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Old Man Oatmeal Stout - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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BA SCORE
77
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64 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.13% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A creamy unfiltered oatmeal stout with roasted and black patent malts shinning through. Complex, medium to dry palate with a bittersweet finish.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-25-2003)
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Tiny bubbles, black, big head

SMELL: Charcoal, faintly acrid, Mexican chocolate, burnt raisins

TASTE: Slick, creamy, smooth, medium body, tart, burnt toast, semi-acrid, mild oat sweetness, modest hopping, grapeskin; burnt, dry-ish finish

Dedicated to the collapse of “The Old Man of the Mountain,” granite ledges in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that looked like an old man. A bit off kilter but still noticeably within the style. We’d hoped for more balance, but the burnt flavors wanted to take over with each sip.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

While they were putting a new keg of the brown ale on, I had a couple of these. It started out well. Nice dark brown to black color with a thick, sticky, tan head. A roasted malt/coffee aroma, kind of muted. The taste was similar to the aroma, but it had a harsh feel, as if it had been burned. Not a very enjoyable beer.

lordofthewiens, Feb 06, 2008
Photo of tigg924
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured at Woodstock Inn Brewery

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, dark brown in color, opaque

Smell: roasted malt and chocolate

Taste: light and creamy start, with coffee and dark chocolate coming in the middle

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium body, sweet start with bitter middle and dry finish

Overall: Probably one of the least oaty oatmeal stouts I have had. Maybe it gets lost in the cask. Not a bad beer, but considering how many outstanding beers come from Woodstock, not one of my favorites either.

tigg924, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of Sinnian
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Sinnian, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -9.6%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Drpfpbuck
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Drpfpbuck, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on 12/26/06 at Harlow's Pub in Peterborough,NH

AP: looks hefty, deep and dark. Pitch black color, with a remarkably smooth and even mocha-frothy head. The head very dense and very smooth, much like an Irish Stout i.e Guinness and Murphy's Draught style.

Nose: Nutty scented malt with cream, mild chocolate and oak scents.

Taste: The first hit is a mildly bitter roastie malt and nutty flavor with slight vanilla current, charcoal...much roastieness!!. There is also some red wine like sourness as well in the finish.

MF: Very dry, Full body. Ultra smooth and thick feeling.

DA: This is a very easy to drink style and one of my favorite's. This one looks and feels good, but the overall flavor was sub par at best. For me to NOT want another Oatmeal Stout is very strange.

GratefulBeerGuy, Dec 29, 2006
Photo of jarrodddd
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

jarrodddd, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 2012. Sampled on March 9, 2012. The pour is about as oily black as an oatmeal stout should be with an adequate mocha head. I'll give the apperance a 5. The aroma is enriched with dark malts, oatmeal, and coffee grinds. The body is thinner than I would like in a stout. The flavor also has a coffee-like character with a bitter and moderately dry finish. It is not all that bad.

puboflyons, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of smakawhat
1.95/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Good till December 2012.

A real aggressive head, lots of large bubbles, makes six fingers deep of suds, holding up and staying around for a good period, creamy and very weak meringue like looking. Color is a real deep cookie milk/dark chocolate brown head. Body is a very dark walnut black, maybe a hint of red in there too.

Nose is a mild fruit, hints of raspberry and plum, a dense malt body and mild roast. Pretty solid bouquet here.

oh dear lord.. This is umm... sour as all friggin and infected. Massive sourness and not in a fun, genuine, fruit or intended way. Mouthfeel is what it is perfectly fine, but I can't even say more because I can't even hold this liquid in my palate for 2 seconds without spitting it out. Medicinal sour, beyond tart. There is NOTHING stout like or even beer like resemblance in this at all.

This has got to be one of the most unpleasant experiences I've had in a beer in ages. I could not even swallow this beer. Yikes totally undrinkable.

smakawhat, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of ScaryEd
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ScaryEd, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of bultrey
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at the Woodstock Inn on a recent vacation to NH.
Nice looking oatmeal stout, dark, essentially opaque, with decent creamy tan head. Aroma is of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is initially OK, but yields to the same problem as the Pemi's Pale Ale -- an unappetizing musty, buttery flavor. Here it is at least offset by some decent nutty and chocolate notes. The mouthfeel is good and the drinkability is average. Best of their beers I tried, but not saying much.

bultrey, Jul 11, 2005
Photo of mountdew1
2.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Poured a completely black, looked slightly translucent, with a thick 2 finger foamy head. Small amounts of carbonation rose from the bottom. Aroma was a fruity floral sweet, backended by an oatmeal bread. Taste was extremely bitter, very small bit of milky lactose to finish it up. Felt good in the mouth, maybe just a tad thin, but not bad. Overall was disappointing. Outside of the bitter flavor was a decent stout, but the extreme bitterness killed it. Best by Sept, 2012.

mountdew1, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a smooth blanket tan head. Great retention but not the perfection I expect from a nitro tap.

Smells like dark roast malt. Tastes like it too. Light body, a bit water if you're looking for a dense, chewy stout.

My favorite from Woodstock Inn. It's neither complex nor chewy but I love it as a sessionable stout when the mood hits for dark beer.

A fine way to wash down a Moosilauke summit.

donkeyrunner, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of BierBliss
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had this at the brewery when I was up for the Highland games on 9/16/11. draft

aroma: earthy tones, not overwhelming

appearance: pours black into a standard pint glass. a finger width head. good lacing

flavor: creamy, earthy flavors, no real hop or malt

mouthfeel: creamy, no carbonation, good body

overall: a good milk sout, solid but not exceptional.

a beer that I'll have on tap again.

BierBliss, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -9.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Mikeynas
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Mikeynas, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of paulytasker
3.75/5  rDev +13%

paulytasker, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of NHhomebrewguy
3.75/5  rDev +13%

NHhomebrewguy, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of kdivers
4/5  rDev +20.5%

kdivers, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of nh78scout
3.7/5  rDev +11.4%

nh78scout, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
2.65/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly solid black color with a creamy tan head on top. Smells a bit sweet, roasty with chocolate, caramel butterscotch and earthy hops playing supporting roles. The taste is kind of a mess. Roasted grains atop a mountain of butterscotch gives a really unpleasant burnt toffee kind of taste to it. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet burnt mouthfeel. I couldn't finish this one and the rest of the bottle ended up down the drain. If your going to play with ringworm yeast do a diacetyl rest or something to quell that horrible buttery aroma and flavor.

johnnnniee, Mar 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

OriolesFan1008, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

NHSTEVE, Apr 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ScotNH, May 31, 2014
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Old Man Oatmeal Stout from Woodstock Inn Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.