SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours a dark color with a thin head. Light nose of light oats. Thin body with a bit of a carbonation. Light chocolate and oats. Pretty drinkable. A burnt roastiness. Overall very light. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
[8005-20151219] Bottle. Toasted grainy wooden aroma. Black body with a quick foamy tan head. Woody roasted grains flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
obguthr (6454) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Coffee, roast beef, soil nose. Cola black, medium tan head. Very dry, wormwood, coffee. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Surprisingly rough texture for the style. Shot (543) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Pours black with a thin creamy beige head, aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, gypsum and bready notes. Flavors of toasted alt, dark chocolate, licorice, bready notes, slight maltiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice stout. jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
2015-12-19. Black body, small tan head. 3++ Moderate roast and dark malt. Similar flavour with nice roast character, dark malt base. Average plus body, good carbonation. Relatively straightforward enjoyable stout. 7/3/7/3/14 Bottle shared by DuctTape.
ganache (5958) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Nose inky chocolate with plum and some sweetness, roast. Pours deep, dark brown that just makes it to black in the glass, head is sudsy tight light brown. Taste dry with dense, tiny carbonation and smooth, lasting roast that coats; nice dark chocolate, though less than expected, and layers of roast without any getting too dark (i.e., black). Expected more smoothness from the oats, but this isn’t that; body is very thick, very full, yes, but it’s a balance of malt and strong carbonation instead, without much tang or any acridity. Very nice, and would very easily adapt to a spicing regimen for a winter warmer. [2015.12.23: 3.6] keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle, enjoy by January 31, 2016.katrinaez (2085) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Appearance: A short head is coaxed on a hard pour with mediocre retention. The body is opaque black, but looked clear on the pour.
Aroma: This smells like a used cigar ashtray with a dash of chocolate. Not very appealing.
Taste: Taste is watery, mild chocolate lingering at the end, but a bit astringent with a dash of smoke. Not appealing.
Overall: What a lame beer. I don’t know if things changed at Great Lakes, but this beer wouldn’t have been released a few years ago. This is pretty bad.
For an oatmeal stout,this is pretty textbook what you want. Thick and rich mouth feel. Real full and not watered down. Dark black brown. Heavy oatmeal style scent and earthy taste as expected. Tap joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle to my trusty shaker glass, pours very deep mahogany red when held to strong light ,but could black to the average eye. Silky khaki two finger head with moderate lacing and slight retention. Aroma is really faint roasted malts. Taste is nicely balanced sweet to bitter, this balance is really impressive to me. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, silky mouth feel. Finishes dry. Tasting notes of molasses, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and grass but none of these are predominate. This is the mother of session oatmeal stouts! arminjewell (9687) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pour on tap at Crunchy’s dark black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, lots of roast, bitter coffee, slight spice into a bit of oaty, lactose type notes. Taste was a mix of cocoa, roast, and coffee, bitter spice, grassy notes with a touch of dark fruit, finishing slightly roasted, slightly sweet.