williamstome (1958) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap as John Harvard’s Bow Stout
Black pour, large creamy tan head
Big roasty sweet aroma
Bitter, roast malts with oatey notes
Creamy start, thin finish SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
Tap. Milky milk dud light roast. Weird dough vegetable. Old stale malts. Weird earthy bitterness. Not too good. ROGUE (2215) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at brew house. Poured a dark black with a creamy, tan head and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt and faint chocolate. Taste is roasty with hints of chocolate and coffee. Some hopppiness is there to balance the malt. Dry finish. Medium bodied and velvety smooth. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Watery mouthfeel, chocolate aromas with some light creamy oat aromas. Flavor is chocolate malt with caramel light creamed coffee. Rather mediocre chriso (7586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2009
On tap at the Cambridge location (250909). Very dark, very smooth with a creamy head (presumably nitro dispense). Some chocolate with touches of burnt malt. Rather restrained in the flavour department. Quite sweet. Pleasantly drinkable but a bit short of depth of flavour to counterbalance the sweetness.
jcwattsrugger (12517) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
@Manchester CT–on tap-pours a head of a few bubbles and dark brown color. Aroma is roasty/some chocolate, earthy. Taste is roasty, medium/dark malt-some chocolate, secondary/some earthy /spice hops [progress hops per write up]. Medium body. More of a porter/brown. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 03/23/20032beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Black, whispy tan head producing a bit of disappearing lace, roasted and chocolate aroma, rich roasted malt flavor, touch of chocolate, some oily oatmeal character, non-offensive malt bitterness that slowly grows until it becomes offensive
Score: ii to iii
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opaque with brown edges, ladting dense tan head, solid lace, sweet roasted aroma, smooth nitro and flaked oat body, lightly bitter roasted malt flavor, touch of chocolate, mostly dry, a perfect example of a sessionable dry nitro stout,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 10/10; Overall: 14/20
Dark brown color with mostly lasting, light-brown head. Minimal translucence. Aroma is of faint coffee notes, provided by the burnt malts. Initial taste is sweet, moving quickly to a light bitter finish with a short duration. Beer presence leaves, leaving a chocolate taste. Light on the mouth, it has a watery texture with faint carbonation.
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2006
Taste does not hold up to the promise of the appearance and the aroma. Too thin for a stout. Reviewed on January 20th, 2007.
On tap at the Springfield, PA location. On the beer menu as "Uncle Fester’s Oatmeal Stout". Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roast. Tastes of very light oats, chocolate, caramel, and a very light coffee bitter finish. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 3, 2006
Rating #900...made a trip over to John Harvards in Springfield with my brother-in-law...kind of disappointing overall. This one was the best of the 8 sampler I had. Billed as "Uncle Fester’s Oatmeal Stout. Poured a dark brown with red when held to the light with an average light tan creamy and lightly lacing head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, lactose and light coffee. Flavor of light coffee, roast and cocoa.