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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
86
very good

139 Ratings
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Ratings: 139
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.71%
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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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: deep, murky mahogany in color, topped with a khaki head that recedes to a thin coating

s: aromatic deep roasted barley but without any burnt harshness, lots of baking cocoa, nutshell, caramel sugars, sweet

m: carbonation just around moderate, medium body

t: nicely flavorful porter - smooth barley roasts with some nuttiness, sweet caramel, cocoa powder, mild earthy hops

d: a nice porter, not the best around but a solid example

bottled 10/10, single from Sam's, Durham

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in recent trade with Jackthebear...Thanks bro!

A--A lot of lacing that sticks to the glass, in between deep red, and cocoa...

S--Smells like...Oatmeal. Roasted malts also highlight the nose.

T--Cocoa is a certainly in the profile, not too bad, smooth.

M--Nice, silky mouthfeel, a little thin but good.

D--Solid brew, enjoyed it.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours almost black with nice head and good lacing. The smell is chocolate, smokey and dark fruity. The taste very chocolaty, a little smoky. There is a medium body that almost has some sweet fruitiness. This is a great porter that doesn't leave that sour gross taste in your mouth. Good local variety.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz received as an extra in a recent trade with McNuts. Thanks again Keith!

Pours a deep dark chestnut brown color that appears black and completely opaque in the glass with only faint mahogany edges when held to a light. One and a half finger frothy beige head that slowly settles int a thin lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Toasted dark malt aroma with a good balance of sweet and roast. Slight lactic creaminess with hints of toast, oatmeal(of course) and toffee as well as a prominent chocolate/cocoa presence. Slightly smokey with a good amount of roast in the nose without smelling burnt or acrid.

Chewy full with a good balance of roasted malt, sweetness and creamy body. A bit more bitter and roasted than the aroma suggests but still not one dimensional or overpowering. Hints of oatmeal, earthy hops, burnt toast, coffee bean and bittersweet dark chocolate. This is countered by the smooth lactic cream which adds complexity and fullness to the body. In addition, there's some sweet chocolate, hazelnut and toffee toward the end of the swallow. This is a very solid interpretation of the style.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown with a creamy head, lacing good

S - Some nut, vanilla, creamy/sugary

T - Resembles alot of a roasty brown ale. Malty with crisp hops

M - Medium body, good carbonation. Smooth buth a crisp hop finish

O - it was really good. I enjoyed it. I did get some Oats, but it really resembled an Brown to mee.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter from Mother Earth Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.