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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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857 Ratings

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 33
Gots: 45 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 11-12-2003)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ThrashMaster, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

pfollert, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first reveiw so be patient. Bar none, this is the best beer I have ever drank. And I have drank a lot of beer, limited only (untill recently) by NC's 6% cap. As soon as this beer hits your mouth the roasted oatmeal comes alive. (pauses for another swig) Wow!! There is nothing but the sheer grace of a higher power coming from this bottle. If you have never treated yourself to a Wolavers please do so. When I am fortunate enough to have this beer in my refrigerator, the fridge smiles back at me. Too bad I have to drive an hour each way just to get this beer. But if that is what it takes.

Enola, Sep 08, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

msondel, Nov 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

nlincoln, Dec 19, 2011
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MidtowneMarket, Aug 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

dsnyder61, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Beer4Baltimore, Mar 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

quakeroatmealstout, Feb 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Weischej, Jul 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

MrDanno96, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jl2414, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

WuBByG999, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's - Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours an oil brown black and settles black with a thin soapy head that dissipates quickly. Lots of lacing.

Smell - Aroma is somewhat faint with some roasted malts, some coffee, and some chocolate. Notes of oatmeal and spice.

Taste - Molasses, roasted malts and oats. Some semi-sweet chocolate and a touch of coffee and hops. Everything comes together so nicely!

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter chocolate and coffee with oats and some pine bitter hops. Full bodied but not creamy, which is fine but if there was one tiny aspect I was longing for it was that. Dry and roasted with great drinkability. The booziness is just right.

Overall - I feel like this is a hugely underrated brew. Every time I get it I am impressed. Complex yet subtle enough to put down several. Balanced and clean. 100% recommend this brew. While I said in the mouthfeel that I wanted it to be creamier, I feel that if it were, it might make it into an entirely different brew in terms of booziness and drinkability, so I think it being the way it is works for it, there are other brews that come at the oatmeal stout from a more "imperial" angle.

JMScowcroft, Sep 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

gwiedman1, Jan 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Dope, Jan 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout pours an inky black with a thin but lasting off-white head. The aroma is rich coffee, chocolate and roasted malt with undertones of a sweet caramel malts. The flavor is just a bit sweet with a perfect level of roasted astringency to it. More coffee and bittersweet chocolate with a lingering burnt aftertaste. There is a nice hop bitterness that works well with the astringent dark malts. The oatmeal really gives this beer a nice body and mouthfeel.

ericj551, Nov 18, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ptricky, May 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

notSweeney, Oct 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jbertsch, Dec 01, 2013
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.