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

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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Mountain State Brewing Co. visit their website
West Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 03-22-2006

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.
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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 29
Photo of julzalex
1.96/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Looks like a stout. Doesn't taste like a stout. The label says it is on the light side. That being said, I still expected it to taste "stoutier". Tasted sort of like if Budweiser made a light stout. Not recommended.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.24/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Buckeyeboy provided the elusive WV tick! Thanks buddy! Standard black with good dark brown foamy head... no real lacing, looks a little thin on the pour. Dark malt with a little char in the nose, not enough sweetness to balance IMO. Flavor mirrors the aroma and could again use a little more malty sweetness to help tie things together... Lighter than expected body too unfortunately.. Still a decent beer, just could use a little dialing down.

3.5/3.25/3.25/3/3.25

Photo of bmxnick101
4.57/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great brew, Color was perfect, smooth with a gritty finish.

Photo of founddrama
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reads more like a brown than a stout to me, but… great mouthfeel and (how else to say it?) a chocolaty hoppy finish. Not picking up on the oatmeal but that's ok at least it's not over-played.

Photo of Smaxy
2.8/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Maybe this one had been sitting around for too long before I opened it... tried it out of the bottle at a ski resort in WV. Tasted a little too light and watery for a stout. A little toasty with notes of chocolate, but lacked the heaviness I've come to associate with stouts.

Photo of Jasonkyeager
5/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best oatmeal stouts out there

Photo of buschbeer
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

L - It looks black until held to the light and some ruby red highlights come through. It is topped with three inches of tan head that leave some lacing on the glass.

S - I smell some dark chocolate and roasted malt giving the slightest burnt toast aroma.

T - The taste is similar to the smell. The roasted malt comes through more. It has a modest bitter finish.

F - Medium

O - It's better than their Seneca Indian Pale Ale. It's decent and quaffable. It pairs nicely with Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter."

Photo of mirish72
4/5  rDev +14%

Got to try this on a recent visit to West Virginia. Tasty and very drinkable. Probably not as much punch as I would expect in an Oatmeal Stout, but a pretty good local option. Worth trying, but I don't think you would see much distribution outside of West Virginia.

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark brown body, settles into the glass with a foamy, light brown head.

S- Oats, roasted malts, hints of coffee, very nice nose.

T- Somewhat lacking in flavor. A little bit of a bitter flavor, with some roasted malts coming through, but also somewhat of a sourness to it.

M- Slightly flat, with low carbonation and a medium-light body.

O- Looks good, smells good, but the flavor and feel are far behind.

Photo of DaveBlack
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: dark beer, little bit of reddish brown at the edges, so not quite midnight black. The head is large, at least 2 fingers, and light tan. There is a fair amount of lacing as well.

S: Not much of an aroma on this beer. A little bit of roasted malts, but that's about it.

T: The flavor is quite toasty and light. Roasted malts, a light chocolate flavor.

M: Not as creamy as one would expect from an oatmeal stout. Body is moderate, with a moderate amount of carbonation.

O: More porter than stout, and not the creaminess one would expect from an oatmeal stout. That being said, it has a decent amount of flavor, and the relatively light body is a nice change. It almost resembles a doppelbock. Better than the sum of its parts.

Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Photo of psuKinger
2.95/5  rDev -16%
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

Photo of lenin2040
3.05/5  rDev -13.1%
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...

Photo of dtivp
3.98/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Photo of weller1js
3.03/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Photo of mikeg67
3.18/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
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.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.13/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Photo of JNeider
4.15/5  rDev +18.2%
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!

Photo of goblue3509
4.3/5  rDev +22.5%
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.

Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of dmamiano
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.2/5  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.

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