Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by GClarkage:
4.35/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
03/14/09- Purchased at Sun Devil Liquors in Mesa, AZ.
Presentation- 22oz bottle, 2006 vintage. Poured into my Duvel tulip.
Appearance- Black in color with a larger 2 inch medium sized bubbled head. Leaves some nice patchwork of lace behind.
Smell- Nice heavily roasted chocolate malt nose. Some light hoppy scents as well. Minor woodsy notes included in the mix.
Taste- Huge bittersweet chocolate flavor. Hops are here and there are a nice amount of them giving a nice bitter additional flavor. Malt isn't as heavily roasted as in the nose. Really hard to pick up much of a barrel-oaky taste to it.
Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation level, definite bitter aftertatse as well as chocolate.
Drinkability- Really good example of an imperial oatmeal stout. Lots of flavor for a lower abv imperial.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2009 19:58:47 | More by GClarkage
More User Reviews:
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.