rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2009
This oatmeal stout pours an opaque black color with no light passing through. Aroma is sweet but not too sweet, fresh, chocolatey, malty, and roasty. Flavor was very balanced between bitter hoppiness and sweet chocolate; nothing was overpowering. Palate was superior, full body, great subtle fresh/chocolate aftertaste. beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Arrived at the table very dark brown, just about black, with a moderate off-white head that faded to a film after the first quarter of the glass and left a lingering layer of foam with each sip. Pleasant aroma of lightly roasted malt. The flavor is again lightly roasted malt with some mild sweetness. Smooth, almost silky mouthfeel which is abruptly cut short by some moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
Nitro. Aroma of light roasted malt, and some sort of generalized sweetness. Flavor an interesting combination of this sweetness (oatmeal?) and tart fruits with increasing notes of milky chocolate. Light nitro mouthfeel, but not really watery or anything unpleasant about it, and certainly highly gulpable. Pretty tasty. LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2008
On tap at JH. Pours dark brown with a slowly disappearing light tan head. Aroma of light roast. Very faint aroma. Flavor is quite sweet (oatmeal and chocolate) with a slight roasted malt finish. Pretty gulpable and smooth but I found the palate a touch watery. The sweetness got to me a little as well and it was a bit artificial. Meh. goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2008
Poured a very dark brown with a medium creamy tan head. Roasty aroma with a light ash note. Mildy sweet. Roaaty flavor with sweetness. Light to medium body.
beastiefan2k (4082) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2007
Nitro pour and compared to others rating of the cask I have to think it really went down a notch cause of that. Damn thing took like 10 minutes to properly form a head so I could drink it (what a waste of time). Black with thick dark tan head. Aroma is bit metallic (seems to be nitro interference) that is covering up some light roast. Taste is much better with that charred/cigarette burning roastiness. Some chocolate as well. Easy drinking on top of that. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2007
(Cask) Dark black beer with a creamy dark tan head. The nose is full of sweet chocolate and lightly roasted coffee. Fairly nutty and sweet with a nice malt complexity. Sweet earthy character through the middle. The oats come out on the palate giving a silky smoothness, but not a great deal of flavour. Light caramel and chewy milk chocolate. A good solid easy-drinking stout. Tasty. notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2007
[cask] - this new brewer is really impressing me with his stouts - nearly opaque out of the hand pump, with great head retention - lightly roasty aroma, with thick cream sweetness and hints of vanilla - smooth, extra-creamy mouthfeel (though I’m sure part of that was because it was on cask) - you can almost taste the oats - flavors of sweet cream, light chocolate - balancing roasty notes and a tiny bit of vanilla - nicely balanced.