Oatmeal Stout - Crabtree Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +7.2%
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.
12-27-2013 04:27:01 | More by spoony
3.03/5 rDev -12.4%
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.
05-19-2013 19:44:52 | More by Bear1964
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
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
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
3.2/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
10-08-2012 00:25:10 | More by DelMontiac
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
3.35/5 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
Oatmeal Stout from Crabtree Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.