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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

798 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 382
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 27
Gots: 27 | 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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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a a close approximation to black. Light manages to penetrate fairly effectively. Not black, but dark brown. Head dies off to a filmy tan skin atop the beer. Head leaves light lacing curtains. Relatively light color for the style.

S-Smells pretty damn good. Very nice roasted coffee presence. Mild dark chocolate and charred oats. Light vanilla extract. The roast is definitely the most stressed piece of the aroma. I enjoy the nose quite a bit.

T-The roast is still quite potent. Bitter mixture of coffee beans and dark chocolate and even a tint of hops. Unfortunately there is a watery aspect to the feel and the flavor. The flavor is pretty nice nonetheless, and the beer has an incredibly long finish. The burnt oatmeal flavor is tasty too. Grainy cereal notes.

M-Slightly watery, which is a big no-no for a stout in my opinion. However, this lends a certain sessionability that other fuller bodied stouts cannot offer. Plenty of bubbles. Feels like a Porter.

O/D-A combination of highs and lows. But in the end this is a nice Oatmeal Stout. Plenty to like, and the good outweighs the bad in the end. Despite its relatively minor flaws, this is a good time in a bottle as far as I am concerned.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 02:24:33 | More by VelvetExtract
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lccrunchy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-23-2012 22:25:47 | More by lccrunchy
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dreis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2012 21:11:06 | More by dreis
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kemoarps

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

06-08-2012 07:07:42 | More by kemoarps
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mrfreakybig

New York

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

05-28-2012 13:58:30 | More by mrfreakybig
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Jumski

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-24-2012 20:05:41 | More by Jumski
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jniagar1

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-23-2012 22:15:50 | More by jniagar1
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callahwj


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-23-2012 20:03:37 | More by callahwj
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lauries444

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-20-2012 03:17:26 | More by lauries444
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ptricky


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

05-19-2012 04:07:53 | More by ptricky
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EnjoiThePureTrip

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-19-2012 02:46:14 | More by EnjoiThePureTrip
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Mart1


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

05-06-2012 22:30:53 | More by Mart1
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Lordquackingstic

New York

3.05/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A: One shade lighter than pitch black. Three fingers of off-white head. Nice lacing. Very delicious looking stout!

S: Lots of chocolate malts fill the nose. Bitter coffee.

T: Chocolate milkshake, black coffee, sweet breads, very creamy. Nice, but nothing that blows me off my seat.

M: Dry and just the right amount of carbonation.

O: For $8.99, this is a pretty decent stout. Would have liked a little bit more oatmeal flavors, but still nice nonetheless. Nothing amazing, but worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 22:17:30 | More by Lordquackingstic
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-29-2012 16:26:42 | More by yaksurf
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-23-2012 00:21:31 | More by TimoP
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jk3

New York

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-22-2012 18:17:31 | More by jk3
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Novanglus


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-19-2012 07:34:46 | More by Novanglus
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norm36


4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-19-2012 01:08:59 | More by norm36
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barleyroad

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok like this is Brown, dark and it is that simple, no need to get fancy. Smooth, toasty and creamy. Nicely done. Oh you want to know about the taste. Well roasted and toasted very well and leaves the mouth/tongue clean. The feel on the mouth is, "give me more" and refreshing to boot. Overall this is a well brewed oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 01:07:49 | More by barleyroad
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NickyDee21

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-17-2012 18:26:48 | More by NickyDee21
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PGVG

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-15-2012 02:58:27 | More by PGVG
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amir


4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

04-08-2012 15:55:01 | More by amir
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-08-2012 03:15:03 | More by RyanGoodman
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C63AMG

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-02-2012 00:09:51 | More by C63AMG
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, Home2Suites Style. Pours damn near opaque with chocolate highlights along the edges. A nice, fluffy, billowy head of mocha color tops the beer and remains a steady influence for quite a while; very nice. Head recedes slowly into a .25in facade depicting a cappucino froth.

Aroma left much to be desired. Smelled like "beer". Some slight roastiness, but thats about all. Very disappointing. Alkalinity and maybe some salt?

Solid flavors here. Very roasty. Good dose of coffee, bready, burnt toast, charred oak. Very nice indeed. I dont really get any oatmeal influences be it in the mouthfeel, flavor, or aromas, but still a very nice beer. Slight dose of fruitiness. Diggin everything.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, fairly chewy, slightly oily. If only the aroma was indicative of what was to come in the bottle. A very nice representative of the style and surely deserves a second or third visit.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 23:22:42 | More by SaCkErZ9
Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.