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Rock Bottom Oatmeal Stout - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
85
very good

29 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 09-24-2002)
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uvachief

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Next to the IPA, this was the best they had to offer. Rich, creamy and dark stout. Light on alcoholic content for a stout. Light in the mouth and finished smooth without any lingering taste of oatmeal.

08-27-2014 10:05:53 | More by uvachief
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-31-2014 22:46:46 | More by MSandahl23
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-20-2014 21:20:53 | More by Howlader
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-13-2014 18:28:27 | More by smartassboiler
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-09-2014 00:51:51 | More by Durandal_777
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev -6.9%

I went to the Rock Bottom in Cincinnati, though because it's a chain I am going to assume the beers carry over the same. I ordered a flight of six of their standard beers and as I tried each one I found that each was spot on to the style. The remarkable thing is how unremarkable the beers are. Don't get me wrong, they are well worth the try and certainly above average but they are produced for a mass market. So as lazy as it may be I am going to simply say that this beer was a text book example of the style without breaking out and setting itself above.

03-09-2014 22:16:33 | More by KYGunner
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Justinbshelton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-24-2014 20:16:56 | More by Justinbshelton
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frosted33

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-30-2013 03:11:58 | More by frosted33
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-25-2013 17:59:15 | More by sansho
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combatFlexo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-14-2013 13:24:45 | More by combatFlexo
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TerryB

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2013 21:11:29 | More by TerryB
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RedWeizen83

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

06-08-2013 16:14:43 | More by RedWeizen83
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LPJones

New York

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-07-2013 02:45:49 | More by LPJones
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psmith161

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-12-2013 22:40:34 | More by psmith161
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adie


4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-13-2012 12:20:12 | More by adie
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ncworster

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2012 21:14:36 | More by ncworster
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-07-2012 18:42:52 | More by deapokid
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-17-2012 02:36:07 | More by jaidenjb
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UpperDecker

California

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-17-2011 23:21:30 | More by UpperDecker
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a dark black, dense cap of khaki head, decent retention. Served quite cold for cask. Scent is mild and muted, roasted grain with hints of sweet milk chocolate. Taste is rather straightforward, but good - medium roast grain, semi-sweet chocolate, faint coffee, light fruitiness. A tad thin for style but still medium bodied and smooth. Overall, a nice, highly quaffable beer.

12-05-2011 21:24:39 | More by rfgetz
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

The Bellevue, WA location, after wandering around for a half-hour trying to find a bit of dinner before watching things explode for an equally long amount of time...

This beer appears a clear dark cola hue, with one finger of thin foamy off-white head, which leaves a ring of specked lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of mild milk chocolate, and faint grassy hops. The taste is dry, chalky chocolate, bready malt, day-old coffee, and bitter earthy, floral hops. The carbonation is quite low, the body medium weight, and nice and smooth. It finishes fairly dry, the chocolate and mild hoppiness still entwined.

An earnest effort, but oatmeal stout needs a wee bit more finesse than is exhibited by this offering.

07-06-2011 06:38:21 | More by biboergosum
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mhatters

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

Served on-tap in Chicago Rock Bottom in a tulip pint glass

Poured a jet black with a half inch off white head

The nose has lots of chocolate, and a roasted note or too

A bit sweet, hoppier bitterness than most oatmeal stouts I have had, chocolate and coffee in the flavor as well.

Very nicely carbonated, not as oily as I wanted, but there is some oily texture there, I could drink this all night

07-09-2009 01:20:31 | More by mhatters
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%

These are always a little tricky for me to review because I love them so! Off the tap this beer was delivered to me an opaque black. The tan head seemed to be off a nitro-tap because it was perfect, sticky as a tight cap, displaying great retention and some scattered lacing. The aroma was subtle, chocolate malt and some biscuit but not a whole lot there. The flavors were fairly standard for the style but enjoyable, chocolate and roasted malt, hint of smoke and coffee leading to a dry bitter finish. The body was medium/full, the carbonation soft but the mouthfeel watery. A fine beer but I felt it lacked gumption and any unique character.

12-06-2008 16:28:12 | More by thekevlarkid
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bamadog

Kentucky

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

I was at first kind of excited to try Rock Bottom beer, but I guess I chose kind of poorly. I ordered the Oatmeal Stout, my friend ordered an ale and when I tried hers, I was disappointed in my choice as the ale was much better, and I wish that was the one I was reviewing. However, it is what it is, so here goes the Oatmeal Stout...

Appearance: Black, but seemed a little wattery under the light tan head of about one finger.

Smell: Not a whole to it at first, a little malty but that was about it -- it was brought out too cold, so it had to set for a while and warm. As it did, some chocolate came out as well as slight roast. The smell is one of the better aspects of this beer.

Taste: Nothing special jumped out at me with this beer. I felt it was a little bland at first, and again as it warmed, a slight chocolate taste showed up. I've been drinking a lot of stouts lately and this one just did not measure up in the taste bud department.

Mouthfeel: It coated nicely, but it wasn't what I was looking for. Leaves you a little dry, but the ABV seemed a little light so I was left wanting something else.

Drinkability: Meh. I would not likely order this particular beer again. Just doesn't stack up against other oatmeals -- such as Goose Island or New Holland.

11-24-2008 01:49:29 | More by bamadog
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Sycodrummer

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

Presented to me in a standard pint glass this beer was a dark black color with a 2 finger slightly off-white head that lasted for the whole sample and left perfect rings of lace the whole way down the glass.

Smell was of toasted malt and grain. A slight chocolate and perhaps light coffee flavor. A little bit of expresso/mocha as well.

Taste was very smooth and creamy. A nice velvelty malt and grain taste accented with some coffee flavor and sweet creme. Not bitter at all, a tad sweet, but very creamy.

Moderate body, smooth, but not too thick or a burdon to swallow.

Very easy to drink, although full bodied and filling indeed. Rather solid all around. Not my favorite oatmeal stout, but certainly above average.

06-17-2005 00:48:30 | More by Sycodrummer
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Rock Bottom Oatmeal Stout from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.