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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

803 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 803
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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Jumski

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2012 20:05:41 | More by Jumski
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-28-2013 15:56:27 | More by Madfish85
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greenboat

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-20-2014 00:29:40 | More by greenboat
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Grace in Portland ME 1/30/12, review from notes.

A: dark brown practically black in color, two fingers of thick off-white head sticks around for quite a while. An appropriately appearing stout.

S: lots of coffee, some nuttiness--filberts, chocolate overtones, earthy roasted malts.

T: mostly coffee and roasted malts, some hazelnut, finishes with a hint of chocolate.

M: smooth, good carbonation but not overdone. Pretty easy drinking.

O: A good stout to be sure. Nothing overwhelmingly special but soldly built and everything a stout should be. Definitely recommend.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2012 05:01:24 | More by beerbiatchMD
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surprenant1138

Connecticut

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown, almost black with minimal creamy tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, earthy, and slightly smokey. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and pretty well carbonated. Taste is of nuts, coffee, some chocolate, and a bit of smoke. Pretty decent stout right here.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 02:31:44 | More by surprenant1138
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SmokeyJoesCafe

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-14-2013 04:24:44 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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thlayli87

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into nonic pint glass. Almost black with two fingers of tan colored head. Smells of chocolate and roasted malt. Taste follows the nose. Exceptionally well balanced. The roasty flavors are there but they don't overpower the sweet and chocolatey flavors. The mouthfeel is what really sets this one apart. Rich, smooth, and creamy. Dry finish with moderate bitterness. Perfect example of what an oatmeal stout should be. I think I'll be reaching for this one often.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 14:47:40 | More by thlayli87
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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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tylerprince

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-28-2011 03:46:47 | More by tylerprince
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MattyIce21

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-26-2013 05:28:07 | More by MattyIce21
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TrickKnee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok its starting to be fall and let me tell you this this is a great fall and winter beer. I am starting to love, and i do mean oatmeal stouts and this is a damn fine one if you want my homest opinion. IT was almost pure black with a white head that could give you a mustache. COnsidering it is all organic ingredients i was very impressed with how good it was. If you like oatmeal stouts than i would say make sure this one is on your list.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2006 15:41:14 | More by TrickKnee
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dciBA

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured an attractive deep black with a small head that fades quickly. Smell is strong with a heavy dose of roasted coffee beans. Taste is the same, tons of roastiness with some bitter chocolate as well. Earthy hop undertones balance this one out nicely. I love the taste of the beer but could understand it being too much for others. Body is OK, not as thick as I would like, but not too thin to detract from the beer. Great taste plus average ABV= high drinkability. I pick up a 6er or two whenever I'm in vermont. A real standout in the Wolaver's line

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 00:44:19 | More by dciBA
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hyland24

New York

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- The beer poured dark brown almost black with a two inch bubbly tannish brown head that settled down to about an inch. First sip left a sheet of sticky tan/brown lace.

S- Roasty malt smell with hints of coffee.

T- Coffee right off the bat, followed by a slightly burnt roasted malt flavor with a smoky aftertaste.

MF&D- Thin for a stout but slightly sticky which coated the mouth well. Mild carbonation that goes down smooth. Normally I dont consider stouts session beers because of the heavy body but this one qualifies due to the thin to medium body and creamy drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 05:21:34 | More by hyland24
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JustinAniello

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours very dark brown with a two finger cream colored head. Dissipates to a light cap and lacing.

S - Chocolate and coffee are the main aromas. Heavy malts as well with a mild sweetness.

T - Chocolate at first followed by the coffee. Caramel from the malt moves in and out. A light sweetness with a hoppy bitterness shows throughout in the background.

M - Medium bodies with light carbonation. Nice for the style.

O - This is a good showing for an oatmeal stout. Nice, crisp flavors and aromas. A slightly heavier body would help improve it. Still, a good beer that I could drink all night, especially nice as it is an organic.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 23:54:28 | More by JustinAniello
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rwrk42

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour: A very dark brown with minimal head
Smell: Roasted malts, with a sweet hint of chocolate and coffee
Taste: Creamy and you can immediately taste chocolate and hints of coffee. A very smooth beer with mild carbonation. Finishes with roasted malt character.
One of the best Oatmeal Stouts of I have ever had. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 02:39:51 | More by rwrk42
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Kuhnzie8637

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-16-2013 14:31:21 | More by Kuhnzie8637
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Shakydog68

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-16-2013 01:45:47 | More by Shakydog68
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DrewV

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Placeholder for later full review)

Had this on tap -- will provide a full review when I get a chance to sample a 6-pack of this brew.

But for now...

An aromatic stout with molasses leading the way, a moderate amount of baker's cocoa and very light coffee in the background.

Taste is mostly molasses with more cocoa. The flavor really sticks around for quite a while. Not as robust as some other stouts, but the flavor profile remains constant throughout the glass.

A winner. A- all the way.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 03:54:56 | More by DrewV
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anwo56

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-07-2012 23:32:22 | More by anwo56
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skullsplitter

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured an amber-like hue. Very small head that faded pretty quickly. Not much in terms of lacing.

S - Roasted coffee smell. Chocolate notes were apparent. Very nice smell.

T - Nutty (hazelnut?). Nice roasted malt taste. Pretty traditional.

M - Good carbonation. Very easy to drink for a porter. I could drink this all night.

D - Goes down very well.

All in all this is one of the better oatmeal stouts I have had. Pretty dry which is the way I like it. I really enjoyed the taste. The roasted flavor is pretty strong but satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2010 18:47:58 | More by skullsplitter
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wac9

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thought i had this beer before but i didnt , what a wonderful sexy smooth creamy beer with chocolate and hints of coffee wow what a taste just loving this beer yummy so drink up amd smile because when this goes down your happy a winter beer that your sure you will enjoy

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 01:22:33 | More by wac9
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squezey

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

04-27-2014 22:25:08 | More by squezey
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akajimmyd

District of Columbia

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance – 12ozer. Body is a overly translucent and red/brown. Thin yet sustained head.

Smell – Strong rich, roasted malts.

Taste – Roastiness dominates throughout. Very smooth, no bitterness. Hops try to fight through on the finish. Faint sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Very smooth and very drinkable. Slightly lighter body than the style suggests.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2006 01:51:58 | More by akajimmyd
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Ruger

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours almost black with a light red hue when held up to the light, tan one finger head with spotty lacing.

S - Freshly ground coffee, chocolate, cream, oats. I'm really impressed with the smell.

T - Tastes like a breakfast consisting of coffee, oatmeal with chocolate bits in it this beer is outstanding.

M - Medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 02:40:06 | More by Ruger
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Wamesit

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Pours near black with some ruby edging. Thick tan head with moderate retention that gives way to minor clumpy lacing.

S - Roasted and sweet malts. Lots of coffee, chocolate, dusty cocoa, bread.

T - Big roasted flavors. Acidic coffee and dark chocolate. Hops bitterness throughout. Crisp finish.

M - Light, watery.

O - Good clean stout. Thicker mouthfeel would work better with the sharp flavors however.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2011 00:27:21 | More by Wamesit
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