Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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District of Columbia
4.08/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A very enjoyable, well balanced oak aged oatmeal stout.
Pours an outer space red-black color, with a khaki head that's miniscus persists 'till the end.
Cocoa, coconut, and oak dominate the rather sweet, but soft nose. Fairly generic.
Much more impressed by the taste.
Upfront, the toasty oatmeal chocolate maltiness sets in, along with tons of fresh coconut. The generous hop addition livens the mid-palate. Flavors of oranges, vanilla and coffee emerge. There is even a puckery ruby red grapefruit note in the smooth, dry, slightly bitter, high-acid finish.
Very drinkable. The oak is there a bit, and the flavors are sure rich, but at moments I think I'm drinking a porter. It's racy for sure. Quite dynamic really.
Think it's probably most enjoyable young, while the hops are stil popping and the rather faint oak is still a little there, but this is merely conjecture.
For a barrel aged 8%er, the Obovoid is highly sessionable.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2010 06:33:36 | More by DCDevilDancer
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3.76/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
one of the most oaky examples of this style I have encountered. thin and inky black in color, this beer doesn't have a ton of head, but what it does have is an incredible nose. it smells incredibly oak forward, almost more so than that dark roasted barley or alcohol I smell musty oak, deciduous and pungent. it carries over to the flavor too, but instead of complimenting the stout itself, it sort of takes over. the thinness of body also exacerbates this issue, which gives me a watery feel but a very intense woody flavor, an odd sensation on my palate. bitter in the finish with just a touch of toasted coconut island style flare in there, but there just isn't the depth here of some of the worlds best Russian imperials. I like the intensity of the oak, but it limits drinkability, especially when this warms up. o good beer overall though, and one of boulder beers best offerings really.
Serving type: on-tap
11-08-2013 17:08:01 | More by StonedTrippin
Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
86 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.