3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Old and musty aroma of grass and yeast. Smooth in the mouth but with a butter candy flavor... also some pencil shaving flavor. I don't know why, it really does taste like a just-sharpened pencil smells, don't ask me why. The finish is full of smoky grass and wood. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Courtesy of Quake1028. Pours fairly dark but not opaque with dark brown head. The aroma is light with a mixture of roasty malts, burnt malts, faint wood and hints of fruity esters. The taste starts roasty and chocolaty. It becomes both sweet and burnt malts by midway. Into the finish a faint spice hoppiness shows up for a moment before more chocolate malts join back in along with a mild oatmeal twang and malt roastiness. PorterPounder (8230) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2006
RFD - Washington DC - 12 oz bottle. Very good solid stout. Deep dark black pour with a medium size off-white head. Hints of coffee and marshmallows in the strong aroma. Flavor is very roasty with some day old coffee, baker’s chocolate and mashmallows. Good lacticity and a creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyed this one. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2010 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large brown head. The aroma is sweet, sour and has a strong chocolate syrup element. The flavor is roasty, toasty and moderately sweet with hints of chocolate and coffee and a moderate floral hop presence. The finish is bitter and roasty. A touch thin in body but smooth. Well done. blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby-brown with a spare fast-diminishing tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt, notes of coffee & chocolate and yes, some oatmeal. Flavour, which is a tad watery for a Stout, of toasted malt, coffee, oatmeal and light hops. Light roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not bad, simply a good Oatmeal Stout.
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2004
quite a mild but pleasant oatmeal stout. hint of porridge and cocoa powder in the aroma, light sourness, quite thick, nice stuff Strykzone (7586) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2007
Very dark pour with a thin tan head. Deep roasted aroma fills the nose. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. Roasted notes are very present as is espresso. This beer enters the mouth somewhat syrupy but then picks up some mild fireworks and settles into a light dry bitterness. This is not a classic stout but is a great beer to sample. There is plenty going on to keep the taste buds active. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2005
Deep brown, almost black pour with just about zero head. Poured with a cola-like consistency. Aroma was pleasant, but weak... with light oats and roasted chocolate malts mostly. Some barley, oats, chocolate, and other roasted flavors were picked up in the mouth. Not overly complex, but tasty. Quite light a tad watery on the palate. Finish had a nice array of higher-Alpha hops... and a bit of caramelly sweetness. Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle 355 ml Borresteijn (7412) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2010
Appearance: Ruby brown with porous tanned ring around..
Nose : Strong nose : plums , sweet malt , bubble gum with roasty malting on side. 6+
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , cleanly executed toasty malts . Fruit flavored coffee . Milder at finish . Simple , straightforward ale that was pleasure to have.
On tap at Beer Temple. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and good coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, light sweet, light chocolate, coffee, but all very subdued. Medium bodied, soft and smooth mouthfeel. Easy drinking stout, not shocking, but just nice and decent stuff.