MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2005
12oz bottle poured in English pint - This beer pours a completely opaque brown with a frothy brown head. It looks delicious! It has the expected oatmeal aroma but nothing particularly adventerous there. It has a good oatmeally and roasted barley taste a with definite coffee base. It has a good lingering aftertaste that is warming and pleasant. There is no hint of the metallic aroma or taste that some oatmeal stouts have. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Very dark black color, a bit of head but not much. Looks like an island of bubbles in the center of my glass surrounded by an ocean of tar with a tan colored coral reef and distant off-white clouds around the outside of their little world. The atmosphere has a composition of chocolate, burnt oatmeal and an acidic water quality you get with some of the thinner stouts. The flavor has a bit much astringency to work with the level of sweetness they chose. Whoa-ho-ho there roasted malt! Lots of smoke too. Not the good rauch or lapsang sort though; more akin to cigarette ashes. Everything else is there in spades but they brought their unkempt hobo friend along to spoil the party. Finishes a bit thin and the astringency lingers. Like bitter expresso grounds in the bottom of your super-sweet latte. Why would you want to end it that way? I don’t know. AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Pours dark with red highlights where the light comes through, with a thin quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is extremely light. Hints of chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Flavor is a bitter chocolate, with a bitter / dry finish. Not bad, nothing to complain about, but not really anything that stands out either. From Grapevine in Austin. Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2005
Coco, plum, and cream in the nose. Very roasty with a little bitterness. Flavors of coffee beens, and coco accented by dark fruit. Finishes with more roasted malt and with a bit of unexpected dryness. jgb9348 (6327) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Pitch black coloured body with a medium sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, pit fruit and a tiny bit of anise. Medium-bodied; Chewy feel with oatmeal very noticeable. Caramel follows shortly after and some pit fruits noticeable also. Overall, a good beer - well done and worth trying. Thanks to Andy for giving me this bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a Breckenridge Sampler Pack on 01-April-2005 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
JK (6201) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Good. Light aroma of burnt malt. Black. Flavor of popcorn and light coffee. This is very smooth and easy to drink. At a cheap price, it is a good session beer. elcig (37) - Oliver Springs, Tennessee, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Pours from the bottle almost black with a quickly dissipating thin head. Roasted aroma isn’t very powerful and tastes of oatmeal, cocoa and licorice are paired with a bit of watery mouth feel that leave this one lacking a bit. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2005
Lasting beige head covers the entirely black body. Not much is happening here, but I like the way the oatmeal rounds the otherwise not very elegant roastiness and floral hints. Insufficient date and anise suggestion are quickly walked over by the roasted malts that complete the palate with a charcoal flavor. Light-medium bodied, smooth carbonation. Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2005
The aroma was roast, slight oat sweetness, slight dark fruit, and nuts. The flavor was roasty, oats, coffee, and a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. The beer poured a deep brwon color w/ golden red hues; thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was creamy and full bodied, a wet finish, but slightly watery. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
09.30.05 Tap at brewpub. Cola brown pour, lasting thin head. Mite lactic on the nose, some bitter coffee, caramel. Pretty effy stuff, wet, thin for a schwarz, let alone an oatmeal stout. No sweetness where I wanted it to be. Not balanced, but has some decent flavors here and there.