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Founders Oatmeal Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Oatmeal Stout
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650 Ratings
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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 28
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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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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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From: On-tap at Crane Alley, Urbana, IL
Glass: Standard US pint glass

Founders' Oatmeal Stout is an enjoyable version of the style, the flavor being much more expressive than the aroma. With its chocolate, dark caramel, burnt toast and coffee flavors, this was a satisfying beer on a fairly cold fall evening. If it was more readily available, I'd certainly get this again.

Arrives with typical cascading nitro head, fadin to a 2.5cm cap of beige foam that rests atop the beer for the entirety of the glass. Lacing is excellent, thick, heavy patterns cling to the sides of the glass. Body is a dark brown to black, opaque, no visible carbonation.

Aroma is of ephemeral roasted malt, giving a light dark chocolate, burnt coffee, and smoke flavor to the beer, somewhere between moderately expressive and mediocre. Definitely above average, but would need to be more expressive to be considered significantly so.

Flavor of very dark chocolate with some very dark caramel malt (C-120?), burnt toast and coffee grounds. Front of palate is smooth, slightly sweet chocolate with mild burnt toast characters, a bit bland. Mid-palate experiences smooth, slightly bitter chocolate with hints of coffee, charred toast, acrid bitterness from the roasted malt, slight caramel; generally complex and good. Back of palate finds brnt toast, dark chocolate, coffee, and smooth caramel-like sweetness. Aftertaste of dark chocolate with mildly burnt toast, and a bit of dark caramel and burnt instant coffee. Acrid and bitter via the roasted/black malt (bitter first, then chocolate, toast, and coffee).

Beer is medium-light in body, smooth with the nitro tap, the beer feeling simultaneously feeling smooth, thick, and flowing due to the nitro. Closes dry, with moderate stickiness on the palate.

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A: Complete black in color, with a nice tan head at the top that leaves a strong lacing around the glass as you drink.

S: Lots going on here, bits of chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, some malts and a roastyness as well.

T: This beer is subtle, a good amount of oatmeal and chocolate, very roasty taste on the backend, a little bitterness.

M: Full bodied and a good amount of carbonation, slight sticky backend.

O: This was not a bad beer, very tasty as well as well balanced. A good brew from Founders who never really lets us down.

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Founders Oatmeal Stout from Founders Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.