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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Brewed with healthy doses of chocolate and black patent malts, this delightful beer is as black as the cold night sky but its robust flavor and smooth finish will warm you to the core. Try it with hard cider for a Snakebite.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2009
(22oz bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, oatmeal, dark chocolate, and some dark fruit. Flavor of sour grain, dark fruit, vinous,chocolate, and vinegar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
090510-on tap-pours a retaining big light brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-licorice/chocolate. As it warms, molasses. Taste is dark malt-molasses/chocolate/ashy, creamy/oat, some earthy hops. Interesting for style/occasional, although not my style. 3.4 *090510-Peoples Pint Oatmeal Stouton cask-pours a tan ring for a head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-bolder than tap and alcohol and earthier. 090514-22oz bottle-pours a rich light brown head and black color. Aroma is very sweet clashing with earthy, rubbery, chocolate/molasses/ashy-dark malt, acidic. As it warms it doesnt clash. Taste is ashy/coffee-dark malt, acidic/earthy/bitter hops, some alcohol, powdery/gritty mouth feel. Based on having at cellar temperature. 3.1

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (12113) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Black in color with brown edges and a larger sized off white head. Older bottle, so if I have the chance, I will revisit. Slight infection with a tart finish. Not a drain pour tartness, and a little enjoyable, but would like to try this fresh (someone send me a bottle).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (11825) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2007
hands-down their best beer, worth stopping in for. A low ABV and one of three good casks on that night. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown, with a delightful bubbly mocha head, lace. Roomish temperature, it would have been interesting to have it a bit colder and then go through a flavour range. Tastes of chocolate and licorice along with mouthfeel of oatmeal. Sourish finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Date: 09/29/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

black, wispy beige head, huge butter aroma with only a hint of roasted malt breaking through, lots of butter flavor mixed with dark chocolate,

Aroma: 2/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Drinkability: 4/10
Score: 4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 My Bottom Line:
This healthy Oatmeal Stout provides ample coffee atop the roasted caramel, building an effortlessly drinkable, although perhaps sweet example.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the blackness.
-Dark chocolate also accompanies the coffee roastiness.
-The body is healthy on tap, but I admit the bottle was a little thinner than was to be expected from the full and creamy nose.
-Carbonation is comfortable and serves the flavor profile adequately.
-The tap version gave me a blast of caramel sweetness in the nose.

From the bottle (3.5) and from the tap (3.1).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2009
Bottle. Dark black beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is quite sour. Unpleasantly metallic with a touch of sour coffee in the background. The flavour is also sour with a bit of chalky charry flavour. Utterly undrinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
after4ever (7942) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2010
22. thanks, sully! pours jet black with caramel at the edges. no head or lace. big nose of freeze dried coffee. creamy medium body, fairly flat. lots of freeze dried coffee on the mid palate. mild chocolate coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7585) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2007
Bouteille de 22 oz, partage avec MartinT, Beerbuzzmontreal et M_Heine. Arme: Odeur de caf et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Prsence dun moyen col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf et de chocolat. Courte dure de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement crmeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #1226)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Pours a mostly opaque with a thin, spotty-lacing dark tan head. Aroma has perhaps the most diacetyl Ive ever smelled in a beer or in a bag or microwave popcorn along with some mild roasty chocolate notes. Body is coated with slick oily diacetyl and some milk chocolate with a touch of sweetness, just dripping in popcorn butter. Just do a diacetyl rest and this beer would probably be pretty good, but right now, its damn near undrinkable.

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