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Oatmeal Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

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237 Ratings
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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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BigPlay1824

New York

4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass
Poured from a 12oz bottle

A: pours a deep black color with thick foamy head reminiscent of chocolate milk. Leaves a considerable amount of foamy coffee colored lacing

S: Smells strongly of oatmeal and a slight addition of chocolate

T: nice oatmeal flavor offset slightly by some chocolate notes. Has a slight smoked nutty finish as well

D/M: really smooth drinking brew. Goes down nice with a great taste that makes drinking it a real joy. Quite nice overall. Well done mendocino

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 03:09:50 | More by BigPlay1824
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khiasmus

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Espresso and a 3 Musketeers. The perfect combination on a cold evening. She loves chocolate, and coffee. So you can sit snuggled in the blanket and share them both. The beautiful muddy dark brown, almost black and the dark tan froth on top, as you take a sniff... The nougat from the candy bar combines and the result is a nutty, creamy, chocolatey, milky, and slightly metallic aroma, presumably from the old metal stein you opted to pour it into.
The tan froth leaves spots of sticky residue on the sides of the mug, and you take a bite and a sip and smile at her, making sure her teeth stopped chattering and her ears are warm under her thick furry hat. She smiles back at you with a wonder in her eyes as the snow begins to fall ever so gently and her breath comes out misty as the hot espresso evaporates. The chocolate, milky nougat, and espresso combine in one note... thick and chewy, creamy and silky, sweet and roasty, milky and chocolatey, altogether delicious. What a wonderful, simple, rare night. Savour the moments.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2010 19:18:12 | More by khiasmus
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whisperjet

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a: Black as night with a 2 finger chocolate colored head. Light ring lace and good head retention.

s: Smells of roasted coffee, chocolate and malt. Very smooth and creamy. Very smooth balance of smells.

t: Thick and malty. Coffee taste is strong and bitter with nice hop tones. Very rich and firm. Nice strong beer.

m: Full bodied, creamy, chewy. Really fills the mouth

d: Very drinkable and smooth. Great after dinner beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 04:21:52 | More by whisperjet
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice shiny black appearance with a tan head.

Light aromas of roasted malt, malted milk, and coffee/ dark chocolate notes. Not pronounced, but mildly so.

Toasty/ roasty flavor notes over a little acidic black coffee jam with the astringency probably coming from the dark roasted malt.

full bodied with a roasty and slightly bitter finish.

A pleasant and plausible stout from a not-always plausible producer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 04:49:58 | More by dedrinker
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Gehrig

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep, jet black body with a light, fleeting patch of mocha froth; no lacing. Nice, subtle aromas, with plenty of coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt and, pleasantly as it warms, the rich, unmistakable whiff of tobacco.

Good taste, lots of coffee and chocolate, and the tobacco doesn't taste to badly, either. Some vanilla peeks through the dense flavors; good stuff. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel, easy on the palate.

It is not the most complex stout, but it is quite good, it sports an intriguing set of flavors, and is easy to enjoy. I have often said that Mendocino is hit or miss with me. This is a definite hit, a pleasant surprise, and one I recommend without reservation to stout lovers.

Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2010 01:45:59 | More by Gehrig
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Brown/black with an off-white head.

Smell: Light chocolates and grains, and yes a bit of oatmeal as well.

Taste: Oats and malt. The malt is roasted or even slightly burnt. Subtle chocolate. Mild lactose comes through toward the finish. Finish is slightly dry. Overall impression is that it's thin.

Mouthfeel: I want to say silky but with a lighter body. This is possibly due to the higher than expected level of carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy enough to drink but there is something possibly in the lactose+burnt+carbonation characteristic that is a bit off-putting.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 17:30:04 | More by JackieTH
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jsh420

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours dark dark brown almost black with a 2+ finger head that left spotted lacing

smells of milk chocolate and oatmeal

taste - burnt roasted malts hit me first then the surgary milk chocolate - tad bit thin but prety solid

mouthfeel - light body and has a sharp bite from the brew being over carbonated

drinkability - i want my oaty stouts to be smooth and this one is not

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 03:44:46 | More by jsh420
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Bung

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. A pretty solid black pour. Thin layer of light tan head.

Aroma has malt, chocolate, caramel, lactose?

Taste, there's some oat. Malty caramel with some earthy peat and cocoa. Maybe some red fruit, a little different for the style. Finishes pretty dry.

6% is a bit high for an oatmeal stout imo, but it does not detract at all since it really isn't that high. A fine carbonated almost creamy body. Lighter side of mid, goes down quite easy. The slight chalkiness is the only detractor for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 04:33:56 | More by Bung
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oberon

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured jet black,no highlights even when held to the light,fluffy mocha colored head atop that settled pretty slowly leaving no lace behind.At first the aromas were somewhat muted but after a minute sitting in the glass some nice cocoa,earth,and vanilla note showed themselves nicely.Low carbonation feel giving the beer an almost creamy feel wich was real nice.Mellow roasted flavors along with cocoa powder,a tinge of dark fruit,and a milk stout-like lactose sweetness in the finish.A solid oatmeal stout here,I was pleasantly surprised I have to say.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 20:36:11 | More by oberon
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bashiba

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice deep black with a thick and sticky tan head.

The smell has a lightly sweet cereal quality to it with a hint of smoke.

The flavor is a nice balance of sweet and chocolaty oatmeal with a underlying black smokey bitterness, very balanced session quality stout.

The mouthfeel is a bit light, but has nice carbonation.

Good easy drinking stout, Mendocino continues to make some of the best buys in the craft beer section.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 00:00:37 | More by bashiba
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Blakaeris

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black with no highlights. Head is initially thick and frothy, but quickly dissipates to a thin ring.

Aroma is surprisingly smokey with bitter charred dark grain. I had expected an oatmeal sweetness, but this is not sweet.

Taste is initially sweet with dark malty grain and a good bit of chocolate. Woody, earthy bitterness then takes over with a bit of dark fruit and dry cocoa. Finishes dry and clean with a touch of lingering alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium-full.

Overall a decent Oatmeal Stout. Alcohol has a strong presence for a 6% beer. definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 23:52:49 | More by Blakaeris
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours and oily black color with a nice cocoa colored head that retains OK and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is a little dissapointing with some milk chocolate, coffee, roast, and dark fruit notes along with a bit of earthy hops. The flavor is more complex, with dark chocolate and espresso upfront, some molasses, dark fruits (plum and black cherry), burnt bread and some earthy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, and drinkability is pretty good. A pretty solid Oatmeal stout, admirably dry but lacking the complexity of the best of it's style.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2010 00:34:03 | More by silver0rlead
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Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
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