Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2003
Standard deep dark color of a stout w/ a mild dark head. No aroma that I could detect. Roasted taste that was ok but not one of the better oatmeal stouts I've had. blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2003
nice toastly oatmeal smell. A mildly dark head. The burnt oatmeal taste was ok, but nothing special. Had a very hoppy almost IPA finish. Mildly disappointed.... jgb9348 (6438) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2003
Looks as black as tar with a dark brown head which fades fast. Smells very strong and sweet with hints of caramel and sugar. Thin bodied compared to the colour, but a nice burnt caramel taste to a mellow body. Not a bad beer, but from the colour, I was expecting more. Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2003
Nice stuff. I haven't had any kind of stout in a while, and this made me wonder why I had been neglecting the style. Rich and silky, with coffee and dark chocolate. Sweet but not overly so. Opaque black, with a head the color of the "crema" on good espresso. A very sensual experience. (That may just be because I've been single for too long...) I drank this while watching Emir Kusturica's "Underground," which contains the most drunkenness I've ever seen in a movie, ever. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2003
Pretty good - not the powerful goodness of their winter beer, but a hearty warmth of roasts and sweets on its own. Amazingly full bodied and smooth.
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Pours with a tall, tan head of microbubbles with a creamy top. Black and opaque. Grainy aroma - actually similar to oatmeal (very interesting). Some cereal notes in the aroma as well. Toasty with a tiny hint of diacetyl. Mildly hopped. The diacetyl is really coming out after I breathe out through my nose. Too many stouts have this problem, IMO but some people must like this taste. It is not way off but is noticeable. bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Another good stout. Strong roasted coffee and oat flavor and aroma, rich black pour, stong palate. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Found at Jungle Jim's in Fairlfield, OH. Almost black with no discernible head and minimal lacing. Creamy coffee aroma. Nice toasty flavor of coffee, nuts and some chocolate. Sweet and creamy finish. Rather enjoyable in my humble opinion. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2002
Black, not alot of head, decent lace. Nose of cocoa, oats, coffee and a touch of hops. Rich malts,full body, moderate roast, bittersweet chocolate, smooth oatiness and a tame sweet finish. Decent sweet stout. Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2002
Re-rating this beer. It's great and it won the bronze medal at the 2002 Great American Beer Festival. I think it deserved the gold in the Oatmeal Stout category.
**** One of my favorite beer styles, this one lives up to all the writing on the label. Creamy and toasty, very subtle hops and dominated by the rich, dry finish. This oatmeal stout is highly recommended. Alcohol level is 6.4% by volume, slightly high for a stout.