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Brewer's Alley Oatmeal Stout - Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

Brewer's Alley Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
87
very good

30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%


Brewed by:
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Yet another British style. Stouts are black beers which have strong roast and burnt characteristics. The dark malts used give this beer a wonderfully rich aroma and taste. It is not hopped very heavily and oats are used in this particular style because they lend a fuller mouthfeel.

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-07-2004)
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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by yankiac:
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yankiac

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Let me begin by saying that I am not very familiar with this style of beer. Having been said.

This beer had an interesting vanilla flavor to it that made it intriguing at first. As the night went on, however, i became bored with the initial taste explosion i had experienced and the beer slowly became less appealing. It's very sweet and I could not drink this beer all night. Worth a try if you get a chance though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2009 17:40:14 | More by yankiac
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Nlawrence301

Maryland

3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at brewers alley
Appearance is nearly black/ dark brown
Aroma has roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate
Taste pretty much follows the aroma, little bit of vanilla, chocolate, and oatmeal, along with some nice roasted malt.
Beer is nicely carbonated, not too heavy, not too light
Overall this is a solid beer, not great, but pretty good.
Def the best beer I've had at this establishment, but that's not saying much (ever heard of hops tom Flores)

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2014 21:07:24 | More by Nlawrence301
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

12-22-2013 20:12:08 | More by BillRoth
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Gbr614

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

10-19-2013 04:27:42 | More by Gbr614
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating from memory. This is a hometown beer for me, being from the Frederick area. Pours dark black with low carbonation and a bhit of off-white head. Nice and chewy mouthfeel here, and works nicely especially as it warms. Flavor is a big roasty and hearty oatmeal flavor that ends with a nice chocolate finish. Not a super sweet one with the roasty bitter balancing this nicely, but pretty solid.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2013 01:55:29 | More by BMMillsy
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Jay82

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-11-2013 01:13:22 | More by Jay82
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mcphish22

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

07-05-2013 01:50:18 | More by mcphish22
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-01-2013 23:34:23 | More by LXIXME
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-28-2013 13:14:47 | More by wrightst
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

04-09-2013 02:47:07 | More by Jspriest
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-10-2013 18:29:03 | More by bubseymour
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Flying_Moose

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

02-24-2013 13:53:54 | More by Flying_Moose
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bmur112

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-14-2013 20:11:25 | More by bmur112
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-13-2013 04:10:05 | More by TheTinDoor
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-16-2012 15:05:03 | More by mendvicdog
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-23-2012 18:27:40 | More by waiting4lunch
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BostonKyle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-21-2012 15:34:01 | More by BostonKyle
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-12-2012 22:01:24 | More by GaryMarkle84
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NumberNone

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

08-05-2012 01:35:19 | More by NumberNone
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TennesseeTim


4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

03-29-2012 17:53:18 | More by TennesseeTim
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-11-2012 03:27:26 | More by bigeyedfish89
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ToAzwethinkweizm

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Date: 7 March 2011
Glass: 5oz pilsner
Type: On-tap

Drank on tap at Brewer's Alley in Frederick, MD. Taken from notes:

Appearance: Deep caramel color, constant film, fantastic lacing.

Smell: Aroma of unsweetened cocoa and milk chocolate.

Taste: Smooth taste with a hint of cocoa and a touch of dark malts.

Mouthfeel: Bitter chocolate flavor left on palate, very pleasant....that's about it!

Drinkability: Smooth like Guinness but not as bland. I think most non-regular beer drinkers would enjoy this.

This ale should be casked.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2011 03:15:43 | More by ToAzwethinkweizm
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is a very basic, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, simple but effective, sweet and roasty. Flavor is much the same, sweet, a bit more chocolate, but coffee is still present, very sweet and easy drinking, a touch of licorice. Medium body and a softer carbonation. I liked that it didn't try to overdo the basic stout, very easy drinking but still with plenty of rich character.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2011 22:03:04 | More by CuriousMonk
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this one as a 4-ounce sample during a holiday beer tasting, so this reveiw may not be as comparable to one based on a full pint pour.

In any case, my sample began with a foamy head that quickly dissipated into a dark ruby body. What lacing there was seemed somewhat slippery.

I wasn't impressed with its nose, but a full quaff may have provided a different result. The palate does get some chocalate notes with a bittersweet aftertaste. Not much body, but the balance was pleasant and offered a modicum of character.

It is a pleasant quaff, nevertheless, but not one of the better stouts that are out there. Still, I do like the Brewers Alley and always stop by when in historic Frederickburg. Maybe Barbara Fritchie will stop by for a cold one...

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2009 22:39:41 | More by jjboesen
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the brewpub 01-02-09

Pours a dark brown/black with a small head. the aroma is a little lighter than i used to expect from this style. Some roasted and burnt notes come through. The taste has a nice sweet malty roasted taste. The oats give this beer a smooth mouthfeel and makes for an easy drinking stout. Overall an above average oatmeal stout, would recommend trying if you like this style

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2009 20:33:05 | More by bonbini26
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