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Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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88
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97 Reviews
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Reviews: 97
Hads: 278
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 17.05%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
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Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

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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Reviews: 97 | Hads: 278
Photo of greybeardloon
3.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of flexabull
3.85/5  rDev -2%
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,

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of jbertsch
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with little head. It doesnt look as creamy and frothy as i like an oatmeal stout to be. Aroma provides a little smoke, powdery oats, peat moss, and a touch of chocolate. The taste is nice - chocolate and oatmeal are definitely there. Charcoal and Peat moss is brought to mind again on the flavor profile but chocolate milk is what lingers on the finish. Mouthfeel is unfortunately a little flat with lower carbonation...slight oily slickness to it. Again, I wish this felt creamier. But overall it's a tasty oatmeal stout that excels in flavor...if it didn't just lack on the looks and mouthfeel department it would be perfect.

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Photo of DirtyPenny
4.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint-glassed.

A: Tar black with a 1f chocolatey brown head that quickly dissipates. If you hold it up to a bright light you might catch just a sliver of a deep burgundy highlight.

S: Roasty dark mocha and caramel. Burnt brown sugar.

T: Sweet and very malty, the mocha characteristics hit the tongue first, then dance between roast and coffee notes. A little espresso-ish.

M: Smooth and creamy. Either on the heavy side of medium or the lower end of full-bodied.

O:This is the stout that took me by a mittened hand and walked with me over the docks and told me that it was alright to love stouts. I've since moved on to others, but I always come back when winter falls. A sweet, lovable dessert-like beer with a heart of gold.

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Photo of chimaylvr
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured in stella chalice

App: dark black (as opposed to a more brownish black), one finger foam head, leaves no lacing

Smell: milky, vanilla, sweet, toffee, cocoa

Taste: pleasant, chocolate infused front end taste, retains a malty sweetness in spite of dark roasting

Mouthfeel: smooth but not watery, nice carbonation, malty viscosity

Overall: well...not quite as good as Ipswich's variety but close. very smooth, drinkable, it's modest abv makes it a perfect session stout. Once again, Mayflower's brewmaster succeeds. A triple, but not a home run...just being honest

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Photo of Wamesit
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours black with some brown edging. Solid dark tan head gives way to little lacing.

S - Malts; coffee, chocolate, roasted, black patent.

T - Creamy oatmeal smoothness works to brings all the flavors to you. The chocolate is bitter like baking chocolate, no dusty cocoa here. Not much sweetness in the malts. I didn't get any toffee at all. The roasted malts are almost burnt and give off a strong component to the coffee flavor. A slight hops touch in the finish seals this up.

M - Medium.

O - Great oatmeal stout. Right up there with Ipswich, which is my measuring stick. I can't wait to try one of the other two versions that included a specific hops variety.

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Photo of uustal
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a one-finger mocha colored head. Not much in the lacing department. Aroma of roasted malts, along with a hint of sweet chocolate syrup. Same great roasted notes in the flavor. Roasted coffee and a hint of pine hops before the sweeter side of the beer takes over. Smooth milk chocolate notes as well as a bit of a vanilla give it a silky feel. Not the smoothest oatmeal stout, but still a nice mouthfeel to go along with the great flavor. Sessionable for any beer, nevermind a stout.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Dools9
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Mayflower Brewery...

A: Dark black color, light brown/tan head, pretty good amount of lacing.

S: Sweet roasty malts, coffee and light chocolate notes, a bit of smoke.

T: Follows the nose, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, touch of vanilla.

M: Smooth and creamy, minimal carbonation, light-medium bodied.

O: Had this fresh off the tap in thier tasting room and enjoyed it very much. Suprisingly good drinkability, a very good oatmeal stout. Will pick up a sixer soon.

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Photo of phantomwyse
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours out a viscous tar black body – seriously, if molasses was more molten, it would look like this. Half finger head that looks like hot chocolate textured by a frothing wand rises quickly then fades.

S: Old strong coffee, lactose powder, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, campfire that’s been doused by water.

T: Molasses cookies, s’mores, breve coffee, malted milk.

M: Medium moving to light bodied, seems like it will be silky and then moves to finishing dry.

O: Normally anything with hops catches my attention, but something about an Oatmeal Winter Stout just sounded so cozy that I had to buy it. A nice almost desert-like stout that can border on too sweet, but manages to pull it off.

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Photo of Tschnab
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a very dark brown almost black with a dark brown head and some lace.

S- some rich chocolate malt brings a coffee and semisweet chocolate aroma, malt, and a little bit of carmel sweetness.

t- a very classic tasting oatmeal stout with a nice creamy feel that is just a bit too thin. Some vanilla and a good amount of dark chocolate are here as well.

O- a good oatmeal stout, good winter seasonal.

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Photo of BeerResearcher
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. brown bottle.
Served in a wide-mouth Ittala 50cl mug.
Strong black coffee colored with a frothy mocha head with a fair smattering of lacing.
Smells of cocoa, coffee, licorice and burnt malt blast out of the gate. A smell of mashed figs is followed by a mild citrusy nose, followed by a light whiff of hay.
Flavors of strong, dark roasted coffee, chocolate, cream and molasses are fairly potent. Citrus and resinous hops inch through. A taste of oats is noticeable, though less than expected.
There's a distant taste of dark rum throughout.
The body is full and rich, but short of cloying. Slides right down...
An Imperial version of this dark brew would be very very interesting. Hint hint...

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Photo of Gatch
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black with a medium brown head that froths up quickly and fades just a quick. No lacing or head retention.

S: Roasted malt is heavy but there's some molasses and earthy, smoky notes.

T: Nicely smoked and roasted malt with a creamy body and a soft, oat-tasting finish.

M: Lightly carbonated with smooth and easy drinkability. Great feel for the style.

O: Nice, traditional oatmeal stout and I look forward to more from Mayflower.

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Photo of mlazzaro
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

brown head, completely opaque black beer. tiny bubbles, but weak retention. mostly chocolate aroma, with a English or Irish ale yeast mixed in. smells good. pretty intense for a oatmeal stout. great roasted barley and chocolate malt flavors. bitterness is solid. mouthfeel is really effected by the dark acidic grains. I do really like the beer, but the oatmeal is a bit lost in the other malts. 6% ABV is apparent. Much, Much better served warmer. good sixer for the winter.

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Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at a monday night tasting at Julios.

A - Pours a deep, rich brown not quite black with a slight mocha head that leaves average side lacing as it fades.

S - Very sweet roasted malts and fresh ground coffee beans (due to the bitterness and roast malts). A bit too sweet for me.

T - More of the same as the nose with lots aof rich, roasted malts and espresso flavours along with some light chocolate. The malts are abit too sweet.

M - Smooth, creamy, with good carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this stout. Its fairly standard and easy to get around here. An acceptable stout.

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Photo of FeDUBBELFIST
3.85/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of petroos
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's a hot summer night in New York but I felt like popping something roasty nonetheless. Mayflower Oatmeal stout pours a surprisingly dark viscous black with a quickly dissipating dark tan head. I was a bit put off by how quickly the head died actually, but then again maybe it's just the heat.

On the nose it's roasty, dry and chocolate al the way. There's definitely a bit of campfireish smell going on there which is slightly overbearing and the booze is also hiding under the surface.

The palate matches the nose, with the roasty dark chocolate malt hitting up front, then smoothing out due to the oatmeal. It almost drops off completely in the midpalate and then finishes strong with roasty chocolate flavors again.

Overall decent, but I feel like it could be better. I hate to say this for fear of being a typical extreme beer nerd, but I'd like this beer to be bigger with more unfermentables and a heavier body. Still I feel like the brewery was going for a more sessionable every night kind of stout, and I can definitely recommend this beer for that purpose.

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Photo of jondeelee
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown in color-not a lot of carbonation present, almost comes off as flat. Nice cocoa aroma going on. Grainy, roasted malt flavor. Touch of hops. Somewhat thin to me. Lacks the velvety smooth richness of a decent oatmeal stout. Some tweaking might make this a good beer-a notch above average for now.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks goes out to TheManiacalOne for the beer.

Pours a nice black color, some carbonation, nice little fizzy light tan head, with very minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee notes. The taste is malty, sweet, with some chocolate/toffee notes, little vanilla. Medium Body. A very tasty brew.

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Photo of ChadQuest
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
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,

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of sendsilk
3.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of smcolw
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good start to the beige head. Leaves some spotty lace on the edge of the glass after each sip. Near black where the light cannot penetrate.

Creamy, dark patent malt smell. Dark chocolate and mildly chalky. This could easily be a Murphy's or a Guinness. Bitter in an unmalted way.

Relatively thin for the style, otherwise this is a very true-to-the-style Irish stout. Dry and bitter from the darker malt flavors. Very true to its roots.

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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.