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

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Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout

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very good

918 Ratings

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Ratings: 918
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 37
Gots: 74 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-12-2003

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark and deep black color, I can't see through the glass when held up to a light, decent creamy light brown head that leaves good lacing in my glass, has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Dark roasted malty chocolate flavors, medium body that has a soft and creamy mouthfeel, nice bitter and sweet chocolate flavors in the finish, well done.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very dark brown, with shades of burgandy when held up to the light. Small, light brown head that vaguely sticks around. Smells very roasty, lots of dark chocolate, coffee grains. Great aroma. Taste is good as well. Roastiness, some dark chocolate/cocoa, slight hop bitterness in finish. Slightly dry finish, the mouthfeel could stand to be a bit more heavy. A tad thin. Lots of carbonation. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Damn that's an impressive pour. Color is a really dark amber almost black, with a slight ruby hue. Head is a nice inch that is dark mocha in color and nice and sticky too.

S - Smells of slight coffee beans, a touch of bittersweet chocolate, and some overall oats.

T - Not the creamiest of oatmeal stouts but the flavors of roast and slight bittersweet chocolates are there but seem a bit mild. Not bad though.

M - Light to medium, I wanted more body but it works.

Overall definitely not the best oatmeal stout I ever had (maybe forth best Samuel Smith being #1) but it goes down smooth and has a pretty good flavor. Almost borderline session-able if it was more available.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a twist-top brown bottle with a bottled-on-date, this Vermont brewed organic oatmeal stout poured very dark brown, only revealing some dark garnet coloring when held up to the light. The tan head was somewhat thin and flimsy with a rapid deterioration, but then managed to maintain a sheet of foam throughout the drinking of the glass. There was little lacing, but what was there was thick. The smell is biscuity and nutty with coffee scents. The taste is full of caramel, coffee, chocolate and toasty, slightly smoked vanilla. The mouthfeel is rich and creamy and then finishes dryly. Very drinkable. Great beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a thin layer of head. Zero lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, coffee, malts and some earthiness. Taste is a sweet coffee upfront along with more vanilla and malt flavor. A bit earthy. Very easy drinking stout but packs a good amount of flavor. Overall, this is a fine Oatmeal Stout and I often look for it. Very good beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Thanks to baconsausage for this bottle!

The middle brew enjoyed by VDubb86 and myself amidst a Ghost Adventures kick. It pours a straight obsidian (though bordering on black-brown) topped by a half-finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, light coffee, dark chocolate, molasses, and light maple syrup. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, cocoa, light vanilla, and plenty o' toasted oats. The body is a light-aspiring medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a thickly smooth feel. Overall, a very nice oatmeal stout, rich and chewy without going overboard on the flavors. Get some!

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another one from BEFF's in town. Poured dark brown, almost black in color with a creamy head.

Scent: very coffee-like, though I could discern both the hops and the malt as I sniffed deeply (gathering stares and comments from the folks at the bar). Decent balance, though the coffee dominated.

Taste: Espresso, coffee, roasted malts. Bitterness that seemed more like it came from roasted coffee beans than from beer hops. Malt added to the balance somewhat, but did I mention coffee?

Mouthfeel: surprisingly it seemed a bit light on the mouth, not at all like an Imperial Stout or even some other Oatmeal Stouts I've had, and given the overwhelming espresso flavor, I expected it to have more heft than it did.

Drinkability: I'm not a coffee connoiseur, so I didn't find this to be as drinkable as many other stouts. I didn't find the tastes to be disgusting or "off" however, it's just that I'm not big on coffee. And I do think the coffee taste predominates. If you like coffee you'll probably find this to be extremely drinkable. Though I certainly wouldn't consider this to be a session stout a la Guinness. . . .

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