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Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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201 Ratings
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Ratings: 201
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Bassman2019, Feb 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

kinopio, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of ppoitras
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.

ppoitras, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of gcamparone
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.

gcamparone, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
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.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 26, 2013
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.

AdamHart22, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of BigCheese
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.

BigCheese, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bostonryan, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

tpauer, Jan 13, 2013
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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.

brureview, Jan 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Mikecap, Jan 05, 2013
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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.

greybeardloon, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

PatGreer, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of flexabull
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,

flexabull, Jan 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

raffy313, Dec 29, 2012
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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.

johnnnniee, Dec 20, 2012
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Coax, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

YourOnlyMan, Dec 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

redfox405, Dec 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.