Oatmeal Stout - Crabtree Brewing Company
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2.3/5 rDev -33.5%
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy brown head that quickly goes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet perfumey chocolate malts with a little plasticky bitter roast.
The flavor is sweet perfumey chocolate malts with a bitter roast finish. It has a weird plasticky aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, this was not as good as when I've had it on draft. It seems that Crabtree can be a bit inconsistent. This bottle had too many off notes to my liking (plastic, char and perfume).
04-07-2011 05:41:05 | More by Beaver13
3.38/5 rDev -2.3%
16 oz can poured into snifter. No bottling info.
Pours a very-dark-brown-but-not-quite-black. Maybe a finger of head that fades rapidly. Only a ring around the edge of the glass is left. Pretty standard stout-y look.
Smells of roast barley, oatmeal, a bit of coffee. Enticing, but again, standard.
Roasty and just a bit bitter at first, with coffee and chocolate being the two main side tastes. Finishes with a nice amount of sweetness and a smooth feel.
The oatmeal makes it quite smooth, almost slippery in small sips. A larger mouth portion reveals a bit of astringency. Carbonation is a bit on the high end. I bet this would be amazing on nitro.
Yeah, this is a tasty oatmeal stout, but it doesn't stand out in any particular way.
03-21-2012 23:34:16 | More by Blargimus
3.35/5 rDev -3.2%
A shout out to woodychandler, whose big box of beers included this one. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, coffee. Taste is mild, smoke, roasted malts, a touch of hops. Oats seem to be missing from both the smell and taste. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
08-21-2012 20:05:19 | More by tone77
3.88/5 rDev +12.1%
Reviewed from notes. Poured on tap as part of a flight. Fairly average but pleasing appearance, semi dark brown with very little head and a bit of lacing.
Aroma was roasty, malty oats with some notes of cocoa.
Tasted of chocolate, roasted oats, and really no discernible alcohol. A bit of sweetness with a strong malt backing.
Mouthfeel was surprising. Fairly thin for a stout, bone dry, and light but warming at the same time.
Pretty enjoyable overall, glad I tried it, and I would likely seek it out again whenever I'm looking for a more warm weather stout.
05-22-2011 02:22:57 | More by JCDenver
3.56/5 rDev +2.9%
Poured into a shaker pint glass.
The beer is a deep, rich coffee color black. A dark tan head sits atop which dissipates to a wisp of tan bubbles with a cream ring around the sides. Nice rings of light lacing.
Smells of vanilla, slight bitter chocolates and roasted malts.
The taste is not bad at all. There are hints of bitter chocolates, nice roasted malts and a hint of oats as it finishes. Faint vanilla as well.
Mouthfeel is slightly watery.
Overall, a decent representation of the style, you'll like it if you enjoy easy drinking stouts.
11-12-2011 15:29:52 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.63/5 rDev +33.8%
Bought in KS but enjoyed at home in OK.
Pours a very pretty dark brown with a giant fluffy tan head.
Slight malty aroma with chocolate notes.
Dark xhoxolate,toastyness and nice oatmeal smoothness. Exquisite. So enjoy the oatmeal. Hint of hops.
Velvetty mouthfeel with a little bit of a prickle
Love this beer. One of the examples of this style.
07-22-2011 04:01:29 | More by jmbranum
3.58/5 rDev +3.5%
THIS is the last of Blargimus' original shipment and part of the reason for the delay is that no picture heretofore existed and I CANnot brook the idea of submitting a photo of a Cracked CAN. The skids were greased by Bro. Jason's lightning-fast approval of the pic and I am about ready for a beer.
From the CAN: "Winner of the 2011 GABF Silver Medal for the Oatmeal Stout category."; "A stick-to-your-ribs full bodied stout with a roasty finish. Brewed with flaked oats, giving it a velvety smooth feel, with chocolate notes and a touch of sweetness."; "Partnered with MOBILECANNING".
Good Crack, Good Glug, lots of initial dense mocha-brown head with moderate retention, causing me to have to back off on the Glug momentarily. The head retention was not great, which was actually a good thing, since there was a lot of it and I was getting thirstier by the moment. Once everything finally settled down, my glass was filled with a dark, brown beer with cola highlights at the edges, but other than that, there was no light penetration. The nose reminded me of bittersweet chocolate - kind of roasty, somewhat bitter and with a chocolaty undertone. Mouthfeel was somewhat thin, given their glowing description, and the taste was of bittersweet chocolate, but nothing really earth-shattering. Finish was pleasantly bitter, but I just could not help but feel as though I were missing something. Oh well.
10-04-2012 22:56:39 | More by woodychandler
3.58/5 rDev +3.5%
A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a two-finger, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of oats, chocolate and roasted goodness.
T - It tasted of some bitter chocolate with roasted malt and toffee. There was a mild oat flavor, too.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.
O - This is a pretty nice oatmeal stout. Another solid brew from Crabtree.
06-26-2011 19:58:47 | More by zeff80
2.15/5 rDev -37.9%
Big foam-up in the glass. Very gradually settles down to a tall coarse head. Near black color with a brown edge. Smell of a wet basement with some fermenting fruit.
Rather thin bodied. What flavor there is fades to a dry finish with more than a hint of acidity. I don't know how this could have been an award winner, but apparently they got a good version of this. Out of the can, the bacteria are the only winners. A hint of malt and plenty of burnt barley. An odd and unpleasant bitterish aftertaste. More like dishwater, that soapy bitterness. If this had some malt and sugar in it, apparently it got eaten after being canned.
I would certainly avoid this unless it's clear you have a newer batch. From the 16 oz can just bought in Denver in November.
12-19-2012 06:02:55 | More by mactrail
2.95/5 rDev -14.7%
A - Deep dark brown, almost opaque. Has a thin yet foamy head with decent retention.
S - Fresh cut oats, some chocolate, sweet, not much roast here.
T - Sweetness carries through, almost like chocolate milk with some oatmeal. Hits the spot on a cold day.
M - If anything, it was a little thin for a stout, not enough substance to it for me.
O - Decent representation of the style, I would have liked more body and a more complex malt profile.
01-05-2013 21:40:41 | More by Moose90
4.03/5 rDev +16.5%
Didn't seem to have a plastic taste to me. I got the toasty flavors but my palate was saying more in the lines of roasated dandelion root or roasted oats. creamy. very smooth overall, one of my favorite oatmeal stouts.
id suggest trying it. it might be his bottle that had issues.
05-03-2011 21:15:15 | More by claytong
2.93/5 rDev -15.3%
A rather pedestrian dark beer with mostly blasé character. Body appears dark red, almost brown with a quickly disappearing head. A faint roasted grain aroma barely comes through. The taste comes across rather flimsily with unremarkable, rather weak roasted grain flavors; some bitterness. The mouthfeel at least does some justice to the oatmeal component of the beer; smooth and medium bodied, dry finish.
A pretty sad example of a stout. Flavor and aroma really lack any memorable substance. At least the mouthfeel comes close to the body of a stout. Weak and forgettable.
01-31-2013 02:53:09 | More by beergoot
Oatmeal Stout from Crabtree Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.