NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2006 Aroma is quite roasty approaching burnt with dark chocolate hints. Color is an even black with a creamy, finger thick, mocha head. Fore is dark roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with a hint of smooth sweet cream. It finishes with a burnt roasty bitterness. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2006
Black, thin but dense brown head. Nice aroma - chocolate, with a vague, ill-defined but plesent fruit note. Robust coffee flavors up front, with just a hint of piney hops. Rich and full bodied, like Oprah. Thanks to Springslicker for this one! estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Poured jet black with a chocolate colored head. The head retention was a little sub-par for a stout but intricate lacings remained throughout. Sweet roasted malt aroma with hints of molasses and chocolate. Flavor is of dark and roasted malt, coffee, molasses, earthy tones and a significantly bitter hop aftertaste for the style. The slightly higher alcohol percentage was relationally apparent and provided subtle warmth to the brew. Heavy as dictated by the style, well carbonated, could deliver a more creamy/frothy palate but still quite drinkable. Mercury Brewing Company continues to impress. TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 28, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2006 Nice sweet stout; first sip wasn’t great, but each succesive one got better and better. Great flavor, roasted and bitter with deep chocolate notes and sticky sweet feeling. Felt a little creamy, a little oily on the tongue. Like everything else I’ve tried by Mercury Brewing, this is good, thoroughly enjoyable, but not revolutionary or challenging. Still, this many good beers is impressive. AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2006
bitter super dark -- like slude (i actually mean that as a good thing) thick, full bodied, rich flavor -- roasted coffee strong chocolate malt flavor. I need to try more Ipswich.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2006
Cask at the Sunset Saloon 4/27/06. Pours a dark oily black color with a tan creamy head. Nose is light chocolate sweet and dark malts. Palate is the cask creaminess and smooth finish. Flavors of dark malt and light roast, some sweet sugary notes and light chocolate. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2006
Pours a rich deep black, thick and oily, with a nice initial brown head that fades slowly. This is bottle conditioned and has a nice yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is loaded with tons of roasted barley with some light hints of NW hops. Aroma reinded me of troegs oatmeal, except troegs has a bit more hop character. The flavor is so damn smooth and rich with tons of roasted barley, lots of sweet crystal and chocolate malts. Leaves a very smooth creamy almost oily mouthfeel. This is one of the best oatmeal stouts I have ever had. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 24, 2006
(Bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors) Has a very dark coffee brown body with a tan head. Strong aroma of coffee plus some chocolate. Spotty lacing. Mouthfeel smooth, oily, full. Flavor is strongly coffee, touch of sweet chocolate. Mildly bitter finish. Good coffee stout. JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2006 12oz bottle: Aroma is mixture of chocolate roasty malt and a bit of coffee. Flavor is rich with more choco-coffee and a nice slight hop backing. Much more body than the Sam Smith Oatmeal I just had and overall a deeper more layered flavor. Very smooth velvety mouthfeel and very drinkable. This approaches outstanding but doesn’t quite get there. A little too text book to really be a great stout. 2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2006
This was a weird experience. I went to pop the bottle cap off the bottle, and instead of just the cap, the top of the bottle came off with it. We ended up opening and new one and testing from that but, in the interest of not wasting beer, we filtered the broken one through a coffee filter into a glass. The Oatmeal Stout pours a beautiful medium black with a small light-brown head. Muddy body. Aroma is of light malt with hints of bread, specifically marble rye. Initial taste is both sweet and bitter, finishing sweet. Medium oily feel on the mouth with soft carbonation and a somewhat chalky feel.