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Fiddler Oatmeal Stout - Potosi Brewing Company

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Fiddler Oatmeal StoutFiddler Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
80
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: uwmgdman on 11-03-2009)
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aubzachsyd

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2014 20:57:42 | More by aubzachsyd
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Vixie

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color reminds me a bit of a class of cola, looks black at first, but is actually more a dark brown with a reddish tinge on the edges. Has a small tan head that quickly turns into some lacing.

Starts out sweet, like a toffee or caramel. There's also a bit of coffee and chocolate.

Tastes a lot like it smells, bit of sweetness up front like caramel. There's chocolate and coffee as well, and maybe some cherry. Kind of reminds me of the flavor of cherry and chocolate blended together.

Goes down fairly smooth, but a bit thin for the style.

Not a bad beer, goes down easy, and the alcohol is well hidden. The one thing I would like is more complexity, it could use more depth of flavor. Still, it is an easy beer to drink, and has enough flavor to make me glad I gave it a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 02:36:34 | More by Vixie
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Wisconsin

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NilocRellim

Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured cold form a bottle.

This beer was a very dark brown colour with a tan head that disappeared quickly. There was not much of a smell... slightly sweet and malty, but barely noticeable. The taste was sweet and matly with a very faint roasted finish; not much to it.

Would I buy it again? No.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:35:37 | More by NilocRellim
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -13.5%

12-06-2012 02:50:22 | More by bryang002
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Iowa

4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

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Wisconsin

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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

A. When the glass is held up to the light, it does indeed show as a translucently clear dark chestnut brown color. Has a single finger of foamy head that doesn't leave much lacing at all.

S. Smells of a small portion of roasted malts mixed with a larger portion of unroasted dark malts. That is really not typical for a stout aroma at all! But on the other hand, it isn't a 'bad' nose per se... just not to style at all. Another BA has hit the nail on the head with their review: This is the nose of a porter, not a stout. Some minor twinges of smoke and coffee aroma appear as well when the glass is allowed to warm up for a bit. Points removed because I have to rate according to advertised style on the bottle. :(

T. Some roasted malt, some chocolate, but there is also a large 'oakey' wooden astringency to the mid palate that one would expect to belong to a barrel aged beer with a smoother, richer malt pairing than this. On the positive side, the finish is properly bitter and the alcohol level is well hidden.

M. Lightly carbonated, medium body texture, not quite as creamy nor smooth as other oatmeal stouts I've had before, sadly.

A lot of minor flaws really add up in this beer. This is the first time that I've been let down by Potosi. I know that they can do so much better than this, their other beers are so much better than this. Please guys... workshop this beer's formulation a bit and try again.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 05:06:28 | More by WastingFreetime
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Fiddler Oatmeal Stout from Potosi Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.