balloonbuffoon (336) - - MAY 23, 2017 Mistretta (5) - - DEC 30, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Stout in the Midwest, well balanced, very smooth. A favorite among the most loyal locals.
I’ve had this before in bottle and on draft, this is from a 12floz bottle (BBD: 05.19.2017) that I paid a $1.50 unit price. Poured into a nonic glass, and small light-brown head sits atop a very dark-brown colored body. Smell is good like a cold brewed coffee. Palate is medium, dry, and has a hollow quality. Moderately sharp roasted malts creates the sense of drinking gardening soil. Overall it’s pretty good. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2016
12 oz bottle. BB 11 wk 3. (MDL Wine & Spirits) Overland Park, KS.beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Dark reddish brown color with a small tan head.
Roasted malt, sweetness, mild vegetables and licorice in the aroma.
The flavor is roasted malt, licorice, brown sugar and mild hops.
Brown ale... is it?
Pours a near black color with a khaki head. Caramel, toffee, roasty malt and chocolate aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel, toffee and roasty finish. bnokk (535) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2016
APPEARANCE- pours nice an black, looks fairly tin, the head is thin with fine-ish bubbles but laces really nicely.
NOSE- slightest hint of roastiness.
FLAVOR- clean with light body. Slight bit of roasty malts in the flavor too. Nice long deep flavors, almost char, that stays in my mouth for quite a while after the sip. The palate may be the high point for this beer. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Free State Oatmeal Stout: a part of this complete breakfast, at least according to my Sunday ritual. Damn me if it wasn’t the best part of it. This Oatmeal Stout pours a very dark brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of cocoa, licorice, cream, and toasted barley. Flavor had more of the same with some subtle coffee and a slightly bitter finish from the hops. Not the richest Oatmeal Stout in the world, but an exquisitely balanced one.
ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with thick foamy tan head. Aroma was roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Taste was bitter. DrunkSanta410 (940) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle at home, Thanks Brad! Black pour, light tan head. Average retention. Aroma is sweet, roasted chocolate malts, light fruit, licorice. Smells nice. Taste is toasted malts, cocoa, burnt caramel, a light bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, highly carbonated. Would have enjoyed this more with a bit thicker mouthfeel. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Pint on tap. Opaque black with a lasting sticky foam on top. Nose is light cocoa, berry and coffee with cream. Flavor is the same with a bit of earthy citrus in the long finish. Near-medium body is balanced and has a medium carbonation. Patrickctenchi (6592) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Dark brown with a small tan head.
Cola, chocolate aroma.
Taste is dusty, bitter chocolate, oats.
Smooth, tasty...with a bit of a dry ending..
Pretty good. matty (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep chocolate brown with a brief tan head. Nice aroma of sweet chocolate. Full body, smooth mouthfeel, slightly dry finish after the sweet taste. Pretty good!