Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by thecheapies:
3.98/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Insane that I got a 16oz pour in a pint glass, but I'm not complaining.
Almost black. Light tan head with an nitrous tap quality, solidly lacing the glass. Incredible.
Oaky nose with lovely dark fruit fleshy undertones. Some vanilla and roast withdrawal a tinge of maple. The alcohol seems pretty well masked.
Hugely oaked out. Nice grape skin fruit gives it a tannin quality. Chewy oatmeal malt middle. Slightly Belgian in the yeast profile. Reminds me a bit of an oak aged strong dark ale or, maybe, quad. Boozy, velvety, and hot. Sweet finish dissolves the almost harsh oakiness. The vanilla is riding out the end, as well, along with brandy notes.
Not easily drinkable. This might have a headache attached to it. Great full body and subtle carbonation with a fine bubble, feels like it came out of a nitrogen tap. A good rating for mouthfeel is still due despite the alcohol intensity.
Well, I guess I'd like to have an aged one next.
Serving type: on-tap
01-10-2012 03:44:27 | More by thecheapies
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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.