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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our commemorative ale honors Samson the elk. This is an oatmeal stout that is full-bodied with a wonderful roasted flavor and just a touch of sweetness. We use galena and goldings hops. Alc / vol 5 %

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2.9
Tessic (1146) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 31, 2012
This stout poured a deep black colour without a head at all. Random soapy bubbles, tan in colour. No lacing. Scents include cocoa, light coffee, white paste (glue), cardboard and burnt toast. First sip was almost un-carbonated with flavours of roasted coffee and malt with a very light flavour of cocoa. Finish is roasty with roasted caramel flavours lingering with coffee.


1.6
Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Drain pour. Black, large foamy head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malt and cherries, a bit of bandaid. The taste is tart cherry juice and a bit of roast. Thin, high carbonation. Clearly infected.

2.8
SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 12, 2017
For some reason I really wanted to like this one but... There are much better oatmeal stouts out there. Flavors just seemed kinda weak to me, nothing really stood out in a good or bad way.

0.5
JFParnell (70) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2016
This is the worst beer I have ever had. It tasted like musty skunk water and that is being generous. Had the Oil Can Stout version at Sanfords in Sheridan WY.

3.2
Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2016
Sample at the brewery. High creamy lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Mild roasted malt coffee liquorice aroma and lavor with a low carbonation and a long finish.

3
hockey9930 (292) - - JAN 25, 2015
A weak vanilla aroma. Black with a thin tan and minimal lacing. Dark roasted malts and vanilla with a slightly sour finish. Palate is a little creamy and moderately heavy.

3.6
FestDecBeet (412) - - OCT 23, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2014 Look: pours a dark black. Brown sugar color head. Smell: chocolate powder. A bitter coffee. Roasted malt. Black Licorice. Taste: chocolate bar. Bitter coffee. Malt heavy. Slight bitterness on the back. Feel: a little dry. Thin mouth feel for a stout. Overall: not a bad beer really. Nice balance in the malts and other flavors. All around good beer. First drank: home 10/22/14

3.8
slowrunner77 (11930) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
a very nice, perhaps underrated oatmeal stout. very dark and very smooth. full bodied and yet light. very flavorful, oats and chocolate, hints of coffee. one of my faves of the night."

3.2
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma is slight roasted malts, not getting much. Fairly light body. Roasty dark malts with a little bit of oatmeal and some sugary sweetness. Not bad but pretty average.

3.6
kevinsenn (2182) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle. Creamy chocolate roasty aroma. Same with the taste, with a slightly metallic finish. Smooth body. Pretty tasty.

3.5
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12oz bottle, purchased from Brennan’s in Madison Wisconsin during my stay for GTMW. Impressively black color. Thin ring of bubbly light brown head. Leaves decent ropes of lace. Medium-plus body. Good chewy thickness to the texture. Smooth, kind of crisp, light carbonation. Light dry finish. Good roast aroma, some coffee, light bit of dark chocolate, and just a hint of dark fruit. Moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Great, full, flavorful and satisfyingly bitter and roasty oatmeal stout. Much better than expected. Great to enjoy with my sandwich.


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