jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottled in Jan 2010, opened in Jan 2014.
Aroma is great - strong vanilla and caramel notes. The oak is here too. Flavor - falls a bit short. Starts creamy but ends up with a stunted/abrupt finish. Wood barreling is apparent but maybe too much. It could be that I opened the bottle too far past it’s prime.
Would love to have tried this fresh. beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a jet black color. Tan head dissipates quickly. Not much, aroma wise. Taste is OK but nothing is jumping out at me. Oatmeal isn’t providing a mouthfeel and the barrel isn’t providing much either. AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Excessively large head which caused the beer to take quite a while to pour. The flavor is a a mellow roasted malt with a bread-like texture. Easy drinking for a stout. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
22oz shared by beerpig317. Very dark brown color. Thin off white head. Good dots of lace. Bigger body. Smooth soft lighter carbonation. More dry texture. Nice milk, Chocolate, creaminess.. Light oak. Moderate bitter taste, minimal sweet. Good oat character. As a whole an OK oak aged stout, little rough right now, not very well rounded. Light metallic Dr_MedievAle (214) - Alabama, USA - NOV 18, 2013
aroma: chocolate, oak. bit of oatmeal. appearance: dark brown. creamy khaki head. taste: sweet chocolate balanced by slightly bitter but smooth coffee. neither flavor is very robust or punctuated, though. this drinks like a botched batch of old rasputin. palate: thin to creamy mouth feel.
drfabulous (7816) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Draught at Arcadium. Creamy oatmeal stout. Light and slight bitterness. Almost nitro in creamy taste. Nice. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
October 2010. Sampled at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of licorice, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. A hint of oak, slightly sweet, but with a dry finish. magsinva (1241) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle from App Vintner, aged for about a year and a half since I bought it - aroma is boozy vanilla with some chocolate notes. Pours pitch with a tan head. Taste is biting and sweet, with a thick palate. Overall, nice. GarrettB (1583) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
December 30th, 2011 - If the last three or four tasters fresh from Boulder Beer’s taps have been underwhelming, especially after a day of sampling top notch brewery outputs all around the city, then there was some redemption in this next sample of oatmeal stout depth - Boulder Beer’s Obovoid. Whereas the smell is somewhat muted, I can still catch of glancing notes of toasted malts and rosemary. The palate is brisk, quickly racing across the palate, spreading a light bitterness on a gentle, foaming soft textured wave. Despite being oak-aged, this is a beer that demands gentle drinking and deliberate sipping, like a nice chocolate or a scotch. The oak aging offers a reasonable sharpness that delivers flavor with a surgeon like precision, without mangling the tongue with an over-excited alcohol dimension. This is a very 3-dimensional beer, offering a menu of flavors with each sip, and demonstrating that Boulder Beer has some cards up its sleeve, even after some disappointing light brews. krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Glowing deep brown with a very light brown almost white head. Nutty , roasted smells. Very Very Creamy lead with a thin hazelnut body. It is light and refreshing and rinses clean.