Oatmeal Stout - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.79/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
01-25-2014 02:26:24 | More by bluejacket74
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
12-16-2013 05:22:19 | More by watermelon
3.93/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
12-10-2013 21:39:10 | More by bfoot110
3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-04-2013 23:38:01 | More by delta490
4.14/5 rDev +11.3%
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.
11-23-2013 20:22:17 | More by ChelseaBaratto
4.56/5 rDev +22.6%
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. $7
11-19-2013 01:16:49 | More by climbingfishgirl
4.31/5 rDev +15.9%
One of my favorite oatmeal stouts. I love that it is located locally, and that I can stop in for samples. Their whole line seems to reasonably priced. Last year I only bought a six pack then I found out it was seasonal. This year I already have a case, and I am headed to Minogues for another growler of it Yum!
11-18-2013 17:07:13 | More by RonVanAlstine
3.53/5 rDev -5.1%
Had in a bottle pulled from fridge. no freshness date. poured into a pint glass.
pours out a opaque black with 2 fingers of creamy expresso like head.
the first thing that jumps out at me in the aroma is smoke. behind that there is some roasted/ burnt malt, and a bit of lacto and oatmeal like creaminess and just a hint of dark fruits.
wow, very tasty stout we got here. follows the aroma with a nice balance of smokey burnt wood, heavily roasted malt, and oatmeal/ lacto creaminess. behind that, theres a bit of dark fruitiness, raisons, dates, figs, etc.
smooth creamy medium body. adequate carbonation for the style.
very drinkable beer, could easily drink several.. and for 7$ 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.
11-15-2013 21:49:47 | More by Nicky66
4.65/5 rDev +25%
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
11-15-2013 02:51:09 | More by Upstate_Ski_Bum
Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
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