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Oatmeal Stout - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Oatmeal Stout
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85
very good

42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
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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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

TheRuss9585, Jun 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

scxcrunner, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.03/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

A: Black body with a dense tan head. Great lacing.

S: Strong aroma of roasted coffee & dark chocolate malts. Getting some smoke which is weird.

T: A faint roasted malt upfront with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Slight oat flavor that is cut by a subtle smokey taste. Finishes slightly bitter.

M: Extremely thin for the style. Watery texture, medium body, light carbonation.

O: I love oatmeal stouts, but this one was just off. I think if the mouthfeel was a bit more chewy and the taste didn't have a smokey flavor, I may have rated this higher. I probably would try this again in the future because I love the style, but I would be nervous to down another watery stout.

BrewCrew2010, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of afksports
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Everything about this beer I had at Amity Hall on nitro tap was average. It's definitely not bad. It's also not terribly impressive. Just another local.

Like the Murphy's I had night, this is just one of those slightly malty dark in appearance light in impact brews that passes in the tongue intended for drinkability and not much else.

I can't knock them for that. Except I was drinking for taste. It's well composed but totally watery. No hops, the malt character isn't pronounced, and it's meager head even on nitro tap is just like... Meh.

Meh.

afksports, May 12, 2011
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

malfunxion, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of brendanbeer
3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

barcade in brooklyn on tap.

a. almost black, but closer to brown, looks light. not much head to report on. laces a little.

s. oaty woodsy smell. very coffee. wish it was stronger.

t. almost tastses like guiness. disappointed, but it has really nice coffee and dark chocolate after tones and an oaty finish that really improves on the beer's impression.

m. average. low carbonation, but very light for a stout. thus the 2.5

d. easy to drink, but not real enjoyable. but a good effot on the oatmeal stout from this upstate new york brewery.

brendanbeer, Jan 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

dantsbeats, Jan 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

pjkelley82, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

GreesyFizeek, Jul 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

djrn2, Oct 20, 2012
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the tap this beer was a very dark, root beer-like brown color. The one-finger, tan head displayed good retention, leaving lacing in sheets at first and then in bands. The aroma was of dry roasted malt, light coffee and hints of soil. The flavors were similar but generally a little pale. I tasted cocoa, roasted malt, light coffee and a mild tartness from the hops. The oatmeal made the beer dry and surprisingly crisp. The mouthfeel was watery, the body full/medium-full and the carbonation light. Decent but it lacked depth and weight for the style.

thekevlarkid, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of TheJudge
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
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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3.68/5  rDev -3.2%

mlefebvre7, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

sachie23, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

NHSTEVE, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CaptDavyJones, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

RIKIM, Jul 13, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

mt2mtl, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Rastacouere
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
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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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Niedzws, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

JohnNasso, May 21, 2012
Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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Oatmeal Stout from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.