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Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mduncan on 12-08-2010)
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Reviews by jamie2dope:
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%

Always looking forward to new stuff from the people at Mayflower. This Oatmeal Stout pours out a dark brown/almost black with ruby hues on the side. Not much more than a small amount of lacing serves as the head, though it is much darker than I was expecting. Notes of char and smoke begin the smell, followed by some dark fruit, metal and cocoa. Bitter coffee, chocolate, smoke and charred grain are at the center of the flavor profile, which is complex but not overkill. The mouthfeel is pretty light for this style, but it adds to the drinkability in a big way. This is definitely a dark beer that is not a meal in a bottle, and is sessionable too. This is some good stuff here from Mayflower. It nails the English smells and flavors found in the real thing. Cheers

12-30-2010 23:30:26 | More by jamie2dope
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

02-12-2011 18:07:37 | More by ExtraStout
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

01-05-2014 14:40:02 | More by TimBeaulieu
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Rhode Island

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

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.

12-22-2010 01:23:35 | More by Doomcifer
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

03-18-2011 04:00:20 | More by Billolick
Photo of tigg924


3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

12-15-2010 15:23:06 | More by tigg924
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

07-31-2011 03:47:33 | More by jondeelee
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-13-2012 17:47:57 | More by juicebox
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-28-2013 02:11:09 | More by stereosforgeeks
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-15-2012 03:56:39 | More by genovm
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-22-2013 03:25:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-27-2013 04:24:22 | More by tenacioustomato
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%

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.


02-03-2013 22:38:25 | More by tkelley
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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

02-03-2011 04:24:31 | More by bum732
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-19-2011 15:28:59 | More by OldIronLungs
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-04-2013 14:28:01 | More by Bjlps
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

(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!

02-03-2011 04:38:38 | More by trappistlover
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-17-2013 02:52:54 | More by trevorpost
Photo of puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

01-16-2014 22:39:09 | More by puboflyons
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

02-04-2011 00:46:36 | More by u2carew


3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

10-15-2011 11:25:37 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev 0%

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.

06-07-2011 02:04:51 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-08-2013 01:42:46 | More by Dhamma73
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-26-2013 17:45:45 | More by grittly
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

02-19-2013 04:08:26 | More by Blanco
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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
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