Madirish76 (42) - Whittier, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
The aroma was of caramel and toffee... Not what you would expect from an oatmeal stout. The appearance was a med brown transparent color... Yes you can see through this stout easily. It had a light tan lasting head with good lacing. The taste was very watery nutty and caramel notes. This should have been called a nut brown and might get better ratings. Kind of sad that the best part of this beer is its head. Stay away from this brewery...I would never return! bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
Draft at the brewpub. Black with a creamy light tan head. 5.65% ABV Dark roasted malt aroma. Medium plus body with coarse carbonation. Smooth burnt malt flavor. Touch of coffee. Finishes smooth burnt malt bitter. Quite tasty. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Black with a creamy off white head. Roasted grIn aroma and a watery palate and chocolate taste. Boring. Lubiere (13954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
A deep dark stout with a thin moka head. A sweet chocolate and (again) butterscotch, with light herbal hops. In mouth, a very light chocolate malt taste, non-descript, very light and lightly acidic. On tap at brewpub, August 17 2009. iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Clear dark copper brown with a one finger beige head, good retention. Butterscotch, caramel, and some chocolate malts are up front with a mild roasty background. Flavor was more caramelly and chocolatey, though the flavor did seem more bland at the same time. The finish was slightly roasty with a little cola and light chalk, bitterness @ a 3. Also picked up on a tinge of ETOH. Light carbonation, watery body. Better than their ESB.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Dark color with tan head. Nose of honey and oatmeal with coffee and chocolate. Flavor is smooth coffee with rich chocolate as well. Smooth palate with a nice carbonation. Very nice. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Sampled at the brewhouse. Very smooth beer with a dark dark color and pretty thick head for a stout. Overall a middle of the pack oatmeal as it didnt quite have the flavor one would expect. hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 27, 2008 On tap at the brewery in St. Helena. Nice appearance from the nitro pour, wih a deep brown hue and cascading beige head. Pretty much your typical stout with a very creamy milkshake feel and a good dose of lighter chocolate and coffee notes. Smoky flavors with some malty notes and earth, finishing bone dry with lots of carbonation. Great body that provokes the lasting roasted character. Totally sessionable. ojclark (69) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 2, 2008
12/30/2007 from sample glass at brewery. Aroma of dark caramel, chocolate, and cappucino. Brown with good clarity and ring of tan head around the glass. Flavor somewhat thin and watery with subtle chocolate and dark caramel notes in background. Slight bitterness. Medium-light body, moderately low carbonation. Fairly short finish. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2007
Nitro pour at the brewpub. When held up to the light it was a clear dark brown color. Typical thick nitrogenated head which was tan in color and had good retention and lacing. Aroma was of milk chocolate. Smooth and slightly sweet on the tongue. Medium bodied. Nutty and milk chocolatey flavor with a hint of raisin and roasty malt. Decent.