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Winter Oatmeal Stout - Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

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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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Photo of Tschnab
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Tschnab, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of brureview
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
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
Photo of BeerResearcher
3.9/5  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...

BeerResearcher, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark pour, with a VERY short-lived thin head of light brown foam. Not much carbonation at all.

Nice aroma, plenty of roast, some chocolate and a slight hint of licorice.

Much more hoppy than most stout brews and that's okay with me because I'm an IPA guy. I would have liked more body though, it was a bit on the thin side.

With that said, it was still a pretty tasty beer and I enjoyed it.

ExtraStout, Feb 12, 2011
Photo of HosP
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into a snifter

A- Pours black, very little light coming in around the edges. Nice brown head, but leaves to quick with very little lacing.

S- Very nice roasted malt aroma. Coffee notes come through more prominent than the chocolate ones. A little on the sweeter side.

T- Flavor starts with nice roasted coffee at the beginning and last almost to the end. A little burnt taste at first but mellows out. Chocolate flavor hidden at the end along with some bitterness. Not bad flavor here.

M- Almost a full bodied drink. Low carbonation. A little creamy mouth feel.

D- Very smooth easy to drink beer. Solid oatmeal stout, not great but still good. Lower abv would allow for a couple of these at a time.

HosP, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

mikesgroove, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of phantomwyse
3.95/5  rDev 0%
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.

phantomwyse, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of greybeardloon
3.95/5  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.

greybeardloon, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of jbertsch
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

jbertsch, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Flounder57
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a growler of this yesterday after I attempted to go to the registry in Plyomuth only to find out that their hours chagned from 8-4 and I got there at 4:10. Anyways, finally got a chance to stop by the brewery, which is only a 2 minute drive from there. The beer was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer is jet black and poured a one finger mocha head that reduces into a thin layer that leaves a little but of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee and mocha come to the senses right away. Followed by sweet malts and oatmeal, and some bitterness from the hops.

Taste: First off you get those roasted coffees and chocolately mocha feeling up front. Then the sweet malts, vanilla, and oatmeal follow.

Mouthfeel: The beer is creamy and smooth. A little chewy and mildly carbonated too.

Overall: This is actaully a decent oatmeal stout. I will grab another one whether on draft, bomber, or a growler if I am in the Plyomuth area once again.

Flounder57, Apr 23, 2011
Photo of ksimons
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours an inky black color with just a touch of lace around the top

S-smoky, roasted malts and caramel sweetness

T-roasted malts and coffee, sweet caramel, with just a hint of hop bitterness

M-medium body, leaves a nice roasted taste in the mouth, very light carbonation

D-drinkable, could be a little richer but overall a very nice beer

ksimons, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, label tell me "PKG 1/25/11"

Black and glistening in the glass. The head is a spectacular shade of dark creamy mocha, staying and sticking.

Muted nose of lite chocolate, mocha, roasted and just burnt malts.

Flavorful stout, smooth, easy flowing on the tongue and quite enjoyable sipper. More soft chocolate, cafe au lait, and sweetly roasted malts...drying hops on the rear end.

Nicely done, delicate, complex and generally yummy oatmeal stout.

Billolick, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of OldIronLungs
4/5  rDev +1.3%

OldIronLungs, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Bjlps
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Bjlps, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of trappistlover
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle courtesy of plondrigan!). Pours nearly black with khaki head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, milk chocolate. Nice! Taste is roasty bitter with sweetness emerging. There is also a little sour in this-in a good way. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Finish is slight roasty. Nice beer! Thanks, Paul!

trappistlover, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev +1.3%

trevorpost, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of u2carew
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
A) Pours nearly opaque from the bottle. A nice finger thick, brown head on top. Settles to a nice lacing at the edge of the glass and on top. In the glass definitely an opaque body.
S) Subtle hints of dark cherries. Chocolate. Bready. Roasted grains.
T) Robust flavor. Smoky. Bitter chocolate. Hints of roasted coffee.
M) Full body. Smooth. Creamy. A nip of dryness in the finish.
D) I would definitely drink another one.

u2carew, Feb 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Dhamma73, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

grittly, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of sauger86
4/5  rDev +1.3%

sauger86, Jan 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

CJRubes, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Bilco, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jdauria, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

jrstamp, Jan 07, 2014
Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.