deyholla (12253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of oak and dark grains with a hint of roast supporting. Flavor has a combination of roast, light smoke, dark grains and a light bitterness. jackl (8423) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Keg @ Bull Falls. Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma has some strong cocoa and milk chocolate accents. Quite thin, pronounced raisin and dark fruits. Mild ashy bitterness. Active carb. Needs work. muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2016 16 ounce can from Trig’s in Eagle River, WI, consumed at about cellar temp from a plastic cup in a motel room in Escanaba, MI. Nearly opaque cola color with a fair bit of tan head, almost fully diminishing...nose is roasty-toasty with a bit of cigarette and hardwood smoke/ash, a fair amount of burnt coffee, perhaps a hint of chocolate...on the palate it’s sweet, very smooth, carbonation somewhat on the low side, a bit of chocolate and vanilla, and a dry herbal character towards the finish. Could be fuller, but with the drier-than-normal finish, I find this a pretty easy-drinking an enjoyable example of a style that is not one of my favorites. GuenSmith (28) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Tap, part of sampler. Pours oil dark with a thick creamy head. Strong malt and coffee notes on the nose. Taste is strong malt backbone, with hints of coffee and chocolate with a lingering hop aftertaste. Beer is slick, with nice lacing down the glass. kkleu357 (640) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2015
On tap at Bull Falls. Dark thin body. Roasted oat and cereal aroma. Taste is chocolate, oats, and slight roast. Very silky smooth. Good, but I liked the BA version more.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
[Tap] Part of a sampler at the brewery. Deep brown in color with a cap of off-white head. Cocoa powder and mild mocha in the nose. Roasty malts, sweet molasses and mild oat creaminess throughout. Thin body and dry finish. Better body would have made this considerably better. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Very deep cola pour with a small sticky head. Rich oat aroma, smooth palate, nice full flavor. Good stuff. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2010
On tap at the Bull Falls brewpub. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of heavy oatmeal, roasted malt, tobacco and a hint of chocolate. Creamy bodied brew has a decent mouth feel and a semi-sweet a lightly dry finish. Taste of oatmeal, roasted malt, nut bark and light chocolate. scoobysnak (333) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Pours nearly black, but I will say it was just short of that. Small dark head that left me pretty quickly. Taste was mostly roasted malts, a little chocolate, and maybe even some molasses. A very respectable brew from a local brewery. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Available via Nitro at the brewery taproom in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a creamy beige head that has long retention and excellent lacing via nitrogen charge. Aroma of light toasted dark malt, light oatmeal, some flowery hops with a touch of chocolate and molasses. Taste is full bodied, creamy nitro character with very light flavors of toasted malt, some light chocolate, molasses and flowery hops. Finish is very thin with some semi-sweet aftertaste. Texture has some antique acidic character that quickly disappears after the finish. Though this oatmeal stout has some flavor, it has a body character and aftertaste close to Guinness Stout via nitro.