Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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very good

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: mduncan on 12-08-2010

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Ratings: 263 | Reviews: 102
Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a growler of this yesterday after I attempted to go to the registry in Plyomuth only to find out that their hours chagned from 8-4 and I got there at 4:10. Anyways, finally got a chance to stop by the brewery, which is only a 2 minute drive from there. The beer was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer is jet black and poured a one finger mocha head that reduces into a thin layer that leaves a little but of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee and mocha come to the senses right away. Followed by sweet malts and oatmeal, and some bitterness from the hops.

Taste: First off you get those roasted coffees and chocolately mocha feeling up front. Then the sweet malts, vanilla, and oatmeal follow.

Mouthfeel: The beer is creamy and smooth. A little chewy and mildly carbonated too.

Overall: This is actaully a decent oatmeal stout. I will grab another one whether on draft, bomber, or a growler if I am in the Plyomuth area once again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark pour, with a VERY short-lived thin head of light brown foam. Not much carbonation at all.

Nice aroma, plenty of roast, some chocolate and a slight hint of licorice.

Much more hoppy than most stout brews and that's okay with me because I'm an IPA guy. I would have liked more body though, it was a bit on the thin side.

With that said, it was still a pretty tasty beer and I enjoyed it.

Photo of Doomcifer
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pkg 12/02/10

Pours a pitch black with a beautiful, frothy, light brown head that goes absolutely nowhere. Smells of milk chocolate, some roastiness, lactose?, smells like sweet & roasty milk chocolate. Taste is more milk chocolatey goodness...this reminds me of a great milk/sweet stout. Rich and creamy mouthfeel...rolls around in your mouth. Almost airy. Very drinkable.

Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, label tell me "PKG 1/25/11"

Black and glistening in the glass. The head is a spectacular shade of dark creamy mocha, staying and sticking.

Muted nose of lite chocolate, mocha, roasted and just burnt malts.

Flavorful stout, smooth, easy flowing on the tongue and quite enjoyable sipper. More soft chocolate, cafe au lait, and sweetly roasted malts...drying hops on the rear end.

Nicely done, delicate, complex and generally yummy oatmeal stout.

Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at RedBones Somerville

Appearance: black in color, minimal head, opaque

Smell: oats and roasted malt

Taste: coffee, oats, and some nut flavors

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet with a bitter backbone, heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, chewy

Drinkability: A very good offering from Mayflower. I could sit with a couple of these in the winter. They balance the oat and nut flavors just right.

Photo of jondeelee
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Winter Oatmeal Stout begins with a rich, yeasty, bread-like nose, bearing more than a passing resemblance to unbaked wheat dough. Added to this are aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and caramel.

On the tongue, the beer is immediately dark, and obviously a well-made stout: chocolate malts mix with black coffees and light tobaccos with hints of ash. Caramelized brown sugars float around the edges, mixing with just a hint of bitterness from the hops that bites lightly on the soft palate. The oatmeals bring a good smoothness to the mouthfeel, but also add a light rolled oat flavor to the mix, which nicely complements the coffees and malts. Toward the end of the mouthful, as the sugars die off, the tobacco and ash flavors increase, and continue into the aftertaste, which lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is a silky medium-light, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, this is a good oatmeal stout, and well worthy of a try.

Photo of lambpasty
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into my standard heavy glass beer mug.

A- pours jet black with no Amber showing through, looks almost viscous though it isn't. Minimal 1/2" off-white head stays around long enough to say hello then quickly dissipates leaving no lacing to speak of.

S- malt, oats, coffee and toast. Hint of smoke in the background and a slight, vague sweetness like a rich dark bread.

T- malt and toasted oats dominate at first, giving way to bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. A very nice smoky flavor shows up on the back of the swallow and lingers for a bit, almost peaty in essence and very cozy and warming. Aside from the smoke it's got the expected flavors, no huge surprises.

M- silky and smooth with low carbonation, actually a little lower than I expected for the moderate (for a stout) ABV. Overall the mouthfeel is what you would want and expect of the style, smooth and warming without feeling syrupy; a semi-dry finish leaves you wanting another sip.


O- the pour is a little lackluster in appearance, but all other aspects are there. The peaty smoke really adds another dimension to the flavor and was a nice surprise since this isn't declared to be a smoked stout. Overall another great brew from Mayflower and one that I will plan to revisit.

Photo of tkelley
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
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!

Photo of bum732
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Big coffee notes and some chocolate roast. Very stout-like earthiness. Some fruity esters.

L: Black, tan head, creamy with good retention. Nice lacing.

T: Semi-sweet coffee malt leading to a dry roastiness. Finishes just a touch of sweetness.

M: Smooth creamy medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.

A really solid oatmeal stout. Almost perfectly to style.

Photo of trappistlover
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle courtesy of plondrigan!). Pours nearly black with khaki head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, milk chocolate. Nice! Taste is roasty bitter with sweetness emerging. There is also a little sour in this-in a good way. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Finish is slight roasty. Nice beer! Thanks, Paul!

Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  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.

Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
A) Pours nearly opaque from the bottle. A nice finger thick, brown head on top. Settles to a nice lacing at the edge of the glass and on top. In the glass definitely an opaque body.
S) Subtle hints of dark cherries. Chocolate. Bready. Roasted grains.
T) Robust flavor. Smoky. Bitter chocolate. Hints of roasted coffee.
M) Full body. Smooth. Creamy. A nip of dryness in the finish.
D) I would definitely drink another one.

Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to pint glass. Sampled 4/5/11, packaged 1/25/11.

A: Pours with a one finger head somewhere between medium and dark brown in color. Diminishes rather quickly. The body is extremely dark, and might even be black. Absolutely no lacing.

S & T: The aroma is fantastic. Varied roasted malt qualities with chocolate dominating, a light hand of coffee mixed in, followed by hints of cookie and oats. Long lasting flavor, lightly sweet. The smell and taste are by far this beer's strongest attributes.

M: With carbonation on the soft side, plus 3 different types of oats in the grist, the mouthfeel comes across very creamy. Unfortunately the oats don't do anything to provide a fuller body or thicker texture (or help with head retention for that matter). After the glorious nose and rather good flavor that this beer provided, the mouthfeel was a big let down.

D: An above average oatmeal stout that could very easily become great with a few little tweeks. The appearance needs to be stronger and the mouthfeel more substantial. Other than that, I'm satisfied with this purchase.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

dark brwon, nearly black coming through right away. Nice head of maybe an inch came up over the top but settled down quickly into just a thin film across the top. Decent side glass lacing as well.

The aroma deep with notes of coffee and cocoa, almost bittersweet with a light hoppiness undercutting the deeply roasted malts. Slight peat like aroma as it warmed up. The flavor started out a little off for the style with a health dose of smoked and roasted malts, not exactly at all what I was expecting out of it, but none the matter it was still very good. Rich notes of cocoa overlayed with a hint of dark bakers chocolate and an almost molasses like flavor swirling around in there as well. The finish though was coated with licorice like flavors and very wet, leaving you almost drooling, waiting for another sip to come through. Decent feel on this one, though if I am being honest, towards the end of the session it did start to feel a little bit flat on me, but maybe it was me. Still though, more then decently sessionable and I would have no issues with drinking this again.

Photo of ericfine50
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark in color. Great taste that lasts in your mouth from sip to sip.

Photo of Rhf9120
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of tzieser
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the pour farm tavern in new bedford. Served in a standard pint glass.

Pours a pitch black color with a nice tan head with good retention.

nice roasted malt nose. Sweet notes are dominant. nice.

a tad sweet up front, with a great roasted malt bill. A nice smoke character is there as well. Very smooth throughout, finishes a bit dry.

Chewy mouthfeel; good drinkability.

Excellent oatmeal stout. I will get this again.

Photo of mountdew1
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a completely dark brown/black with a thin ring around the edge of a mocha brown head. Aroma was malty, slightly smokey, with a bit of sour. As it adjusted to room temp, hints of chocolate surfaced. Taste was malty, with a smidge of bitter. Finished as a oaty wheaty bread. Felt great in the mouth. Coated very well, with a hint of carbonation. Easy to drink, more of a sipper, but not bad at all.

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

A - Jet black body, off-white head fades quickly, leaves minimal lacing.
S - Malt sweetness, chocolate, roast & toast.
T - Roasted malt, coffee, slightly burnt toast. No hop presence (not that I expected any)
M - Medium/thin. Low carb. Very smooth from the oats.
O - A good stout, not sure why it is winter, other than maybe the time of the year. Certainly appropriate for that. Happy to have tried and definitely worth the price of admission, but I probably won't rush back to it.

Photo of gameface23
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown to nearly black in color. Dark khaki head that is short lived.

S: Coffee and the roasted/burned aspects of dark chocolate without any of the sweetness.

T: A really nice level of ashy malt, some caramel and a sweet, possibly diacetyl-related note from the yeast. The beginning of the sip is definitely ashy, but it finishes like you've just eaten a gourmet chocolate caramel.

M: Not as thick as I like my oatmeal stouts, but it's not terrible. It's about average.

D: I think this is a really good beer. It is probably the best Mayflower offering I've ever tried.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Photo of NinjaJesus
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A delicious stout with a great smell. I really enjoy this on a truly frigid day. Sadly, we haven't had too many of those this year. Still love it

Photo of illpass78
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: It's a deep, dark brown - nearly black. Lighter brown around the edges. Very short tan head dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Aroma: Smells of baker's chocolate, black coffee, oak, and earth. Inviting.

Taste: The chocolate and coffee are right up front, along with some oats and a subtle grassy bite.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat dense - almost heavy - but really smooth.

Overall: Really nice stout from these Plymouth dudes. Strikes me more as a straight-up stout than an oatmeal stout, but does have a nice smoothness to it. Would have again.

Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good stout. Deed black in color. A bit watery for my taste, but flavorful.

Photo of GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Special thanks to Reagan1984 for this!

PKG 1/25/11

A: Pours pitch black with a rich and creamy, dark mocha colored head on top. Retention was decent with the foam eventually melting down to a thick, unbroken collar and thin, whispy skim. No lace was left behind.

S: Interesting nose that's heavy on the charred malt, dark chocolate, molassas, and dark fruit. Also detected a hint of piney hops.

T: See above. Pretty heavy on the charred/smoky malt with nice balance from the other players mentioned in the smell. Hint of fudge brownie, as well.

M: Big, rounded, and spicy with some very well integrated dark fruit and chocolate sweetness, dry/roasty malt, and some prickly smoke on the tongue during the finish.

D: A killer winter session beer. Way more interesting than your typical Oatmeal Stout. Loved how smoky/roasty this was.

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