Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by GarrisWH:
3.8/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A - Pours a deep brown that appears opaque and black once its all in the glass. One finger, light-tan head that drops to a decently retaining cap. Leaves a bit of lacing behind.
S - A bit muted in the smell department, with roasted malts, chocolate, and maybe just a bit of coffee. Quite sweet on the nose.
T - Roasted malts and sweet, rich, milk-chocolate flavors come through first, and pretty much dominate the flavor throughout. A subdued coffee flavor comes through in the middle, along with some light oakiness with a vanilla-like quality. The hops are pretty mellow, but come through in the finish lending a bit of dryness and slight bitterness to even things out.
M - A bit lacking in body, but not so much that it's watery, although it lingers in the medium range I'd say. Carbonation is well done.
D - All in all, an enjoyable and tasty brew. I definitely wouldn't call this an RIS, and I don't really believe the brewers intended it to be such. A solid-enough stout that I would probably have again.
Serving type: bottle
11-17-2009 05:38:50 | More by GarrisWH
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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 477 ratings.