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Oatmeal Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: silver0rlead on 10-10-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-22-2014 23:24:55 | More by mcdsports
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West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-22-2014 16:55:04 | More by williamjbauer
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-18-2014 07:44:30 | More by carrollmel7
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-06-2014 22:59:33 | More by cjbeckman
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-25-2013 22:59:28 | More by SCZ
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-24-2013 00:46:18 | More by tsp247
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2013 04:40:04 | More by IRONRakkasan
Photo of watermelon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black body with a khaki colored head. Decent head retention as wells as medium lacing.

S: Not a very complex nose mostly roasted malt and milk sweetness can smell some faint oats.

T: Some rasted flavors as well as some chocolate flavors. hides the alcohol well, but theres to much of a bite for this to be a decent example of the style.

M: Mouthfeel is okay, theres a bit more carbonation, and the body is a bit to watery.

O: Its not an awful stout, but comparatively there are just many more complex and more enjoyable examples of the style at similar price points. Pick up if you are new to the style, if you aren't, this will be a disappointment to you.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 05:22:19 | More by watermelon
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-14-2013 16:38:39 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-12-2013 22:33:29 | More by Kahlerbock
Photo of bfoot110

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at the local pub. It was the 2nd day of the cask, had a nice head to it the aroma was slight caramel and oats. The oatmeal taste was fantastic. Cask is the best way to enjoy this stout, it really brings out the taste. Had this on bottle once and thought it was just a middle of the road beer. Cask makes all the difference.

Serving type: cask

12-10-2013 21:39:10 | More by bfoot110
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-05-2013 01:40:51 | More by jak
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A- a near-impenetrable black with a short-lived light tan head. A hint of carbonation is visible in the center of the beer as seen from above the glass

S-a slight hint of roasted malt and maltose sweetness.

T- a big astringent bite hits right off the bat and mellows into some malty sweetness on the finish. A fairly harsh intro and transition. Gets a little better as it warms (initial serving temp. ~50F)

M- no complaints here. Lighter and smoother on the palate as befits the style.

O- the taste really hits hard. Everything else about this beer is good to great, but that big blast of odd bitterness is really hard on the first few sips.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2013 23:38:01 | More by delta490
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New York

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A great oatmeal stout. Great body and flavor although it could have been more full. Smell is slightly lacking but may just be from bottle. Would love to try this on draft somewhere or in a growler. Would recommend for most Oatmeal Stout lovers. I would say this is a must try.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 20:22:17 | More by ChelseaBaratto
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-19-2013 02:32:43 | More by hilgart1
Photo of climbingfishgirl

New York

4.56/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

We are huge dark beer fans and this is our favorite 'every day' stout. Pours beautifully and has that great 'Guinness' appearance. Packed with flavour, never disappoints. We get regular growler fills from Old Saratoga Brewing Co, tasting room. $7

Serving type: growler

11-19-2013 01:16:49 | More by climbingfishgirl
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New York

4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite oatmeal stouts. I love that it is located locally, and that I can stop in for samples. Their whole line seems to reasonably priced. Last year I only bought a six pack then I found out it was seasonal. This year I already have a case, and I am headed to Minogues for another growler of it Yum!

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 17:07:13 | More by RonVanAlstine
Photo of Nicky66

New York

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in a bottle pulled from fridge. no freshness date. poured into a pint glass.

pours out a opaque black with 2 fingers of creamy expresso like head.

the first thing that jumps out at me in the aroma is smoke. behind that there is some roasted/ burnt malt, and a bit of lacto and oatmeal like creaminess and just a hint of dark fruits.

wow, very tasty stout we got here. follows the aroma with a nice balance of smokey burnt wood, heavily roasted malt, and oatmeal/ lacto creaminess. behind that, theres a bit of dark fruitiness, raisons, dates, figs, etc.

smooth creamy medium body. adequate carbonation for the style.

very drinkable beer, could easily drink several.. and for 7$ a sixpack, you cant go wrong at all. definatly improved my overall opinion on mendocino brewing company. the welcome addition of smoke really made this beer for me. highly recommended IMHO.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 21:49:47 | More by Nicky66
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New York

4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six pack at the Saratoga Minogue's

A - Dark in color and opaque
S - Rich, creamy, I can smell chocolate and cocoa
T - Not as think as expected, well balanced and smooth
M - Sessionable for sure, creamy.. but not heavy.
O - This is just a great all around oatmeal

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 02:51:09 | More by Upstate_Ski_Bum
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-14-2013 14:52:44 | More by MattXT
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

11-13-2013 22:55:18 | More by Danimal1101
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District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: black with think, sustaining head; lacing is present but more sparse than expected
S: roasted nuttiness, chocolate, coffee, as expected
T: the lacing belies the fact that this is not a nice, creamy stout. However, there is also nothing unexpected. Roasted notes of coffee, roasted grain. Do not note the chocolate from the smell.
M: as stated, not creamy and coating as I expected, but the bitterness of toasted nuts does kind if linger.
O: solid, although not exceptional, offering. No surprises good or bad.

Serving type: on-tap

11-03-2013 20:08:24 | More by cjgiant
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-28-2013 04:17:07 | More by bcsbeer
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

10-13-2013 02:39:58 | More by lic217
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is better than I remembered other examples from this brewery being, but I will need to review that. It's a reasonable representation of the style. It opens with just a bit of aroma and a normal look - motor oil.

The aroma though weak is OK - nothing wrong here. The taste is a roasty, hoppy affair, maybe more so than many of the style. It doesn't seem particularly complex, but it is pleasant.

The aftertaste is easy to take (it fades to a little bit of bitter). It would have been nice to see this same brew a bit more over the top - imperial. As is, it is a good value and not an insult to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 17:13:29 | More by schoolboy
Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.