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Founders Oatmeal Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Oatmeal Stout
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87
very good

655 Ratings
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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 29
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2004

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Photo of Winston3737
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam1111
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very similar to Guinness Stout, though perhaps a little more bitter....

Enjoyed it a BBQ place in Boston....

Photo of champ103
2.64/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

On nitro, not going to review the nitro listing cause these are the same beer. You don't need a different listing for every type of serving.

A: Pours dark black, that is not quite opaque. Some ruby brown around the edges. A tan head that rises with that cascading look that all nitro taps give.
S: Bland. Just a bit of bitter roast. Day old, cold coffee. Nothing is really here.
T: Again, bland as can be. Except for a bitter roasted finish. More, bad old coffee than anything.
M/D: What feel? Lifeless, artificial, thin. Blah. I did not enjoy this at all. The nitro has done a wonderful job of killing any kind of oatmeal stout that might be here.

I had to do it...give it a try. Who knows if one of my favorite breweries could change my mind or not? If nothing else to reaffirm that nitro is such a waist of good beer. Maybe there is an actual oatmeal stout lingering somewhere? I can't tell however, cause there is no character at all.

Photo of Spreetaper
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of J2A2
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soulcougher
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.51/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank this on-tap at the source in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours dark, nearly black in color. Small head. Its a smooth, easy-drinking, tasty beer. One of my go-to beers when I'm at Founder's Brewery, but I dont think I've ever bought this in bottled form.

Photo of Burkbom23
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bonis
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Notacraftdrinker
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AngusGibbins
4.79/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful stout, but I had issues getting a decent head when pouring.

Photo of BGCoon
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeithE
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _RL_
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigTravor
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this beer. Smooth feel. Good flavour

Photo of 3ricks
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AAG
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of natevic
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of routledc
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of WiscoTerr
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BryanA
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of ThurstonHowell3
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Founders Oatmeal Stout from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.