MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
Creamy roastiness and their incumbent dry bitterness play joyfully with the raisins bathing in molasses...Slightly vinous undertones blend well with the sweet chocolate malt flavors...A perfectly competent stout... DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 30/09/2005
Black and slightly rich on the palate with a fruit aroma. Crisp coffee roast flavoured finish. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2006
[tap @ Milly’s] Pours almost black, with a thick white head. Flavors are moderately sweet, with plenty of chocolate and roasted malt coming through. Full mouthfeel. A nice, well made stout. Holdwine (1237) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Good looking stout. Nose shows notes of dark chocolate. Nice oaty smoothness. Easy to drink, well use of the dark malt. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2005
Moderate roasty malt aroma with a chocolate character and some raisin-like fruity esters. Opaque brown-black with tan head that recedes slowly to ring. Raisins and roasts play nicely together in the mouth with plenty of malty sweetness. Medium body is somewhat slick in texture with low carbonation. Sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Rastacouere and Volgon.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2005
Creamy beige head with nice retention, atop a clear red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some chocolate, roast, fruity. Creamy light-medium body. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
tasted at brewpub with dirtymike. Pours a near black with an off white head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Bitter and roasty taste up front with chocolate, coffee, tart fruit coming through in the middle with a firm, lasting citrus hop finish with roasty bitterness. GIJOE (1256) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours black with a creamy tan head that reduces quickly, but leaves a film. Oat is pronounced in the nose along with some coffee notes. Taste is on the bitter side. Full bodied brew that’s quite satisfying. I’d gladly have another. tfontana (1134) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Keg pour at Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival. Aroma is rich chocolatey/cocoa with some smoke that is a little bit off (as a kid, I burned some bird droppings with a magnifying glass and it smells a little like that). Appearance is nice dark pour with effervescence reminiscent of a nitro, beige finger-width head and nice lacing. Taste is much like aroma--dominant chocolate/cocoa with that smoky flavor. Palate is medium bodied with creamy texture, average carbonation. Overall, much to like here but the slightly off smokiness is enough off putting that I would choose other oatmeal stouts ahead of it for sure. JulienHuxley (5953) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Deep black pour with reddish hue and an immortal creamy tan foam. Aroma is nice and roasty, light fruitiness, oatmeal. Taste is bitter, nice roasty/sweet balance. Palate is light bodied and silky. Good.