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Old Man Oatmeal Stout - Woodstock Inn Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
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67 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.02%
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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1.25/5  rDev -62.5%

Photo of smakawhat
1.95/5  rDev -41.4%
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.

Photo of 2dogbrew
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of rdooley
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.65/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Photo of Carpentiere
2.88/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of tigg924
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of mountdew1
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Photo of lordofthewiens
3/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Photo of Sinnian
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of H0PHead108
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Nice flavor but a bit too carbonated IMO.

Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of TheHumanTorch
3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.15/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: deep brown; 1 finger light brown head that recede quickly to a thin ring with large bubbles; light lacing;

S: deeply roasted grains; bittersweet chocolate;

T: deeply roasted grains up front with an underlying sourness; smoky finish with moderate bitterness;

M: a little thing; moderate carbonation;

O: the smoky finish was a pleasant surprise, but the rest was a little boring; the sourness in the flavor wasn't to my liking;

Photo of bultrey
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Photo of ScotNH
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of granite
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried a pint of this last night on draft.

A---It was a muddy dark brown with a little white head.

S---Esters, burnt malt, butterscotch.

T---Fruity ringwood yeast and a little roasted malt in the front then finished very sour sour.

M---It was full bodied and silky smooth.

D---The creamy texture of this stout is its best attribute. The roasted malt seems like an afterthought. I tried most of their offerings last night and this was IMO the best.

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Old Man Oatmeal Stout from Woodstock Inn Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.