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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark, hardy, thick, rich, roasted and chocolaty, this ale is amazingly smooth due to the generous addition of whole oats. Named for a friend of Iron Springs and easily the finest pedal steel player around, Barry Sless, this one is layered with flavors.

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3.7
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Very good stout with great aroma. Nice dark color and good head. Taste is a little sweet. Very heavy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
alexsdad06 (10784) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark cola brown color with a medium sized beige head.The aroma has roasted malt, cocoa, mild char with some oaoatmeal sweetness. The flavor has roasted malt, chocolate, char, sweet oatmeal with a smooth mouth feel. Just a touch thin.

3.4
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, chocolate, oatmeal, and light soy sauce. Tase is of rolled oats, roasted malts...slightly watery.

3.7
illidurit (2458) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours deep dark brown with an attractive brown head. Milk chocolate and iced coffee throughout, chewy toasted malts, roastiness is limited. Solid stout.

3.4
drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle opaque black. Nose roast and lots of chocolate. Bitter bite up front, followed by roast and char. Chocolate on the finish.

3.5
nellycale (213) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Poired from taproom at Iron Springs. Very dark pour with little medium brown head. Nose is coffee grounds. Medium to lighter palate with low carbonation. Taste is more coffee grounds with a hint of sweetness and hint of vanilla ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Sledutah (7833) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a big tan head
Aroma and taste of roasted malts, oatmeal and coffee
A nice, easy drinking and smooth

3.8
Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Aroma- milk choc malt, slight roastyness, oaty grain Appearance - black with red tints small brown head Flavor - roasty choc flavor, creamy oats, biscuity grain Mouthfeel- med/full body, med co2, lasting mild roasty finish Overall - very enjoyable oatmeal stout,love the roasty chocolatiness.

3.6
BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Iron Springs. Very dark pour with a creamy head. Nose is coffee grounds. Medium to lighter palate with low carbonation. Taste is more coffee grounds with a hint of sweetness.

3.9
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2012
On tap at Iron Springs brewpub during SF Beer Week, what a week! The nitro pour has a deep dark body with lasting mocha head of tight foam. The aroma has some roasted malts, some caramel malts and a good bit of burnt malty notes. The taste delivers dark roasted malts and then moves into a bit of roasted malt astringency as well as burnt malts that border on being sort of ashy. It gets even more burnt into the finish. Big roasty to burnt malt beer here. I like it.


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