bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2011Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bomber to shaker. Pours black with thick tan head that hangs around and laces. Grain, hay, and bready malts, nice. Palate is somewhat creamy and full. Taste is very good for the style--mildly sweet with a very nice finish that ends dry. Good beer from the folks at Ste Gen.
BLack pour with a huge tan head. The aroma has some dark fruit notes as well as some tartness, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor also shows some light signs of infection. I get the chocolate and roasted malt notes but they are accompanied by some tart cherries. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation. csaso (2266) - Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle - small foamy head, black color with a little bit of amber coming through, roasted malt aroma and flavor, mild coffee and very mild chocolate notes, a little thin mouthfeel for a stout ben4321 (6412) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 5/30/12
hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Aroma: The nose has some roasted and burnt malts, some ashy notes, and a little coffee/chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a creamy beige head and some light-medium lace
Flavor: Tastes similar to the nose, with roast/burnt malts leading the way, with a slightly ashy and anise finish
Palate: The body is on the lighter side for the style, it feels quite smooth, and it has a rather flat carbonation
I found this to be an OK beer, but overall it was kind of unexciting. I wanted it to be better, but the flavors were just not that exciting. The smoothness of the mouthfeel was probably the best part of this one.
This 22 oz bottle was sent to me courtesy of Stykzone. It poured pretty much black with some red around the edges, and raised a medium sized tan head that settled quickly and left moderate lacing. The nose is roasted malts with aromas of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, ripe fruit, and ashes. Medium in body it was somewhat thin in mouthfeel. The flavor is complex and similar to the nose but vanilla is detected as well. The finish is a tiny bit sour. Overall this a quite decent oatmeal stout. jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2012
On draught at the brewpub. It poured a dark color with a small tan head. The aroma was lots of roasted malts with a small amount of chocolate and coffee. The taste was light with some roast and oats.
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 13, 2011
25-Sep-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 31-Dec-10 for $4.69 at www.wineandcheeseplace.com) The Charleville beers havenít really been much to write home about, and though this Oatmeal Stout isnít exceptional, it is quite pleasant. The beer is dark brown in the glass with solid clarity evident at the edges. The tan head pours to nearly half an inch, but quickly subsides to a razor-thin ring. The nose offers dark chocolate, oatmeal, dark toast, ashtray, decayed wood, licorice, prune and a hint of tart berry. On the palate, moderately sweet, dark chocolate, oatmeal, licorice, earth, wood, and a bit of ashiness are joined once again by a touch of fruity tartness and prunes. The weight is medium-full and the mouthfeel is generally dry despite the light sweetness in the flavor, but the carbonation is a bit rough and prickly for a style that is usually characterized by smooth creaminess. Overall, a pretty nice oatmeal stout, and probably the best beer Iíve tried from this brewery. bhensonb (15088) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bomber from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, Mo. Pours black with a 3 finger foamy dark tan head. Smells like burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is burnt malt with some chocolate and coffee. Fairly smooth. Drinks well. Going well with an artisanal choc chip cookie. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2010
(bottle) deep black with slightly sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavor is roasted malt, some oats and coffee, dark fruits, a little sweet. Good body, smooth. phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a dark brown, opaque but not oily, with a small brown head. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, oak, milk sugar, dark chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits, and a little smoked wood. Medium-bodied, with a roasty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I was impressed by this one, just a nice, roasty, surprisingly sweet oatmeal stout.