Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 19, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Very chocolatey aroma, some toffeeish sweetness and just a hint of roasted coffee. Deep ebony in color, with a very fine, rapidly diminishing dark tan head. Flavor profile also has plenty of chocolate and toffee with some dark brown sugary sweetness and developing just a tinge of hop flavors towards the end. Roasty, moderately bitter finish. Light-medium body, palate is fairly thin and watery. Not really a strong example of the style as it could really use some texture and body to help compliment the flavors. apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Dry, yet some brown sugar and oats in the flavor. The aroma is full and roasty. The body is too thin in my opinion. The finish is a tad sour. Highly infused with lactose. A very average, plain oatmeal stout, but it's not unpleasant. notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
A recipe for Grays Oatmeal Stout: Start with about 2/3 of a pint of Heartland Farmer Jon's Oatmeal stout. Add 1/3 of a pint of water. Stir. This beer is now ready to enjoy, in all it's thin, weak glory. I suppose this beer is a good "gateway stout" for people who aren't into real beer yet, but this fell short for me. flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Dark color with a nice choclatey aroma. A choclate and coffe flavor were just a bit present, and continued though the end. badgerben (5379) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2003
This is the first oatmeal stout I had that actually tasted like I was drinking a bowl of Quaker Oats. Different to say the least. Not bad, it's sweet, nice black, stouty. Pretty good stout.
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2003
This one is pretty good as sweet stouts go, though not overly impressive. I like a little more KICK to my sweets, and this one lacked something to really make it stand out. Good, nevertheless. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Sweet coffee aroma with a hint (promise) of hops. Average-sized, tan head, though mostly diminishing. Brown body; fully opaque. Very good flavor, with almost a perfect amount of bitterness for a stout. However, as it warmed a pervasive diacetyl taste dominated the finish, causing a point deduction. Still, very solid. Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2002
Dark brown with almost no head (but what head it had was also very dark). Sweet smell, and a taste of oatmeal and coffee. Good stuff. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Sweet roasted flavor covered by a thin brown head. Good density and a smooth finish. A flavorful and drinkable oatmeal stout. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2005 Good flavors of coffee and sweet, chocolatey malt. Fruity. Nicely bittered. Not much of the silky mouthfeel I associate with a good oatmeal stout.