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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
88
very good

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jhb138, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of lackenhauser
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

lackenhauser, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of Jmbbabson
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Jmbbabson, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of DoctorB2B
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

DoctorB2B, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of BYOFB
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

BYOFB, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of toddicus13
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

toddicus13, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of EmmetD
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

EmmetD, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks much to Kelp for the fantastic extra.

a - Poured into my oversized snifter had a nice generous creamy finger and a half head and the body was deep and dark shiny black.

s - Alc tingle, roasted malt, vanilla...a bit of a sharp bite on the nose.

t - Subtle roasted malts and a bit of salt water or even hotdogs. It is really hard to describe but there is this sharp taste similar to the sharp tingle in the nose. It isn't bad, just a certain something that I really can't describe. Kind of charcoal like if that makes any sense.

m/d - A touch on the watery side. Not nearly as thick and meaty as I prefer...almost a bit porter like in the body. Overall a good beer, but oddly porter-like with the aftertingle and thin body. Oatmeal stouts to me are thick and rich, this one is a bit on the thin side and with a sting.

cosmicevan, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Mayflower Oatmeal stout has a dark brown or black body that is opaque. The brown head is a solid slab, and it has good retention and leaves some lacing behind.

The aroma has notes of chocolate and coffee, but roasted malt is the most powerful scent. Some sweetness also.

The taste follows the aroma pretty closely on this one. Up front a little bit of both chocolate and coffee come through, but those quickly give way to a good bit of toffee-like malt sweetness. Next comes roasted malt, but the malt tastes more charred than roasted. Maybe a little smokey even. There is a noticeable although unassertive hop presence also.

Smooth and creamy; nice feel.

I would have liked the chocolate flavors to be a little more powerful, but this is a solid beer.

Hojaminbag, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of petroos
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

petroos, Aug 03, 2011
Photo of JLB025
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Spirited in Lenox, MA.

Bottle - Poured into a pint glass.

Wicked dark, almost black.

A short dark tan, almost brown head.

Smells tasty/wintery - coffee and oats.

Overall not bad. I enjoyed it.

Would only want to have a few in one sitting though.

JLB025, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of bmonty412
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pours a thick, black, opaque

s- nice nose on this one..chocolate,oats, sweetness?

t- smoke, chocolatey..very nice.

mouthfeel- thick mouthfeel that coats the entire mouth. medium carbonation

d- one or two at a sitting...heavy.

overall a nice winter , heavy beer that hides the 6% abv well...plus very impressed so far with the mayflower offerings.

bmonty412, Mar 02, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

nice and viscous pour with brown-sugar-colored froth (though this faded all too rapidly)

almost smoky roast smells; chicory; molasses. rooty

smoooth finish on this bad boy. i guess i'll work backwards. bitterness inhabits the finish, as well, to make sure the brew doesn't slip beyond the frontiers of my tastebuds. spritzy carbonation, too, to counter said slippage probability (i wouldn't be too offended if the oatsmoothiness were allowed to stand in its own spotlight, however). some sweetness but no more than can be carried by the medium body

hop flavor is herbal yet woody

bruachan, Feb 23, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mountdew1, Jan 28, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Guinness Imperial Pint.

A: Pours midnight black with a two-inch mocha colored head. The head recedes rather quickly, but leaves behind some sticky lacing.

S: A very distinct smell of cream and vanilla strikes the nose first. It actually smells rather like vanilla ice-cream. Then comes the unmistakable smell of oats: earthy and starchy. There is a certain spicy herbal smell as well, but I can't tell if this is coming from the oats or from hops. Light whiffs of coffee and hints of chocolate lie somewhat dormant underneath the symphony of oats. A bit of cherry-like darkfruit is coaxed out of hiding as the beer warms. The bottle states that this beer was brewed with three types of oats. I believe it. There is a lot of depth in the smell of this beer, much of it coming from the oats.

T: Starchy oats open. The creamy impression that was so dominant in the nose is definitely here, though not half as forceful in taste. Mild fruity esters evoke black cherries. That slight herbal spiciness is there, but it is still vague. Taste stays very sweet, with impressions of milk chocolate and maybe even some cola at times. It dries a bit toward the finish with flavors of earthy oats, espresso, and just a hint of smoke.

M: Moderately thick, smooth, and creamy. Carbonation is very lively.

O: This beer has an excellent nose, but the taste is subtle and tame in comparison. It did not quite live up to my expectations, but it should be noted that my expectations were extremely high, having thoroughly enjoyed Mayflower Porter and a few of their other beers. This is still a solid beer from Mayflower, and worth a try.

ryan1788a5, Dec 22, 2010
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3.73/5  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.

sendsilk, Jun 05, 2011
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

genovm, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

tenacioustomato, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ScaryEd, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of Rhf9120
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours black with a this tan head. This beer smells of coffee, oats and has hits of malts. The flavor is spot on in my opinion with caramel, coffee, oats and again hits of malts all making an appearance. The mouth feel was pleasant, had a medium body but a little more carbonated than I would have thought. Overall I thought this was a good oatmeal stout and I would drink it again.

Rhf9120, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

wshinevar, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

JohnofUpton, Aug 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

raffy313, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

frosted33, Feb 15, 2014
Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.