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Oatmeal Stout - Marble Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

36 Reviews
THE BROS
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world-class

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Reviews: 36
Hads: 113
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: taxguyjase on 12-23-2009

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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 113
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.13/5  rDev +2%
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! (1,134 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
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 (572 characters)

Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  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. (530 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
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. (691 characters)

Photo of mothman
2.61/5  rDev -35.6%
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. (658 characters)

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (709 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber without a freshness date. Pours a super-dark crimson color, nearly black unless held up to light. Foam is rocky top, topographous and long lasting. Lacing is excellent as well. A great looking beer.

Nose is a bit heavy on the bready yeast to classify as a 'clean' oaty stout, but that is ok with me as long as there is still a healthy dose of chocolate and oats, and there is. Nose is mildly faint and lacking a little bit of depth, but what is there smells pretty good.

Taste is quite nice as some leafy hops make an appearance. Nice balance of sweet lactose and oats with a mild roasted malt flavor. Very, very drinkable beer, chuggable even. The mouthfeel suffers for that a little as it leans towards the thin end of the oatmeal stout spectrum, could use more creaminess. Overall though, this is a very nice offering from a promising new brewery in the desert. I would drink this on a regular basis if I lived in Albuquerque. (944 characters)

Photo of illidurit
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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. (261 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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. (743 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown body, not quite black but close. One finger offwhite head, good retention time, a bit of lacing.

S- Milk chocolate, roasted malt, espresso. A bit nutty, even a bit of cocoa. Solid nose.

F- Very drinkable profile of roasted malt, milk chocolate, nuttiness. Not complex but tasty and pleasing without any off-flavours.

M- Medium bodied, silky smooth, good carbonation, super easy to drink.

O- Very easy drinking oatmeal stout with nice body on it. I liked this one a fair amount and would drink it if it were local. (532 characters)

Photo of koopa
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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. (471 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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 (318 characters)

Photo of thekevlarkid
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
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! (793 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Santa Fe taproom.

Frothy dark-khaki head a finger and a half thick could be scooped out with a spoon. Body is pitch-black. 5

Delicious dark chocolate and creamy caramel aroma with a floral bouquet. Great smelling brew. 4.25

Bitter dark chocolate is captured here perfectly, along with caramel, coffee and vanilla. The finish has a floral flourish and tinge of resinous hop flavor. 4

Bitter and coffee-like, but with a rich, viscous smooth body, this is an easy-drinker with big taste. 4

I've neglected this beer for two long in my constant quest to try new beers. This could be easily a staple in my fridge if only I could stick to one beer from time to time. (701 characters)

Photo of bump8628
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (396 characters)

Photo of rangerred
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (562 characters)

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
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. (1,252 characters)

Photo of kbutler1
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
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. (491 characters)

Photo of denver10
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
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. (761 characters)

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
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. (572 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.3/5  rDev -18.5%
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. (546 characters)

Photo of tjsdomer2
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
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. (424 characters)

Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.05/5  rDev 0%
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. (461 characters)

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
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. (384 characters)

Photo of bbeane
3.93/5  rDev -3%
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 (606 characters)

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Oatmeal Stout from Marble Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.