Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company
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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
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
4.5/5 rDev +13.9%
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.
01-28-2012 21:06:22 | More by jneiswender
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
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.
12-12-2010 03:52:35 | More by tzieser
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
Poured into my trusty "Crab House" pint glass. BOttle received in trade and dated: best by 01/10/11. I waited another 6 months to see how this turned out. Love some age on my stouts. And I SERIOUSLY love the fact that they date their beers. Should be mandatory, at least for the IPA segment, rat bastards, selling me year old IPA's. Anyway, onto the review!!
A- Looks good, nice and dark, small head very little lacing.
S- Allright, nothing to jump up and down about.
T- Pretty good, not bad, not great. Everything I have had from Mayflower has been pretty solid. This is just below that bar.
If I haven't lost you by now, I should have. If you get it, drink it as it's decent but don't trade the kids in for it. Unless they are total brats and driving you friggin nuts all the time. Than it's understandable.
06-05-2011 04:04:22 | More by sendsilk
4.06/5 rDev +2.8%
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.
02-12-2014 17:38:23 | More by JMScowcroft
2.98/5 rDev -24.6%
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,
06-14-2011 07:24:15 | More by ChadQuest
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
01-17-2013 02:42:04 | More by BigCheese
4.5/5 rDev +13.9%
Apperance: Beneath a dark caramel colored head of about one inch is well a black abyss of beery goodness and darkness.
Aroma: Espresso with notes of vanilla bean. Dark roasted hops and malts. Minor twinges of carob. There is a dark breadiness in the nose to top off the aromas.
Taste: Lots of roasted malt character. The hops are so incredibly roasted but not burnt. Vanilla and carob with notes of espresso. The oats do show themselves in a dry across the pallate.
Notes: Quite the tasty brew a good one to pick up for any oatmeal stout enthusist. Cheers.
12-27-2010 02:06:44 | More by horshack7
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
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.
01-28-2011 23:29:24 | More by mountdew1
4.13/5 rDev +4.6%
Pours a dark brown, almost black body. A creamy brown head that reduces to a thin lace around the glass.
Aromas's of Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and dry fruits.
Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Has a very bitter bite but that settles as the carbonation does.
Mouthfeel isn't as creamy as I expected. It's pretty light and more so just bitterness and carbonation going on. Goes down pretty smoothly though. Wasn't expecting this from a oatmeal stout.
All in all it's a pretty tasty stout. I'll deffinatly try this again.
02-05-2011 04:58:49 | More by Stockfan42
4.43/5 rDev +12.2%
What a great thing to drink on a we've-already-got-too-much-snow, what-do-you-mean-we're-getting-another-foot-tomorrow? evening in New England. As with most of Mayflower's other brews (the rye aside), this is excellent: rich aroma of molasses and roasted Stuff; a flavor loaded with toast, roast and peaches; mild carbonation and dense body. Have one before shoveling, and then again afterward.
02-01-2011 18:17:32 | More by gfreed
3.45/5 rDev -12.7%
"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.
01-25-2014 23:24:06 | More by CFHMagnet
Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.