RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our most popular dark beer is a hearty, chewy oatmeal stout (8% oats in the grist). Lots of body, as you would expect coming from the West Coast oatmeal stout tradition. The dark, roasted character is caramel- and chocolatelike with a decided smoothness. Hops are, again, an assortment, and come across mostly in flavor and aroma, not bitterness.

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omhper (25249) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Very black. Milky, toffeeish chocolate aroma. Sweet with near full body and mellow mouthfeel. Notes of tar, inky bitter finish. A bit rough around the edges.

Papsoe (25062) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
(On tap) Completely black and opaque with a light brown head leaving a solid lacing. Aroma of burned malts with a smoky edge. Fairly full-bodied with fat, burned - almost tar-like - malts. Flavours of licorice, tobacco, coffee - the works! Some malty bitterness in the finish. A very rich, rewarding and complex stout. I really wouldn’t call it a Sweet Stout though. 210307

mcberko (18065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
On tap at Magnolia, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma brings out nice notes of roasted malt, oatmeal, and subtle coffee. Flavour brings out dry coffee grounds, oats, and roast. Nice and dry, with a roasty, oaty palate. Great stout.

Oakes (17826) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2006
Near black with light chocolate aroma. Chewy, fudgey but a bit harsh on the black malt bitterness. Alcohol creeps in late as well. All over the bloody place.

brokensail (16486) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
A: The pour is nearly black with a towering mocha colored head that slowly dies down. S: Quite chocolatey to begin with, offering up both dark and milk chocolate aromas. There’s a bit of a creaminess to the nose and a nice roasted malt note, with perhaps some burnt sugar. T: Starts off with the roasted malt flavor. Some molasses and dark chocolate follow and coming through a little bit later is a sweeter, creamier, milk chocolate. Not too bitter, but there is some earthy hop flavor. M: The body is maybe a little on the thin side and the carbonation is medium. D: Not quite as rich as many oatmeal stouts, but still a pretty decent beer. Wouldn’t mind ticking this one on tap again.

Ratman197 (14958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2005
On tap poured an opaque black with a brown head. Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate. Nice creamy palate. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee.

DSG (14921) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 11, 2009
(10/30/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in San Francisco. 5.6%. Black-color with a brown head. Nice roasty aroma with caramel, coffee, some chocolate, light licorice notes and some faint smoke hints. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, some chocolate, coffee notes, light sugary notes and some fruity notes, Medium-full body. Not bad.

Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Tap. Black opaque with a dark brown head. Maple toffee and coffee aroma. Dry sweet mouthfeel with a grainy texture. Hops in ending, with a very nice well balnced body. (June 2004).

j12601 (12638) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Sweet roast, a hint of brown sugar and maple. Medium-bodied, soft roast, a hint of astringency, coffee, a light bitterness. Soft roast into the finish, coffee. Slow roast, cocoa.

marcus (10326) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 6, 2007
On tap at Alembic (San Francisco). This dark brown ale poured with a beautiful tan head. The flavor is quite malty with a chalky finish, and there is a carbonated mouthfeel. This is a decent stout, although the flavor is a bit thin.

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