1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

887 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 887
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 36
Gots: 53 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout Alström Bros
Ratings: 887 | Reviews: 388 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Happyhopper
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

Happyhopper, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Latarnik, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +0.8%

morrowd3, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Michaelcc73
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%

Michaelcc73, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of Mikexw
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Mikexw, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of BestIPAs
4/5  rDev +0.8%

BestIPAs, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of REAL_Harrison
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%

REAL_Harrison, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of AgentPanda
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

AgentPanda, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of Lalaa15
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%

Lalaa15, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

SpasmWaiter, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of micropale
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

micropale, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of FloppyTopper
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Standard go to

FloppyTopper, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of Saccibacci
1/5  rDev -74.8%

Saccibacci, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of brbrocc
4/5  rDev +0.8%

brbrocc, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color. The head is a finger high, and lighter tan in shade. Texture-wise, it's a little foamier than I truly like, and its retention isn't amazing, either. Having said that, the collar that stays behind looks good, though there isn't much lacing left behind. (4)

Smell: Very grainy - oats play a big role in the aroma of this brew. The chocolate and roasted notes I like in the style are still prevalent, but secondary to the oat character. Pleasant touches of umami also appear. I'm digging this beer's aroma nicely. (3.75)

Taste: This is far more roasted than I anticipated. Oats appear initially, before being subsumed by a massive wave of charred roast. Smoky notes are slightly prevalent, too. It's not quite complex, but it's a damn nice roast bomb. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Rather tingly and even biting on occasion - that's how dry this one is. And yet, a touch of lingering sweetness remains on the palate. If I had to complain (and dagnabbit, you know I do), the mouthfeel pre-swallow isn't quite creamy enough to compensate for the post-swallow stodginess. Still, it goes down easily, thanks to decent carbonation. (3.5)

Overall: This is a really nice oatmeal stout, mainly because of how roasty it is. I'll be sure to look for this one in the future. (3.75)

3.63/5: Ever been dropkicked by roasted malts before?

ThisWangsChung, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of Mpenders
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Mpenders, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of dicookie
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

dicookie, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of notSweeney
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

notSweeney, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of ryanjtravis
4/5  rDev +0.8%

ryanjtravis, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

skaboom420, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of Mersh
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

Mersh, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of ThrashMaster
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ThrashMaster, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Eddieeglence
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Eddieeglence, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of s35keith
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%

s35keith, Sep 22, 2014
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.