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Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

88 Ratings
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: thesilverhand on 11-29-2006

A traditional oatmeal stout with an intense roast barley flavors and mildly hopped using Willamette and Nugget hops. The robust flavour is balanced with a smooth creamy finish. It is named for the razor's edge ridge that comes off the south flank of Mount Garibaldi's Atwell Peak.

25 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 40
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served just under room temperature, this brew is far and away the best stout I've had in a long time. Such a rich roasted essence with strong flavoring from each of the ingredients.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and toasted oat aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and toasted oat flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is a better mix in the aromas to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Diva at the Met, Vancouver.

Ruby black with rimming tan head.
Big phenolic band-aid nose with a bit of smoke and sour milk.
Black currant, ash, smoke, and Marmite; a sweet black Twizzler hit then milk chocolate as it warms.
Tart cola finish and barky linger.
Medium, round, smooth but fizzy, a bit of oil.

Some rough, tart, and dirty notes. A hotel bar could mean some questionable condition, I admit. But it’s not especially oatmeal smooth, either. Underwhelming.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1L bottle purchased as a single from Beverage Warehouse, Winooski, VT.

Poured into 2013 Pioneer stein #42, formed a 3/4" tan head over the almost opaque dark brown brew. Head fizzes away gradually, with leggy spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted oats.

Taste is sweet chocolate to start, rich oats in the middle, and a balnced close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is great. Nice, easy-drinking stout, glad I tried these guys.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours nearly pitch black except for just a tinge of reddish brown when held directly to the light,a creamy billowing light beige head atop.Roast and more roast in the nose,some char as well,not much sweetness to be found here.Heavily roasted flavors with some of that char,tobacco, and a bit of smoke,there is some bitter chocolate and just a hint of molasses to provide nominal sweetness.The feel is fuller to almost creamy.This is an in your face roasted oatmeal stout,if you like dryer versions of the style,wich I do, this is for you.

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Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.