DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
Wow, just wow. The pour is ebony with 1-finger brown head. The beer looks oily and almost shiny like a crow. The aroma is awesome, big roasty malt, big chocoff, some licorice, hazelnut, and anise. Dense palate, very creamy and smooth, with tons of flavors including chocoff, roasty dark malt, hazelnut, and slight anise. This one is outstanding, and well worth a 5.0 score. Rocco13 (4) - USA - OCT 9, 2007 does not count
The finest oatmeal stout ever made. A perfect combination of deep, dark body, surprising hop bite and a pleasantly toasted head make for a memorable drinking experience. SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2001
Fantastic Oatmeal Stout. Had it once on the hand pump...................... YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Yum. This stuff is killer. Right up there with Sam Smith Oatmeal Stout. Pours opaque black with a frothy brown head. Aroma rich in coffee, chocolate, Quaker Oats. Full bodied with a rich feel. Negligible carbonation, as it should be in stouts. The flavor was breakfast: coffee, oatmeal, toast. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Phil, you have come through again. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2002
Perhaps my favorite Oatmeal Stout. Delicious. creamy, chocolate, toffee, malty, wonderful long lasting finish are all words that came to mind as I drank.
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 Dark pour with secent sized brown head. Nice lacing throughout. Roasted cocoa like aroma. Powerful bitter hop taste. I also tasted dried fruites. Finish is roasted chocolate. Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle. Almost black, beautiful dark brown head with decent retention and solid lacing. Aroma of chocolate oatmeal raisin cookies with macadamia nuts inside. Taste is silky coffee grounds and burnt espresso. Very nice. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Yes, as Muzzle said, a bit toward the harsher coffee notes in this one, as in some other oatmeal stouts (Siletz rings a bell!) - but with a good healthy sweetness and a big hop dose, this actually manages a balance and (the usual) oatmeal stout creaminess to earn it a place among Bell's OS, El Toro OS, Lost Cost 8 Ball, St. Ambroise and some other fine fine beers. richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2005
thanks to captaincougar for the bomber. comes out of the bottle almost jet black, with some scarlet highlights up against a bright light. the head might be the darkest brown head i have ever seen, almost coffed colored, and it was thick and creamy, sitting on top for almost the whole glass, almost like a nitro-beer. the aroma engulfed me is sweet chocolates, with vanilla and expresso interwoven. the taste was very nicely balanced, with the coffee not nearly as overbearing as some other "coffee" stouts, as the chocolates blended in smoothly. also making an appearance were hints of oatmeal, toffee, and just a bit of hops. the mouthfeel was smooth and velvety, but i could have had a little more body. just a hint of hops at the end, but no bitterness, and the chocolates linger sweetly on the palate after each sip. thanks tom for an excellent brew. Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2003
I feel this is one of the best Oatmeals around. Big thick dark chocolate head. Very thick bodied, rich and creamy, chocolate, espresso, big roasted flavors. The finish is very bitter, big hops and beautifully balanced. This is my girl's staple brew. GET THIS BEER ON DRAUGHT!