steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
english pint / new label, the one with the grinning moon / it looks great, the aroma is pleasant enough, but the flavor just lacks while the palate seems thin and a bit watery. hmm. this upset me, and caused my overall impression to be lower than what normally be higher for such a great category of beer. oh well. / oat, paper, chocolate, coffee, dry, non-buttered and plain popcorn, but quite subtle in presence--watery, slight sour taint. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 17, 2005
black, very carbonated, w/ a dry, burnt flavor. I wasnít too impressed w/ this oatmeal stout. Terminus (3679) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2005
bottle-pours fizzy almost black with a nice beige head with good lacing to start. fizzy, chocolate and slight char and tobacco notes on the flavors. Great lacing! long roasted finish. A fairly basic session stout that I could pound easy. Still, this is far from a great stout (dark horse anybody?) mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Light brown head, opaque dark brown in color. Sweet chocolate with medium finish. Creamy texture, medium body. aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2005
I did enjoy this beer, and to be fair, it probably would have gotten a better review had I not been taste-testing a old rasputin imperial stout in the same sitting, but one cannot help but draw comparison to what one has had most recently. It is not a bad beer, but Iíve had better oatmeal stouts.
Aurelius (5294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2005
Dry, dry, toasted, musty aroma. Transparent but itís like that smoked glass that you use to view solar eclipses. Pretty good head retention, khaki head, good bottlecap, dicey label. Initial distinct spike of smoked almond flavor, tilted a bit on the acid side, then generally has a tapering coffee profile on towards the finish. Session body, but a silky finish which clings a bit. This is a very good, but not great, stout. This would be a great base to experiment from, however - if it had a bit of cherry itíd be a good Black Forest. Itís definitely a good deal at $6.49/6. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2005
Dark brown appearance with a small tan head that faded quickly and left nice lacing. Rich chocolate malt aroma. Medium-bodied, with a taste that was coffeeish and somewhat bitter. Palate was thin. Dry, short lived finish. GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2005
Bottle. Pretty sharp hops for a stout, finish is somewhat bitter. Calling it an Oatmeal Stout is misleading IMO, but still a decent beer. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Bottled, packaged in late November of í04. Beautiful pour - black body with a rocky, densely foamed tan head that leaves tons of lacing on the glass. Roasted malt aroma blanketed by chocolate milk. Slightly oily, smokey finish to the aroma. The flavor hits you up with bitter hops/roasted malt but itís lacking in a sweet body that I was looking forward to. The mouthfeel is relatively viscous, odd for a beer lacking a real core. Still, a fun beer to try. Thanks Blake! ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Alcohol aroma: unimpressive for a mere 5%. Body beautiful opaque black, tan head. Flavor of molasses, cheap fuggles, and burnt toast. Bitter finish. Not overly impressed.