RATINGS: 923   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (509) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12 oz bottle poured into English pint, pretty much a black pour, tan creamy diminishing head, minimal lacing, smells roasted, some chocolate, texture is medium, not as thick as would be expected, feels like its missing something like some hops, finish is kind of sour, bit disappointing, least from FS I've had as they are typically stellar, it's an oatmeal stout the barrel aged version seems like it would be better

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jethro6191 (508) - Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Subtle chocolate aroma. Coffee, chocolate, and nutty flavors with low hop bitterness. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with a light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mulletreeve (18) - - FEB 28, 2013
On tap at Bangers, not impressed. Did I drink the same thing as other reviewers? Will have to try a bomber to compare. What I had was very thin, a little smoky, but that was about it. None of the oatmeal as advertised on the menu (to be fair, not sure if FW calls it an oatmeal stout), not much flavor, nothing special in terms of aroma or mouthfeel. I didn't even finish it. Hopefully I got the wrong beer or the bottom of the barrel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6233) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Nearly opaque dark brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, oatmeal, burnt toast. Taste of roast, oatmeal, cocoa, coffee, and a creamy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Extremely drinkable and good. Body isnt too heavy but the flavors are strong and linger very nicely. Nice roasted flavors with a little cofee. Not a big beer by abv or body which is impressive in a different way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicowv (478) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
12 oz bottle: pours almost black with a tan head. Oily, slick, CO2 sticks to the glass. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malts, some grass. Sweet and bitter taste, very complex. Smooth, thick and chewy finished bitter and sweet. Very easy to drink complex flavors make this a distinct brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
A: Dark, dark, dark rich brown with a full ice cream dark beige colored head. S: Fresh roasted coffee, bitter dark chocolate, big roasted malts. T: Full of flavor - fresh roasted coffee, dark chocolate, subtle rich milk chocolate, roasted malts P: Medium body, incredibly smooth - like silk O: Wow, just a fantastic beer. Huge flavor and feel for a low abv beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (2412) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2013
A finger of tan head on a pitch black body. The aroma is strong burnt malt. The taste is roasted malt, a touch of chocolate and only the mildest bitterness at the end. The texture is, well, velvety smooth with low carbonation. The burnt malt dominates here, which I like. Its a top stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1556) - Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Black slight red.Some head. Nice aroma oaky,sweet with coco/caramel smooth roast,very smooth and mellow . TAste is a sweet stout with good balance,mellow,smooth,choclate,smooth unharsh roast,berry,full body, classsic and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from trade with michaelinwa. Pours pitch black with a perfect 1cm head that fades normally. Leaves a bit of lacing too, great appearance. Aromas are sweet milk chocolate and fresh espresso. Love it, kinda smells like chocolate milk with just a hint of espresso. Taste is solid too. A bit sweeter than I normally like but the chocolate and espresso quickly take over. Nice bitterness in the finish too. Moderately thick and very creamy mouthfeel is pretty nice. Very nice stout, lots of flavor packed in at only 5.5%. If it was just a tad less sweet it would probably be my favorite non-imperial stout Ive had.

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