shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2004
Bottle: This beer was volcanic during the pour. As soon as it touched the glass it filled it to the brim with foamy tan head. It took me a good ten minutes to pour this beer. The color was black to my eyes. The aroma was a nothing exceptional... a little touch of roast and maybe a hint of coffee chocolate and waiting alcohol. The flavor matched the taste. A touch of bitter with a warming alcohol aftertaste. I wasn’t very impressed. But then again, I had a St. Ambroise last night... what can I expect? TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, Da Man wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. What a great stout. I can taste the roasted oodness in this beer. sloth (2955) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Medium sized brown head, good retention and lace. Black brew with some brown highlights showing around the edges. Grainy, chocolatey nose. Medium body. Grainy malt notes, the oats i assume. Mildly sour, light chocolate and roast notes with a hint of coffee. Fairly dry finish. Thanks slik. schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
An excellent beer. A classic English style Oatmeal Stout, with an almost black color. Full-bodied with chocolate and coffee overtones and a roasty flavor. I think I found a new favorite beer. PorterPounder (8357) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2004
Had in the bottle at Old Chicago in Roseville, Mn. Dark black, licorice-like pour with an eggnog colored head, good thick lacing. Has a coffee and bittersweet chocolate aroma. Same elements carry over to the flavor with a little bit of black licoruice and roasted flavor trhown in there.The high lactic content leaves a smooth creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very good stout.
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Wow; doesn’t get much better than this. My second Lake Superior brew (thanks to slikwily) was impressive once again. Dark black with a compact lasting tan head. Aroma of smoke and sweet. Flavor had a lot of coffee to it, along with chocolate, liqourice, and brown sugar. Very very nice. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2004
Had this on Tap at the Hacienda in Duluth. Wonderful Oatmeal Stout. Dark Black with tan Head. Malty. Coffee, malt...oats...great oatmeal stout. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
Thanks to Nexxus for this one. Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, coffee, cognac. Tastes very malty, roasty, with hints of coffee, malt, chocolate, vanilla, oats, and a smooth finish. Delicious. hopscotch (11420) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2004
This beer rocks!
Pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention with thick, creamy lace. The nose is of chocolate and vanilla. The well-balanced flavor mirrors the nose with some toasted pecans thrown in. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, sweet, toasted finish. Underrated. World class brew, IMHO! Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2004
Black. Toasted grains. Like a weak coffee with sugar. Alcohol burn taste, guess this is 6% plus. Bit of burnt bitter aftertaste.
Basically a passable beer with some oatmeal. Not the best expression of this style. Could be a whole lot smoother.
Thanks to Sir Pigfoot.