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Oatmeal Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 96
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%

KStark, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

rjholcomb, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

WesMantooth, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of Theniz
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Theniz, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Adkins721
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Adkins721, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Halcyon
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Halcyon, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch and a half tan head after a strong pour. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, oats, coffee, and chocolate. I think the taste is just like the aroma, except that that there's a bit of dark fruitiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and has a good amount of carbonation. I think it's a good Oatmeal Stout, definitely worth trying.

bluejacket74, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of mcdsports
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

mcdsports, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

williamjbauer, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

carrollmel7, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

cjbeckman, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of SCZ
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

SCZ, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

tsp247, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

IRONRakkasan, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of watermelon
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.

watermelon, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Kahlerbock
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Kahlerbock, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of bfoot110
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.

bfoot110, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of jak
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

jak, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of delta490
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.

delta490, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of ChelseaBaratto
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.

ChelseaBaratto, Nov 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

hilgart1, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of climbingfishgirl
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

climbingfishgirl, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of RonVanAlstine
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!

RonVanAlstine, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Nicky66
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.

Nicky66, Nov 15, 2013
Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.