JDBaker11058 (2206) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2016
appearance: very dark brown, short creamy light tan head, minimal lacing. aroma: general roastiness, talc, chocolate, coffee, hint of black licorice. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate pudding, coffee, hint of chicory and molasses, toasted oats, hint of vanilla. finish: dry and smooth, with oaty creaminess and some musty, dusty notes. notes: Solid take on the style, would drink again. Bottle courtesy of Josh.
Larry_Duffman (535) - - NOV 6, 2016
I had it on tap. It pours black with a tan head. The aroma is chocolate and dark fruit. The taste is chocolate, dark fruit, and oatmeal. It was smooth and creamy. This was a nice oatmeal stout. LinusStick (3458) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Big flavor packed into a session sized ABV. Masterfully done. Aroma was very full and reassuring once I noticed the ABV. One of the few oatmeal stout beers that I actually smelled oatmeal in. This could be because 2 months ago I just started eating oatmeal every day for breakfast but who knows. Pour was a deep dark brown/black with a thin tan film for a head and no light peeking through. Taste was delicious and satisfying. Oatmeal, heavily roasted grains and coffee in the front with a slightly sweet milky but bitter finish. This is a stout for the wives, but is big and roasty enough to please the imperial stout drinker as well. Masterful beer BREWMUSKCLES (2685) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2016
a sweet stout that is on the light side with a bit of a wine sense to it near the finish. a little smoke to go with some roast. perhaps some nut and meat. or a bit of butterscotch. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2016
12 ounce bottle
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2016
In typical Great Lakes fashion this sweet stout provides flashes of brilliance amid streaks of the mundane. For a daily drinker there are worse options. That said I think I will stick to other locals for my stout fix.
Aroma / Appearance - A sandy head melts into the black base. Cool oatmeal cookies sprinkled with sugar and malt offer a thin veneer of interest that fades in a minute or two.
Flavor / Palate - Creamy burnt oatmeal tickles the palate. A dry delayed bitterness provides a tease before things fade into a distant memory. An average sweet stout isn’t bad but neither does it have anything that sets it apart from others.
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with brown edges and an off white head. Chocolate, oaty, and some earthiness. JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Near black color with a taller, tight bubbled light tan head. Aromas of grains, earthy hops, cocoa, and roasted malt. Sweet malty start. Bits of grain, and herbal hops. Nice lace. Thinner feel. Finish and linger have some roasted malt bitterness. Solid, but who gets too excited about an Ohio City. 11/15
mrjaxson (586) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2016
An offbeat oatmeal stout that is indeed dark-colored and light-bodied, but not nearly as roasty and smooth as it looks like it should be. Given Great Lakes’ other terrific malty choices like Blackout Stout, Edmund Fitzgerald and Oktoberfest, this is disappointing. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Fairly standard oatmeal stout; nothing wrong with it, but nothing notable either; a touch thin. Draught sample at Party Town in Florence, KY. DialSquare (5028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2016
On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: blackish pour, thin light tan head. aroma of roasted malt, little burnt. tastes are chocolate, porter-like, coffee, oat, malty. thin palate. drinkable.