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Sless' Oatmeal Stout - Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: 100floods on 02-26-2009)
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

$4.50 for a 22oz at Whole Foods is not that bad of a price for locally sourced beer.

It is a deep, dark black stout. There is definitely a milky, almost chocolate sweetness to this brew.

Nice and crisp. I would have it again.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle.

Opaque chocolate colour. Effervescent. The smell is flat and neutral, but not entirely unpleasant. Hint of both metal and milk chocolate.

It's a hair above average. Standard fare here, really, and the 7% is surprising. Sweetish and creamy smooth. I highly enjoy the mouthfeel. The flavor is brief and relatively unimpressive.

I'd not have again, but certainly wouldn't steer you away.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, cocoa, and slight soy sauce aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, oatmeal, and cocoa powder flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice oat and cocoa combination all around.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark with a dark tan head, nice sheets of foamy lace.

Smell is of milk chocolate.

Taste is also lots of milk chocolate, firm roast and bitterness.

Mouthfeel has lots of creamy carbonation but is not as soft I expected from the oatmeal.

Drinkability is fine, nothing exciting. Thick, smooth and strong.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The classic near-black color with a beige head in the Stella glass. Pleasant nose of roasted malt. Warm flavors but balanced with the deep dark malt.

Rather winey with a fuller body. Tastes more like a Baltic Porter than a Stout, but it's quite flavorful whatever it is. Richer and sweeter than you'd expect in a Stout. Burnt sugar and blackened malt dominate, followed by a charred, bitterish aftertaste. Brewery says the hops are Nugget and Brewer’s Gold.

Not a bad brew, and for a stronger black beer it makes a nice change. Seems to taste better after a glassful. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Bitter baking chocolate, malts and dark fruit

S - Dark as night with a tight brown head

T - creamy dark chocolate, coffee, maits and a hint of fruit. Mild overall, not over powering

M - light coating with a pop like tingle on sides of tongue

O - Very tasty but mild overall. It could use a little volume increase while keeping the same flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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Sless' Oatmeal Stout from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.