cheap (5863) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
From a bottle pours interestingly appealing, makes my mouth water. No sediment and it smells rather roasty fresh. Nice sizzly initial impressions, not over the top in flavor. Seems much more like 4% than 6. Some fun tartness, in a wild way, inthere. Leaves a good impression on the plalate after each slug. No rude ness on the finish. And its cheap too; pretty close to being a really good beer! Liked this one; rather mild and well behaved cheap dark beer. Good one grays ;~) Good example of a drinkable dark beer. Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2006
Just how does one brew a beer that has no aroma? I thought perhaps I was stuffed up, but frankenkitty confirmed that there was little to be smelled. Pours a watery deep brown with slight ruby highlighting and no head at all. The flavor is an improvement, some roasted barley, a little coffee, a suggestion of chocolate... but a bit thin. Finishes on a rusty, watery note.mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2009
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bottle thanks to bman1113vr. chocolate pour with a cream head. roasted malts, light chocolate on the nose. nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of chocolate, roastiness and a hint of oat in the finish. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
This sweet stout pours a eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Small sized beige foamy head, with good long lasting retention. Aroma is roasty malts, bitter chocolate and some vanilla. A medium bodied sweet stout. The malts are chocolate, coffee and roasty malts, there is some vanilla here as well. Nice balance. A very nice, very drinkable stout. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of lactic sweetness heemer77 (5358) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Nice dark color. Light brown head with strong smell of oats and malt. Seems a little green to me. Slightly syrupy, sweet taste. Would like more coffee or chocolate flavor. Fairly thin in body.
badgerben (5188) - 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. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Yet another reason why Wisconsin qualifies as the Most Underrated Beer State. In addition to Lakefront (the best brewery in the USA, wanna make something of it?), Rowlands (haven’t tried, but hope to soon!), New Glarus, Sprecher, Leinenkugels, we have this, one the the best sweet stouts in the world. Intensely vinous, coffee-and-caramel flavours vying for dominance, a lot going on in this one! 12/2001 rerating (bottle); not as sweet as I remember it from last year, but still very winey, with lots of coffee and roasted grain flavors as well. I downgraded it just a tad, but still holds its own with the best of them. 9/02 pretty close to last rating; great sweet stout, verging on the robust in its hoppier finish. On Wisconsin! presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2007
Chicago trip. Sunday 23:25. On tap at Maduro in Madison. Black. Hints of burgundy in the dim light. Creamy head. Strong sharp aroma, lots of coffee. Creamy milk sweet stout. Milky with coffee and charcoal around the edges. Very nice. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Pours a dark brown with ruby amber highlights. Head was very small even with an aggresive pour. Bubbly and light tan with hints of lacing. Aroma of hot chocolate, creamy milk chocolate, hints of cappucino, some lactose, oatmeal and sweet malts. One of the most up front milky chocolate beers based on the aroma. Flavor of light coffee, more bitter tasting chocolate, some sweetness, oat and malt. Leaves a lingering roastiness in the mouth. thegreenrooster (4406) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Pour is a jet black with no head at all. Aroma is roasty and chocolaty. Flavor is more of the same but with an coffee bittness and comes through in the end. Finishes slightly watery with a thin body. An ok rep of the style a bit more thickness would put this one over the top.