deyholla (12038) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has strong butterscotch note with dark grains and roasted malts supporting. Flavor is full of sweet dark grains and butterscotch. Drake (14062) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Keg at the brewpub. Dark brown, thin creamy tan head, fair retention. Aroma of pure diacetyl and a hint of roast. Taste is diacetyl, dms, roast, caramel. Thin. A mess. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was an almost black color with a finger’s worth of eggshell white foamy head that dissipated at a slow pace. Mild lace.
The aroma had some roasted coffee notes, light oatmeal, light dark chocolate nibs and ends with some cereal/grainy sweetness.
The flavor leans to the sweet side and rolls into a smooth sort of oat/grainy aftertaste and on into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable to sipping sort of quality about it. Roastiness was smoothed out fairly nice by the oatmeal.
Overall, nicely done oatmeal stout well worthy of having again. islay (2958) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2016
4 oz. pour, on tap at the brewpub in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Consumed on 4-23-16. Dark brown. Beige head. Pretty good lacing. Coffee and burnt caramel scents. Coffee flavor. Dry, verging on caramel. Basic stout flavor. Not bad but nothing special in taste. Light body. Unremarkable palate. Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Almost black with a steady tan foam. Light roasted aroma. Oatmeal is noted and makes for a smooth beer. Light chocolate flavors. Just a bit of bitterness. This is nice if subdued.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2008
On tap at the Escanaba Brewpub as the "Blackbird Oatmeal Stout." Pours a deep mahogany, fringe in brown. Head is an off-white. Light nutty aroma. Wow. This
is terrible. A totally watered down, flavorless, lightly roasted garbage stout. A bit of
salt, tannin and not much else. Minerals and water. Very little body. This is just plain a
terrible stout. I can’t tease anything worth anything out of this. Faintly roasty with a bit
of chocolate powder. But this is an embarrassment of a stout.
LinusStick (3498) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2008
A very sub par sweet stout. Aroma was near nothing. Pour was a flat deep brown with no head. Taste was very weak and boring. A slight coffee flavor with water overpowering. Just a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste that reminds you that you are drinking beer. Very flat and thin mouthfeel. Blah. cheap (6016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Typical H&H background beer aroma, you know, just plain good ol beery. Just a hint of stout smell. Black with a red tinge. Nice tasting stout, it has more carbonation than I expected and I welcome that. Good roasty flavors; fun, fresh and friendly. Much better than I expected, pleasantly surprised! May be my best H&H to date! Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2008
On draught at the brewpub/restaurant in Wausau, Wisconsin. Pours a clear dark cola brown brew with a thick and lumpy light tan head that has some excellent retention and sticky lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a near schwarzbier character, some flowery hops and a touch of chocolate. Taste is smooth, creamy, quite malty with a toasted malt and chocolate flavor with a touch of molasses in the near finish. Finish is sweet at first and then a lingering semi-dry aftertaste with flavor of toasted dark malt. Quite enjoyable. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2007
On tap at the brewery/restaurant in Escanaba. Nearly opaque deep brown body, thin tight cream head. Sweet chocolate aroma with notes of coffee and modest roast. Sweet body with chocolate and diacetyl buttery notes, the latter thankfully not overpowering. Bitter roast finish. Well-balanced with good bite and mouthfeel. Nice.