slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"7%, you think this would be a touch more robust, but the body is a slight letdown. Otherwise, a solid interpretation, if not quite a standout. ample roast and chocolate, smooth, maybe a touch too sweet, but I liked it." cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle @ Greg’s dump, picked up at Supermarket Liquor. Pours a reddish brown with a light brown head. Light cocoa and caramel aroma with a bit of coffee. Dull carbonation. Light fruitiness. Some chocolate and roast in the flavor. Kind of boring but not horrendous. arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown with off white head, aroma brought notes of nuts, grain, brown sugar, some slight plum. Taste is a mix of dark cocoa, roast, hints of brown sugar, hints of dark fruit. Eh not bad, but not great. bytemesis (8989) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Ok, lets just stop shitting on the likes of pyramid just because we are supposed to. I mean, shit, i agree that the typical pyramid brew is not something to write home about, but they can still occasionally do something right. This is a pretty good oatmeal stout. If you can’t see that, ask yourself how it would fare in a blind rating. I won’t waste my time with my typical rating, cause no one gives a damn anyway. Just know that this beer ain’t bad. So there. Sledutah (7791) - Utah, USA - JAN 8, 2014
On tap at the brewpub in Walnut Creek
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Dark brown with a small beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate , coffee and toasted malts. Flavors of chocolate and roasty
Decent, mild stout.
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, large pillowy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Pale sweet roasted
malt nose.   Faint apple or pear skin.   Smooth on the tongue, soft, pale roasted malts, moderate sweetness, a
touch of sweetness.   Very little bitterness, to be expected.   As it warms the apple and pear skin seem to become
more apparent.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with some soft pale fruitiness, semi-sweet, mild roasted
malts, and a touch of campfire or charred wood.   A very pale example, little hops, perhaps a bit more fruity than
most.   Not bad, but very pedestrian.   Nothing wrong about it, other than perhaps its not as big as others.
Still enjoyable for what it is. chinchill (5226) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Poured from a 12oz bottle with "enjoy by 02/03/2013" on the label into a Unibroue goblet that had just before held a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout. Pours dark brown/black with a large light tan head that had excellent retention.
Aroma: Belgian yeast (?!) and some mild toasted grain aroma.
T: Well, the "Belgian yeast" that seemed to be in the aroma clearly seems to be Brett; and I assume Brett contamination rather than an intentional introduction. Nonetheless, the Brett level is tolerable and the beer is drinkable. Hard to be more positive than that, however.
M: Slightly thin for style, but otherwise excellent, smooth feel with a fairly high level of carbonation for style.
O: Bad bottle? Bottle pulled from refrigerated storage only 2 weeks past enjoy by date, so any problems stem from bottling or earlier. Will revisit down the road. thegreenrooster (4517) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a very minor roasted malt. Flavor is about the same. A very minimal roast malt and ends up very watery. This one should have stayed retired. IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
12 oz bottle from a Winter Sampler Pack from Safeway Salinas. Nose is chocolate and very light amounts of coffee. Clear brown with a medium beige head. Flavor is light chocolate with hints of sweet and bitter. mjg74 (3156) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle from BevMo. Deep ruby in color with minimal head. Sweet and a little roast smelling. Smell a little yeasty. Aroma reminds me of a dopplebock more than a stout. Thin bodied. Sweet with a little roast. Not very stouty. Seems much more bocky. Finish is pretty dry and bitter. Drinkable, but an otherwise boring stout.