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Oatmeal Stout - Marble Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

83 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 18
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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4/5  rDev -2.4%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
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

brentk56, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

largadeer, Nov 08, 2013
Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -2.4%

nickfl, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
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!

StonedTrippin, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of mactrail
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

mactrail, Jul 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

MarkyMOD, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

orangesol, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of mothman
2.6/5  rDev -36.6%
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.

mothman, Nov 03, 2010
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

afsdan, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of LXIXME
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

LXIXME, Dec 28, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 19, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

twiggamortis420, Feb 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%
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.

illidurit, Feb 06, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

pathman, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

BGsWo22, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of koopa
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

koopa, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

buckyp, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Lovely85, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Kurmaraja, Apr 21, 2014
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Oatmeal Stout from Marble Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.