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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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838 Ratings

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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 384
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 30
Gots: 35 | 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 Fnord
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I found this beer at the bargain bin of my local beer store for 50 cents each! I had a hard time passing it up for that price, although it does make me suspicious...

Apperance - Almost opaque black. Head is kinda small and fizzy.

Smell - Alcohol, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, dates, and brown sugar.

Taste - An unusual coffee-like bitter beginning with husky, bittersweet aftertaste. Some chocolate and brown sugar in there somewhere as well.

Moutfeel - This is the low point of the beer. It's fizzy and thin for a stout.

Notes - The taste is somewhat bitterer than I expected out of an oatmeal stout, but not in a bad way. The problem, as I mentioned above, is the mouthfeel. Far too thin and carbonated. It's not as smooth as an oatmeal stout should be, either. Oh well. For fifty cents it was an outstanding deal, and I have no right to complain.

Fnord, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of Boppar
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: It pours a deep, deep brown, almost black. One finger of tan foam and soap bubbles. Decent head retention and excellent lacing.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, leather.

T: The taste is malty and smooth with chocolate and sweet malts up front, balanced by slight coffee bitterness mid-palate, and a slightly dry finish.

M: The mouthfeel is rich, thick, and creamy.

O: This is a fine stout and a very good style example.

Boppar, Sep 10, 2011
Photo of greenboat
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

greenboat, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of DrewBest
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

DrewBest, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of sgn4779
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

sgn4779, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of jamesewelch
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

jamesewelch, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of MrNuggets
3.2/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark, but when i hold it to the light i notice a tinge of red.
Not much aroma, little coffee but i don't detect much else.
Off white head that stayed around for half the glass. No lace to speak of. Its not until the beer has left my mouth and started its way down my throught that notice the flavor. coffee with a hint of carmel. There might just be some hops in there too. Feels kind of awkward in the mouth. I've come to expect alot more from an oatmeal stout.

MrNuggets, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of hungryghost
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin off white head that leaves little to no lacing.
Aroma consists of strong roasted malts, a hint of coffee.
Good smokey flavor, malt and a very slight bitterness that i do not believe is from hops. This one does not have too much depth, but if you like roasted, smoke flavor in a darker beer, perhaps when it is cold out...you will like this one. Kinda thin for an oatmeal stout, but a good hearty flavor.
Very drinkable by the fire with some nuts or cheese. Oh hell, it tasted good watching the Daily Show next to the radiator wishing i was in front of a fireplace...

hungryghost, Mar 10, 2005
Photo of Liquids
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with muted amber and brown around the edges with a burst of carbonation that rises in the glass from a full pour. A dark colored, large, foamy head. A fine looking brew and on par for a stout. Aroma is roasty, noticably hoppy though not overwhelmingly so; both milky and sweet aromas underly the roastiness. Concerned that this will taste too jagged for my tastes from the aroma. Taste is very full, and as it goes down its smooth, nary a trast of harshness. It's gently hoppy, the hops keep up but no more and leave the flavor to the malts which is much like the smell, roasty but no char, very appealing with a subtle sweetness, bingo. Flavors are subtle but complexity without needing to be a big beer. The mouthfeel is just outstandingly creamy and somehow both full on the tongue and yet not syrupy or unpleasant, but medium bodied in consistency. Masterful. Overall a great stout that I originally felt was too dark and bitter (early on), but now that I apreciate darker beers more, this will be one of the the ones I stock; this one will win out over even SN stout in my fridge.

Liquids, Jan 17, 2008
Photo of AnotherImperial
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

AnotherImperial, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of 666_MPH
4/5  rDev +0.5%

666_MPH, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of BTVflatlander
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

BTVflatlander, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of dithridge
4/5  rDev +0.5%

dithridge, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Jimbo4430
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Jimbo4430, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

VTEno17, May 22, 2014
Photo of FCRICH
4/5  rDev +0.5%

FCRICH, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Yodo
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Yodo, Saturday at 06:33 AM
Photo of Simko1209
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Simko1209, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of EnjoiThePureTrip
4/5  rDev +0.5%

EnjoiThePureTrip, May 19, 2012
Photo of C63AMG
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

C63AMG, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Conniehophead
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Conniehophead, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of rm9679
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

rm9679, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of barleyroad
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok like this is Brown, dark and it is that simple, no need to get fancy. Smooth, toasty and creamy. Nicely done. Oh you want to know about the taste. Well roasted and toasted very well and leaves the mouth/tongue clean. The feel on the mouth is, "give me more" and refreshing to boot. Overall this is a well brewed oatmeal stout.

barleyroad, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Jumski
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Jumski, May 24, 2012
Photo of Madfish85
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Madfish85, Aug 28, 2013
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.