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Abbey Oatmeal Stout - McKenzie Brew House

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Abbey Oatmeal Stout
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
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McKenzie Brew House visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-30-2002

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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3
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2.81/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served as part of a sampler tray at their brewery. Poured a pitch black with small tints of brown. The body is light and watery. The aroma has hints of roasted grains with a touch of anise or licorice. There’s some burnt caramel in the flavor. On the whole, the beer is somewhat flavorful, but lacking in substance.

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4.51/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with lots of delicate lattice lace gently coming off a thin espresso-colored head that I blame on a bad pour than anything - supposedly it was a nitro-pour but I felt and saw no evidence of it. All other aspects were attractive though.

Smelled of a sweet dark malt, a strong bitter chocolate scent, and some soft oats notes with time. Had an excellent display of big roasty notes: great barbecue wood sort of roasted tone, warm and inviting.

Tasted of a hearty malt, serious chocolate flavors, and quite some bitter – darkly so and close to black coffee in type, it was a grainy bitter but just short of harsh. Toward the finish the bitterness gave way to more of a overly-toasted bread consistency, as green and fresh-tasting hop flavors added to the finish which was mostly chewy and dry. Unfortunately a moderate-to-thin body, which was good enough, but needed a little more of the oat-induced softness to it.

Very drinkable and a very tasty stout, this is an excellent session stout, a bitter chocolate stout.

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3.93/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Despite the name, no Belgian ingredients are used in this beer. It was named "abbey" by the owner despite objections from the brewer. Abbey must be the name of a family relative. Anyway... It pours a very dark brown, but not quite black, with clear ruby and crimson highlights. It's got a standard carbonation (not nitrogenated) and brings up a short cap of light tan foam that holds fairly well. The aroma is limited but offers some light bittersweet chocolate and a dull roastiness. The body is medium/light with a fine carbonation that leaves it gently crisp in the mouth. The flavor expresses some light chocolate, a soft fruitiness (raisins), a mild roastiness and balancing bitterness as well as an interesting licorice note in the finish. Very nicely balanced with a high level of drinkability. The only problem I had with this beer was the chilled glass it was served in... I asked for my second one in the same glass!

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Abbey Oatmeal Stout from McKenzie Brew House
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