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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a full bodied oat stout. Whole malted oats are used for 10% of the grain bill. Roasted barley from the United Kingdom and chocolate malt make up 10% and the rest is two row barley. The whole oats leave behind a slightly nutty flavor. The coffee and chocolate flavors come from the roast and the chocolate malts.

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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (23962) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft at the source. Clear dark maroon brown color. Aroma of chocolate and subtle pepper. Taste is watery cocoa.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Cask. Medium tan head with cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light cream. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, some coffee bitter, light milk chocolate. Light-medium body, fairly smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13488) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #73. Cask at the brewpub, 5/9/16. Very dark brown, large brown head, good retention. Aroma of oats, smoke, chocolate. The taste is chocolate, oats, mild smoke. Thin.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (11161) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep brown with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has has a good amount of roasted malts with a hint of smoke underlying and some sweet dark grains. Flavor has notes of roasted malts and sweet dark grains with a bit of growing smoke.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10594) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
On tap @ Great Waters. Black appearance with a small dark brown head. Roasted dark chocolate and oatmeal malty nose. Creamy, lightly carbonated, dark oatmeal, roasty flavor. resin,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Dark brown / black pour with a foamy brown head. Mild nose of nut, milk chocolate, and lactose. No carbonation (cask). Very smooth and easy drinking. Taste is similar to aroma, not huge flavors, but pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9575) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Pours deep brown with nice foamy tan head, on cask. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is nice and rich, big notes of roasted and nuts combine with chocolate and coffee to make a nice creamy brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7806) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2006
Had on tap at the brewpub in downtown St. Paul. Dark black mocha, thick, creamy mocha colored head with sticky lacing. Aroma has hints of coffee and dark bakers chocolate. Very earthy and flavorful. Good bitter background with prominent coffee and chocolate up front. Mouthfeel, thick and creamy, some good oiliness that feels just right. Cold and rainy night - wife describes this stout as "the beer equivalent of comfort food".

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (7696) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Cask @ Great Waters. Deep brown with a small head. Nose is fairy nutty. Some coffee creamer and milk chocolate. Flavor is generally sweet. Light bitter edge. Plum and dark fruit skin. Chocolate. Some coffee acidity. Smooth body, very soft carb.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6058) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2006
A respectable oatmeal stout. Black. Some smoke in the aroma; a standard oatmeal stout scent. Flavor is a little bitter, some more smoke. Very light chocolate and some coffee. More of a dry stout than a sweet stout.


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