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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

888 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 888
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)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JAHMUR, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

animal69, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

noyellowfizzbeer, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

delzer13, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

verdict603, Dec 27, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Sam Adams Perfect Pint, bottling code/date that I can't figure out. Thank you Jayli via Secret Santa 2011.

It's dark, but not the darkest brown red of a standard Stout. Foam is sparse medium brown only in a ring.

The nose rolls deep in pleasant mid-level roast, cocoa powder and creamy chocolate, and black coffee. Very full bodied and creamy with a bit of milk stout about it.

They packed a lot of flavor into this one. No char, just hearty roast and toast and creamy milk chocolate. The finish turns dry with cocoa powder, drying roast, and a whisper of hops.

Oats don't really show up in the mouthfeel. It's round, but not exceedingly smooth with a finish that seems to dry out more than most Oatmeal Stouts. Moderate carbonation.

I wasn't expecting such a show; very nice. While not real low in alcohol, this beer is certainly no slouch. I think these get a bit overshadowed by their imperial brethren at times.

brewerburgundy, Dec 25, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/7
Poured in to a pint glass

A: This beer pours a rich, dark, chocolate brown almost black with a 1/2 inch of light mocha head. Head recedes quickly leaving wisps of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is oatmeal, chocolate, and some toasted notes.

T: Taste starts with a nice chocolate and toffee presence before an oat, and roast flavoring comes in. Finish has a nicely balanced coffee flavoring that isn't overly dominating but compliments the rest of the beer nicely.

M: Lighterside of medium body, medium carbonation, slightly thin for a stout.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not filling, mild kick, decent representation of style. This is certainly one I'd have again.

Jayli, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

TheNightwatchman, Dec 21, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

NHSTEVE, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

MrDanno96, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

nlincoln, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Elfastball7, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

diekia, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

HumphreyLee, Dec 14, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

djrn2, Dec 13, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep brown (almost pure black) with some brown-amber hints to it. Tan head that dissipates quickly.

S - Sweet coffee and bitter chocolate. Undertones of molasses and roasted malts. I also get some notes of greek olives - yikes - but that might just be the bitter hops coming into play more I thought. Not picking up a lot of oatmeal, in fact.

T - Sweet and smooth, almost like drinking a coffee and Bailey's. Definitely get more of a oat flavor when it hits the tongue, and plenty of bittering hops at the end: think bitter dark chocolate again.

M - Just a touch of carbonation makes for a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A bit thin for a stout, but that's what makes it drinkable.

O - This is a nice effort from Wolaver's - I'm a big fan of dark chocolate and smooth roasted coffee, so this appeals to my tastes. But more broadly, I think it is a good sample of this style - balanced sweet with a bitter finish gives plenty of complexity without leaving you full.

brewsclues, Dec 11, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a guiness pint glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a one finger mocha head. Dark brwon/pitch black by color with no clarity or signs of carbonation. The head has reduced to a thin layer. No lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: roasted coffee, sweet malts, chocolate, and some smokiness too. As the beer warmed up a litle bit, the oatmeal aroma produced by the oats was a little more noticeable.

Taste: All the aromas above are blended very nicely. The smokiness is actually not too much and blends good with the sweet malts and oats.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium to high carbonation, a little dry and chewy, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: Not a bad Oatmeal Stout from Northern VT. Wish I had time over Thanksgiving weekend to take a trip. Not enough time and Windsor was only ten minutes away from where we staying. Will be looking for more of this in the future.

Flounder57, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Shoey87, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

rv9aguy, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

YogSothoth, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

tylerprince, Nov 28, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured very dark and opaque with a small and quickly-fading head. Nose is barley and coffee, and the beer is quite sweet, with the grapefruit zest of the hops coming forward and quite a lot of bitter chocolate flavor as well as a splash of cola towards the end. Coffee is not as apparent in the taste as it was in the nose, although the roasted barley is still there. The major drawback is that it's light on the tongue and not quite as creamy as I would like--a good light drinking stout when you're in the mood.

lstokes, Nov 27, 2011
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.