RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A decadent Oatmeal Stout brimming with cocoa and espresso aromas. This beer features a rich, dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavor with a creamy mouth feel and wonderfully dry finish. The addition of U.S. grown fuggles hops contributes the perfect amount of bitterness to this exceptionally balanced beer.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cwill (82) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2016
Dark brown to black appearance, brown head with some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee toasted malts. Taste is very good, malty, chocolatey. Creamy (velvety) mouth feel with little carbonation. Comparable to Samuel Smith oatmeal stout.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
beer_queue (136) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2016
Pours black with some reddish-brown highlights. Straightforward roasted malts on the nose and a tiny bit of cocoa/coffee if Im really digging. Tastes malty up front with oatmeal and light coffee trailing behind on the finish. Medium body, low carb, super dry finish. The flavors are dull and overall uneventful. Hella boring.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1184) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, slight chocolate / cocoa. Taste is light roasted malts, burnt coffee, ashy cocoa. Not as creamy or flavorful as I was hoping / expecting.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle marked 10/12/16. Nose of roast malt and coffee, lighter chocolate. Pour very dark brown with a little tawny and a little ruby, both of which remain around the edges, as it never fully darkens to pitch in the glass (which Ive always found appealing); head is short and oily, tan but ephemeral. Taste is strikingly bitter to start but thats soon overwhelmed (and set to mild) by the delicious first wave of malt, accompanied by gentle but distinct ash and then cocoa powder morphing to semi-sweet chocolate; cherry and red berry in the mild but complementary fruitiness, very nice medium-roast malt (maybe more like a city roast if were jumping beverages) and again, high-quality malt. Medium toasty, maintains a richness while being dry, and holds all of its elements in balance. Quite the magic trick! Full body but not fat, slightly smooth but doesnt scream OATMEAL!, and a subtle Fuggly jab in the low background combined with an even subtler earthy-doughy base. Id like to think porters used to all be like this (they werent), as that would explain the massive popularity. [2016.12.13: 4.2]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (1535) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2016
Very light smell but kind of like Graham cracker...taste is valvetty smooth... cant taste alcohol at all...pretty much all dark malt and only one flavor...no depth...in Syracuse for 15th year high school anniversary

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (520) - - DEC 8, 2016
A light entry level oatmeal stout. Cant see why this is seasonal... light espresso roast and cocoa. Thin-to-smooth mouthfeel. The recipe kind of plays it safe. The nitro milk stout version is a delicious improvement.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (467) - Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Sample at Craft Cellars, DC. Very dark, brown head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet, some chocolate but not overpowering. Very smooth mouthfeel. A nice winter stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Aroma - roast, chocolate, and marshmallow Appearance - the body is black. The head is tan and around 11/2" and fades into a small foam. Occasional lacing. Taste - has nice roast, oats, slight caramelized sugar, and marshmallow. Palate - the body is medium, the texture is velvety, the carbonation is average, the finish is a combination of tannic and slightest of astringency.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
78samh (280) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Bottle pours dark and slightly thick with tan head. Mild cocoa and coffee aroma. Taste is superb with strong bitter roasted malt and chocolate milk flavors. Smooth finish. Great stout!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darb85 (263) - Canton, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2016
Decent attempt. Very smooth. Im spoiled by breakfast Stout but this is very good. Ill try at a different temp and see if it changes


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