RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
This beer turns conventional wisdom on its head with five kinds of malt and rolled oats. This oatmeal porter pours pitch black into your glass and yields a thick brown head. Youll need a knife to cut through this one. An evolution of sorts, our Head Brewer first crafted this beer at home and then commercially in England while in brew school. And now perfection! Full bodied brew with strong chocolate and roasted malt flavor.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Choc coffee aroma come from this dark brew with a light brown head. Creamy full bodied light carb and oatmealy grainy flavors come from this brew. Good job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7127) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Very dark with minimal red. A fairly big almost tan head. The aroma is full of milk chocolate but the first sip is drier as in dark chocolate and that bitterness. Just a little citrus fruit and hop bitterness and a little roast. The oatmeal is not really tasted but seems to add smoothness and a little muting. Perhaps this should be a stout? Whatever it is, it is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5102) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Poured jet back with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and ripe dark fruit. Full in body. Creamy in mouth feel. Must be the oats. Chewy. The flavor is big on chocolate and the fruits are big too. The finish is dry and earthy. Very nice drinking beer. Very tasty. Shucks...very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (11289) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 10, 2015
chocolate and roast forward. pretty smooth, though a touch thin as well. Bittersweet aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
megabeergulper (13) - California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Thick, malt and oat backbone. Oats make for awesome mouthfeel. Mild hop background. Good coffee hints in the finish. Quite an interesting brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
On tap @ Miners Alley. Mostly an ashy and roasty beer. There is some earthy hops and a bit of dark fruits. Big time chalk, grass, and burnt sugar. Maybe some sugar and woody hops. Definitely on the acidic side, though. Mild malt, sugar, and fruity sweetness. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1277) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Strong chocolate aroma, toasty, slightly burnt Pours black with red tints. Lasting small creamy brown head Well balanced flavor of coffee like roastiness and chocolate, woody notes as well. Medium bodied, medium co2, creamy and smooth. Lingering burnt finish with slight sweetness Enjoyable and approachable Porter. Well balanced with interesting maltiness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
944play (414) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Firkin at Toad in the Hole. Deep brown, bright, with minimal bubbles that disappear altogether. Intense, inviting chocolate aroma wafts away to reveal chunky vanillin, but it tires and gets artificial. Flavor and palate follow similarly unfortunate trajectories, with little beeriness left to stand up to the vanilla extract overtones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14771) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bomber from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma of dark malt and maybe chocolate. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate, gets a bit earthy, moves to dark treacle. Yet there seems to be some hop in it, because it finishes somewhat bitter. Could be malt I suppose. Cause its not dryish. Overall its a good drink. Liquid bread!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9841) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a musty treacle aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt and dark molasses flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

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