RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Creamy and substantial, this brew is bursting with the flavor of dark roasted grains. Oats add a soft velvety texture that blends well with the distinct malty flavor.

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Travlr (24930) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Draft at the source. Opaque black color, brown head. Nice cocoa powder aroma. Taste has coffee grounds covered with chocolate syrup. Tasty.

Tmoney99 (14503) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2005
Draft sampler at DGB. Black color with a moderate light brown head that diminished slowly. Moderate roasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth creamy texture. Good complex roasted malt and grain flavor with a moderate sweet finish. Good stout.

BeerandBlues2 (13394) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 11, 2005
Tap. Dark chocolate and coffee aromas with a malt and oat nose. Pours opaque with a creamy tan head and creamy lacing. Flavor is a complex hop and chocolate malt blend with a creamy oat finish. Dark and creamy full bodied palate.

jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
on tap-pours a thin brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty dark malt-cocoa/molasses. Taste is roasty dark malt/oat-cocoa/molasses, hint of hops. Full body.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: July 26, 2003
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Nashville
Appearance: black, big tan head
Aroma: rich roasted malt aroma
Body: velvet smooth body
Flavor: lots of roasted flavor, touch of malt bitterness in the finish

Date: December 04, 2004
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Score: ii to iii
Appearance: black, thin tan head
Body: body has a creamy texture
Flavor: big rich malt flavor, lots of roasted and chocolate, light bitterness, very rich

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4

The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2009
sample at Downtown Grill, Knoxville, TN. pours black with beige/mocha head. aroma and taste some spices, caramel malts, chocolate and possible toffee. Light roastiness with a small bitter hoppy finish. Light notes of coffee and grains in the finish.

DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2015
4oz on tap at the brewpub. Good cocoa nib up front, mild coffee, light roast malt. Clear very dark red color, looks dark brown from a distance. Thin off-white head, leaves some good thicker sheets of lace. Moderate bitter taste, light sweet. Mildly spicy. Kind of astringent finish, again. medium body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Decent stout.

chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2011
On draught at Downtown Grille, Knoxville on 8 July 2006. Black. Quite light bodied. Smooth, creamy oat character comes through strongly. Not that sweet. Pleasant but seemed a little underpowered to me.

AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Black color with tan head. Milk chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Dark chocolate, coffee, dark roast malt flavors---almost good

JStax (6510) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a darker brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma has moderate toast and is a bit sweet. Some caramel and nits also come through. Mild sweetness, and more of the bitterness of the roast comes through. Medium body and medium carbonation.

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