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Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%


Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mduncan on 12-08-2010)
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mayflower Brewing Company - Winter Oatmeal Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours thin viscosity black with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly and no lacing.

Smell - Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, and roasted malts. Well rounded. Big oats. Sweet.

Taste - Thin but packed full of oats with a side of roasted malts, tasty.

Mouthfeel - Thin with moderate carbonation. Lingering oats. Zero booziness and easy to drink but the brew starts to lose steam here a bit.

Overall - For a non-imperial (read: thin) oatmeal stout, this is good.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 17:38:23 | More by JMScowcroft
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dheacck11

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It tries to make a decent head. It doesn't. It tries to smell nice, it does a better job at that. It tries to taste good, and it does. It tries not to feel too heavy. It's medium.

It's a beer that keeps on trying. It isn't going to move on to the olympics or be a professional. But it might have a really good college career that leads to a good job and a happy family. It has to work for it, but it ultimately is comfortably successful. Upper middle class.

No one will write a book, or even a post, about this beer. But people who meet it will say, 'oh yeah! That guy! That was surprisingly good!' when they hear it mentioned in passing.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 23:56:48 | More by dheacck11
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"PKG 11/26/13" is printed on the label.

I poured aggressively and got a finger of rich brown head. This fizzled away in seconds, leaving me nary a ring to enjoy in my glass. The body is a deep profound brown that borders on black, and it does not show any sign of lacing. As I look down into the beer, I can see minute bubbles popping on the surface.

Richly roasted malt and light yet rich aromas of coffee and chocolate abound.

Oatmeal and roasted malt are strong up front. A little roasted nut flavor with earthy tones fills it out. Doesn't make a big deal of itself, and honestly isn't very impressive.

The mouthfeel is a little disappointing. It is light-medium bodied, and seems to go down way too easy. It is a little too carbonated in my opinion. It leaves a hint of a coating on the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 23:24:06 | More by CFHMagnet
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 11/26/13. Sampled on January 16, 2014.

The pour is a deep dark black color with a short-lived light brown head. Impossible to see through even held to the light.

The aroma brings out the dark malts and oatmeal characters but in a downplayed sort of way. Also a bit of smoke and light sweetness.

The body is in the medium range with a smooth texture.

The taste has a smoky, creaminess in the malt character that abruptly explodes into an earthy bitter dryness that does not linger long. Oatmeal can also be found. It definitely has some very nice features to it.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 22:39:09 | More by puboflyons
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours black with a this tan head. This beer smells of coffee, oats and has hits of malts. The flavor is spot on in my opinion with caramel, coffee, oats and again hits of malts all making an appearance. The mouth feel was pleasant, had a medium body but a little more carbonated than I would have thought. Overall I thought this was a good oatmeal stout and I would drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 13:37:13 | More by Rhf9120
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LeRose

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - black. Slight reddish highlights. Light tan head - very condensed and compact. Looks like a stout should, IMHO.

Aroma - very rich aroma. Coffee, oats, slight malt aromas in the background.

Taste - sweet and dry and nicely bitter in a "burnt" sort of way. Coffee comes in after a bit, some caramel/toffee notes, then the oats show up. This had a lot of flavor, but nothing really dominated. It is a good, solid tasting oatmeal stout. I do enjoy the contribution the oats make to both the flavor and the texture of the beer.

Mouth feel - medium bodied - far from "chewy". Carbonation seemed a bit high, but not unpleasant. Kind of a bitter. overcooked coffee aftertaste that I found oddly enjoyable. Mainly smooth and creamy.

Overall, this is a nice stout. Very drinkable, pretty uncomplicated. It is what it is, as the saying goes. It is an unpretentious, reasonably flavorful stout that is worth having.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 20:27:16 | More by LeRose
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JLB025

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Spirited in Lenox, MA.

Bottle - Poured into a pint glass.

Wicked dark, almost black.

A short dark tan, almost brown head.

Smells tasty/wintery - coffee and oats.

Overall not bad. I enjoyed it.

Would only want to have a few in one sitting though.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2013 21:18:34 | More by JLB025
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a proper black with a slight red tinge and a nice light tan head on top. The beer’s body is too dark to properly judge, but seems clean. The beer leaves a lacing that is light and slippery, leaving very little to look at on the glass. On the nose, the beer smells wonderfully rich with coffee and oatmeal tones. Roasted barley malts also come through on the nose slightly. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweet and drying with a nice roasted bitter flavoring. The beer begins with a little watery roasted malt before opening into big roasted oat flavors with touches of coffee, toffee, and char. The finish brings to mind sweet oatmeal bread, and is very appealing. The aftertaste is tingly with roasted oatmeal and slight coffee. On the mouth, the beer feels medium bodied, with a medium carbonation that lightly prickles the tongue. The mouth is left dry with a light wet sheen of saliva on the sides of the mouth. Overall, this beer is delicious and sessionable. There is a lovely roasted oat flavor that reminds me of winter and a warm stove for some reason. This stout will not blow you away with flavor, but it is solid and tasty and fully deserving of your taste buds.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 05:16:05 | More by Maxwell
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into my Mayflower "pint" glass (its not really a full pint! Argh!) .

A - Brown thin head sits on a dark body. Slight highlights that are also a nice brown, not the ruby you see in many stouts.

N - Dark roasted malts all the way. Like a hearty piece of fresh bread. Very little hops. No spice no fruit.

T - Again, dark malts and roast. Chocolate and coffee but only just so. Not overpowering the malts. The oatmeal smooths it very nicely and adds some oaty sweetness.

M - Again, very smooth. Very fine carbonation. Delightful bitter after taste.

O - very good. Nice on a cold evening by the fireplace.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 22:38:25 | More by tkelley
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drove down to Mass to visit relatives from Maine.

At CBS Scene (Patriot Place):

In a pint glass:

A: dark black body with a half finger white head that concaved in the middle to leave clingy lacing along the pint glass.

S: roasty with some light coffee up front, but as it warmed the oatmeal came out.

T: same as the previously mentioned flavors in the smell, however the oatmeal is more forward than the smell as it didn't need to warm up as much to get that taste.

M: medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. A good dry bitter aftertaste and finish accompanied the mouthfeel.

O: this is a good oatmeal stout that I would come back to.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2013 00:21:51 | More by BeerKangaroo
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle bought at Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA as part of a 6-pack.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a skim of a dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Skim is gone in a moment, with leggy small-bubbled lace. Aroma is dark malts and anise.

Taste begins dark and sweet, chewy oat in the middle, smooths into an almost lactic close. Mouthfeel is whoa smooth, and drinkability is excellent. Can't judge this book by it's cover, flavor was where it's at.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 23:34:17 | More by ppoitras
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield RI.

A- pours an opaque black body with a medium 1" mocha head that reduces pretty quickly to a ring and leaves very little lacing.

S- cocoa, milk chocolate, light coffee, pretty heavily roasted malt.

T- has a pretty smokey character with the typical stout characteristics sitting in the background, coffee and roasted malt being the predominate notes. The flavor isn't 100% there though, could be richer for an oatmeal stout. Virtually no toasty aftertaste which would have been nice for this style.

M- low carbonation, slightly watery.

What I'm getting is a average to slightly below average stout, I would have preferred more body and flavor. I don't regret purchasing it but wouldn't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:40:55 | More by gcamparone
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a thick oily black with no head or carbonation. Smell is really nice chocolate roasted malts with a bit of vanilla. Taste is a bit lacking compared to the aroma. Its bitter roasted oaty malts and somewhat small...not much going on here.Its smooth and pleasant but other better ooatmeal stouts exists. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 22:33:40 | More by DrinkSlurm
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AdamHart22

Massachusetts

3.26/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Drunk at about 45 degrees.

A - Pretty standard. Ink black and hardly any head.

S - A little malt, some cocoa, and a cardboardish smell.

T - Slightly better than average. Some nice coffee notes and just a hint of cocoa. Nicely sweet.

M - Nothing special here. I was actually hoping for something more syrupy which is typical of the style.

O - An average oatmeal stout. I would drink this again but honestly wouldn't buy it, in favor of other oatmeal stouts or Mayflower's IPA, which is very good.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 21:42:36 | More by AdamHart22
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Ink black, thin dark cardboard head,

S: Pretty pungent off the bat, dark roasted espresso and dark coco. Some roasted and smoked malts also.

T: Coffee, more of a sweeter malt base. Molasses, raisins, chocolate covered cherries, and bread crust. A bit of herbal hops come through too. Has a certain salty/savoriness too. Maybe some lactose too.

M: Not quite as rich as other oatmeal stouts. More syrupy than creamy, oily. Low/medium carbonation. Still pretty full bodied. Somewhat session-able for the style.

O: A real tasty brew, perfect for a snowy post dinner sipper. Not overly rich. Not the best oatmeal stout I've had but a real solid brew. Matches the quality I expect from Mayflower. I recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 02:42:04 | More by BigCheese
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

packaging date 1/3/13.

The beer poured a beautiful deep dark chocolate with a two finger head into a pint glass.

The aroma was quite good- vanilla-milk chocolate and lemon.

The mouth feel was a bit tart and carbonated.

I was expecting continuity to match the aroma and color- however the taste was too lemony.
Some sweetness- but not strong. I was disappointed- I was expecting a smooth, sweeter, perhaps a more chocolate accented stout, but the tartness and lemon dominated the flavor. Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout is one of my favorites, and this stout didn't compare in smoothness and taste.

Overall- a good oatmeal stout- but for the first tasting, the beer lacked smoothness and balance.
Will try again for another tasting.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 01:22:35 | More by brureview
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greybeardloon

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Packaged on 11/08/12

A: dark brown head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing.

S: Roasty and husky. A bit understated.

T: Heavy on the roasted barley, a touch of smoke or char, some creamy vanilla and toffee or caramel provide some sweetness. Herbal hops come through with surprising clarity.

M: smooth but a bit prickly.

O: A very good, sweet oatmeal stout. Mayflower does dark beers very well.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 00:20:37 | More by greybeardloon
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flexabull

California

3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of cbeer88, thanks again!

Pours a dark black color with a small white head.

Aromas are nutty, with notes of cocoa, and cream.

Taste is also nutty, with creamy sweetness, light cocoa, and coffee. Finish is smooth, with light mineral hoppiness, and a note of molasses sweetness.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with nice body, and soft carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice easy drinking stout. Good beer that is well worth trying,

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 06:16:12 | More by flexabull
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a solid dark brown color with a faint garnet highlight when held to light. Decent sized tan head quickly dissipates to a cap. Smells of roasted and cereal grains, milk chocolate, caramel, a hint of earthy hops. The flavor is rich and dark chocolate up front with a hint of vanilla and caramel. Light earthy hop flavor with little to no hop bitterness. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy, silky smooth mouthfeel. This is a nice sweet stout, I enjoyed it.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 01:48:34 | More by johnnnniee
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with little head. It doesnt look as creamy and frothy as i like an oatmeal stout to be. Aroma provides a little smoke, powdery oats, peat moss, and a touch of chocolate. The taste is nice - chocolate and oatmeal are definitely there. Charcoal and Peat moss is brought to mind again on the flavor profile but chocolate milk is what lingers on the finish. Mouthfeel is unfortunately a little flat with lower carbonation...slight oily slickness to it. Again, I wish this felt creamier. But overall it's a tasty oatmeal stout that excels in flavor...if it didn't just lack on the looks and mouthfeel department it would be perfect.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 01:19:05 | More by jbertsch
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint-glassed.

A: Tar black with a 1f chocolatey brown head that quickly dissipates. If you hold it up to a bright light you might catch just a sliver of a deep burgundy highlight.

S: Roasty dark mocha and caramel. Burnt brown sugar.

T: Sweet and very malty, the mocha characteristics hit the tongue first, then dance between roast and coffee notes. A little espresso-ish.

M: Smooth and creamy. Either on the heavy side of medium or the lower end of full-bodied.

O:This is the stout that took me by a mittened hand and walked with me over the docks and told me that it was alright to love stouts. I've since moved on to others, but I always come back when winter falls. A sweet, lovable dessert-like beer with a heart of gold.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 20:21:29 | More by DirtyPenny
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chimaylvr

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured in stella chalice

App: dark black (as opposed to a more brownish black), one finger foam head, leaves no lacing

Smell: milky, vanilla, sweet, toffee, cocoa

Taste: pleasant, chocolate infused front end taste, retains a malty sweetness in spite of dark roasting

Mouthfeel: smooth but not watery, nice carbonation, malty viscosity

Overall: well...not quite as good as Ipswich's variety but close. very smooth, drinkable, it's modest abv makes it a perfect session stout. Once again, Mayflower's brewmaster succeeds. A triple, but not a home run...just being honest

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2012 01:53:28 | More by chimaylvr
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Wamesit

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black with some brown edging. Solid dark tan head gives way to little lacing.

S - Malts; coffee, chocolate, roasted, black patent.

T - Creamy oatmeal smoothness works to brings all the flavors to you. The chocolate is bitter like baking chocolate, no dusty cocoa here. Not much sweetness in the malts. I didn't get any toffee at all. The roasted malts are almost burnt and give off a strong component to the coffee flavor. A slight hops touch in the finish seals this up.

M - Medium.

O - Great oatmeal stout. Right up there with Ipswich, which is my measuring stick. I can't wait to try one of the other two versions that included a specific hops variety.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 01:54:50 | More by Wamesit
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uustal

Rhode Island

4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a one-finger mocha colored head. Not much in the lacing department. Aroma of roasted malts, along with a hint of sweet chocolate syrup. Same great roasted notes in the flavor. Roasted coffee and a hint of pine hops before the sweeter side of the beer takes over. Smooth milk chocolate notes as well as a bit of a vanilla give it a silky feel. Not the smoothest oatmeal stout, but still a nice mouthfeel to go along with the great flavor. Sessionable for any beer, nevermind a stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 02:15:48 | More by uustal
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a tasting pint. Completely dark blackish brown body with a reddish brown head. Chocolate and roasted grain smell. Some freshly turned earth. Tastes of chocolate milk, light coffee, cupcakes. Full and slick mouthfeel.

I really like this beer. Nice and smooth texture. Layered flavors. Little boozy at the end. But a great brew nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 21:06:22 | More by jneiswender
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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.