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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full-bodied, smooth, mealy texture from the oats, rich, malty, complex flavor from the dark grains, black color, rich creamy head.

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3.2
kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle. Aroma is oats, dark roast. Opaque with a big cola colored head. Flavor is light, dominantly charred oat and malts. Light and thin in the mouth.

3.1
fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Pours black with a light tan head. Has a nice aroma that has smooth roasty notes behind a slightly sweet hop smell. Light to medium mouthfeel has a silky smooth feel. Taste is a light roast with a creamy flavor. Overall this is just a ok brew. It was nice to try it.

3.1
JPDIPSO (6293) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Dark brown with a moderate light tan head. Aromas of husky grain and dark chocolate. Not a real strong scent. Quite dry throughout. Not as smooth as many oatmeals. Some light oatmeal and mild dark malts in the middle. Some light lactic qualities seek in here and there. Dry cocoa finish and linger. Easy to drink, but nothing too exciting.

3.5
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2008
Bottle from West Lakeview, Chicago. Opaque black with medium creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, cherry or other sweet red fruit though the beer itself is very sweet in the aroma. Roasted malt with slight smoke which is not as strong as the aroma, with definite oat characteristics and that same sort of cherry-like fruit. Body begins medium and creamy but drops out at the end like a deflated balloon with the same sort of rubberiness. Very nice all around but is missing and extra something or another to be perfect.

3.5
KieferUGA (462) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of toasted bread, chocolate, and the smallest hint of vanilla.. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Flavor is dominated by roasted malt notes. Some chocolate and a light bitter flavor at the end. Nice beer.

3.5
Sammy (12845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle shared with Tomthompson98. The aroma is very roasted coffee. Good head and lace. Sweetish, with lots of coffee and chocolate and an average mouthfeel.

3.5
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
very much pitch black, nice tan head that dissapears quick, nose is coffee, and some vanilla. Flavor is semi sweet bakers choc, some hops and caremel, maybe a little burnt flavor too, decent beer

3.5
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Pours pitch black with a fully receding dark mocha head. Aroma of mild roast, chocolate, some restrained esters. Taste is vinous malt, dark chocolate sweetness, and a bit of charcoal. Mouthfeel is full bodied, smooth with soft carbonation. Mild aroma, but the taste and texture were certainly enjoyable.

2.9
xmarcnolanx (945) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Meh, I have to stop taking my account so seriously. I need to rate the beers I drink, not just the good ones. That’s not to say that this is a bad beer, just very, very bland.
A rich, ashy aroma with creamy vanilla.
The taste is also a bit ashy, bitter, some thin grainy flavor, and that’s about it.
Finish is thin and bitter, mostly due to carbonation issues and bittering hops that add nothing besides some remnant of a stout-like finish.

3.3
Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep darkness with nice mocha head. The aroma is dark roasted malts, burnt malts, licorice, chocolate malts and a hint of toffee. The taste is fairly rich albeit a bit thin with roasted and burnt malts mixed with chocolate and licorice. I also get a pulse of oatmeal twang. The taste becomes more and more roasty and burnt into the finish. It has a full flavor that has a dry oatmeal twang to it.


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