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Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter - Mother Earth Brewing

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Old Neighborhood Oatmeal PorterOld Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 121
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 12
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 09-09-2010)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Single 12 oz bottle grabbed from that Bastion of Beer, Brawley's. Bottled 10/10 -- everyone should use bottled on dates.

A. Pours a muddy, dark river brown with a bit of red clay. Active carbonation lends a fat, finger tall and swirling head in my imperial pint glass. As I drink this (quickly), some very fine lacing sticks around in gentle waves.

S. Hmm, interesting... a sweet nose here, pure malt sugars, balanced with a good dose of roast and some interesting 'home brew' pungency here... I can't think of a better way to describe it. No hops to be found, this is on the dark, chocolately end of the spectrum. There is a very young, sharp nose here and a bit of nuttiness. Very fresh beer - I like it.

T. Hmm, interesting... oh wait, have I used that one? Ok. Old Neighborhood is a softer beer, sweet, very slick and real, the oats here have really taken hold... practically trips over itself in haste to fall down your throat... dancing waves of roasted malt, cocoa, bittersweet chocolate malt, and a slick, raw and slightly sharp 'thing'... well whatever it is (hops? Yeast character?) it keeps the beer from being too sweet and slick. This is simply maddeningly drinkable.

M / D. Yeah, it's maddeningly drinkable. Medium bodied, but the oats here make this thing smoooo-th. Carbonation is on the lower end; and did I mention this is bottle conditioned? The finish is a pleasant lingering sweetbitter (in that order) roast, with a bit of a raw character going on.

Old Neighborhood is a very pleasant drink, approachable, and drinks like a champ. There's a certain fun about it; this does not taste mass produced in the least. It's another bases-loaded double from Mother Earth as far as I'm concerned.

I should have bought a six-pack.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2010 22:16:05 | More by kkipple
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Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter from Mother Earth Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.