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Oatmeal Stout - Marble Brewery

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

72 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.25%


Brewed by:
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: taxguyjase on 12-23-2009)
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Nic1524

New Mexico

5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the most complete oatmeal stout I have ever had! As soon as you pour this beer into a glass it feels your nostrils will wonderful chocolate and coffee notes. These are the exact flavors that attack your taste buds. I dare you to find a better oatmeal stout... It won't happen!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 07:54:49 | More by Nic1524
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denver10

Colorado

4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark, dark brown, just about black, with a nice mocha head and decent lacing. A deep roasty aroma paired with very light sugars from the oats, slight but enough to let you know this is an oatmeal stout rather than american stout; coffee and cream, bakers chocolate, roasted barley, and sugars. Slight alcohol is present. Flavor starts of a roasty with some sugars from the oats, but then midstreams everything picks up and the flavor kinda erupts, big coffee that grows in its burntness as it develops, bakers chocolate that also continues to develop into the finish, and all with the sugars from the oats to add some balance to everything. A smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, Marble with a fantastic beer here. One of the best stouts I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 01:10:27 | More by denver10
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- dark brown black color with a decent tan head and good lacing

S-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses

T- dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slight burnt sugar, mild bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate light to medium carbonation, smooth

O- really enjoyed this stout, good flavors and easy drinking

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2013 20:45:59 | More by MDDMD
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

love marble, every beer i have from them impresses me for different reasons. this oatmeal stout pours as black as any beer ive ever laid eyes on. its jet jet black, inky and thick, but not syrupy at all. theres a solid two inches of light brown foam on top, with fairly solid retention. i smell burnt malt, minerals, tobacco, and literally no sugar at all. its certainly not the nose i expected, but it makes this beer that much more dark and mysterious to me. first seem is holy roast batman! never had such richly toasted malt without the bitterness of burnt grain, impressive feat. the oats provide a little bit of roundness to the flavor and feel, but dont seem to add any sweetness at all, although this beer isnt bitter either, its just balanced perfectly. some light dark chocolate notes in there as well toward the finish. great mouthfeel, soft and creamy feeling. majorly full bodied but this is barely filling. average carbonation for the style. overall another fantastic and interesting brew from marble, who continues to make true to style beers that are a level above what so many others are putting out. this is da bomb!

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 20:13:48 | More by StonedTrippin
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.9/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A big light brown head takes its time to settle into a pretty nice lacing above a clear ( I think ) super dark brown to black colored beer.

Super dark roasted malts with the aroma of them being burnt harbor some bakers chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal aspects.

Rich dark roasted malts with unsweetened chocolate, light roasted coffee, and a thickness of oatmeal taste.

A creamy yet lightly dry aftertaste with some of the dark roasted malt characteristics hanging around on this full bodied creamy thick stout.

A very well done oatmeal stout, not to much chocolate or coffee coming through, yet it has that full roasted malt body that makes you want to take another drink and another, etc.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 23:07:47 | More by LXIXME
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown to to color with a nice cap of mocha colored foam. A nice looking brew. The nose is dark with chocolate, carob, and caramel. Very smooth on the palate---the dark goodness just slickly flows along with just the right amount of oatmeal. The dark malt peak through with cocoa, mocha and sweetness. The grain is there, though. The malt brings a slight bit of welcome bitterness. A nice well built brew: tasty, smooth, and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:38:49 | More by BeardedBoffin
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BobZ

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into my Duvel Tulip. A big thanks to GHB for a growler as an extra.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a surprising large 2” to 3” frothy tan head in color. Sticky lacing remains along with a 1” head throughout the beer.

Smell: Dark roasted malt with hints of chocolate.

Taste: Impressive, rich creamy roasted malt with a pleasant chocolaty bitterness. I am also picking up some hints of coffee from the roast. A nice flavor profile for a very solid oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel: This is where this brew really excels, creamy, perfect carbonation, and exceptionally smooth.

Overall: I was surprised to receive a growler from New Mexico and even more surprised that the beer retained its carbonation as if it had just been poured. This is truly a well crafted stout that I was very happy to try.

Serving type: growler

09-15-2012 20:24:50 | More by BobZ
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep brown and black appearance, soft tan head, 3/4" on the top, good retention. Soft and mild coffee malt aroma, rich roast is the most prominent smell going on.

Taste, very sessionable, but nice and thick enough viscosity that it isn't watered down into Guinness territory to keep it more approachable/sessionable. Still has the chocolate and coffee malt thing going without any additions of them from an adjunct perspective. Some moderate hopping apparent, kind of is a weird juxtaposition with an oatmeal stout, contributes some bitterness that the oatmeal is supposed to be fighting. . . still good though, just, well not complex, confounded?

Thanks to koufax21 for bringing this to March Madness 2012.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 18:59:24 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A date of one sort or another is stamped on the side of this indicating a date of 01 24 12. I am not sure of the origin or meaning but the barely visible date is on the label. Beer pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Emerges pitch black with a small, quite dark, mocha colored head atop the beverage. Generous lacing as the head fades somewhat quickly.

Aroma is stout-like but not quite as advertised. According to the bottle: "Brewing our oatmeal stout with a blend of three raosted malts creates intense coffee and dark chocolate notes, while the addition of flaked oats adds a creamy mouthfeel." I may agree with the end of this statement, but I disagree with the first assertion. The chocolate and coffee are nicely mixed in with other aromas, but in no way are they worthy of pulling out for individual recogntion. I would say coffee plays a bigger role than chocolate, but altogether the aroma was typical and not remarkable.

I enjoyed this beer. I was hoping for a little more coffee since it was specifically mentioned on the bottle: perhaps that is unfair but that is my opinion. I am on the fence about recommending this one. I wouldnt not recommend it but this one fits nicely in the "average to slightly above average" category.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 21:49:12 | More by SaCkErZ9
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libbey

British Indian Ocean Territory

3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a NB globe. Thanks to injuredreserve for the chance to try this one.

A: The beer pours a dark chocolate brown with a nice fluffy head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin trail of lacing throughout the session.

S: The nose has hints of chocolate malt with a touch of roast and a very minimal hop presence.

T: The flavor profile follows the nose with a large amount of chocolate malt on the front that finishes with a nice roast/smoked flavor. Touch of bitterness but it works. Nice.

M: Carbonation is perfect and carries this medium bodied stout really well. Finish is dry leaving a hint of dark chocolate on the pallet.

O: Overll this was a tasty oatmeal stout and I would certainly try it again if the opportunity presents itself.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 05:34:34 | More by libbey
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a half finger dark tan head. Poor head retention but pretty good lacing.

Aroma is full of roasted malt along with a touch of coffee and cocoa.

The flavor is dominated by roasted malt but there are strong hints of cocoa nibs along with a little bit of coffee. There is a mild underlying sweetness along with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Light bitterness is present towards the finish.

Overall this is a top notch oatmeal stout. Excellent flavor and mouthfeel make this another home run from Marble Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 01:17:02 | More by rangerred
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a rocky tan head whose retention and lacing are not unimpressive

Smell: Chalk, chocolate and sweetened oatmeal elements

Taste: Hop-forward, with underpinnings of chocolate; floral, hoppy flavors continue to build through the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; lacks the creamy feeling I would expect in an Oatmeal Stout

Overall: Not really what I was expecting, at all; a bit too thin and a bit too hoppy; not a bad beer, just different

Thanks, sunkistxsudafed, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 02:15:30 | More by brentk56
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery. Black as far as I can tell in the dimly lit pub area. Nice creamy head, creamed coffee, and dark cocoa with an earthy hop element creeping in the background and a breath of diner coffee grounds on the finish. All around solid and a great sessioner depending on your definition. The only fault is the relatively light mouth presence, though the restrained carbonation helps.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 20:26:34 | More by bump8628
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle stamped 12 15 11 poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Big loose pancake batter head with decent to good retention and low stick. Jet bllack body.

Smell - Roasted coffee. Dry cardboard.

Taste - Dry coffee. Faint chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Dry, but mouth mouth puckering. Smooth. Refreshing for a stout.

Overall Drinkability - Easy to drink. Inoffensive. A little plain.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 21:35:05 | More by ZenAgnostic
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bomber bottle this beer was an opaque black color with three full fingers worth of tan head. The retention was excellent as a thin cap that left thick band after band of lacing all the way down my glass. The aroma was rich and earthy, a blend of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and a hint of molasses. The flavors were delicious! I tasted lots of chocolate, roasted malt, hints of earth/wet soil, mocha coffee and sweet malt. The bitterness that appeared towards the end balanced the sweet elements well and the flavor of milk chocolate lingered on my tongue after the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and a bit frothy, the body full and the carbonation perfect. An outstanding version of this style and one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Go Nuevo Mexico!

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 23:22:17 | More by thekevlarkid
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: About as black as black can be. Great foam.

Smell: Great chocolate qualities. I'm picky about chocolate levels, but this is great!

Taste/Mouthfeel: An incredible stout. Coffee and chocolate with a superb burnt character in the finish. One of the best. Good velvety texture in feel.

Drinkability: I could drink and enjoy a few of these.

Overall: I only tried a bit, but it's already one of my favorite stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 20:22:05 | More by tjsdomer2
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mactrail

California

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mellow, black, and richly flavored. Malt gives a nice sweet tang. Just a hint of the sour charcoal burnt malt in the aftertaste. Shades of roasted barley, a touch of caramel, then the hops. Not too bitter, just enough to leave a glow. Looks exactly like most stouts in the pint glass with an OK dollop of foam.

This is such a well-balanced beer. All the flavors make their appearance and fade away politely. Dry but with a pomegranate fruity hint. Nice rich mouthfull, well carbonated. My favorite regular stout so far this year.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 04:24:37 | More by mactrail
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calcio360jrd

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at marble tasting room in Santa Fe. Nice oatmeal stout.

Wonderful smell of toasty coffee and that nice lingering head that good stouts have. Not a tremendous amount of abv that I like, but a very session able beer. Gonna try a few more of their beers at the actual brewery in Abq this week, figured this was a good 1 to start with

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2011 15:10:55 | More by calcio360jrd
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jpr022

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome. First review (of any beer). This beer was exactly what I wanted to drink. I never knew quite what made an oatmeal stout. This beer makes sense for that category.

Super drinkable. Would have six of 'em but I gotta go back to work.

In Santa Fe.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 00:02:18 | More by jpr022
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koopa

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a super deep mahogany to black with an opaque body and a 2 inch medium khaki crown that displays some retention and lots of lace.

Smell: Mild notes of roast and whispers of chocolate.

Taste: Mild notes of chocolate and whispers of roast.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not offensive but a bit blah.

Overall: Ho Hum yet quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 22:20:40 | More by koopa
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illidurit

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin khaki head. Super roasty aroma with hard black malts. Roasty acidic malt flavor, black coffee, subtle licorice. Definitely not a 'sweet' sweet stout. Tends further towards dryness. Solid body, creamy, and fulfilling.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 08:33:14 | More by illidurit
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... starts with a finger thick light-brown head that disappears leaving behind spotted lacing. Beer is black in color with no light visible through it when held up to the light

S- Not super aromatic... toasty aroma with hints of chocolate

T- Starts out a with a some bitter toastyness, coffee... then finishes with some more coffee and chocolate

M- Full body with light/medium carbonation

D- This is a good one IMO... great flavor with not alot of alcohol. Can't factor in price, but if this was readily available to me, it would definitely be a regular beer for me

CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 04:11:33 | More by bbeane
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #38 (Mar 2010):

Towering, robust brown head. Yeah ... this beauty is black through and through. Aroma burst with burnt caramel, freshly ground coffee and cocoa powder. Creamy, dreamy medium body; semi-silky. The taste buds have a lot to cover here, from a slight fruity yeast tone and hop bitterness, to charred grain and burnt sugar flavors. Hints of choco- late cake batter, burnt biscuits and an iced coffee show off the complexity here. The sweetness that builds up is a perfect balance against the roasted grain; hint of dark fruit within the roasty finish.

How much more sessionable can a beer get? Right to style without any attribute jump- ing up too high--a prime example for Oatmeal Stouts.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:07:18 | More by BeerAdvocate
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OakedCanuck

Washington

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into Maudite goblet. From notes

A - Black with dark brown edging. Mocha colored head with excellent, well covered lacing

S - Roasty coffee, chocolate and some hops, not overly enticing

T - Some roast coffe, Chocolate milk, some nice lactose sugars, grainy oats and some nuttiness

M - Medium body, medium to low carbonation, dry and very creamy.

D - A decent, lower ABV stout, which makes it easier to drink. wouldn't mind it a bit stronger, maybe Marble could try out an Imperial.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 14:54:16 | More by OakedCanuck
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kbutler1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Decent lace on the glass as I swirl it around to get some aroma out of it. Leather, tobacco, roast, and coffee apparent in the nose. Roasted malt and leather abound in the taste as well. Medium mouthfeel. I'm either missing the chocolate notes or it isn't really there in this one. Coffee flavors are nice. The flavors flatten out nicely and end cleanly with only a mild lingering bitterness. Overall, decent but not outstanding either.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 00:15:19 | More by kbutler1
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Oatmeal Stout from Marble Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.