oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Pours a nice dark brown. Aromas of malts and chocolate. Flavors of oats, slight caramel, roasted malts and some slightly burnt chocolate tones. I wish they hadn’t retired this one. amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
I really enjoyed this beer, the dark appearnce the aroma all blend together and lead up to the great taste, there were some many flavors I had a hard time picking them out. I did not notice the smokiness that was mentioned in other reviews, but it could have been a flavor that I could not differentiate. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 9, 2005
WOW what a great beer. I loved the smooth flavoerof this beer. I can even get a small amount of hops off the head. Had this with a campfire and a small shot of Jack Daniles and wow it was awesome. I loved this beer. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2004
Dark brown, dissipating head. Stale coffee aroma, some sweet molasses. Similar flavors, very smooth and quick on the palate. Makes for a decent session stout, but better ones are easy to find. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUL 22, 2004
I actually think this is the best offering from big sky, at least from the brews I have tried. Decent and enjoyable. A very underrated stout. And something else CIGARSNBEER IS A MEMBER OF THE VALLEY CITY KILTED YAKSMAN CLUB! You know I am just kidding cousin!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Color is as black as black can be, and the head is thick, sturdy, and of tannish hue. Nice aromatics: cocoa, cream, earthy, gritty, some espresso, but I have to breathe in deep to imagine it all.
Some bitterness on the palate, but, moreover, smooth and tasty.
Lacking is the roasty flavor on the palate. that I utterly insist on in an oatmeal stout. Not much bite, and far too light in body. A decent and drinkable stout, but on the bottom rung, as oatmeals go.
[ robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Dark Coloring. Light Sweet / Chocolate Aroma. Taste was Smokey...an average Stout. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 A friend visiting Montana brought this one back for me - Thanks Pigboy! +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a very dark color with a small tan head. There is a light sweet and toasted aroma. The flavor is smooth, creamy and smoky. The smoky taste lingers on the aftertaste. Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Nearly opaque dark brown with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Light aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate and roast. Medium watery body with low carbonation. Decent flavor of chocolate and roast with some fruit and mustiness. A little watery and weak for my tastes, but drinkable. SpringsLicker (3664) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2004
This was deep brown not black with a creamy tan head that dissapates rather quickly. Chocolate notes are somewhat restrained and it all disappears by the time the finish should be making it's presence known. Thin and a little disappointing. It needs something but it would make a good beer for someone who doesn't care for real robust Stouts.