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

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Sweet malt, oatmeal, and chocolate. Really nice.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Roasted coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Nice roasted flavor. Not too sweet and the light bitterness balances the flavor well.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Really smooth and slightly creamy.

O: Samuel Smith's had a nicer head and lacing and was definitely the creamier of the two, but this Oatmeal Stout had a richer aroma and flavor. I call it a tie. Both are excellent, but then again, I love Oatmeal stouts.

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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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3.97/5  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.

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