Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by jamiesessions:
4/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a very dark colour, that, while not completely black, is most certainly on it's way there. One good whiff produces many aromas, most notably caramel and chocolate, but there is most definitely some coffee in there as well. Tastes like a good stout should. the caramelly sweetness is there, but not overpowering, and lets the grain and hops shine as well. A little light for an RIS, but that's not necessarily a bad thing, and with the 8% alcohol content, it gets points for being so smooth, easily drinkable, and not too heavy which is an issue i often encounter with RIS.
Serving type: on-tap
10-22-2009 04:42:34 | More by jamiesessions
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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.