sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Draft from the Tap Room. Dark brown and opaque. Tan clinging head. Slight chocolate, grainy nose. Full and rich. Chocolate and deep dark coffee flavors. Sweet, but with a dry finish. Slight pine. Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle. Black with amber highlights, fine tan head. Dry, roasty perked coffee aroma. Not much of what I expect as oatmeal character. Dry, pleasant roast astringency. I liked this better on tap. As tasted here, it’s still pleasant, but a bit one-note. And tap or bottle, the version with coffee is much more interesting. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Bottled 12/09/2004. This oatmeal stout pours a dark black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized tan/beige foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee. A medium bodied Oatmeal Stout. Malts are roasty and chocolate. Slightly spicy hops. Nice chewy mouthfeel. Nice balance between the roastiness and the sweetness. Very smooth tasting. Slightly dry finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some coffee characters. Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Strange notes of caramel, spring water, berry syrup, and oreos. An attempt at an oatmeal stout that ends up a little too sweet and light-bodied. Barely any roast character at all. Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
On tap and then later from a bottle. Here’s an instance where I liked the beer better from the bottle - the tap version felt thinner and the bottled version was thicker and more full flavored. Plenty of roasted coffee and nutty caramel aroma. Sweet at the front followed by caramel, oats, coffee, and finished with some chocolate and more roast.
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Draft in shaker glass. This beer is nearly black in color with a creamy persistant head and a solid lacing that obscures the outside of the glass. It has a faint unpleasant metallic aroma. You can taste oatmeal (suprising, eh?) and a bit of coffee and roasted barley. It’s very good and extremely drinkable. This is an excellent stout despite its unpleasant aroma. OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2005
12 oz bottle via trade with Duane! - Thanks Duane!! - Pours black with a fair tan head that laces a bit. Aroma is straight up coffee. Flavor is more of a blend of coffee, chocolate, and a nice roasty flavor. The coffee flavor dominates though. On the palate this is medium bodied and very drinkable Not too bad... kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2005
bottle 12oz. pours black with fluffy tan head. aroma is oatmeal malt light coffee taste is sweet chocolate and a nice roasted character. mouth feel is thin and dry lightly bitter. very nice. Pailhead (6540) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2008 Bottle: Courtesy of Duane via trade. Aroma is mostly roasted grain with hints of metal, caramel, chocolate, and pine. Pours a dark brown with some hints of orange along the outer edges of the glass and a small tan head. Very nice lacing. Quick chocolate sweetness up front. Strong roasted and burnt grain and bitter black coffee finish. 6-4-6-3-11DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Rerate courtesy of xmarcnolanx via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, coffee, and light smoke. It pours a dark brown with lots of orange hilights when held to the light with a moderate beige head that lasts a minute or so and leaves behind sporadic lacing. The flavor starts with light chocolate with some faint fruit in the background. There are some moderate burnt flavors in the finish with some coffee that sneaks past the burnt flavors. Medium-bodied with light-moderate carbonation.
’05 GTMW sample. Dark brown body, light tan head. Coffee / chocolate sweet aroma. Lots of dark chocoate in the flavor. Dry finish.