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Milly's Oatmeal Stout - Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company

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Milly's Oatmeal StoutMilly's Oatmeal Stout

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 66
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 23.08%
Wants: 0
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

Our award winning ale is a traditional sweet stout. Rolled oats bring out the flavor and richness. It is full bodied and is a meal in itself.

35 IBU
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 66
Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.67/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in November 2015. I did not see a bottled date on the bottle, but I drank it within a week after purchase.

Appearance: Deep black with dark tan head. Beer color is opaque but not cloudy. Head is medium, and leaves a thin film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma filled with mix of roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate. Nice variety and balance, with a little hops aroma.

Taste: There is a nice mix of sweetness from the malt and bite from the hops. There is a strong roasted coffee flavor, and I also a little chocolate flavors, balanced with a bit of hops. This was done in a nice combination with the other flavors. There is a nice variety of flavors in the aftertaste too, that lasts for a minute. I like how the flavors vary overtime with the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, and very smooth. Mild alcohol, which confirms the 4.9% on the bottle.

This is an extremely smooth full-bodied Oatmeal Stout. It is an interesting combination of flavors, and I would definitely drink this again. Not as sweet as some other oatmeal stouts I have tasted, but overall a very good beer. I now want to get to Manchester to try this on-tap.

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Photo of DoctorD
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet oatmeal taste - almost like drinking a milk stout. Leaves a lingering oily film down the glass and in the mouth, very balanced and smooth with no harsh aftertaste.

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Photo of Brad007
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pitch black with a huge brown head that is quick to fade to lacing. Very much looking forward to this.

Slightly creamy and roasty with a touch of cocoa. Not quite a milkshake but close.

Mellow and creamy with cocoa and roasted cream. Malt profile is well-balanced.

Slick on the tongue due to the oatmeal. Fades away without much of an issue.

A hella decent oatmeal stout. My standby is always Wolaver's but I'd like to try this on tap!

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Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a can-glass

A- pours a dark brown/black color with a small creamy khaki colored head that retains for a while after the pour, eventually settling to a film floating on top and around the edges

S- roasty dark chocolate malt gives a bit of smoke and char, coffee, toasted grains

T- lots of creamy milk chocolate up front with notes of caramel, char, coffee, herbal/earthy hops. Milky sweetness finishes it out with more roast and chocolate on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel that continues into a velvety smooth finish, super drinkable

O- this beers is technically categorized as a session beer, but it packs the flavor of a typical 6-8% oatmeal stout. The addition of the oats gives it a perfect mouthfeel and makes it remarkable quaffable. I'd but this all the time if I could

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Photo of JebBeerFish
3.22/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I like oatmeal stouts to have a fuller body and more creaminess. Coffee has a strong presence in this stout, thinner mouth feel than appearance would suggest. An OK beer but nothing I would buy.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a dark ruby brown to black coloring with a foamy, frothy, low profile, light brown colored head. Aromas of chocolate, roast coffee, and toasty grains. Flavors are much more coffee based, with a slick, tangy sweet underlay that keeps the bitterness light and balanced. Somewhat of a campfire char highlights, also. Aftertaste is slick and bitter, with a roast coffee ground flavor lingering behind. Finish is surprisingly sweet and rich, with a bitter linger. More dry and bitter than most oatmeals, but damn tasty regardless.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Welcome to Manchester!!! Arrived at Manchester airport for a 1/2 marathon over in New Market. Was picked up by my bro-in-law and quickly swept away to Milly's Tavern to begin our pre-race inebriation. The Oatmeal Stout was a very solid beer, with great nose and taste. The color was black/dark with perfect head that left a good lace. There was espresso and roast on the nose, which lead to a very good tasting stout. The mouthfeel was fine...could drink alot of it if I had to. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of akorsak
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nitro pour at the brewpub today.

A: The oatmeal stout is a black beauty, dark and bold with the darkest of brown hues complimenting the depth. Resting atop the stout is an off-white head, thick and creamy thanks to the nitrogen. As the ale is consumed, the head laces in strata.

S: The nose is creamy, sweet with lactose and cream. Underneath the sweetness, roasted malts with chocolate and coffee linger. The whole package is sweet and roasted, building the anticipation.

T: The first sip is money, sweet and dark. The creamy oatmeal aspect is sweet with au lait fullness. The creamy taste leads straight to the stout's fullness. Roasted malts, burnt and charred, along with chocolate and coffee are present. The combination of all of the flavors is a sweet, dark taste that carries no boozy baggage with it. A delicious oatmeal stout.

M: The mouthfeel is creamy, oatmeal sweet. Offering lactose, burnt malts and chocolate, it was difficult to put this beer down.

D: If not for the nitro tap, I'd carry two growlers out with me. A delicious oatmeal stout, well worthy of its multiple awards.

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Photo of Satchboogie
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Milly's 12/28/10:

A: Dark brown and hazy with a 1 inch light brown foamy head that slowly dissipates. Becomes black, clear (as in not hazy), completely opaque as it starts to settle.

S: Lots of dark roasted malts, oatmeal, coffee notes, chocolate.

T: Oatmeal and dark roasted malts are the most notable flavors. There's a good helping of chocolate and coffee, medium caramel sweetness. Very creamy. A good traditional oatmeal stout.

M: Very rich and cream, full body, viscous, smooth, low to medium carbonation, silky mouthfeel.

D: The thick body make this almost like a little meal in itself, I paired it with a burger and thought it complimented quite well.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap on September 20, 2009. The pour is nearly black with a creamy, frothy tan head. The aroma is an alluring collection of oatmeal, hops, and malts. The mouthfeel is heavy and creamy. The taste had a good dose of hops along with the oatmeal and it was smooth overall. I liked this one.

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Photo of mountdew1
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the end of one keg and the start of another. Poured a nice dark black with a brown foamy head. Smelt like oatmeal, and tasted the same. Hints of some other grains in the flavor, and was very smooth tasting. Very easy to drink, with a slight hint of bitterness. No unneeded carbonation. Highly recommend this brew.

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Photo of gixxerman
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, very smooth, rich, complex and sweet taste. Great creamy/smoothy mouthfeel. It is the darkest beer they server and I think the brewmaster got this one right. Full bodied, roasty aroma, and truly a privilege to drink! At only a dollar a pint during happy hour, they are practically giving this away!

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This stout is one of their regular offerings.
Poured a dark brown/black with hints of red if held to the light, with good tan foam. The smell was malty but modest. The taste was dominated by dark roasted malt, slightly sweet, with a hint of oatmeal, and some flavors of chicory, coffee, caramel, and licorice mixed in. The mouthfeel was fairly full bodied with medium carbonation. The initial sweetness was followed by some bitterness on the tongue that lingered. The drinkability was good. A fine stout.

I got to sample the current batch, nearing the end of its run, and a new batch almost ready to go on tap. The newer batch was somewhat more mellow and lacked the bitter edge of the older batch. I think the brewer told me that they usually mix a bit of nitrogen in the tap line for the stouts, but in this case I am not sure.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasing black color, frothy head, and mucho glass-lace! Nose had roasty-ness, along with some hoppy hints. Medium body, and a nice smooth palate. Taste was smooth, roasty, easy-drinking. A touch of sweetness, with a mild hoppy finish, leads to an over-all enjoyable pint!

overall: 4
appearance: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 4 | drinkability: 4


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Milly's Oatmeal Stout from Milly's Tavern / Stark Brewing Company
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