wxman (1853) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Pours a very dark, nearly opaque brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is nuts and roasted malt. Taste is smooth chocolatey sweet roasted malt with a mild bitterness derived from the roasted malt rather than hops. Like their other offerings, this is a well balanced, but thin textured version of the style. I like this quite a bit, but it’s no more a stout than their porter is a porter. Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Brown pour, small tan head. Not offensive, but nothing of great character. I would distinguish this as a stout for non-stout drinkers. A palatable beer suited for a quick thirst quencher on a hot day. Tastes like a decent stout that was mixed 50/50 with water. Again, not offensive. Finhead (1831) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
A very dark, brown pour with a small tan head. It has a roasted malt aroma with some cereal and dark chocolate. The medium body has an oily texture with average carbonation. The taste starts a little sweet and finishes with a roasted flavor. joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Pours dark black, tan head. Aroma is roasty oatmeal. Texture is creamy but a bit to thin. Mostly just roasty taste, some oatmeal, coffee. Pretty active carbonation. Some metallic taste, probably from age. Pretty decent stout ryanfolty (2611) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Date: February 16, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Byerlys Description: Opaque dark brown pour with nice amount of head. Aroma of grain, roasted malt, chocolate and slight hop. Taste is basically roasted malt but a mild and dry bitter finish. Too much carbonation and very thin for a stout.
Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
As 56 Oatmeal Stout. A clear brown stout with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweetish slightly off chocolate, with light cheesey notes. In mouth, a light smooth chocolate with some light acidic points, a tad unpleasant. On tap at Istmus Beer and Cheese Fest, Jan 21 2012. wlajwl (7123) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2011
Roasty/sweet in aroma. The flavor is malty and smooth with a mildly bitter finish. Solid Oatmeal Stout. 86Moose (63) - - NOV 19, 2011
Malt has toasty cereal aroma. Black appearance. Thin tan head. Bitter to sweet finish. Full body. tmoreau (4678) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016 12 oz. bottle labeled 56 Oatmeal Stout at the Cornerstone Pub in Baileys Harbor, WI.. Poured to a small Czech-pils glass with a black/brown color, bubbles & cream to the tan head, and nice cling to the wavy lacing. The aroma was smooth and roasty, with coffee notes, but also a bit of cardboard invading the senses. The flavor continued the roastiness, adding a touch of wood, moderate bitterness, and a light creaminess to the mouthfeel. The finish was subtly dry. Aroma and overall reflected the oxidation. 12 oz. bottle again, this time at the bar in JJ’s La Puerta Restaurant in Sister Bay, WI.. Poured to a shaker with a similar appearance plus a bit of ruby highlighting. No cardboard, but just a bit of light grain & freezer burn scent to the malt in the nose. Showed additional hints of caramel, toffee, & treacle in both aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation. Now that’s better! +.2 dekester1 (370) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Poured a nice dark brown - almost black - with minimal beige head and lacing. Aroma was of roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of hops. The taste was smooth with roasted malts initiating and then rolling into coffee hints with a moderate hop bitterness finish. The mouth feel was accepable, but it seemed just a bit thin for a stout. Overall, this a good stout.