radagast83 (8123) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2017
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light sweet malts, roasted malts. Light chocolate, roasted malts. Touch of coffee in this one. TRIKLZ (3) - - AUG 2, 2017 does not count
Very bitter for an oatmeal stout decent body, not much head. Other than the bitterness, good flavor with a slightly smoky background.
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12oz bottle shared by John, down east Acadia. BB 04.06.18. Pours dark brown with a dark beige head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, overextracted coffee. Sadly thin, especially for an oatmeal stout. thepatrickman (1365) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle at lunch over pot roast. Smooth and rich, with more flavor than I expected. Oatmeal stouts tend to fall on a wide spectrum, with "full-on sweet stout" on one side and "full-on chocolate and coffee bomb (but with a fuller mouthfeel)" on the other, and this is definitely closer to the latter extreme. Not much sweetness, but a surprisingly strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor profile. This is really quite good! tfontana (1009) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Spruce Creek Provisions. Appearance is opaque black with 2 finger-width brown, foamy head with excellent retention and nice lacing. Aroma is strong roasted malt--almost burnt--light coffee/chocolate. Taste is bittersweet roasted malts, again with hints of coffee/chocolate. Palate is medium bodied with creamy/foamy texture, average carbonation and lingering bitterness almost like roasted coffee. Overall, this looks great and tastes and smells good, but if sweet stouts are supposed to show restrained roastiness, then this misses the mark for style.
solidfunk (9017) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Some light oat and decent roast. Black pour with decent head. Some nut. Seems underrated. Creamy consistency. Bottle. jcwattsrugger (12450) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Trade with puboflyons, 12oz bottle. Thin disappearing tan-black. A-roasty-dk malt. T-roasty/coffee/ashy dk malt, malt bite. Nice. Dacrza (995) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
DATE TASTED: February 13, 2016... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... OCCASION: a cold day calls for a warming stout... APPEARANCE: stout-black body begins with a brown single-finger head and finishes as a thin halo... AROMA: warm biscuit and chocolate take the lead, with lactic elements wafting... some peat, smoke and sweet confectioner’s sugars...also, some bourbon hints of vanilla... PALATE: a relatively smooth draw with a late fizziness...the slight oiliness contributes to a lingering aftertaste that again suggests whiskey mash...plenty drinkable, sidestepping a stout’s potential weightiness... TASTE: a sea saltiness pervades an experience that includes smoky peat, vegetable, dough and chocolate make for a multifaceted profile... OVERALL: BIG shout-out to Uncle Mark for his rerouting yet another Beer of the Month selection,,,this evokes enough different aspects that it rises above the average winter mix-pack variety... strong enough to stand alone, with enough alcohol to be engaging... floydslip (407) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Dark charcoal colored beer with a thin late forming dark beige head. Nose of candied almonds, semi-sweet chocolate, and marzipan. Flavor is less complex with bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted grain finished with a moderate bitterness that subsides quickly. Pretty good stout. Jrwhitney6 (500) - - JAN 25, 2016
Beer of month club offering. Pours black with light brown head. Nose of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of deep roasted malts and burnt coffee. Pretty good. Maybe burnt aftertaste lingers a little too much.
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