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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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857 Ratings

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Ratings: 857
Reviews: 386
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 34
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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Photo of dogfishandi
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

poured out of brown 12 oz bottle, bottled on 2/3/09 into my hefe buffalo bills glass. pours almost black with a some ruby colors when held up to the light. some creamy off white head that has decent retention. some nice sticky lacing. in the aroma, roasty malts, oatmeal, coffee, chocolate perhaps even a touch of vanilla. the taste is again roasty malts, some creaminess from the oats, a touch of coffee and chocolate in the finish. the mouthfeel is medium to light bodied. the carbonation is on the light side which is perfect. drinkability pretty good, a tasty stout, but a little on the light side. a little disappointed with the appearance and the mouthfeel. to me not very stout like. if it were a little more heavily bodied, it would be a great beer, right now its just good. i wouldnt go out of my way to get this again, but if i come across, id drink it again.

dogfishandi, Mar 14, 2009
Photo of dirtylou
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, Steve's - University, bottled 12/13/05

appearance: pours into a pint glass...dark charcoal-mahogany body, very light garnet tint, creamy tan-khaki head

smell: very rich and robust...bittersweet dark chocolate, burnt malt, cocoa powder, big espresso aromas as well, very lightly hopped

taste: big roasted malt, burnt malt flavours, cocoa powder and sweet dark chocolate, espresso, oatmeal flavours are light, trace citrus hopping...an all around "burnt" flavour which gives this beer a nice character

mouthfeel: pretty creamy, roasty

drinkability: good

dirtylou, Aug 02, 2006
Photo of soupyman10
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this one cause it sounded more interesting than the standard Yuengling, BMC stuff at a random bar in DC the other night. It was, although not really one of the better oatmeal stout's I've had. Pours a nice black color with some brown highlights and a thin head that dissolves too fast. Nose was fairly mild, lots of coffee and roasted malt and maybe a touch of oatmeal in there. Taste is similar, a little weak but pretty good. Lots of roasted malt, some coffee. Extremely drying. Feel is pretty good, thick and fairly full. Overall, not terrible, but not great. A good starter oatmeal stout, maybe.

soupyman10, Mar 03, 2008
Photo of ujsplace
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a near black brew with hints of ruby/amber around the edge of the glass. The head is a descent one or two finger thick tan head. Descent amount of lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate, roasted caramel and coffee.

Mild chocolates and roasted caramel malt notes dominate. Also some mild coffee bitters in the finish.

Smooth, but a bit on the thin side.

A very drinkable brew - as expected for the style. Would get a case of this.

ujsplace, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Digimaika2
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black with a nice frothy one finger of head that dissipates to reveal a smattering of tan bubbles.

S: Roasted malts, dark coffee, and a sort of caramel sweetness.

T: Very smooth, creamy, and pleasantly dry. Roasted malts dominate, finishing with coffee and a pleasing bitterness. Well balanced stout.

M: Medium carbonation. Would prefer more thickness, but still nice.

D: Very drinkable. Certainly sessionable. Would recommend it, and purchase again.

Digimaika2, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of atsprings
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Paired at Flying Saucer with their Mud Island dessert. Served a dark not-quite opaque black with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is slight roasted malts and burnt caramel. The taste is abundant roasted malts, cocoa, and caramel. The beer is light bodied with decent carbonation. While this is an. enjoyable beer, I just don't see myself seeking it out again.

atsprings, Jun 12, 2008
Photo of Litterbean
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A good, dry stout. Pours a very dark brown, but still reddish and not totally dark, with a very thin head and minimal lace.

Nice coffee aroma. Real fresh coffee bean scent here, with roasted malts displayed prominently.

Real full-flavored coffee taste. Sweet cappuchino flavors. A real great stout taste, a superb rendition of the oatmeal variety. Sweet and yet bitter at the end, leafy earthy hop flavor at the tail end. Very well balanced.

A little chewy and oily at the end, with some tight carbonation. Good beer, I could have two or three at a time, then move on to something a bit lighter.

Litterbean, Apr 30, 2005
Photo of magine
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a dark near black color with an off white thin head that settles to a lace rim around the glass. Some patchy lacing. Decent looking brew.

Brew smells roasted; chocolate, nutty and malty, coffee. Decent smell.

Brew is roasted; malty dark chocolate, somewhat hoppy as well. Very balanced and drinkable. Thin and a little bit lacking in the mouthfeel. Still good stuff though. Brew finishes slightly dry. Good brew.

This is a very drinkable brew, lacks the looks and the mouthfeel to make it stand out though. Good stuff, very sessionable.

magine, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of microbrewlover
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This brew pours almost black with a thin mocha colored head which dissapears rather quickly. There is very little lacing.

The smell is strong with coffee, chocolate, roasted oats, malts and brown sugar. A very sweet smell; which is common for this style.

The taste is mostly roasted oats and sweet malts with a strong burnt coffee note followed by chocolate in the middle and light hops on the backend. Very sweet, almost no bitterness.

The mouthfeel is smooth creamy and milky with a little hop oilness on the back end.

Overall this is a very drinkable oatmeal stout, it is smooth and creamy. The sweetness of oats dominates; like it should in this style. The coffee and chocolate are also very stong. One can drink several of these in a row.

microbrewlover, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

aquazr1, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of KolbMarley
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

KolbMarley, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of BadBadger
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a descent oatmeal stout. It pours a somewhat translucent dark brown, almost black. The head is rather minimal in size and does not last long. The smell is good, of nice malts. The taste is an odd blend of sweet and bitter, being unfortunately nothing special. The mouthfeel is rather good. While this is a beer certainly worth trying, there are far better ones out there to enjoy.

BadBadger, Mar 26, 2005
Photo of jefftuck47
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jefftuck47, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

williamjbauer, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of WyethBednar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

WyethBednar, May 08, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

acurtis, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of dvanhandel
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

dvanhandel, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of jmilo64
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jmilo64, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of ScaryEd
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

ScaryEd, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of JustinM
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

JustinM, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of wshinevar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

wshinevar, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

claspada, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Phatz
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours almost black with a tan head. Notable lacing.

Smell: It starts with a hint of caramel and black strap molasses, followed by a suggestion of butterscotch and chocolate malts in the nose.

Taste: Dark roasted malts and grains, molasses, tree bark, coffee and chocolate, result in a simple balanced oatmeal stout flavor. It is straightforward and quaffable.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth with a big body. Nice through the mouth.

Drinkability: As a stout fan I found this a very easy stout. It is one I could keep in my glass all night long, though certainly not a chugging beer.

Hope this is helpful.

Phatz, Dec 01, 2006
Photo of grimey68
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

grimey68, Feb 08, 2014
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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