coloured head. oatmeal stouts always seem to surprise people with there smooth yet complex bodies and overwhelming coffee and chocolate tones that come through in this version. this stout is extemley easy to drink and more than well balanced through out. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2008
THOUGHTS: A really nice beer. Almost like a training beer for imperial stouts. The flavor was nice but a little watered down.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a nearly opaque, dark brown that was black in the glass with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished. The aroma was heavy chocolate syrup and lighter mild coffee and light pine hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet, acidic and bitter, while the finish was moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic and moderately bitter with and average to long duration. The flavor was chocolate with a little coffee, then piney hops and roasted malt with a pretty good balance. The medium to full body was a little creamy, but also a little dry. with soft to fizzy carbonation and a moderately astringent and almost soapy finish.
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2008
Thick, rich, and complex? 91 percentile? Really? I am glad I got 2 bottles, because I apparently really need to try this one again. The bottle I had was very watery and unremarkable. Nothing pronounced in the armoa or in the flavor. No oatmeal flavor at all. No chocolate, no coffee, no hops, just bland. I will give it another shot after reading these reviews though...hopefully bottle 2 is better, because I really wanted to like this one! clasley (153) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
355 ml bottle. Pours a dense opaque blackish brown with an adequate tan head. Rich roasted malt nose with a touch of chocolate. Medium to full body. Complex mix of roasted barley, dark chocolate and coffee with a smooth dry finish. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Reasonably dark pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of oats and chocolate. Body was on the lighter side and the flavor wasn’t as dominant as I had expected. I wouldn’t say it was a let-down but it wasn’t everything that I had hoped for. Probably wouldn’t buy again but overall a decent brew.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - FEB 27, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 pours a "can’t even see through it" black with a dark tan head. smells of coffee. Taste coffee/ chocolate like but without being overpowering. Has a bitter side to it but definitely sweet. I ate it with pancakes/ maple syrup and it was great! robforbes (2267) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2009 old rating:
6/4/7/3/15 - 3.5
pour is a jet black with a thin, creamy beige head, excellent lacing.
smell is of cocoa, coffee, caramel, some toasted oats, vanilla, and malts.
taste is semi-watery, bitter sweet chocolate, some coffee, a touch of roasted nuts, slightly sour, oats, and some vanilla, end is somewhat dry and nicely bitter. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Tap @ Toronado. 1/4/08. Pours black with a light brown ring. Nose is big and roasty, and smoky. Taste is sweet and light and overall decent. dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle @ the wolf tasting. Pitch black with a brownish head which holds. Aroma of oatmeal, chocolate and a sweetness to it. Flavour of oatmeal and bitter chocolate. WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a nice light brown head. Always a fan of a good oatmeal stout and this one does not disappoint. Sweet aroma of chocolate and caramel and what else.. oatmeal. Light sweet taste goes down real smooth and leaves you with a feeling of wanting more. A great oatmeal stout.