tightslice (1529) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 19, 2018
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, chocolate cereal grains. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa cereal, slight tangy finish. Taste is thin and honestly more of a boring Roasted Malt Stout (almost Porter-like). Calling this a "Smoked Oatmeal Stout" brings a lot of expectations: 1. I'm expecting some smoke 2. I'm expecting a creamier mouthfeel. Unfortunately the name / description is misleading, so I'm rating it lower than normal (ie. I think at least a 3 would be reasonable). bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear reddish black, medium tan head, dissipates fairly slowly, good lacing. Aroma is roast, tobacco, ash, dark bread, coffee grounds. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, roasty. Medium body. Solid - better than the ratings. PugUglyBrewer (841) - - MAY 6, 2017
Black in color with a creamy head of tan to light brown foam. Semi sweet cocoa on the aroma with a subtle layer of caramel. Some smoke malt contributes in the dry roast finish. A bit thin but all around a solid stout. DenverLogan (1302) - North Bend, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2017
From a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours black with brown head and lace. Aroma of dark roasted malt, campfire, carob, caramel, slight tobacco. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark roasted malts, slight dark chocolate, minerals, slight coffee, wet oak, bitter herbs. Overall big on aroma bus so-so on overall flavor. Bill Becker (2009) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pours black with an inch or less of tannish foam.
Roasted malt, chocolate, a bit of bitterness.
Tastes more like chocolate/cocoa, mild bitterness, overall there’s something artificial about it, imho.
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is soy sauce, dark chocolate, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, soy sauce, chocolate, thin. batneil (799) - - SEP 11, 2016
Quite fizzy as stouts go. Drinkable, but the flavour is a bit underwhelming. It smells quite nice but when you start to drink it doesn’t quite deliver. Still not bad though. Strykzone (7800) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Almost black with just a little amber. A tan head leaves sticky lacing. A little ash and smoke in the aroma with cocoa. First sip is chocolate fudge with roast behind it. A little tobacco and some surprising complexity. Nuts, melons, herbal, fruit, and earth plus some that i can’t quite identify. This is short of being a great beer, but I found it fun to find the subtle flavors and nuances. hayduke (5731) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours dark brown being almost black with a tan head with big bubbles. Nose of roasted malts, chocolate and some smoky ash. Medium, body and a sticky mouthfeel. The flavor is dark roasted malts with a lot of chocolate. a little dark fruit rind, tobacco, nuts, vanilla and some smoke. Finally as Dave point out there is even a hint of citrus. The finish is earthy and dry and a hint of coffee appears. A quite complex beer and full of all kinds of flavors. However all this complexity has a little difficulty hanging together. Not a bad beer by any means but somehow just not quite making the big time. Zymurgeist2 (2439) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
On draught at Pita Kabob in Visalia. Roast dominates both the aroma and flavor of this beer. Pours near black with brown head. The acidity from the roast is pronounced, and there is also a very dry finish.