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

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Miner's Daughter Oatmeal StoutMiner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 119
Avg: 3.48
pDev: 26.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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:
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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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 119
Photo of goblue3509
4.3/5  rDev +23.6%
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.

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Photo of JNeider
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
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!

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Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of JamesS
4.15/5  rDev +19.3%
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.

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Photo of mirish72
4/5  rDev +14.9%

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.

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Photo of rabsten
4/5  rDev +14.9%
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.

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Photo of dtivp
3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.93/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

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Photo of dmamiano
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

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Photo of ZimZamZoom
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.62/5  rDev +4%
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."

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a decent and unique oatmeal stout, but a step behind the best examples of the style. the weird thing is in the look, where all the white chunky yeast particles chug out of the bottle and float around the in otherwise oils black beer with a short and short lived just off white head. it smells like vanilla extract, crazy how forward and obviously identifiable that element is, I don't think there is vanilla in here, but man can you smell it. the flavor is nice, a little thin in body and a little sweet, but you taste the oats and the black malt working together real well, and I surprisingly also taste some cool yeast, sort of English and biscuity, rich and interesting. nice bitter roast, no vanilla really at all but a little molasses sweetness, even licorice notes as it finishes. well made I think, but could use a little refinement. I think the sweetness is a little high and the body is a little light for the style, but its taste beer and if I had more than one I would have happily consumed two or three bottles in a sitting. I liked these guys better than their rating almost across the board.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Had on tap previously with a rough note to review back in July 2013, bottle says brewed and bottled in Baltimore so let's see here.

Nice deep walnut brown dark body, little highlights of red but not much. Head is a nice creamy espresso brown, three fingers and settles to a good bowled puck with real nice lacing. Pretty solid looking.

Aroma brings a mild char, but more of a nutty sense and a bit of brown ale like toasty quality. Not much sense of creamy character coming off, but some decent sweetness and chewy grain like hints give the impression something might be coming in that vein.

Palate comes more towards porter lightness and a flavor that hints at faint char and a bit of ash. Light with not much creamy depth, but some good charring and toasty notes in the mid palate, almost getting towards piping tobacco quality in flavor also. Washes a little to light for an oatmeal stout, a bit of metallic twinge in the finish but very small and not really distracting.

Overall ok, interesting to go back and revisit this.

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Photo of founddrama
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of DaveBlack
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer is a murky brown color with a slight head.

Smell - The nose is not malt forward, but is more like an pilsner.

Taste - This is a stout in name only. The initial taste is grassy and grainy, lacking any quality of smoothness or malts. The finish is dry with a hint of very dry chocolate.

Mouthfeel - If the beer had an appropriate taste profile, I might say it goes down smooth.

Overall - I rarely do not finish a beer, but I struggled with this one. Clearly, I am not the only one that could not figure out this "stout".

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
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.


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Photo of mtstatebeer
3.2/5  rDev -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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Photo of mikeg67
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of ordybill
3.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. This beer pours a brownish black color with a small off-white head. The aroma has a strong wood smell that I am not a fan of. The flavor is slightly bitter with a slight aftertaste. I am not a big fan of this.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

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Miner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout from Mountain State Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.