RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Warm up your holiday season with this rich chocolate oatmeal stout brewed with English hops and blueberries. This winter seasonal is balanced with Kent Goldings and cascade hops, 7.9% ABV.

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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pumpmaster (1355) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $0.99 Large head.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4876) - Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2016
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent seasonal release. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, and lightly tart blueberries; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, blueberries, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, and lightly tart blueberries; with lighter notes of coffee, smoke, nuttiness, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toasted oats, dark bread, blueberries, herbal, light pepper, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, blueberries, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and lightly silky/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol for 7.9%. Overall this is a very nice fruited oatmeal stout. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, blueberries, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Good presence of blueberries without being overly tart; with a really nice tasting base oatmeal stout on malt complexity. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4257) - California, USA - MAY 9, 2016
9 May 2016, bottle. black. nose is dark, bitter malt, maybe hints of blueberry in the background. dark, acidic malt, maybe hints of blueberry. Ok.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George2Tall (36) - - APR 7, 2016
The aroma of blueberry, but the taste of coffee/chocolate. Actually, not a bad stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (11609) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2016
355ml bottle. ARoma is toffee, cocoa, and tart blueberry. Brett infection, tastes like blood. Shitty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (7217) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle from the new total wine. Pours clear ruby black, medium tan head, dissipates slowly, good lacing. Aroma is stale coffee, ashtray, berries, roasted malts. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, odd actually. Notes of berry stems more than fruit, ashtray and roasted malts. Medium body, lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1803) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. A- Blueberry, jelly, chocolate, alcohol. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Blueberries, chocolate, roasty, smoke, dry cocoa. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- Shockingly delicious. The nose is like chocolate syrup covered blueberries and completely natural smelling. The taste is about the same but with a bit of smoke. Overall, this was quite good.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
fuzzcro (279) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2015
It is what it states. Could be sweeter. Could be thicker. Bitter on the end. Its okay just not as good as it could be.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBobCA (16) - Campbell, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
12 oz. bottle for $1.89 Not impressed. May be that it was brewed/bottled in Ukiah, not Hayward where the pub is.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (4980) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2015
From a bottle. Pours dark nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like stale old blueberries and stale grains. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like old stale musky grains.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Very good stout. I had this @ old mill stream inn in St. Charles, MO taste was complex and satisfying. Not cloying and overall a great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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