Atlove (41) - USA - JAN 7, 2008
Dark Horse One Oatmeal Stout pours a dark, oily brown with an almost nonexistent head. The flavor is sweet, earthey and nutty, with a smooth oatmeal finish. This beer is not very aggresive, nor is it my favorite of the Dark Horse stout series, but it is tasty. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Pours pitch black with small tan head and spotty lacing. Brilliant roasted & slightly smokey malts on the nose. Big thick mouth-feel with malts and coffee up front. Big chocolate finish. excellent stout! santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Dark black with thin brown head. Smell is very reminiscent of dirty pennies. Tastes quite full and roasty, with vanilla and oak notes. Very sweet, which is complimentary to the oat-y flavors. Full bodied, and dangerously drinkable. Never would have guessed this bad boy was 8%. Worth a try. toddkrem (92) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 Smooth beer with no aftertase. Smell has smokiness to it. Tastes good. Cannot taste the alcohol in the beer. Nuffield (4187) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Beautifully opaque, 99%, with yellow edges. Prominent aroma, with chocolate, dried tobacco, and vanilla. The flavor is fine but the lactic quality of this oatmeal stout overwhelms some of the better components, including the chocolate. It ends too bitter for my taste. Moderately thick palate. The third of three Christmas Day 2007 beers.
SturmWulf (65) - USA - DEC 23, 2007
Nice Aroma of Roasted Malts, Chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla.
Poured dark black, with a nice foamy tan head that receded slowly into a thin cap. Left light lacing on pint. Flavor is milk chocolate with roasted malt and lots of coffee. The roasted malt has a slightly burnt taste and the coffee is strong. Slightly heavier than medium body with a creamy thick texture. Soft carbonation with a long somewhat bitter finish that is quite robust, but not overwhelming. A nice stout that I enjoyed. Not one of my favorite rotation, but will definitely have again. If you like them robust and a bit bitter this will please you quite a bit. Its well worth the try. I personally like the Too Cream Stout better, but this is one fine beer! pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2007
bottle....almost black pour with thin light brown head....chocolate malt aroma with a little roastiness thrown in.....flavors of oats, roast, and chocolate.....crappy rating i know but my notes suck for this one. beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2007
A very black beer on the pour and in the gless. Slim but stout dark cocoa tinted capping of thick foam sits briefly before slipping away to a super fine collar. A few spots of lace stick here and there, but most drips back into the liquid quickly and oily.
Aroma is roasty and oily of burnt cookies and some moderate chocolate-like sweetness. A bit of oatyness and dark cherry rum heat emerges as it sits.
Good taste of roasted barley and grains with just a hint of burntness to the edges and a slant of spent coffee. Semi sweet underneath with a bit of cherry, chocolate, and oats.
Quite creamy and quick with a slick medium body that oothes all sorts of silky, soft, and smooth chocolateyness. Mind you, there’s not a whole lot of chocolate in the taste, but the feel speaks well of a firm chocolate milk with a nice little roasty bite to its finish that lasts well and keeps a tender balance of dryness floating at the bit.
A pretty solid Oaty Stout with a calmingly easy, milky smooth drinkability. mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
12oz. bottle, with thanks to Gregis for hauling this back from Indy for me. Pours black with a thin dark brown head, good lacing. Aroma is roasty with cocoa, bakers chocolate, brown sugar and coffee. Flavor is strongly roasted/toasted, with more chocolate and coffee. A bit thin on the palate, but still a nice silkiness and lingering roast that is gentle and complimentary. shadey (2142) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade. Matte black pour with a nice dark tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate and roast - very nice. Flavor is full of chocolate and cream with some really nice roast in the finish. The body is fully and chewy. Excellent. 6/3/7/4/17