oobawa (2017) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 8, 2018
Comes across on the acidic side for an oatmeal stout, with a heavy cherry-raisin undertone that borders on metallic. Moderate chocolate and coffee notes are nice, and the creamy texture adds a indulgent milkiness to the taste, but I'm not certain Ommegang's house yeast harmonizes well with stouts. Pours a lovely deep dark brown with a lasting beige head and spotty lacing. Nose is inviting chocolate and Belgo yeastiness. Too bad it can't come together as a solid pint. OnTheTrail (659) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2018
Pours dark brown, brown head. Aroma is coffee, espresso, dark fruit, cocoa. Rich sweet, creamy, coffee, spicy favor, very smooth creamy mouthfeel. Delicious. hockey9930 (343) - - FEB 24, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2018 Pours black with tan head. Not much aroma. Taste is of dark malts maybe a bit roasty. Not much to it honestly. AirForceHops (8416) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2018
8 oz draft at Bad Lab for their Stout Month. The aroma is weak coffee, mild chocolate, maybe oats. I understand this is a " session"stout at 5.3 % but I really was expecting more. The body and texture is thin and watery. Should be much thicker for an oatmeal stout. Or maybe I am just use to drinking 12.5% imperial stouts? Not sure about this one. JDBaker11058 (2522) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2018
Silky, creamy, roasty, dark, notes of chocolate, roast; hint of musty basement. Mini growler via Hopsy.
mike67 (1326) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2018
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted malt, dark fruit and coffee. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is sour of toasted malt, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit and chocolate. Finish is long and sour. Probably there is something wrong with this bottle. tfontana (1286) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle pour into tulip glass from The Beer Store, Nashua. Appearance is inky black with 1/2-finger width light brown head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is light cocoa, dark fruit, dust, roasted malt. Taste is strong roasted malt--slightly ashy--with subtler spice, chocolate and fruit. Palate is medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and mostly roasted malt finish. Overall, aroma is really subtle and then taste is too dominant roast to let the other flavors shine through. Not as nice of a texture as other oatmeal stouts and a little too carbonated. Still a competent stout but with a number of minor flaws. thebighead (28) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2017
12oz bottle from Total Wine. A previous reviewer noted: Dark chocolate aromas, faint roast. Black with a mostly fading beige head. Lightly sweet, chocolatey, mild roast. Medium-full bodied, very smooth. I agree. Bebum (1195) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Opaque, deep copper, tall, brown head.
Full body, intensely flavorful, smooth, frothy, slick but not oily texture, bright mouthfeel with low heat and high carbonation, average length, tasty finish.
Sharp, almost sour, sweet, moderately bitter, great balance.
Dominant flavor is of dark roast coffee but also malt, chocolate, charcoal,
Interesting variation on oatmeal stout, very enjoyable, good choice if you want something with low alcohol.
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Bottle from Hop City Krog Market drunk while anxiously trying to find paperwork to continue my ATCP-CTP training. Oh the beer? A very light stout with notes of bitter chocolate and spice plus a hint of fruit. Pleasant.