1. Extreme Beer Fest tickets go on sale Sat, Sep 27 @ Noon EDT.
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hooligan Stout - Old Schoolhouse Brewery

Not Rated.
Hooligan StoutHooligan Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-12-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hooligan Stout Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev +8%

4/4.25/4/3.75/4
Pours a deep black with a creamy mocha head. Smaller than I would expect, but leaves decent lacing as it disappears down my gullet. The aroma hits as soon as you pop the lid: creamy sweet chocolate. Roasty and smoothe. Really inviting.

Starts off with a smoothe incline of roast bordering-on-but-never-quite-reaching char. Hints towards acrid coffee, but with all the harsh acidity stripped, so you there’s no sharp bite to it, just the backing flavour. Moves into layers of sweet chocolate and molasses, but there’s an almost green bitter hint riding around the top edge. Finish is more of a burnt bitter than the one noted above, with a creamy sweet touch underneath.

Really tasty stout. Nothing that hasn’t been done, but done absolutely well. Grabbed it almost on a whim in honour of the pounding that region had taken in recent weeks (fires and floods, etc), and glad I did from a tasty-beer-standpoint as well.

kemoarps, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of craigreno
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

craigreno, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, but transparent at the edges. Small khaki head.

Smell - Roasted malts. Coffee. Dark chocolate.

Taste - Deep roasted malts. A hint of sweetness. Bitter coffee malts. Much like its big brother, but nowhere near as intense.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Mild bitterness.

Overall - Shouldn't have had this after the imperial version. This suffered. Well made but not that exciting.

Alieniloquium, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a delicious, creamy and toasty dark brew! Dark brown with chestnut edges in the Morte Subite globe. The head builds up nicely and subsides to a lacy cap. Mouthfeel is rich and sudsy with a plentiful but fine carbonation.

Very dark roasted malt is the main flavor. Some woody notes and a lot of grainy darkness. The mellow malty sweetness keeps this from slipping over the bitter and burnt edge, but there is plenty of charred barley. All very well balanced and hard to stop drinking. Bitter aftertaste is just right.

This was a nice surprise. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

mactrail, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Bandi, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that died down, leaving a large collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some hints of roast.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts, except that the roasted flavors are a lot stronger and linger through the finish. There are light amounts of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and quite smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer really exhibits a lot properties similar to a Russian Imperial Stout, except that it is lighter in body and has some pleasant smoothness from the oats.

metter98, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JMS1512, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4/5  rDev +7.2%

MonkeyboyATL, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DruRho, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of dwitt24
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

dwitt24, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Tucquan, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A magnificent pour, with a huge tan head cascading over the pitch black liquid; gobs of lacing are left behind

Smell: Chocolate and coffee with hints of roast and oats

Taste: A bit roasty (almost burnt) up front, but then it dials in the chocolate flavor in a big way; by mid-palate, the coffee flavors arrive to add another dimension; a bit of cookie dough sweetness, after the swallow finishes up the panoply of flavors

Mouthfeel: Fullbodied and very creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice Oatmeal Stout, bringing a range of flavors

Thanks, mdaschaf, for the opportunity

brentk56, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours dark, dark brown with a thin light brown head and no lacing. Mild dark roasted and caramel malt aroma with a light citrus component. A medium stout with dark malts, dark fruits. Hoppy finish. Medium creamy mouth feel. Somewhat unbalanced with the alcohol showing, but a pleasant, satisfying stout.

LiquidAmber, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a two finger head that lasts a while. Some light lace develops.

Smell: coffee and dark chocolate fills the nose with a nice aroma.

Taste: roasted malts, dark chocolate, smooth oat flavor, some soft coffee tones, and a mild bitterness make up a well balanced stout.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Short lasting roasted aftertaste.

Overall: a very easy to quaff beer. Full of roasted and chocolate tones make the taste buds happy.

Gavage, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of Bfarr
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown and fluffy brown head with thick lacing. Coffee and light chocolate aroma. Big roasty up front balanced by chocolate sweetness and an oaty finish. Thick and silky with a dry bite.

A big, chewy stout that’s normally a little expensive but on closeout was worth a shot. It’s certainly above par for an oatmeal stout that’s balanced nicely and feels like a bigger beer, though it’s really just a thick stout.

Bfarr, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Kopfschuss, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -19.6%

ygtbsm94, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first discovered this brewery at the Anacortes Oktoberfest and gave them my vote for best at show.
Hooligan stout pours very dark brown with nice brown head that retains well.
Chocolate smoothness to the taste with a generous amount of hop bitterness on the back side.
Very enjoyable sipper that was gone before I realized it.
Top notch stout in my opinion.

NWer, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +7.2%

twelveinches, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev +7.2%

bespin15, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +7.2%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

After the cascading head subsides, the curtain of lacing becomes a show of its own; Stout-black color for this brew. Hints of coffee, charred wood, molasses, yeast, currants and carob fill the nostrils. So silky smooth and full bodied. Starts off a little burnt but never acrid--charcoal with iced espresso and baker's chocolate come to mind. Small dollop of sweetness from the malt and oats. Leafy hop bitterness struggles to even to chip the maltiness, yet the flavor does compliment; the roasted flavors do most of the balancing here, and a lovely job at that. Old school is right, a flashback to what "microbrews" were and can still be. A big beer to wield but our trained palates embraced it to the last sip.

BeerAdvocate, Feb 04, 2011
Photo of russwbeck
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dave from Zeno's for pulling this out of his vault!

A: Not as dark as I would expect a big stout, brown but with some hint of red. Nice light brown head that only lasts a bit and doesn't lace hardly at all.

S: A surprising sweetness up front, plenty of roastiness and chocolate malts.

T: The sweetness from the smell comes up front on the taste, which gives way to the chocolate roasted malts. Really pleasant taste.

MF: a bit lighter than most big stouts, which isn't bad. Not much carbonation.

D: Really good, interesting drink that keeps you coming back for more.

russwbeck, Feb 01, 2011
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Hooligan Stout from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.