Obovoid Oak-Aged Oatmeal Stout - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
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Reviews by zhooker:
3.65/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the tap into a slightly chilled pint glass. My second pint of Obovoid this week. Black and brown, opaque, with a finger and a half of creamy and thick head. Great lacing as it deteriorates and the pint empties.
Only a medium nose on this one. Roasted oats really come out here, and some wood as well. Can definitely sense the barrel-aging on the nose. Some coffee present as well.
Surprised how little of the barrel-aging/wood flavor is present on the tongue. Roasted oats/malt, chocolate, and coffee are all there, with the oats most assertively present. There are some hops on the backend, more than most stouts I reckon.
It's more porter-like than stout-like in the mouth, lacking a smooth creaminess. Mild carbonation from the tap seems to befit this style of beer.
Still, I liked this beer. Ordered it fresh off a bowl of seafood chowder when served this, and it complemented the lingering soup flavors well. Having two pints this week, I can't say I will seek this one out anytime soon again, but a better than average stout indeed.
Serving type: on-tap
05-18-2010 09:40:35 | More by zhooker
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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.