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Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout - Mountain State Brewing Co.

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.12%


Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co. visit their website
West Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Coal Black and creamy smooth, this beer holds a light tan head and is surprisingly light in body - so it won't fill you up.

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 03-22-2006)
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery. Pour is dark hazy honey brown. Nose has nutty and caramel malt with a floral green hop balance. Taste is sweet, loads of caramel, lightly nutty, faint citrus, hop sweetness, herbal and green with light peppery spice and lingering bitterness. Body is syrupy, decent carb, fairly dry in the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 17:18:03 | More by cpetrone84
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psuKinger

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mountain State Oatmeal Stout

Had fresh, in a mason jar, at the brewery.

A: pours pitch black with very little head. The mason jar probably isnt helping with head retention... 3.0

S: Roasted Malts present but a bit "watery". Not the strong nose that I like. 3.0

T: roasted malts present, but not overpowering. Bitterness on the back end keeps this beer balanced. Oatmeal flavor can be hard to find... 3.0

M: thin and light. A bit watery. 2.5

D: reasonable. Would have another, but not if better options were present. 3.0

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2011 00:28:08 | More by psuKinger
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lenin2040

District of Columbia

2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this on tap at a restaurant in Harper's Ferry. Was excited to try some new WVA beer in a style I dig.

Poured black with a moderate creamy tan head that stuck around for a while. Minimal lacing, but a nice looking beer.

Aroma was my favorite part of the brew. Mostly sweet malt balanced with toasty grains, with just a hint of grass and spice.

Flavor was balanced roastiness, a little malt sweetness and appropriate bitterness - a nice stab at style. Until, oh wait, a nasty finish of cooked vegetables comes through at the end. Unfortunately, the off flavor really killed the drinkability for me.

Mouthfeel was solid, appropriate moderate chewiness, very smooth, for an oatmeal stout.

This would have been a solid brew sans the off vegetal flavors...

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2011 13:42:32 | More by lenin2040
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black with a one finger dark tan head that faded slowly into a very thin ring with light lacing.

Aroma of light roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.

Taste of lightly roasted malt, oat grains, mild coffee and sweet dark fruits.

Mouthfeel was medium body, very smooth and creamy.

Overall this was an easy drinking stout, a little sweeter than most stouts and it would be easy to drink a two or three in one sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2011 23:12:15 | More by dtivp
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weller1js

West Virginia

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: pours a dark black, clear and transparent brown when edges held to light, light carbonation, slight bubbly creamy foam, leaving slight ring of lacing, did not appear to be thicker or more viscous that usual.

smell: roasted malts and oat scent are light but noticeable, no discernable aromas that stand out other than that.

taste: malts are bold yet mild, toasty oats with very slight notes of coffee, the taste of the alcohol is there and the hops contribute to an adequate bitter finish.

drinkability: nothing to rave about, but for a basic oatmeal stout, it has all of the elements.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2011 21:36:48 | More by weller1js
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken 2/6/11. On tap at the brewpub (Maryland location) served in a pint. Appears dark brown with a creamy finger of tan head that recedes quickly leaving patchy lace on the glass. When held to the light, it displays clarity and lighter brown around the edges.

The aroma is quite muted but has a light roast character. A bit of chocolate malt and coffee tones are evident. This brew was served excessively cold and even once it was warm it still was a very muted aroma.

The taste of this brew is equally light and muted when considering the lack of aroma. What does come through is lightly roasted malt with a mild bitterness. Coffee, light grain flavor. Mild citrus hop flavoring towards the back. Lingering grain aftertaste.

Medium bodied and modestly carbed. A little watery in the feel and lacking that typical oat smoothness. Regardless fairly drinkable and completely fits the bill of this brewery's description: Light crafted ales served in an area that drinks light beer.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2011 18:37:27 | More by stakem
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the grill in Snowshoe. Pours black. Aroma was toasted malts and bread with some hops in the background. Body was somewhat watery for a stout, but very smooth. Flavor of bitter-sour hops balanced by toasted malts with a long coffee finish. Quite average brew but at least drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2010 21:36:28 | More by mikeg67
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Miner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout pours very dark indeed, with an off white head. Aroma is of roasted malt and an almost lactic sweetness. In the taste, vanilla, some roasted malt and certainly oats all contributing to a rather sweet stout. A little bit of chocolate. Surprisingly light bodied for the style, and the oatmeal adds to the smooth silky finish. Definately the best beer I've had from Mountain State, I'd stick with this one.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2010 05:52:22 | More by Stinkypuss
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had during a stop during our drive through West Virginia.

Pours very dark with a slight tan head. The nose brings some slightly-roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate. The taste is mostly roast and doesn't bring too much else. A bit dry and overly bitter from the roast. Drinkability is good enough, but this is a bit one dimensional and doesn't hit the right spots.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 02:04:06 | More by Thorpe429
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black in color with a big 3" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Some moderate lacing paints the glass.

Smell: roasted malt and softer chocolate tones are detectable.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, prunes, milder coffee tones, and some oat presence. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Smooth from start to finish. Long lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: this beer was easy to drink and it hit the spot. A few can be easily had in a session.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 23:19:59 | More by Gavage
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JNeider

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

One of my top stouts so far. I've had it from several places but the brewpub in Thomas is the place to hit up for the best sampling of this brew.

A: Coal black, just like the name! Light brown head disappears quickly.

S: Strong coffee and hop odor with even a hint of smoke in there

T: I love coffee and the great coffee tones in this made my tastebuds dance with joy. Also chocolate and malts flowing together with a hint of smoke again. All flavors were very well-balanced.

M: Finishes more hoppy than expected. Feels very rich and thick in the mouth.

D: Very heavy, can't drink more than a couple before you get full. Its a wholesome beer, almost like you don't need to eat dinner, just grab one of these!

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 22:18:28 | More by JNeider
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color with a thick frothy one and a half finger head that is tan in color. The head settles but gives way to some decent lacing. The aroma is of chocolate malts and oatmeal with a hint of coffee. The taste has a nice roasted malt backbone with notes of chocolate, sweet oats, and coffee present. Big flavor. The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated, but slightly over carbonated for the style. The drinkability is very high, other than the mouthfeel everything about this beer left you wanting more. The mouthfeel is also a minor thing with this taste.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2009 18:53:18 | More by goblue3509
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ZimZamZoom

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This came out a nice dark brown with a decent tan head. Lacing is evedent on the glass, and some pretty ruby hues show through when held to the light.

Aroma of dark roasted malts and lightly roasted coffee. Taste is roasty and smooth with a bit of hop bitterness. Really a nice creamy oatmeal stout. Nice feel and after two pints I could have continued drinking this for an entire session if I wasn't driving.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2008 00:55:54 | More by ZimZamZoom
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dmamiano

West Virginia

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pored dark brown with a nice, tan head that left lacing upon the pint glass emptying.
Smells of roasted barley, black malts and carmalized grains and floral backdrop.
Taste was roasty, malts expounding into a bitter hoppiness at the finish.A tad harsh roastiness was also evident, but not at all unpleasant.
Mouthfeel was fairly solid.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2008 22:29:48 | More by dmamiano
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mtstatebeer

West Virginia

3.23/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Growler from brewery. Pours a black with a very small light-brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some chocolate, coffee, oatmeal and slightly nutty. Flavor is of coffee and oatmeal, but is fairly watery. Good beer, very drinkable but not a great stout.

Serving type: growler

09-03-2008 01:43:13 | More by mtstatebeer
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery, served in a Mason jar. (Gotta love WV!)

Pours coal-black with a nicely retained, rocky tan head. Decent lacing and head retention. Aroma was a decent blend on the oats and pale chocolate, plus some coffee and biscuity malts. Overall, I would've liked it to be a bit stronger.

The flavor was a very satisfying blend of creamy oats, cocoa, roasted malts and a hint of earthen hops. Very smooth mouthfeel, but a bit light body-wise (I blame the 6% ABV limit...), although this did make for an extremely drinkable oatmeal stout. I would definately have this again, and am kicking myself for not grabbing a growler of this in addition to the Almost Heaven Amber that I purchased.

Serving type: on-tap

06-02-2008 18:18:56 | More by wagenvolks
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JamesS

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An excellent oatmeal stout! It has a wonderful dark appearance with an excellent rich aroma, with a very soft hint of the oatmeal they put into it. It pours great, leaving a nice head with very good lacing. The taste is great, a true oatmeal stout, unlike a lot of stouts that just have a slight hint of oatmeal, this one has a strong flavor, but not so much that it's overpowering. I tried a taste of it at the brewery and was impressed enough to bring a growler home, which went much too fast. Luckily, I can also find it locally here in Morgantown, WV, at Black Bear Burritos.

Serving type: growler

09-16-2007 18:59:02 | More by JamesS
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Jredner

Florida

2.05/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Draft at Foxfire Grille, Snowshoe Mountain, WV. Has a fairly grapefruity hop aroma with a dash of roasted coffee thrown in. The body is dark brown to black and the finger sized tan head fades immediately. Fore is grapefruit and mild roast. Thin body. Sort of a black pale ale, but not a particuarly good pale ale....and a fairly crappy stout.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2007 13:28:45 | More by Jredner
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rabsten

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the taps of Black Bear Burritios in Morgantown, WV. Pint glass, dark brown, black color, good cocoa head, fair lacing, high carbonation.

Smells smoky as hell, with tosted malt and oats. Not a hop to be found, but if that's what I was looking for, I'd not be getting an Oatmeal Stout, now would I?

Crisp taste on palate. Smoke is present but doesn't dominate. Earthiness to the grains.

Good, dry mouthfeel, settling into a fullness as the beer develops on the palate. Drinkable is good. Could see getting another or two, easily.

Bottom line: the new guns in Dubbya-Vee have a good one to start with.This easilly hangs with the WVBC Oatmeal. Now, let's see them do something different for the Mountain State.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2006 19:51:25 | More by rabsten
Miner’s Daughter Oatmeal Stout from Mountain State Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.