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Oatmeal Stout - Marble Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 19
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Marble Brewery visit their website
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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Photo of mothman
2.6/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of tan head that fades down fast. Leaves slight splattered lace. Color is black.

Aroma: Oats, roasted malts, coffee, and a manure flavor. Very odd. Kind of creamy. Some chocolate.

Taste: It is odd because I get the manure again out of this beer. It is very dry and roasted. Has notes of coffee and chocolate. The off flavor really takes away from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and dry, a bit creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends very dry and roasted, again.

Overall, not the best example of an oatmeal stout. Has an off flavor that I can't get over. Not something I want to drink a lot of.

Photo of rodgaze
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of kbutler1
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.

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.29/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Draft at 40 degrees (approximately) into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt
Head small (scooped off by bartender), light brown, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing fair – narrow rings of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with roasted malt bitterness which lessens with time. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, oily, soft carbonation

This oatmeal stout lacks the velvety palate of most; instead it is more like an IPA with an oily feel. The bitterness is acceptable. Not as enjoyable as I was hoping.

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.48/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 20 Mar 2010. Courtesy of K&J, thanks!

Poured with a medium dark brown fizzy head into a Celis (bite me Miller) shaker pint glass. Very dark brown in color, opaque. Aroma is mild, slight roastiness and earty mushrooms. Starts roasty, slightly chocolately but quickly turns a bit sour. Dry with a lighter than expected body. Oats are noticeable but don't make a huge presence. Touch of caramel and resin in the finish. Light chocolatel aftertaste. Ethanol is mild.

Decent but would have liked more contribution from the oats and a slightly bigger body.

Photo of Cburden
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of carteravebrew
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of thereal_adam
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of guerocabral
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of illidurit
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.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
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.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of brentk56
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

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
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.

Photo of koopa
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.

Photo of Beerandboards
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of PappyVans
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of acslatersbtb
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of rdooley
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of VashonGuy
3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of bump8628
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.

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Oatmeal Stout from Marble Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.