shrubber85 (11390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Chocolate and sour milk malt aroma. Medium brown color with moderate head. Chocolate milk malt flavor with dry grass hops finish. Nice but light. hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 This beer rocks!
It pours as a thick, oily black liquid. Only when held up to a high-powered halogen lamp is one enabled to behold the beautiful, deep crimson hue.
The medium-sized, creamy, khaki-colored head is mostly, but not fully, diminishing with decent lacing.
The aroma is of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee swirled with rich, Belgian milk chocolate. Small acrid, cherry and lightly floral notes.
The flavor is of creamy, dark roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, soy sauce and mild coffee up front. Well-hopped with moderate bitterness and tartness on the backside.
Full-bodied with a fizzy and moderately creamy mouthfeel.
Lengthy, sour, lightly bitter and mostly dry finish with more Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee at the very wee end.
It's what a stout should be. Nothing really sweet about the beer. My guess is that ANY OATMEAL Stout is classified as a sweet stout. Good stuff. Have one!
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle and thanks strykzone! Dark brown almost bladck pour with a small head. Aromas of cereal and oats. Flavor is dry and very nice. Smooth and lightly malted with some nice hops. Good stuff! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: dark chocolate and roasted aroma, touch of dark caramel sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, dark chocolate, earthy and dry, long bitter finish follows the dry roasted character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Thanks to beer handy for this. I had this after a Boulevard Dry Stout and a few oyster crackers, and the Boulevard Stout is better than this by 0.3-0.5. This one pours black with ruby edges and a big off-white head. Aroma of dark malt, chocoff, cabernet. Tastes roasty malty, with chocoff and some fruitiness in the finish. Somewhat light in palate and not a pinnacle of complexity, but very good.
cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Tap @ Schlafly St. Louis. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty, rich chocolate, a bit oaty aroma. Burnt malty, lightly smoky, chocolate, oaty, anise flavor. Ok. BVery (10485) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Tap. Brown pour, tan head. Mild aroma of roasted malts. Taste is malty and coffee. Medium bodied and lightly hopped. alexsdad06 (10378) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark reddish brown color with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with a touch of chocolate. The flavor is much of the same, roasted malts, chocolate, and some coffee. Dry throughout, not sweet. It was ok, but I would opt for many other stouts before doing this again. phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Draft at the Schlafly Tap Room. Pours a super dark brown, cloudy but not quite opaque and highlighted with some clear brown-amber. Two-finger thick beige head. Aroma of roasted caramel malts, toasted grains, oats, coffee, and some light, earthy hops. Flavor of roasted caramel malts, oats, chocolate, coffee, toast, cream, and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, with soft carbonation and a dry, gritty mouthfeel. Nice oatmeal stout. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2009
courtesy of hwwty4. Pours deep black with coffee/tan head.
Aroma, light malts with chocolate, oat and roasted malts.
Taste, roasted malts with hints of coffee and oats, light bitter chocolate and hops. Leave a lingering bitter palate feel. Bitter chocolate finish.
Was really expecting something better.