BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2008
Bomber bottle from mcox90 and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Nearly opaque with a fading creamy head which left spotty lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of oatmeal, toasted and charred malt, milk chocolate, prune, molasses, and some grassy hops. The taste starts with equal parts of chocolate, oat, ripened fleshy fruit and some coffee. There is a hit of smoke and grassy bitter upon the finish. The mouth feel is smooth and sprite, a very easy drinking beer and matched the flavor profile very well. The top notch stout that is worthy of try indeed. Mikey Likey. mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Combined rating of on tap at brewpub and 22 oz bottle purchased at brewpub. Pours a jet black with a tan head. Minimal lacing. Nose is roasted malts and sweet caramel. Mouthfeel is creamy and sort of heavy. Just right for the style. Taste is sweet, but not cloyingly so. Caramel, malt and oatmeal cookie. Well balanced with just a touch of bitterness. Very good. drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
Served on tap at the brewery. In no uncertain terms, this is the best oatmeal stout I have ever had. The body is jet black with a thick white head. Amazing sweet caramel smells pour from the glass and make it impossible to resist. The flavor does not disappoint at all even with such a great aroma. Caramel and chocolate are balanced with some roasty character and the package is clothed in smooth creaminess. The body is decently heavy but if I had to make a complaint, it would be that it wasn’t quite heavy enough. An amazing beer all around. hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2007
on nitro at the brewery. Black in color with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, light roast, somewhat muted because of the nitro. Taste is creamy with a silky body- chocolate, moderate roastyness. Finishes with light lingering sugar and moderate bitter roast. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
daHammer (60) - Smyrna, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Date: June 02, 2007
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma with a light smokey character
Body: thin body
Flavor: sweet caramel and chocolate flavor with plenty of roasted, milky sweetness, a bit of a slightly tart astrengency that grows as it warms, light bitterness in the finish
Date: January 30, 2009
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Left over in KP’s Cellar’
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Aroma: Roasted grain and malt. Oats. Coffee. Moderate sweet malt and caramel.
Appearance: Dark brown opaque with ruby red highlights. Coarse, rocky off-white head. Good head retention.
Flavor: Dark roasted grain with sweet malt backbone. Oatmeal flavor.
Moderate hop flavor and bitterness that lingers into finish.
Palate: Creamy mouthfeel. Med high body. Some roasted grain astringency.
Overall: Very tasty smooth Oatmeal Stout that goes down smoothly.
Bottle thanks to porterhouse: Pours a mostly opaque with dark brown edges and a thin, wispy-lacing coating of tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt and some sweet caramel. Body starts slightly sweet and mildly tart with a hint of dark fruit. Finishes a little thin, but has decent balance. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - OCT 26, 2006
(Draft @ brewpub) Nice beer, memorable mouthfeel...Dark brown, nearly black with two fingers of biege head. Aroma coffee-ish along with some sweet chocolate-ness. Mouthfeel very smooth - great. Flavor mostly coffee with light sweet chocolate. A little bitter. Very light grassiness in finish. Good stuff. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours a tan head with black color. Aroma is oatmeal/coffee, molasses. Taste is sweet malt- oatmeal/coffee, molasses, vanilla, some bitterness. OK carbonation. DarkMagus (540) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Nice sweet cocoa/coffee aroma, malt and dark roasted grains, as well as some slight sweetness were all hidden underneath. Rapidly dissipating head left behind serious lacing on the glass. A deep black color with red-orange highlights. Flavors were of dark roasted/burnt grains, sweet malt, dark roasted coffee, cocoa, some very slight hops... smooth, creamy, and silky mouthfeel. Awesome.