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RATINGS: 928   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.8
jgb9348 (6512) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Nice rich deep brown coloured body with a nice, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, milk, tons of caramel and other nice sugars and quite a bit of vanilla and oak, tucked in with a lot of oatmeal - very nice smells. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malty flavour with a lot of roasted oatmeal, some anise and other light spices, a ton of milk flavours and a good sweetness to finish from caramel. Aftertaste shows some nice sugars, a lot of caramel and even more roasted malt with a lot of vanilla and a bit of oak - nice robust flavours. Overall, a very nice beer showing some good characteristics throughout with the majority focused on sugars and a nice malty flavour. I sampled this stubby 12 ounce bottle purchased from Village Market in San Francisco, California (Ferry Building) on 15-June-2012 for US$1.84 sampled at home in Washington on 02-November-2012.

3.9
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Had while camping out for Surly Darkness Day. Has some nice bold coffee roast scents, nice chocolate taste with a touch of cherry.

3.8
lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2012
355 ml bottle. Rated on 21.10.2012.

Pours a black colour with a firm creamy head. Aroma of toasted malts, milk chocolate and oatmeal. Flavour is quite rich with roasted malts, chocolate, bread, oatmeal and raisins. Medium bodied, rich mouthfeel and a bit sticky finish. Great.

3.9
UncleKorm (1337) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle poured a clear deep reddish-brown cola hue w/ small tan head. Aroma of grain and malt. Flavor of bitter coca. Medium body and lively carbonation. A very tasty malty stout.

3.6
jandd1983 (4637) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a black color with a tiny off-white head. The aroma was of roasted malt, coffee, oatmeal and some chocolate. The taste was of oatmeal, chocolate and roasted malt flavor. A very good Oatmeal Stout.

3.6
quiznoaz (310) - Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Toasted dark chocolate, with a chalky mouthfeel. Very smooth, easy to drink; almost like chocolate milk.

3.6
Strykzone (7714) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Dark brown with a ring. A nose of chocolate and that is alsointhe flavor. Soft bittering hops. Oatmeal. Gentle fruit. Tadty stuff.

4.1
peteinSD (1468) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Tap at brewpub. Black pour with tan foam. Aroma is rich chocolate, roast, and some coffee. Taste is dominated by smooth and rich chocolate followed by roast, oats, coffee, and a small amount of malt sweetness. Contrasting hop bitterness on the finish as well. Even, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.

3.7
PapaSkeetSkeet (1011) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Black mud/cola with tan head. Aroma is light burnt grain. Body is creamy carbonation on moderately silky smooth feel. Flavor is light dark chocolate, moderate burnt toast (yum), some graininess and bitterness.. The burnt flavor is a step up from the usual and make the beer somewhat exceptional. Another fine offering from FW!

3.4
Goodgrief (2062) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Dark brown pour with a quickly dissipating head. Some burnt cocoa aroma. Cocoa and coffee are definitely there, but a roasted lactic flavor a well. It wasn’t bad, but I don’t think I would buy this again.


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