BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Black pour with a nice brown head. Chocolate and oats abound in the smell and taste, with a slightly sweet but skunky aftertaste. wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Opaque brown, small, creamy head of tan that fades quickly but leave lace top to bottom.
Aroma infused with dark, bitter chocolate, roasted coffemocha.
Mouthfeel full and creamy with malty cherry flavor, chocolate, cassis. Sweet, creamy, finished smooth. sphinx (11) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2004
This stout is dark - about the same color as chocolate chips - you can not see through it when you hold it up to the light - beautiful. The head is tan, thick and lasts for a while - I've got the foam 'stashe going on. The aroma has hints of mocha or coffee. I can't taste the oatmeal, but it tastes great and goes down smooth! This is a fabulous stout, and I imagine it would taste awesome on nitro. Boutip (6380) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2004
Bottle – Poured a pitch-black brew with a nice dark foamy head. Aroma is very sweet with linger of maltness. Taste is very sweet with some coffee and chocolate. No strong aftertaste or bitterness. This is a very creamy, easy beer. You can go wrong with that oatmeal stout if you’re a fan of the style. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 7, 2004
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Smells mostly of soy with light coffee and a dark Belgian Chocolate. Light brown, frothy head, med, not long-lasting. Almost black, almost opaque beer asking you to drink it. Malty sweet with coffee and toasty, fruit and an alcoholic flavor remeiniscent of a semi-fruity wine. Bitter aftertaste with sweet to offset, long duration. Med. body. Silky and slightly dry. Good overall impression: well balanced, great flavor dynamics.
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2004
Very nice, had an aftertaste that reminded me of the type of balsamic vinegar that I buy, strangely enough. But that is definitely not a bad thing. Excellent. Erdrick (21) - JAPAN - FEB 7, 2004
Pours a thick dark body, with a dark tan head that lasts for a long while. This is a very full bodied beer. The balance is amazing, I would say that this is, thus far, the best balanced beer I have had the pleasure of drinking. Hints of cherry, sugar cane, chocolate, and raisin. There is almost a smoky taste in the background. Overall, a great experience. Awesome beer! SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Dark with a thin tan head. The nose was just plain ol skunky (maybe we got a bad bottle) background of hops. The taste is sweet with malts but fairly acidic or metallic. Medium/average body. Not that bad if you can get around that skiunk, wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Wow. Any other explanation of this beer's absolute perfectness would be futile. Wow. hershiser2 (3250) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2004 Paid $1.79 for a 12 oz single.
Inky black, with a small tan head.
Sweet alcohol in the nose, along with rich chocolate... reminds me a bit of a cherry cordial.
Nice and tasty and smooth! Bittersweet flavor with a tinge of alcohol. Aftertatse is only slightly bitter.
Very smooth in the mouth, and might be a good candidate for a session beer.