guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
All dark with a small mocha head and moderate lacing. Roasted malt and semi-sweet chocolate aroma. Woodsy flavors; modest sweetness with a bit more carbonation that a typical stout. Body could have benefitted with a little more depth. Waited in vain for more hops to show up in the aftertaste. Long lasting finish. Itzjerm (3056) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Very mild aroma... we need some help here. Not horrible.. not great. Very dark thick... dark head which falls away. Nice malty sweetness slight bitter... at 6% nice thickness. Not bad guys. adavis234 (288) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a medium tan head. Nice woody, chocolate malt aroma. Roasted coffee flavor with a bit of chocolate and oats. Quite smooth, but a little on the light side. All in all a quality brew. ben4321 (6607) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 2/27/12
mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Aroma: The nose is somewhat subtle, with some roasted malts, and hints of coffee and chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a brown-black color with a light brown head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes lightly sweet, with a dry roasted coffee flavor, and a pretty amount minimal of hop bitterness
Palate: Light-medium bodied, somewhat light for the style, but not watery, with an average carbonation
This is an alright stout. It is drinkable, and works decently well. I didn’t find anything particularly wrong with it, but it isn’t particularly exciting either. It is just a solid, fairly drinkable, roasty stout.
The aroma of the Mendocino Oatmeal Stout promises lots of oatmeal flavor along with oily hops and perhaps some molasses. Full of big, earthy flavors, this is a very smooth stout. Roasted oats dominate (as they should), followed by bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, and wood. Floral hops make a nice presence at the end, but don’t overshadow anything.
Quite quaffable, but I wouldn’t be opposed to more oatmeal in this
Goodgrief (2052) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A good example of style. Dark and risky pour into the cup. Big chocolate syrup sweetness with a good bit of roast and coffee. Creamy with just the slightest lactic flavor. Pretty good. jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 25, 2012
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a little oatmeal and chocolate, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer. frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Very smooth throughout, thick toffee coffee taste, creamy mouthfeel, very little thin whisp head. Easy drinking same taste throughout, thouroughly enjoyable, very well balanced. Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Very good. The aroma is a subtle blend of roast and coffee. The beer is opaque black with a thick tan head leaving lacing throughout. The taste is smooth malt and coffe with only the subtlest coffee presence. The body is thick creamy and smooth. Excellent. Ibrew2or3 (8744) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12oz bottle pours pretty darn dark with thin dark tan head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, some burnt malts and then picks up malt like earthiness that seems a touch like oxidation. The taste is pretty rich with an initial mix of earthy maltiness, milk chocolate, dark roasted maltiness and a firm layer of dark roasted coffee. It climbs into a modest sense of roasted malt astringency into the finish that seems to take away whatever creaminess that was trying to shine through from the oatmeal.