nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft at Town Hall. Deep black-brown, with a long lasting rusty orange head. Sweet mossy,malty chocolate aroma. Rich chocolate and oatmeal tones. Quite smooth and mellow. Does the style right. acurtis (1161) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2010
mnbearsfan hooked me up with a growler of Black H2O Oatmeal Stout. Drank from snifter and pint, just polished it off. Syrupy thick black pour with super dark brown head. Nose of roasted nuts, bread. The hops really come through. Taste of roasted malt and barley with a strong earthiness. Finishes with some vanilla. Thick but smooth, lots of carbonation. Very flavorful and quite drinkable. deyholla (12191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured black with a brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma had a nice combination with of strong roasted malt and slight smoke with a bit of backing oat. Flavor had a strong roasted note initially accompanied by some smoke that mellowed to a dark grain finish. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Had on tap at Town Hall in August 2009.
Pours a dark black with a very nice brown head and a little bit of lacing. The smell is one of abundant roasted grains combined with bits of coffee and a few nibbles of chocolate. The oats work their way out as well. The taste brings the oats out a little bit more and also includes some mild bittering hops. The mouthfeel is very nice--medium-bodied and quite chewy. Very drinkable considering the style, and something I’d love to have a constant supple of as the leaves fall off the trees.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-01-2009 JaBier (8235) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample at Town Hall on 10/29/10. Black pour with a medium tan head. Roasty and chocolatey nose with a bit of dark fruit. Milk chocolate and malt flavor with a semi-roasty finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is roasty with lots of cocoa powder and caramel along with some earth and dark fruits. Flavor is similar. Lots of roast, chocolate, caramel, and earth before this finishes with a light bitterness from the roasts and hops. Lots of caramel and cocoa in the aftertaste as this slowly dries with a medium length duration. Medium, creamy body and a light carbonation. Overall, a pretty flavorful oatmeal stout. Lots of caramel with a nice, sweet, dark chocolate and a solid earthy roast. Good beer. Goodgrief (2059) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Typical effort. Lots of roasted flavors, not much oatmeal noticeable. Slightly astringent and thin. Not really great. Oh, and it was overly carbonated, too. HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Jet black pour with a thick brown head that eventually settles down into a ring around the glass. Big roasty nose, burnt oak and Italian roast coffee. Taste is all roast at first but then fades into vanilla beans and whipped cream. It is silky smooth in the mouth. Amazing -- like velvet on the palate. I would love to try an imperial version of this. Great stout. jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2010
At brewpub: Near black with a finger of creamy brown head. Nose is moderate roast and light coffee. Very little sweetness. The taste is what sells me on this brew... Solid roast, some burnt malt and smokiness, espresso, and very light chocolate tones. A little bit of bittersweetness along the way. This is the beer that deserves all the hype/acclaim that Guinness gets. Well done Town Hall! bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Pours an opaque black with a thin brown head. Aroma very much of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Tastes very roasty with more chocolate, coffee, caramel, nuts, licorice, and vanilla. Medium bodied with low carbonation levels. Very good overall.