auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Interesting light toasted oatmeal and grass cookie. Amino and omega acids. Dense. Pours a surprisingly pale ruby-brown, fairly dark, but no oatmeal stout. Thick tan cream up top. Flavor is oily and has that good, toothy oatmeal flavor, but not really the density to hold it up. Roast character melds in well, but doesn’t stand up amongst the light bodied. A bit of yeast. Not the best density, but a very decent flavor profile. Maybe more of an oatmeal porter than an oatmeal stout. DrnkMcDermott (3104) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Sampler-sized draft at LBC Black as road tar... no, that sounds unpleasant... well, black. A thin head owed partly to LBC’s lower carbonation levels across the line. A silky, creamy texture that does not mask the stout’s bitterness and a bit of driness. In other words, there are characteristics of nearly every kind of stout at work here. Block (2845) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Sampled at the restaurant. Really nice dark black color with almost no head (most likely because I had the sampler and they were poured early). Light aroma with stronger coffee and roasted malt flavor. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
355ml bottle. Black in colour with a thin tan head, light lacing. The aroma is very rich, oaty, bitter with some molasses, chocolate sweetness. The flavour is a bit thin, lightly sweet with dark chocolate, burnt malts, some bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes roasty, sweet and long. This is quite oaty, provides the finish with a kick. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured black with a beige head. aroma was dark roast, sweet, and caramel. flavor was dark roast, coffee, bitter, and chocolate. body was medium with low carbonation.
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2007
Sampled from a growler at DarkLord Day, thanks anonymous person. Pours a murky brown with a small head. Chocolate nose, not picking out much else. Light chocolate flavors with a smooth palate. Not very sweet for a sweet stout, and actually finishes a little dry ... but a decent stout none the less. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2007
Growler @ DLD: Black pour tiny head. Aroma, roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, some oats. Flavor was similar, pretty decent. JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Festival Tap: Black with roasty nose. Some chocolate coffee in the flavor, but flavor was rather light all around. Mouthfeel was especially creamy which was welcome. Slight dryness at finish, description says 44IBU. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2003
It does go down "silky" as the description says. Milk chocolate, candy, syrup, oat flavors. Some roasted and smoke notes as well? In the middle malted milk, and milk duds. Really good long finish. Super thin and watery, which adds to the ease of drink. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
From a growler. Just about opaque black with a small frothy tan head. Coffee and chocolate evident in the aroma, a touch of oatmeal and caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. The flavor was malty mocha with a hint of oats. Pretty good stout.