jkane (21) - USA - MAY 19, 2005
Possibly the best beer anywhere in the world. I really like oatmeal stouts, and this beer consistantly is an example of the way to make them right. bpreo (2840) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Was going to drink Big Sky’s Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout, but the bartender convinced me to try this one instead. I’m not sure if he was doing me a favor, or finding a more expensive beer. It was good, of course, how couldn’t it be? Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2001
I was very impressed with this beer. It had a hint of grapes and a lot of coffee taste. It was very good. Got Stout? (173) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2001
Goddamn...I have never had the assult of so much coffee grounds...the carmel and roasted malts really shine on the palate...give it about 25 seconds and the beer will present it’s flavor. A MUST TRY for any fan of the style 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.
JK (6160) - 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. cblado (298) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Poured a deep molasses, very opaque. Couldn’t even see through it in a glass-bottom mug! Slight tan head, doesn’t dissipate. Aroma is slightly nutty, malty. Molasses flavor hits in the middle, wow. Sweeter than I expected, not unpleasant. Not too thick on the palate either, looks thicker than it feels. All in all a great beer I could see myself coming back to. 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! Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Very nice dark black color,small tan head that dissipated quickly leaving little behind.Sweet roasted malt aroma,with a nice chocolate hint to it.The taste is roasty and coffeeish with a mild chocolate tone and very mild hops.The after taste is roasty with a nice chocolate and mild coffee taste.with a nice mild feel to it.This is one hell of a brew IMO and well worth trying,much better then some of there other brews if not the best out of the lot so far. loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Very dark brown (opaque) with a small tan head. The aroma was pure roasted coffee...chocolate tones crept in as the beer warmed. The flavor was wonderful...near perfect for an oatemal stout...strong roasted coffee with underlying oat and chocolate tones...slightly botter coffe aftertaste. The feel was a little too thin (I think a thick, heftier body would make this one of the best oatmeal stouts!) Very nice session stout.