Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours dark to black. Roasted aroma with dark bread, black berries, liquorice and coffee. Just a touch of vanilla and hops. Roasted, liquorice flavour with a burned ending. Notes of coffee and dark bread. Pretty round mouthfeel. Light sweet and light bitter. Medium body. orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2007 This could possibly be a spoiled six pack because the flavor is pretty tame even for an oatmeal stout. Either way, its quite good; black in color and with nice sweet robusty grain flavors. I’d buy it again. Aquilo (658) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Now unspoiled(12/07/07)---- This is a very good effort. Solid worth a new boosted score above (previous flawed bottle was rated 3.5)
This looks like liquid chocolate with a frothy mocha colored head. Smells of chocolate and raspberry. The flavor is a bit thin and yeasty, but it has a nice espresso flavor to it. Silky smooth mouthfeel. This is well-rounded, but I’ve had better stouts. POD (198) - USA - MAR 12, 2007
Bottles. Appearance is dark mocha brown with dark tan head. Moderate lacing evidient. Deelish Count Chocula & hops aroma. Flavor is sweet cooking chocolate, oats, malted milk balls and little twinges of roast coffee. Flavors become more bold as they warm. Aftertaste is wonderfully sharp bitter powdered chocolate. I would happily drink this sweet stout again! Hopicide (11) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Pitch black hue with some ruby highlights. Nice sweet, roasty aroma follows through to the finish. Strong American hop character for an Oatmeal Stout. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, but finishes slightly dry and astringent. A truly American example of a classic English ale.
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Pours nearly opaque black, with a nice brown creamy head. Aroma is roasty and hoppy, with maybe a tiny bit of yeast. Taste is nice and very roasty with a slightly bitter finish. Much more "oat" flavor than I have tasted in others. A very good example of an oatmeal stout. Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2007
Pitchblack with a creamy, light brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and a hint of plum. The flavour is very smooth and nice, just like an oatmeal stout should be. It has loads of coffee, hints of plum, light sweetness and a nice bitterness. The body and mouthfeel is quite full - and the balance is great! Thank you so much Tom/After4ever for this very nice stout! 1935 jb (3425) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Nice chocolatey aroma with raspberry and coffee notes. Very dark with a bit of a tan head. Rich palate of coffee, roasted malt and hops. Decent. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Anderson Valleys signature brew. A very nice taste. The pour is smooth and the taste is even better. The Oat flavor is tremendous and a signature of craftmenship. jriggenbach (9) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2007 does not count
Probably the finest beer brewed in America today. Other posters here have described it. You know it’s rich and malty and full-bodied. If you’re on the West Coast, give it a try.