DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011 slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent looking in the class. Minimal lacing, choc. and roast. Decent, but lite mouthfeel.
22-Jan-11 (12-oz bottle: Obtained in trade with jah noth, thanks Dan!) Oatmeal stouts are pretty easy to drink as far as stouts go, so no surprise that Saranac has an entry in this style category. This is a mildly sweet, milk-chocolaty, lightly roasty, slightly ashy stout with light sweetness and gentle bitterness. It’s medium in weight, moderately carbonated, and fairly dry in the finish. Not all that aromatic, the nose offers chocolate, cocoa, and licorice. Dark-brown in color with clear, mahogany edges and a small, beige head that fully dissipates. Not bad, but not all that interesting either, so in other words, the typical Saranac beer! KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown. Claims to be sweet, and is slightly so, but not overly. Less sweet than usual sweet stouts, with a good amount of hops. The oatmeal effect is rather east to miss, though. Good, drinkable, not really distinctive.
williamherbert (1544) - Syracuse, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Looks dark brown, just this side of black. Puffy light brown head. No light can be seen. Nice brown lace.
Lightly toasted malt aroma. Sweet like a mild chocolate. Sweetness is a nice mild balance. Less coffee. Hint of dark cherry/grape. Excellent.
Only slightly biter, but with a more pronounced sweet counterbalance. It’s very good, and has a dry finish. Has some alcohol in the flavor.
Feels thick and grainy, sandpaper. Substantial but not a choker.
A nice, balanced stout. Has the thick chunky feel of an oatmeal, but a sweet backbone. Very nice. Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2009
Jason’s bottle from mixed six-pack. Substantial roast, though weak for style. This is a dry stout with lots of oatmeal. Black with big off-white head. black with big off-white head and lots of lace. Lactose acidic. Medium mouthfeel. Drinkability so-so. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Sweet and thin. Sugar notes, lactose, sweet maltose, and some light bitterness and oats. Thin and simple, not to good.
WVHouseofBeer (1108) - West Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 Eh a fairly average Stout. Decent chocolate and cofee flavors with pretty much the same aroma. It was a bit too watery. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2009
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt and roasty with some spicy hints and dark fruit. Tastes sweet and roasty with a decent depth and a nutty finish. jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Initially i was relatively impressed with saranac for this offering... But after the initial rush of sweet roasted malt, i labored through the second half of the beer thinking that once my palate was coated there were no other flavors offered. It was quite thin and very very generic... timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Nice dark pour with a tan head. Slight roast coffee/malt aromas. Kind of lighter bodied than expected. Roasted malt/mocha/coffee flavors in limited amounts. Dry on the finish. Not bad, kind of like their Russian Imperial, there are just some things missing. If you were just starting try darker brews, this could be one to try as a warm up. Hance07 (192) - DownSouth, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2008
Pours dark brown nearly black with small tan head. Watery mouthfeel for a stout with slight roasted flavor. A little bitter on the finish. Seems more like a porter than a stout to me.