BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Deep brown hue with ruby highlights which porduced a good creamy head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of caramel and chocolate malts, hazelhut, grains and oats, floral hops, and a touch of coffee. The taste starts bittersweet with malty and lactic character. Undertones of mocha, vanilla, and lightly nutty. The finish is bitter with coffee tones. The mouthfeel is smooth and lively, a touch thin. Good and quaffable stout. Should have bought another bottle. Patrickctenchi (6547) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2015
Slightly rubied-black with a small tan head.
Slightly smoky chocolate scent.
Taste is creamy, chocolate malt, oatmeal.
Nice....a very tasty little stout. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Lots of sweet chocolate and caramel dominate the aroma with some light coffee. Pours a dark brown with no transparency and a minimal tan head that quickly fades to a ring. Flavor is nowhere as big as the aroma. Flavors is some watered down chocolate and caramel with an even lighter coffee presence in the background. Light bitter smokey finish. Got off to a good start with the aroma, but the flavor was quite a let down. Thin mouthfeel with very light carbonation. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 24, 2002
A bit thin, but everything else is spot on. A good session ale. TheBeerGod (6207) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Bottle at jeffc666’s Birthday Gathering. Courtesy of ???. Dark brown to near black body with a small tan head. Nose is roasted malts with light grains/oatmela and light smoke notes. Taste is smokey with roasted malts light sweetness and a hint of hops. Body is slightly bitter with a medium carbonation feel and some smoothness. Finish is more roasted malt and cocoa. Not as bad as I was expecting.
nuplastikk (6202) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2009
12oz bottle. Red-brown black color. Minimal beige head. Dry, oaty stout aroma. Smooth, medium bodied. Pleasant chocolate edge to it. Dry and crisp, almost sandily bitter. OK. jgb9348 (6186) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Deep dark brown body with a large thick brown head. Aroma of super pungent roasted malt, caramel and a lot of nuts. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with oats, caramel and even a bit of anise noticeable. Aftertaste shows a good and rather simple flavour of roasted oats, some light peat, a bit of nuts and a good caramel sweetness. Overall, a nice beer - not amazing, but a good sweet stout that would be nice to sample, even if you don’t care for the style! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Three Cellars in Franklin, Wisconsin on 05-September-2012 for US$2.09 sampled on the train to New York (from Upstate) on 09-December-2012. JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 Aroma of coffee and malt. Black and thick with a small head that left a lace. Flavours of bitter coffee, very well done so that you know it is there but is not unpleasant or overpowering. Also some chocolate. A very heavy beer. I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was, I never heard of gray’s. Not so "stout" at 5 and change, but still in the top of its class. Skyview (5907) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Bob McFarland’s Liquors in McFarland, Wisconsin. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a fast dissolving thin tan had that leaves behind a film film and a thin tan ring. Aroma of light toasted dark malk, some flowery hops, oatmeal, some coffee and roasted hazelnuts. Taste is full bodied, light carbonated with flavors of toasted malt, coffee, lactose and dark chocolate. Finish is slightly dry with a toasted malt aftertaste that lingers a little rough afterwards. notalush (5866) - Denver, 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.