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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
The J.O.S. is a new style for us. J.O.S. stands for Jurgans Oatmeal Stout. For those of you who follow all of our blogs/facebook page you might remember our friend Jurgan, who is the head Maltster at Wyermann Malting company in Germany. He came to visit and recreate his birthday beer, a German Oatmeal Stout. This beer is very light and easy drinking for a stout. The roast character and the body are lighter then our Oatmeal Stout. It is a perfect summer time Stout, because it is not to aggressive in any capacity!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bp (913) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Draft: pours dark black with a thin tan head, malty aroma, very dry, chocolatey, malty with a medium body

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
A: The beer pours a thin dark brown color with a tan/khaki head. S: Smells awful. Sour and green apple all the way with hints of lemon and lemon zest. A bit of water and metal add to the fun. Just a little roasted malt to let you know this was supposed to be a stout. T: Just as bad on the palate. Watery, metallic, and sour. Despite the lactic tartness and green apple notes, this beer is somewhat bland. Light roast character and maybe some coffee. M: Very light bodied with a medium carbonation. O: This should have been dumped out by the brewery. Just awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5776) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours mahogany-tinged black into a shaker. Pancake head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Sweet hot chocolate aromas. Medium bodied with charred milk chocolate upfront turning to a lasting espresso finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2011
Dark pour with a foamy beige head. Aroma is oats, light dusted chocolate, and some cream. Mouthfeel is creamy, but not as thick as expected. Flavor is unsweetened chocolate, cream, some low roast. Very drinkable, very simple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Dark brown pour, nice light tan nitro head. Flavor and nose hold decent oat presence, dark chocolate, dry roast, and a touch of milk. Dry, light to medium body. All right but not too complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Very light grainy aroma. Pours almost black with a finger of a very tight, dark tan, nitrogen head atop. Sweet but not heavily so. Right away and throughout there is a firm, grainy, acerbic edge to it. No appreciable hop character but not unbalanced so must be a sufficient buttering effect. Very light bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Not my image of an oatmeal stout but still a clean, well-brewed and refreshing beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (6869) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Draft @ the brewpub. Poured into a pint glass, tiny white head, no lace. Thin body but donít let that fool you. It still has good flavor. Roasted barley, chocolate and a slight toffee note. I donít know how to feel about this. It is a lighter stout, easy to drink in the hotter summer months. Yet at the same time, it lacks full body and richer flavor of a true Oatmeal Stout. I think this was made to please the masses. Nice to try but wouldnít order again. Why scale down a good stout? I ordered something else rather than this for my second beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnnniee (4052) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2011
I picked up a bottle of this from the brewery last week. Pours a deep brown bordering on black and even a vigorous pour produced almost no head at all. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of roast and chocolate. Slightly earthy aroma there as well. Taste is on the sweet side with caramel and toffee being the dominant flavors. Slightly earthy barely roasty flavor provides some hints of chocolate. Sweet smooth syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation with a medium body. This is an ok stout that they are selling as a summer time beer. I drink big thick stouts all year round, I donít need a dumbed down version for the summer. It really could stand a bit more carbonation as well. Glad I got to try it, but disappointed it wasnít their regular oatmeal stout which is fantastic.

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