jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Bottle: Dark brown pour, near black. Large tan head. Nose is sweet with bourbon and faded hops. A little roasty and cocoa. Tastes malty with bourbon notes, roasty and chocolatey. Really mellow barrel notes, which I am appreciating more these days. kyzr (1607) - Montana, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle thanks to hopdog. Pours dark brown with nice thick tan head. Nose is roasted malt and coffee with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is rich with coffee with bits of chocolate, bourbon touch of smoke and a pinch of chocolate. Medium body with good warmth from the alcohol. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2008
750ml Bottle: Aroma of whiskey, oats, chocolate, malts, vanilla, butterscotch, and caramel. Poured black in color with a medium-sized, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of butterscotch, whiskey, bourbon, chocolate, roasting, malts, vanilla, molasses, and tobacco. Medium to full body. Thick, slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, roasty, whiskey and butterscotch finish. thefle (167) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2008
bottle with big fred dog on it. drinks very smooth and finishes with a great smokey/coffee taste. Great stout, even better with that lab on the label chillin hard as hell jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Poured real dark and oily with a thin tan head. It smelled like the usual, heavy stout with chocolate and coffee hints but had a mildly lofty oatmeal scent as well. The taste was pretty much right on with the smell, and it went down extremely smooth for how heavy it was. Definitely a great stout.
DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2008
iowaherkeye brought this guy, and it ruled. Black pour with a tan head. Coffee, caramel, toffee aroma. Flavor was oak, vanilla, coffee, caramel, light citrus, whiskey. Finishes very lightly boozy. Not over barreled, and lets the great beer below shine. Breweries take note. badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Black with a beige head that had amazing retention and lacing. Smell was of oak, vanilla, cream, and dark chocolate. Taste was whiskey and oak flavored with some smoke and coffee. Very smooth tasting barrel aged beer. Body and carbonation are both medium. As previously mentioned, this was very smooth, I’d drink this again. Thanks to iowaherkeye for sharing. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Pours opaque and virtually black in color. A foamy, tan colored head is small, but shows good retention. Cobweb lacing marks the glass well. Aromas include big time dark chocolate notes, molasses, figs, and a pervasive whsky element. Likewise, flavors are big and chocolatey, with sweet, dark fruits lending depth. The whiskey note is a touch warm and sour, which seems to undermine the purpose of the oatmeal, which is to smooth things out. Medium-full bodied and very smooth, this is quite drinkable for a big beer. Overall, it is very good, but I just don’t think the barrel aging does this oatmeal stout many favors. JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2008
2006-ish bottle. Blackish pour with a light head. Aroma of light chocolate, roast and wood. Flavor is a bit woody with some vanilla and light chocolate. A bit creamy and softer than most imperial stouts, but dull overall. Disappointing - original fat dog is pretty good, but this fails to match the base beer. thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Overall good stout. Hints of oatmeal, caramel, chocolate, and oak. The alcohol shows more than other beers with the same alcohol content. Good with chocolate and other deserts.