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

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very good

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 GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark, vibrant, chestnut highlighted brown color with a tall, frothy, lightweight, light tan head that starts tall, but quickly settles into a quarter inch of retaining head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasted coffee and grains, and a creamy sweetness. Smells solid and tasty. Flavors are roasted coffee backbone, with bitter and roasty characters overall. Chocolate overtones that lean more towards bitter and dark than the milk chocolate that was present on the nose. The beer is light and dry in mouth, with the bitterness giving is a slightly sharp, very clean finish. Tangy sweetness in the aftertaste, with the bittersweet chocolate cutting that quickly. Very good, tasty, dynamic, layered stout. Lower ABV keeps the drinkability high. Solid brew.

GarthDanielson, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark brown with a faint garnet brown highlight when held to light. A smallish off white head froths then quickly recedes leaving spotty lace on the way down. The aroma from this beer is quite intoxicating. Toasty and roasty grains with hints of caramel and chocolate balanced by a bit of earth and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is roasty and chocolate with bits of bread, caramel, and toffee. There's a light fruity sweetness with enough dry roastiness to provide great balance. Light earthy hop flavor with little to no apparent hop bitterness. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a dry grainy roasty mouthfeel. This beer smells incredible and tastes pretty good too.

johnnnniee, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of claspada
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

claspada, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Proclarush
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Proclarush, Dec 04, 2012
Photo of EighthElement
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

EighthElement, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +0.8%

weaselchew, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Thunderballroom
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Thunderballroom, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jbaker67, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich, very dark brown, bordering on black. Head is nearly two fingers of frothy tan foam with nice retention. I like it.

Smell: stout aroma of sweet malt and roasted grain; the sweetness adds a chocolatey character to the smell. There's a nice caramel character in there as well, and the vegetal hops that often come with the style are at a minimum. Good stuff.

Taste: smooth and chocolatey right up front, but then the flavor evens out and finishes quite dry. A nice dynamic which leaves me wanting another sip. Quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a decent carbonation which is smooth and creamy. Delicious.

Overall: a tasty, creamy and satisfying oatmeal stout. I would definitely have this again.

flagmantho, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of bigbutter
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

bigbutter, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Daniellobo, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

agreenman19, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of rm9679
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

rm9679, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of dunix
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of pfollert
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

pfollert, Oct 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of Dirtinabottle
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dirtinabottle, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of jamesewelch
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

jamesewelch, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass. Purchased at Wakefield Liquors in Wakefield, RI

A - The darkest stout I've seen to date. Deep brown, big airy head that gets lighter towards the top. Heavy retention, heaving lacing that reduces to a nice 1" brown layer of foam. Perfect. The first five I've given for appearance.

S- Milk chocolate, dark roasted chocolate malt. Subtle aroma, but nice on the nose.

T- I'm really enjoying this one. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, slightly bitter coffee aftertaste.

M- Creamy, thick mouthfeel. Little carbonation detected. Almost like a milkshake.

Overall a rich, enjoyable stout. This is how a stout should feel, look and taste. I'd recommend it. One of my favorite stouts.

gcamparone, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

gshackles, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Johncnh
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Johncnh, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of reviticus
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

reviticus, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of baconman91
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

baconman91, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of notdriving
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

notdriving, Oct 13, 2012
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 857 ratings.