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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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BA SCORE
89
very good

807 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 28
Gots: 27 | 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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PaterIovisLII

Maryland

1/5  rDev -74.9%

03-20-2012 00:11:03 | More by PaterIovisLII
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Sailracer


2/5  rDev -49.7%

03-24-2012 14:03:35 | More by Sailracer
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aaronh

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours rather thin a light colored for an oatmeal stout. Really thin head as well that quickly dissipates. Aroma of carmelized sugar and fresh biscuits. Flavor is strongly of charred marshmallows and pithy grapefruit rinds. A hint of sweetness dances in and out occasionally. Mouthfeel a bit thin and lacks the oily feel of many oatmeal stouts. Drinkability is ok, but the qualities it lacks keeps me from wanting another.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2008 21:24:25 | More by aaronh
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Pleepleus

New York

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Let me start by saying I am not a coffee drinker. That said, I am sure that if I was I would have graded this beer much higher.
Poured from bottle to pint glass balck with some reddish hues and a minimal cream head. Smells like coffee and roasted malts. Tastes bitter like carbonated coffee. Did I mention I don't like coffee? I got this in a trade and I would never buy. I love a good stout but not one that is has such a dominant coffee taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2008 01:23:39 | More by Pleepleus
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olympuszymurgus

California

2.65/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

i've been excited to try this beer since portia99 sent it. an organic oatmeal stout, that sounds amazing. alas, i was to be disappointed. perhaps this was an infected bottle. perhaps there is a percentage sour mash. either way, it does not work. it offends with its glowing amber highlights. an oatmeal stout i expect some nice body not a beer that seems to be worried about its weight. its an oatmeal stout on a diet with a little sour funk. i hope the funk is purposeful, regardless, i am not a fan. perhaps i will try this again. perhaps i will be saddened again.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2010 02:20:46 | More by olympuszymurgus
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samie85

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Originally consumed 12/24.

A-Pours oil slick black with a white, two finger head.

S-Roasted and chocolate malt with a nice earthiness.

T-The roasted aspect is overwhelming with just a hint of a bittersweet chocolate finish.

M-Thin bodied with medium carbonation.

D-The roasted quality is just too much for me in this one. I tried this about 4 months ago and I figured a little age would mellow the coffee/roastiness. It didn't at all. I'd be hard pressed to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 23:00:31 | More by samie85
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sullysbeer

Michigan

2.7/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Aroma: Huge Chocolate and Roasted notes. Rolled oats and sweet. No hop nose detected.

Appearance: Opaque with Deep Ruby highlights when put up to the light. Almost no head retention.

Flavor: Burnt roasted malt sweetness. Coffee. Missing some flavor in between then a piney bitterness creeps up. Sweet up front then dries out, it seems like. Sherry like character.

Mouthfeel: Medium, Medium - Light bodied. A little light on the carbonation which makes the mouthfeel seem lighter. Silky or velvety on the tongue

Overall Impression: Very nicely brewed. The oats give a slick mouthfeel. Believe it or not this beer was bottled on 10/13/05 and has no preservatives and not pasteurized and still was flawless!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2007 00:48:14 | More by sullysbeer
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ItalianPisces84

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

01-09-2014 03:56:31 | More by ItalianPisces84
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ctrevino

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

02-25-2013 23:52:26 | More by ctrevino
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HBresler

Ohio

2.84/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Good recipe, flawed execution.
A-black, clear, light tan head dissipated quickly
S-coffee and dark malt, but diacetyl and phenols detract (not good phenols like cloves, but band-aids and plastic)
T-dark malt and hops in balance, good dark malt flavors, but again, flaws apparent in the nose are evident here
M-light to medium, ok but low for an oatmeal stout
O-not awful but I won't order another one on tap. These flaws are preventable and are mostly from brewing technique. This could be a very good beer, and maybe is in the bottle, as other reviews here indicate.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2013 19:42:08 | More by HBresler
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Penn Pilsner glass, never tried this one before.

Wolaver's oatmeal stizzout looks light brown out of the bottle resembling a brown ale. Kind of thin looking for this style but it's no thing. Once in the glass it becomes a dark brown color with some mahagony/ruby red under some light. A cola like fizzing brown/tan cap reaches half an inch, no lacing, but a ring around the glass.

The smell is kind of bare, nothing really stands out. Cold, I get a big whiff of old watered down black coffee and minimal roast. Room temp some quaker oats straight from a fresh can pops up but the oatmeal is light. Im not really picking up any chocolate in this. A earthy pine like scent from some hops is abound.

Going off scent, I was not expecting a huge beer here and I did not get it. The taste is pretty minimal and does not pack enough oatiness from mornin breakfast. Under the "oats" some bland coffee with the roast there but a bit subdued. Chocolate is a afterthought and the hops although light make a small impression on the tounge. Some cola like tastes with grains and malts sweetness. On the end a bit of a sour finish that's noticable but it's not a hanging offense.

The feel is weak for a O. Stout. I would not even call it medium, it's approaching a bold light body. The carbonation is overused and is felt throughout the mouth. This is really fizzy and not butter smooth. This could stand to be a bit sweeter or something. Perhaps if the carb was down a few notches I may have enjoyed this more. Not a great aftertaste.

A nice low abv is always welcome, but at what cost, lesser flavor? Im glad i tried it but may not pick uo more of this. A oatmeal stout should be a bit sweet with some chocolate IMO and I got non of that. Im tired im going to bed.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 04:08:36 | More by BARFLYB
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Mikkiicky

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-21-2014 05:27:39 | More by Mikkiicky
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logitech886

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-24-2013 01:24:30 | More by logitech886
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richbrew

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.6%

11-15-2011 21:21:06 | More by richbrew
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david18

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

12-29-2013 16:23:05 | More by david18
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Stout_Combo

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-27-2013 00:09:55 | More by Stout_Combo
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skiit13

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-16-2012 22:26:06 | More by skiit13
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chrispoint

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-20-2012 17:53:27 | More by chrispoint
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Emkehr

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-08-2013 08:10:58 | More by Emkehr
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

04-22-2012 18:17:31 | More by jk3
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.6%

08-10-2012 15:17:35 | More by Thomas_Picton
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-21-2012 17:37:16 | More by nquigley16
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phishbone23

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

01-23-2013 17:26:04 | More by phishbone23
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-18-2013 20:25:19 | More by DIPAFAN
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a jet black with a big frothy tan head on top. Decent retention leaves some lacing, not much though. Smells like grains, chocolate, booze, and minerals.

The mouth is a tad thin; I prefer a little more depth in my stouts. Creamy, as an oatmeal stout should be. The flavor on this one is a bit off. It's got some roasty chocolate flavors present, but it finishes tart and sour. Slightly bready, but there's a weird metallic twang in there that I am not digging. I had higher hopes for this beer, as this is one of my favorite styles, but this fell short.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 05:10:18 | More by Onenote81
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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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