overall
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95
style
RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flagship Series. A delicious Oatmeal Stout with just enough hops to balance the copious quantities of dark roasted malts, oatmeal for a creamy smooth drinkability, and whole vanilla beans for a rich complexity.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1625) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a tan head. Strong malt aroma with a huge sense of vanilla. Smooth taste. Vanilla finish. Really solid brew.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7056) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Chris brought this one too me from a trip to Utah. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty, woody and had notes of vanilla and floral hops. The flavor was bitter, dryish and toasty with cocoa, coffee, vanilla, wood and a hint t of red meat. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9523) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2016
355 ml bottle.
Pours very dark brown color with a small head. Aroma is sweet chocolaty, slightly bitter malty, vanilla and cocoa, mild hops, some espresso comes through also. Flavor is chocolaty, cocoa and dark malt bitterness, coffee, vanilla sweetness and oats. Nice ashy cocoa finish. Very pleasant and tasty.
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5430) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Brown, nice head, aroma of chocolate, vanilla, wood, caramel, flavor of vanilla, chocolate, wood, caramel, medium bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (241) - - SEP 28, 2016
A decadent oatmeal stout that pairs really well with cheesecake. Oatis pour a rich mahogany and settles out to be midnight black in the glass with dark brownish ruby at the edges. The head is short-lived creamy light brown. Vanilla and caramel permeate invitingly from the glass. Vanilla, caramel, subtle roast, cocoa and plum dance on the pallette.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2276) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle. This is a nice thick and roasty sweet stout with lots of body. I like it a bit better on the colder side to cut down on the cloying tendency of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (984) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2016
On tap at St. Augistines. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma brings out chocolate cake note with vanilla notes. Same character taste and aftertaste with hoppy and burnt malt bitterness. Excellent!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (933) - Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Decent, if maybe a little underwhelming. Pours very dark brown, no real head. The aroma is bitter bakers chocolate, but its very restrained. The flavor is restrained, too. I dont pick up on the usual rich, cereal malt thing that I enjoy about oatmeal stouts. The front of the tongue is watery, but the finish is a little better. A little bitter, roasted malt, and just the slightest hint of vanilla show up on the back end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Bomber. Dark oily pour with a tan head. Roasty, vanilla, some cocoa. A bit dry. Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1070) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
Visual: Part of a 4-pack, mixed bombers. Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating small head, a thin layer of retention, a few bubbles here and there. Nose: sweet medium roasted caramel barley malt, prominent vanilla (lvl-8)-pungency Attack: slick-oily-thick, crisp bite Mid-palate: thick liquid deep roast barley malt, (lvl-6-sweetness), background dissipating tangy sour, milk sugars Finish: chocolate, vanilla, lingering roasted bitter intermixed with bitter hops Summary: A deliciously decadent mix of dark roasty chocolate vanilla - great balance, drinkability, and complexity. Lots of flavours you can focus individually on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2016
[Dec 24 2015] Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket, Portland OR. Black body with big tan mocha head. Nose is toasty, vanilla, dark fruits and malts. Taste is roasty, dark fruits. Bitter in the finish.


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