edgallow (4362) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2017 Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Draft pours black with a tan head. Aroma of grains, coffee and some toffee. Taste is coffee and toffee. Ronritter (873) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 27, 2017
12oz bottle pours black minimal tan head slight roast aroma taste is oats and roasted barley Ron (4085) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle from six pack picked up on way back from SD trip. Dark pour with a creamy light tan head. First whiff is of milk chocolate. Oatmeal is also noticeable on the nose. Some type of stale liquorice present in the taste along with oatmeal and coffee. jb (3336) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2016
This is my kind of sweet stout. Plenty of body, oily thick mouthfeel. Sweetness offset by other things going on.Chocolate nose with roasty notes. Thanks for the trade Ron. euniceradio (558) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours black, tan ring head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisin, caramel, toasted oatmeal. Taste of same with sweet Dr. Pepper malty finish. Mouthfeel is mod-light.
Patrickctenchi (6689) - 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. Cousin_Larry (895) - - AUG 21, 2015
Brings back memories of college days. Thin flat body, but excellent sweet chocolate and oat flavor. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and light ash aroma. Dark brown with light tan head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal malt and lightly bitter dry hay flavor. Nice body. Very good. DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12-Mar-14 (12-oz bottle)Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2014
This beer pours a very dark brown body with a small, tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aromas of dark chocolate dominate, with some coffee, oatmeal, and damp earth in the background. On the palate, it’s fairly light and easy, with oatmeal and chocolate flavors being tempered by a gentle, but noticeable sourdough-like tartness. It’s medium in weight, medium-light in carbonation, fairly dry, and gently acidic. Overall, it’s okay, but I’d prefer a bit more richness and intensity without the light tartness.
12oz bottle Old Notes-Pours dark brown with a decent head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweetness, coffee, and chocolate. Taste of the same but pretty mild. This light to medium bodied brew was a pretty basic stout but a bit mild.