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Dark Night Oatmeal Stout - Santa Cruz Ale Works

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Dark Night Oatmeal StoutDark Night Oatmeal Stout

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 51
Avg: 3.45
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Santa Cruz Ale Works visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: illidurit on 02-27-2009

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Photo of bbothen
3.97/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into small snifter. All I had available chief.

Pours a deep black with a small less than 1 finger deep tan bubbly head.

Smells of sweet milk, oats, chocolate, and some faint coffee. I like.

Toasted malts, nice chocolate like bitterness, sweet malted milk, plum, fruity. Tasty.

Smooth, creamy, full bodied, low carbonation.

My favorite brew so far from Santa Cruz Ale Works. Will buy again when I have some money as right now I'm poor. Broke ass poor. Chose to buy this over some stupid ass bananas. Werd.

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Photo of PhiloPsych
4.08/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is opaque brown with a dark tan head. The smell is mostly of toast. Taste notes include: oatmeal, molasses, and roasted malt. Mouthfeel not as creamy as others in this style, but taste is perfectly on point--aftertaste and finish are rich and roasty.

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Photo of NewGeneric
4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mmm...had this the other night while watching a movie. It poured a very dark brown with creamy beige head that left good lacing. Smelled of fruit, grains, and alcohol. Tasted like chocolatey malts, grains, and a little bit of toffee. Was very smooth, though slightly overcarbonated. Wanted more when it was over.

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Photo of berkey
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Hopyard in San Ramon.

Typical stout in appearance. Near black in body, smallish tan head with good retention. Lacing is very good.

Aroma is fairly subdued with bitter chocolate as the most noticeable characterictic.

The chocolately bitterness is even more pronounced on first sip along with some pleasant roasted malt flavors. Leaves me wishing for more complexity though. I'm picking up a surprising amount of alcohol aftertaste for a medium ABV beer. Mouthfeel is sufficiently thick and creamy to meet the demands of the style but not as much so as some better examples I've had.

Not bad. I wouldn't be opposed to trying it again if I see it on tap but I likely won't knock another stout out of rotation in favor of this one.

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Photo of illidurit
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Parish Publick House. Amazing cascading carbonation. Dark brown with red hues, light beige foam, lots of lacing. Powdery chocolate aroma with some roasted malt. Flavor is roasted with semisweet chocolate and a dry, burnt coffee finish. A little too watery overall.

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Dark Night Oatmeal Stout from Santa Cruz Ale Works
80 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.