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Oatmeal Stout - Crabtree Brewing Company

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Crabtree Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beaver13 on 04-07-2011

A stick-to-your-ribs full bodied stout that is sure to warm you with it's roasty finish. Brewed with flaked oats, giving it a velvety smooth feel, chocolate notes and a touch of sweetness.
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 18
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3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of spoony
3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 16 oz can into a snifter. No date.

A-A normal to aggressive pour produces about one and one-half fingers of mocha-brown head. Retention is so-so, with about a minute passing until the head drops to a cap. The beer is nearly black and still in the glass.

S-I smell a little bit of roasted flavor, lots of oats/oatmeal, some cocoa and milk chocolate, and a bit of cream. It is semi-sweet and simple, but not bad for something that professes to be an oatmeal stout.

T-The taste tracks the smell with lots of oats, a little bit of roast, some chocolate, and a hint of bitterness on the short-ish finish. It is not terribly complex or huge and wild, but it drinks well.

M-The beer is medium to fuller in body with a foamy carbonation that settles softly on the palate.

O-This may not be a beer to sit around and think about, but it drinks well enough and offers a nice hit of sweet oat flavor. It is good-looking to start and while the oats/oatmeal are very obvious and a touch heavy, there is the slightest bit of roasted intrigue in there on the finish. I don't need to drink a ton of this beer, but I wouldn't turn it down if somebody offered.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of DemoniChris
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Bear1964
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured almost jet black from 16oz can into a Pint glass, huge 4 fingered tan head erupted even with a careful pour and took forever to subside to finish the pour. The aroma held some roasted malt richness but also a citrus/metallic scent, a hint of smokey sweetness was also in the aroma. Tasted of bitter roasted coffee with a malty and slightly sweet finish, creamy feel at first that slipped into a thick aftertaste of bitter chocolate/coffee with a citrus like tartness. Overall it's not bad and really kind of grows on you as you continue to sip your way through, wouldn't mind tasting this again...got it in a mix 6 and consider it a good find for that reason as well.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beergoot
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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.

Photo of siddhartha
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Moose90
2.95/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of mactrail
2.16/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of DelMontiac
3.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Stumbled upon Crabtree Oatmeal Stout in pint cans at Goebel Liquor/Rob's World of Beer in Wichita, KS.

I immediately found that this beer was over-carbonated. As I delicately poured, 3 inches of beer into a pint glass yielded 4 inches of rocky mocha head. The color is just shy of black and you get those red/cola highlights at the narrowest part of the glass. The massive rocky head leaves massive rocky lace. So after 20 mins of pouring and waiting I got to taste it.

Aromas are milder than expected, but it's still roasted barley, chocolate/cocoa beans, and a bit of pipe smoke.

Falvors are not pronounced but are the expected sweet dark chocolate malt, mild coffee, dark bread dough, and vanilla at the finish. There is an astringency that really detracts from the overall flavor profile. I don't care for stouts to have a sour/puckering trait. Without that astringent character it would get another point.

Pretty thin for a stout. I call it medium bodied at best. Not silky smooth either due to the mountain of carbonation. It's just all wrong in this area. Too much filtering???

Kind of a let down as I love thick sticky black brews and I love cans. The best thing you can do is to let this thing warm up and swirl most of the carbonation out of it before drinking. I'll save one of the four cans and give the other two away.

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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Oatmeal Stout from Crabtree Brewing Company
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