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Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
89
very good

224 Ratings
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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 8
Gots: 15 | 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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Photo of chugalug06
2.38/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Looks Great! Black with ring of tan foam, brew desperately clings to side of glass

S - Smokey, not my speed. Almost an Oak-y smoke smell. Over malt with not enough Stout Hop

T - Very smokey, bitter. It need MORE of a hop balance to even out

M - Instant carbonation stings my throat while smoke flavor disrupts my senses

D - This ones hard to drink

I would not recommend to a friend, but am glad I tried it. Thanks Andy!

Cheers!

Photo of ChadQuest
2.98/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This thing had a huge head, so massive and chunky, dark tan over a soft black body.
Has a soft approachable roasted malt profile with chocolate backup, like a like mocha.
Flavors match and remind of powdered cacao, somewhat coarse coffee notes, definently on the bitter end of stouts. Mouthfeel doesnt get as creamy as i generally expect from oats being added,

Photo of Massbmx
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of youradhere
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of MEW
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of mjn5036
3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Dark, dark brown on the pour with ruby highlights. Brew appears to be black once in the glass. A small, one finger mocha colored head rises up and quickly fades away. No lacing.

Smell is consistent of dark roasted malts, toasted oats, a sweetness that I was not expecting, faint alcohol.

Up to now this beer has had me... the taste is where it loses me. Watery oatmeal and a faint hint of roasted flavors dominate (if dominate is even an appropriate word) with faint sweetness. Slightly less than average in my opinion.

Drinkability is high as this beer is incredibly smooth, but not enjoyable enough to want to drink a lot of it. Mouthfeel is thin, watery and really weak.

Photo of drea0695
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: dark as night. No light getting through this one.
S: coffee and burnt malt
T: coffee, dark chocolate and some nuttiness if you let it linger for a bit
M: it feels thin. I like my stouts to be a tad thicker. I like the residue that hangs around after you take your sip. It reminds you of all the good tastes in this beer and makes you pick up your glass for more.
D: very drinkable which makes me think it's more of a porter. I tend to find porters a lot more sustainably drinkable than stouts. It definitely goes down easy.

Another great job by Mayflower. I love trying their beers.

Photo of ms11781
3.23/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Packaged on 12/02/2010. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Pours jet black with a very, very thin tan head. A little lacing at first, but it seems to fall back into the glass fairly quickly.

Smells of roasted malts and dark chocolate with what seems like black licorice in the background. Sometimes I'm getting the roastiness, chocolate and licorice, other times just the malts and chocolate.

Taste is similar to the nose. All roasted malts at first with some darker chocolate but some slight coffee notes instead of licorice. As I get further into the beer it seems that maybe the nose is a bit stronger than the taste.

This brew is a bit thin for a stout. Probably lies somewhere between a stout and a porter, possibly closer to porter characteristics, actually. Very little carbonation.

Not sure what the ABV is on this one, but after a couple it seems like it's on the lower end. Light enough to have a few but just heavy enough to prevent more than than that. The flavors are interesting enough to make you want to try a second but you might be ready to move on after that.

Photo of Blanco
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of tvesty
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of bckayaalp
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of brewcifix
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Rekrule
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of AdamHart22
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.

Photo of ChugginOil
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mayflower Oatmeal Stout

Thanks to my buddy Tyler for bringing this one from Boston.

Pours a a very dark nut brown and settles black. The inch of mocha colored head sits still forever it seems. 4

The nose is of light roasty malt and a bit of a metallic scent. 2.5

The taste is kind of roasty up front and then fades quickly, tasting a bit like chocolate and coffee. This lingers in the aftertaste for quite some time. 3.5

The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and sticky. 4

Overall, pretty good for my first Mayflower. There were some issues with the nose but its mostly made up for by the taste. 3.5

Photo of CFHMagnet
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.

Photo of DrJay
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, no apparent edges. There was a short-lived cap of brown bubbles, but it disappeared quickly leaving only a meager collar. Nice aroma, plenty of roast with chocolate and nutty notes, caramel and toffee, slight charcoal with a hint of licorice. Bitterness was prominent throughout, perhaps a bit higher than needed to balance the sweetness. Roast, caramel, cocoa, and flash of grassy hops towards the end. A little spicy in the finish with lingering sweetness. Medium plus bodied with a slightly silky texture, but the mouthfeel suffered due to the coarseness of the carbonation. Not sure what happened there, but is just didn't have the smoothness I associate with the use of oats. Even with that, it was a pretty tasty beer and I enjoyed it. Better head retention and lower carbonation would improve this one a lot.

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jdhilt
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a three finger brown head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is roasted coffee, flavor is roasted to burnt coffee and chocolate. $1.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.