radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Bottle. Aroma was alright. Appearance was midnight black, with dark tan head. Smokey and coffee flavor. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Courtesy of Duane.
Aroma is of burnt grains/malt and mildly plastic-y. So dark plack it almost has a purple hue to it. Head is a compreseed pinky finger sized affair. Fore is somewhat smokey and toasty. Not at all to style. Palate gets thin and the flavor is watery with a mish mash of weak chocolate, tone down vanilla, cream and coffee. Just doesn’t get it right. cweston (11) - Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2006
The best beer I’ve tasted from this brewer. less bread-like, more complex than I expected. Strong roasted coffee aroma and flavor. KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Pouredfrom the botle like Hershey syrup with a head. Smokey, woodsy, flavor was not what I expected from an oatlmeal stout, but not without merit. Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 9, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 12 oz bottle. Pours dark and opaque. Medium sized light brown head that quickly diminishes. Good lacing on glass. The aroma is amazing, with a distinct chocolate and coffee emsemble. The beginning taste is smooth following into a slight but quickly disappearing medium, with a pleasant nutty and malty aftertaste. This was not only my first oatmeal stout, it was my first stout in general, so in turn I have the right to say this is an excellent beginner’s stout.
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Growler from Breckenridge location. Pours an opaque black with medium viscosity and a dark brown head. Quite a strong coffee and chocolate aroma that is dominant in the flavor as well...a bit of roasted hazelnut flavors as well with a medium sized body. Better than I expected even after a few days in the growler. shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2005
An attacking flavour - not sure I liked it. Took me by surprise when drinking this sweet stout. It didn’t taste oatmeal to me - more coffee flavoured. Nice head however - apearance was an A. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
Pleasant, roasty, chocolate aroma is thick and appealing. Opaque black body is topped by a decent tan head that recedes to partial cover and ring. Liquorice notes pervade the roasty, chocolate flavour with fair dark malt bitterness. Medium dry body with pointy carbonation. Sampled on tap at the brewpub. rdawson321 (145) - USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2006 Crisp carbonation, very chocolately and light to medium body. A decidedly different character than most oatmeal stouts I’ve had. A great change. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Great dark pour with nose of oatmeal (duh), malt and a wee-bit chocolate. Much thinner that what I was expecting, and the taste was less than expected too...hoping it was just a bit thicker. Good oatmeal taste, but the smokey malt was a bit odd. Not the best Oat Stout I’ve had.