SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
In the bottle. Pours black with a very fizzy light tan head which dissolves instantaneously. Coffee roasted aroma. Light body. Downright watery. Burning fizziness on the tongue. This "stout"leaves much to be desired. Not a true entry into the style. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/07/2008Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Appearance: black, fine tan head,
Aroma: sweet butterscotch and roasted malt aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, touch of dark chocolate and coffee, balancing sweetness that only hints of dyactyl, light bitterness in the finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
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. Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2012
A dry beer, with chocolate undertones, a bit of fizz and somewhat tart aftertaste. It does pour and look good, but was lighter tasting than I expected. Not much of an aroma either. It makes for a cheap and decent oatmeal stout (under $9 for a 6-pk), but I don’t think Samuel Smith has much to worry about. 1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Thanks to Chuck for this. Pours to a black body with a thin, white, instantly disapating head. Looks more like ink than beer without the head. The aroma is tons of brown sugared chocolate banana oatmeal brownies. So-so, perhaps a touch of burnt aroma too. This beer tastes like muddy chocolate, wet cardboard, cheap brownies. Not too appetizing. Perhaps I’m just not in the mood for this one or the quality has gotten bad? Palate is very light and watery for a stout. There’s also a lingering burntness.
jbuzz (839) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2008
Full big head, Great dark color mild and smooth with a banana aftertaste. Nothing out of this world but an OK stout. Lubiere (14133) - 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. crossovert (13726) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Fruity, weak in body. Caramel flavors, not too strong. I haven’t been having luck with this style lately. Kevin (2200) - Montana, USA - JUN 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2006 pours black with a very thin orange head. roasted aroma. bland slightly bitter taste.this is very disapointing.coffee taste is barely noticeable. does have a creamy quality but i’ve had better
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Bottle, fizzy black beer, the head fizzed brown for a second like an alka seltzer gone bad and then there was nothing, not a single bubble remained 3 seconds after pouring this. Looks like coke in my glass. Roasty biscuit nose. Light watery coffee flavor lingering burnt toast flavor in the finish. Very thin and a bit too much bitterness for my tastes in this.
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DYCSoccer17 (3706) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Bottle. Somewhat yeastly banana smell with some mixed tar notes in there as well. Chocolate aromas. Musty. Mostly opaque dark brown with a fizzy quickly dissipating head...dont remember what color it was because it was gone before I knew it. Start is sweet, rubbery and then an oily body. Slightly watery in the finish. Roastiness in the finish, though. I dont like this. Doesnt "click". The body is funky, and it looks funky, and the beer cannot make up its mind. Cardboardy.