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Black Mamba Oatmeal Stout - Aviator Brewing Company

Black Mamba Oatmeal StoutBlack Mamba Oatmeal Stout

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%


Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: tdm168 on 12-29-2011)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours a very dark, blackish coloring with a tall, dense, creamy, bubbly, cream-tan colored head. This head lingers quite a bit, too, making this a pretty beer. Small trails of carbonation throughout the body here and there, too. Aromas of booze forward, with rich sweetness of molasses, cocoa, vanilla, oak, and roasted notes. Smells rich and very layered, but not overpowering. Flavors are a little more heavily roasted forward, with a sharpness to the charred and boozy highlights. Coffee and very bitter chocolate forward, as well, with the vanilla and molasses notes coming in the background, but not with enough force to balance. This one is big in the bitter department, and the increased ABV combines to form an underlying sharpness in the otherwise robust, smooth body. Warmth builds as you go, and the aftertaste is a bittersweet blend that is more balanced than the palate experience thus far. More strength to the molasses and cream notes at the end. The finish is slick, crisp, with only a slight linger of rich sweet and booze. Solid brew, but a workout for your palate.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 00:45:58 | More by GarthDanielson
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Thanks to ASUBeer for the bottle!

Pours brown with a small mocha head that fades to a ring around the edge with slight lacing. Looks a little light for a stout.

Tons of molasses in the nose along with a heavy dose of caramel and maybe some vanilla.

A little bit chocolately up front and then the onslaught of sweetness hits. Heavy molasses and don't really get any barrel presence at all out of this one which is a shame because some booze could really cut the sweetness of this one.

Medium to full bodied. Decent creaminess, but it's a bit overcarbed for the style.

Really disappointed in this one. Hardly any barrel presence and the molasses is about the only real flavor in it. I could see how this one may have some potential if they get more of the barrel integrated into it as the base isn't too bad, just one note and sweet.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 21:01:41 | More by jmarsh123
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oberon

North Carolina

3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours more of a dark chocolate brown than black with a a finger quick to fade beige colored head atop.Big sweetness in the nose,vanilla,mollases,and chocolate,some faint leafiness from hops linger as it warms a little.A little sharp in the mouth wich is odd for an oatmeal stout,I would think it would be fuller and creamier.Flavors of vanilla and some roasted nuts up front on the palate,there is a big shot of a somewhat burnt caramel flavor wich seems to take over the finish of the beer.This is a different kind of oatmeal stout here big on sweetness with different flavors that I don't normally comes across for the style,not horrible but not something I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 21:23:51 | More by oberon
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Bung

North Carolina

2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. Fairly dark brown pour, some light tan head, fades to a few wisps.

Aroma, woody, bourbon, chocolates. Malt notes are a bit mild.

Taste, vanilla, some red fruit. Chocolate, caramel, cocoa. Peat. Turns to an ashy acre roast, mostly coffee. A bit harsh finishing.

About mid body, carbonation is a tad high. Abv is not that noticeable, but the harshness overbears quite a bit making this a chore to drink.
Can probably skip this one in all honesty.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 03:05:03 | More by Bung
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GregSVT

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a snifter

A: Pours light brown with a light brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass. A bit lighter than I expected but it's black in the glass at least.

S: The nose is mostly blackstrap molasses, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of citrus hops in the background.

T: The taste starts with a nice baker's chocolate flavor followed by molasses, citrusy hops, and a touch of vanilla. Not really picking up any barrel aging notes in this one which is odd given it says it was aged in bourbon barrels.

M: The feel is creamy but a bit too bubbly. Carbonation needs to be toned down a bit so the creaminess from the oats can come through a bit more.

O: This is a good stout but it's pretty weak for a barrel aged stout. I'm glad I got to try it but I doubt I'd search it out again unless they put it in the barrels for an extended period of time.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 03:47:49 | More by GregSVT
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of the winter stout lineup at Harrison's in Cary.

Dark black pour with just a hint of caramel. 2 fingers of medium thick head, but not much retention or lace.

Light roast coffee nose, with hints of chocolate and mocha. Could offer more, but what is there is nice.

Blend of chocolate and vanilla cream, with light roasted male complimenting. Also a bit of coffee in the mix, a bit less than the nose would indicate. Very sweet finish with just a hint of bitter chocolate.

Body is creamy smooth without being too heavy.

Very good stout overall and one of the best offerings I've had from Aviator.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2012 17:08:40 | More by beer2day
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the breweries tap house on 12/29/11.

Pours pitch black with a dense layer of brown head that has great retention. The nose has notes of coffee roasted malts and heavy toast. The taste is heavily toasty with faint notes of coffee and roasted malts and finishes with a diacetylic creaminess and an astringent bitterness. It is medium to full bodied, well carbonated, and smooth.

This is a decent beer, but a little hard to drink. The toast, diacetyl, and astringency make it hard to bear.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 22:35:19 | More by tdm168
Black Mamba Oatmeal Stout from Aviator Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.