Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2003
Well balanced, but not incredibly complex. Good roasted taste, very drinkable. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Lasto’s Oatmeal Stout @ BJ’s Portland - Lloyd Centerherbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
Dark brown, not quite black with tan head & some lacing. Very similar to the organic porter. The nose is more creamy leaning towards milk chocolate than raw cocoa. Flavor is about the same. Finishes more sweet & balanced but still too dry.
Thin watery body. Little flavor even after waiting 15 minutes for it to warm up a little. Very slight nose. Not a very good rendition of one of my favorite styles. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Draft at BJ’s in Phoenix (Desert Ridge). Poured an opaque black color. The head was limp, light tan, and left no lace behind. Aroma was of dark chocolate with a hint of coffee. Sweet on the tongue with delicate, but strange acidity. I tasted chocolate and hints of molasses and coffee. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2008 (Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, lactose, and chocolate. Flavor of oatmeal, roasted malt, and coffee.
DarkMagus (560) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2008
On tap at BJ’s in Cupertino, CA. Poured (obviously) a dark blackish brown color, but with very little head. Aromas were lightly sweet and roasty, but not much of anything really. Flavors were unsurprisingly roasty/malty with a very slight hint of sweetness. Nothing to crazy to report. Medium-to-thin bodied, lightly carbonated... maybe this was not the ideal pour... jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2008
On tap at BJ’s Cupertino. This one seemed like it’d be such a treat. I love oatmeal stouts, but it was just awkwardly sweet and acidic. I couldn’t get into it even for the 5 oz. taster. It wasn’t a drainpour or anything, just not my kind of stout. Maybe I should have tried it at room temp. as someone here suggests. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 31, 2008
16 ounce sample on tap at Vacaville BJ’s. Some anise aroma is present with some ashiness as well. Metallic, leather and vegetal aromas are also appreciated. Moderately transparent mahogany body with a quickly dissipating light tan head. Chocolate, roasted malts to start, which become thin, watery, and rubbery-tasting. Boiled vegetables make a presence late with a light sweetness. No roastiness, no bitterness, virtually no carbonation. Flawed. MTNMAN509 (14) - Goleta, California, USA - FEB 6, 2003
this was quite a dissapointing stout to me, I wasnt too impressed with this one. It doesnt really hit your palate and please you that much. I like my stouts witha thick head, and this one lacks that.