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Oatmeal Stout - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
85
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003)
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

dantsbeats, Jan 20, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a 20oz pint at Drop Off Service in the East Village. It appeared pitch black with a thick tan head. This is a rich and creamy oatmeal stout, but not too heavy. It's got that great toasty, cookie-like roast of a good oatmeal stout. The finish had a pleasant dry bitterness with a little cocoa. This is a tasty beer, definitely worth a second pint.

tempest, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of TheJudge
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer i thought to be substantially better looking than tasting. It poured beautifully, with a nice thick head. The head held through the entire pint, with excellent lacing. Strong coffee aroma strikes the nose immediately, and is very much present in the taste. It hits you particularly in the back of the mouth. I found this to be not as smooth as most other oatmeal stouts. There was substantial bitterness from the malts, not hops, which left a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. This lowered the drinkability score.
All in all a nice beer.

TheJudge, Jan 17, 2005
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GreesyFizeek, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark brown in color. It poured with a finger high creamy tan head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has some notes of chocolate and coffee in the flavors.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink because it’s not as filling compared to other beers in the style. I could easily have a few of these in one sitting, as the low alcohol content makes it sessionable.

metter98, May 15, 2011
Photo of plaid75
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black hue with a two finger creamy off-white head. There was very good retention and excellent lacing.

The smell featured a roasted malt, coffee and some sulfur.

The taste consisted of a roasted, burnt grain; dark chocolare; coffee and crystal malt.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with an astringency at the finish.

Overall a good and quaffable stout.

plaid75, Aug 02, 2010
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3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good at what it is: an honest rendition of the style without defaults nor stand outs. Fairly mild, but still packing a decent roastiness like burnt chocolate, an almost black body, the typical nitro appearance and obvious oats while having a creamy medium body. Lovers of the style will certainly appreciate this.

Rastacouere, Oct 12, 2004
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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into pint glass. Growler filled ~ 24hrs previous to this review.

Appearance:
Black as stout should be (deep ruby against bright 6500K light) Tan head disappears quickly leaving heavy lacing behind.

Smell:
Very light hop aroma and some roastiness.

Taste:
Sweet roastiness followed by lingering dark chocolate-like bitterness.

Mouthfeel:
Smooth, but a little thinner than I like my stouts.

Overall:
Very drinkable. The bitter aftertaste lends itself to pairing with something sweet.

photonicgnostic, Dec 10, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sachie23, Jun 24, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made my first stop (with many more to come) at Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery today for lunch and a few beers. I really enjoyed this Oatmeal Stout!!!

A - Reminded me exactly of a Guinness from the appearance, dark black with a 2 finger head and excellent lacing

S - Nice roasted smell, malts and chocolate come to mind.

T - This was a great tasting beer, exactly what I expected from a Stout, good balance.

M - From the thick foamy head, to the roasted flavor of the beer, this again reminded me of a Guinness

D - Smooth, flavorful, and I could see having a few of these every time I go. My biggest issue will be trying the other beers, because when I go back, I am going to want an Oatmeal Stout!

eporter66, Nov 28, 2008
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NHSTEVE, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry dark malt scent with some chocolate malts present along with some patent malts as well. It has a bit of a grainy aroma from the oatmeal. The taste is good. It has a thin yet malty feel with a dry grainy aftertaste. I attribute this to the use of oatmeal in the mash. It goes down easy and finishes a bit watery, but with a solid malty taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine oatmeal stout. I always think that they are going to be much heavier than they are. Nonetheless, this is a good drinker.

WesWes, Jul 27, 2004
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4.63/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a pleasant surprise, I went with the choose six tasting at the brewery and this was one of them that I chose. After tasting it I decided to get a pint because the 5oz serving wasnt enough. I was served with a finger of sand colored head with a jet black murky body. Smell was heavy on the coffee and chocolate. taste was more of the same but backed up by pleasant earthy and oat background with a pleasant bitterness at the back. Mouthfeel was smoother than guiness, a beer that I dont really enjoy the taste of ,but this was like a guiness with a bit of flavor. Ended up having 2 pints after the tasting and took home a growler to have later that weekend.

STEG, Nov 01, 2009
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Oatmeal Stout from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.