Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Decent head that faded quickly, nice lacing. Color is a bit light for a stout. Starts off sweet and fades to a bit of coffee. King of a plasticy aftertaste. thedm (6177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This rating was from the Hop In The City event where brews from the previous year were sampled (5 oz) by the attendees from kegs. This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized light brown colored bubbles that left behind an opaque black colored body with no visible carbonation and a good lacing. It had a mild malt aroma and a smooth palate and a mild coffee lingering finish. The flavor was mostly coffee. Strykzone (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Dark and rich and quite good. Schlafly rarely misses the mark. It might be just a bit on the thin side which suits me. fraternie (1011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Thin, dark brown body, thin head. Light roasted chocolate aroma. Malt is a bit oatey/chocolate but seems a bit watered down overall. Oats and some chocolate in the finish. Thins out, very little hops. TChrome (1472) - North Richland Hills, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2003
Made the unfortunate mistake of imbibing a Stone Imperial Stout prior to dringing this fine stout. Suffered by comparison to say the least. Judged on its own merits, however, this is a good stout. Nice aroma of coffee and roasted malt. The beer pours very dark brown with a huge light brown head. There is very heavy lacing and the head is retained throughout. Flavor is nice malt, roasty and palate is much more subtantial than many stouts. Good beer.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Pretty good. Makes me wish Boulevard would start expanding their variety. Not on par with any of the great Oatmeal Stouts but has a nice sweety maltiness. raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 11, 2003
Bottle and Tap:No longer contract brewed for bottles. Dark brown.Lightly khaki,head. Good roasy,burnt/smokey,chocolate aroma.Mouthfeel is creamy,full.Good malty,roasted flavors. Finish is roasty,rich.Good Stout.Tad more creamy on draft,although I would recommend either. Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Nice black color,small tan head that faded fast.Roasty aroma with a slight hint of smoke,sweet chocolate.Nice roasted taste with a mild chocolate and mild smoke flavor.The after taste is roasty mild chocolate and smoke.kind of a thin feel in the mouth with a slight gritty feel on the palate.Nice brew and a good one to try if you can find it. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 12, 2003
The contrast between the bottle and tap is amazing. I'd give the bottled version a full point lower score b/c of the seemingly drier finish and less rich body. I really enjoyed the texture of the oatmeal from the tap. Almost too drinkable from the bottle. jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Thin head initially that disppears quickly; body is quite dark.
Quite sweet with caramel and dark chocolate. Not as full of a mouthfeel and developed as I would like.