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Oatmeal Stout - Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Oatmeal Stout
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83
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.87%
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

djrn2, Oct 20, 2012
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 StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my first beer from Davidson bros, and its a winner. nitro tap does this a lot of favors I have a feeling. the pour is rich and creamy brown, just like a Guinness, with the same thick tan milkshake foam. the nose has some coffee amidst the dark roasty barley and the slightly spicy yeast. the flavor is bitter dark chocolate, earthy raw coffee, and a sweet oatmeal cereal finish. very complex, very layered, very well balanced, a perfect illustration of the style. the lower abv makes it easy to drink a lot of, even though its got a lot of body and only soft carbonation from the nitro. I love the creamy feel, I love the depth of flavors, and I will be keenly looking out for more stuff from these guys.

StonedTrippin, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

nickfl, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of WesWes
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
Photo of tempest
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 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
Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

malfunxion, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bark brown-black color with a big two fingers of thick brownish head. The head hangs around forever, finally reducing down to a still sizeable layer leaving lots of lace on the glass in the process.

S - Aroma is a mix of lots of roasted sweet caramel malts and some oats. There is also a touch of coffee and caramel in the background.

T - Starts off with some sweet roasted caramel malt flavor with some oats in the background. Through the middle some sweet milk flavor and some chocolate flavors come through. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and coffee flavors that linger nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels super smooth and creamy. Finish is really creamy and roasty with some nice sweet notes.

D - Very drinkable. The nitro tap really creates an outstanding looking beer here. The flavors are all really nicely balanced and the beer feels really great.

ngeunit1, May 24, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Lovely85, Oct 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GreesyFizeek, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of thekevlarkid
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
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 CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

CaptDavyJones, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

sirsteve42, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

pjkelley82, Sep 12, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

TheRuss9585, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Rastacouere
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Cooker_stp, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of afksports
3.1/5  rDev -18.2%
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
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

scxcrunner, Aug 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 23, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

mlefebvre7, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of BrewCrew2010
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

sachie23, Jun 24, 2013
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Oatmeal Stout from Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.