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

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Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout

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very good

945 Ratings

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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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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an almost headless dark brown/black body. Minimal lacing of glass. Scent is sweet and unremarkable. Taste is sweetened coffee, bready. Could use a lot more bittering to balance. The taste is further a bit acrid and very thin feeling on the palate. To reduce it to one word : "Meh".

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4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vigorous pour yielded a big three-finger, tan head that lasted a long time. Deep brown/black.

Aroma is mild, clean and light. As expected smells like roasted grains, chicory, coffee. No real fruity or yeastiness.

If you're looking for a solid oatmeal stout, the taste here will not disappoint. Everything is on point for the style. A good amount of bitterness which is pronounced when the beer is cold, but fades into a great balance with the sweetness when it warms up a bit. Not sweet, but well-balanced. Probably a bit more bitterness than you'd get in some traditional oatmeal stouts, but certainly within the normal range. Dark roasted malt flavor, some chocolate lingers, some chicory/coffee flavor, a little iron.

Nice smooth mouthfeel you'd expect from an oatmeal stout. Good carbonation. Bitterness and bubbles stay on the tongue and palette for quite a while.

Overall I really like this beer. Totally on point for the style. Exactly what I'm looking for when I want a standard oatmeal stout (as opposed when I want a more extreme American stout). And it's organic too, which is great.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a really dark brown to pitch black color from a 12 oz bottle, with almost no light penetration. Freshness code is printed on the bottle.
One finger tan head that dissipates slowly to a thin film that stays. Good head retention.
Aroma upfront was of sweet milk chocolate, and slowly gave way to roasted malts, dark coffee/espresso and hints of oats.
This is a delicious stout. Almost full-bodied, the taste is sweet upfront and slowly gives way to a nice roasty bitterness in the middle followed by just a slight lingering bitterness in the finish. Slightly dry finish, makes you want to have another mouthful.
Silky complexion coats the palate very nice. This is one of the best oatmeal stouts around. Very good mouthfeel and very good drinkability. One of the best beers brewed by Otter Creek/Wolaver's.
If you enjoy stouts, particularly oatmeal stouts, then this is an absolute must-try, if you haven't had it yet. Highly, highly recommended.

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4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours very dark brown with a two finger cream colored head. Dissipates to a light cap and lacing.

S - Chocolate and coffee are the main aromas. Heavy malts as well with a mild sweetness.

T - Chocolate at first followed by the coffee. Caramel from the malt moves in and out. A light sweetness with a hoppy bitterness shows throughout in the background.

M - Medium bodies with light carbonation. Nice for the style.

O - This is a good showing for an oatmeal stout. Nice, crisp flavors and aromas. A slightly heavier body would help improve it. Still, a good beer that I could drink all night, especially nice as it is an organic.

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4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- the pour is black as night, opaque, sticky on the glass, and capped by a fluffy tan head.

S- Good malty background, roasted grains, light dark chocolate, hint of coffee.

T- Chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, very light smoke, char, touch of hops. Craeamy on the way down.

O- A really tasty oatmeal stout that I could have all night, a very solid stout.

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