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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

945 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 402
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 38
Gots: 92 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 11-12-2003

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Ratings: 945 | Reviews: 402
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4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark black, I don't see any light getting through this. Looks fairly thick, as it should. Nice creamy head, slowly dissipating.

S: Deep, deep roast. This is one of the best roast characters I have ever gotten from a beer. The roast is sort of indescribable; not coffee exactly, and not burnt, just - roast. Very inviting.

T: The taste is a really good balance of sweet and bitter. There's some bitter hop flavor at the end too, although this may be from black malt. The flavor is not as roasted as the aroma. It's a bit more on the coffee side, no real chocolate flavor. Those may be finishing hops I am tasting, a bit piney, not overly so though.

M: Mouthfeel is close to perfect, medium-heavy, not so heavy that it is filling, light and big bubbles, not at all prickly. Just a bit creamy. I suppose it could be just a tad heavier, but I don't have much of a problem here.

D: I feel this is a truly great beer, although the aroma is really what stands out. I'd take this over Sam Smith any day of the week.

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4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket in Somersworth. Pours a murky dark brown body with a good inch of khaki-colored head leaving some decent stickage. Toast and espresso waft from the glass. Toast, espresso beans, nut, and a dash of dark chocolate flood the palate. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Wow. For this just being an oatmeal stout, this is truly stellar. Seek this one out.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. This has a nice one inch medium tan creamy head on top of a pitch black malty body.

The aroma is nearly ideal; bitter chocolate with hint of mocha.

The taste is dry with lots of bitter dark chocolate and mocha. There is a bit of floral hop flavor in the finish.

The carbonation is sharp and this is light to medium bodied.

This is very very delicious. I will get this again for sure.

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4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown / quite nearly black – sort of a tawny mahogany when held to light and the shortest bit shy of opaque. Medium tan head that fades to a ring with moderate speed. It tries to leave lace, but it slides down the glass & fails to adhere except for a couple of spotches.

S: Tons of sweet and softly toasty oatmeal. Behind that are decent hints of chocolate & roast, and quite a bit more malty sweetness. As it warms, roast really grows and takes on a hint of char. Good strength with oatmeal, sweetness, & roast – nice!

T: Far more roasty & bitter than the nose. Initial oatmeal sweetness is quickly overwhelmed by a very firm darkly roasted malts. No real coffee note or anything – just dry, bitter roast with a strong char note. Middle battles back a bit with more oatmeal, some malty sweetness & a hint of caramel. A lot of the bitterness seems to be from roast, but there is a good bit of woody / earthy hop character with herbal & spice hints. Roast & hops both really linger in the finish.

M: Medium body with carbonation the slightest bit over balanced – but still in range. Reasonable smoothness, but less creamy than I anticipated from the nose. A bit of chew. Quite roasty & attenuated with a dry finish.

D: Nicely robust with plenty of character and a strong oatmeal aspect. Good interplay between the dark roast and the oatmeal & malt sweetness. Nicely balancing hops. Lots of flavor and very drinkable - this is quite nice.

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

This beer was a dark black colour with a red hue at the bottom of the glass and a thin foamy white head.

Smelled of malts and a lot of roasted coffee.

This tasted like roasted coffee with some malts and a bitter coffee after taste.

This had the smallest amount of carbonation and felt smooth in the mouth.

Overall the coffee flavour was too much for me, if you really like coffee you'll like this otherwise probably not as much.

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12oz bottle from Wolavers mixed 12

A- dark black, almost no head, very little carbonation.

S- oatmeal, chocolate, toffee.

T- sweet chocolate, oatmeal, slight toffee.

M- very smooth and drinkable, medium bodied, very well balanced.

O- This was a very good oatmeal stout that had great smooth balance between the flavors. Nice sweetness, could maybe be a tiny bit sweeter but overall very well done.

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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 945 ratings.