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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

119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 12
Gots: 7 | 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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4runner4ever

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-02-2012 04:39:37 | More by 4runner4ever
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-01-2012 19:00:35 | More by RyanAU
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SlowWideTurns

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-29-2012 17:08:41 | More by SlowWideTurns
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tmm313

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-10-2012 01:37:56 | More by tmm313
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-06-2012 04:16:29 | More by HumphreyLee
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Onenote81

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this one on-tap at City Bev in town. The pour created a massive tan head on top that lingered for most of the session. The frothy cap produced aromas of roasted malt, chocolate powder, and a slightly chicory fade on the finish. Nice toasty nose. The mouth on this one is a bit thin and lacking in carbonation. A little too slick for me, but that could be the fault of the tap, not the beer itself.

The flavors are as good as anticipated. Big roasty notes that aren't charring or unpleasant in any way. Mild chocolate flavors add a touch of sweetness that prevents this beer from becoming too woodsy and burnt. Good balance of flavors going on. There is a slight metallic finish, but it fleets away quickly. This was good, but I'd love to revisit this is in bottle form to see how the mouth is remedied, if at all. Another reminder why ME is one of my fave NC breweries.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2012 18:18:47 | More by Onenote81
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Lob

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-19-2012 02:00:46 | More by Lob
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-14-2012 17:51:06 | More by GTB
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-07-2012 16:46:23 | More by BigTrubble
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jtd1969

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 03:26:43 | More by jtd1969
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MadScientist

New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A dark brown beer with ruby highlights and good clarity. The persistent light tan head is mousse-like with fine creamy bubbles, not a tall head but forms a small, cap.

S: Nice aromas of coffee, unsweetened chocolate and plums. There isn't any perceived hops. There is a mild roasted malt character coming through as well.

T: All most coffee and cream like with a moderate unsweetened chocolate and fruitiness. The fruit is dark dried fruit and plums. There is a moderately-low hops bitterness with a low malt sweetness giving the balance slightly to the bitterness. The finish is off-dry with a quick bit of coffee and dark malt aftertaste.

M: Medium-light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a a bit of slick creaminess in the beer.

O: A nice robust porter with a cream oatmeal body. The oatmeal also makes for a nice a clean flavor.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 23:23:34 | More by MadScientist
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

10-03-2012 02:32:00 | More by marine1975
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-15-2012 12:42:32 | More by ncstateplaya
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-02-2012 00:50:49 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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SLeffler27

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The creamy, beige head is short lived and leaves no lacing over a black beer.

Smells of sweet roasted malt and coffee with a milky background and toasted wheat bread.

Tastes of bitter chocolate and lots of malt. Roasted nuts and, yes, oatmeal can be found. The finish is short and modest.

A full body from a Harp nonic with a silky beer that might be creamy if the carbonation were less fizzy. There is no alcohol. There was a sticky residue left behind.

Old Neighborhood was easy drinking with lots of flavor. This is simply a good afternoon beer to enjoy while relaxing.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 21:26:45 | More by SLeffler27
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-11-2012 04:02:37 | More by jak
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-19-2012 05:24:22 | More by deonreds
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JefferyDean


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

03-05-2012 05:14:02 | More by JefferyDean
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Hopman1985

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-03-2012 18:40:56 | More by Hopman1985
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-29-2011 21:11:09 | More by brotherloco
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into my Ithaca glass. Pretty close to black in color with a thin, spotty, tan colored lacing scattered across the top of the beer.

The aroma shows some bitter-sweet chocolate mixing with some roasted, slightly burnt malts. the oats add a smooth, creaminess to it and bring everything together nicely.

In the taste I get a little more of the chocolate and oats to it up front. Towards the finish the bitter, roasted malts come out and linger into the finish.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style and pretty creamy. Overall it was a pretty good version of the style. It was smooth, flavorful and an enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2011 01:14:33 | More by billab914
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-28-2011 20:27:18 | More by Lantern
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auroracrisis

Kentucky

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz into a pint glass, bottled on 9/21/11.

Opaque black with reddish highlights around the edges of the glass. A off color white, almost khaki head rests on top as you drink it down. Minimal lacing.

Roasted coffee and caramel up front, with a bit more biscuity grain behind it. A touch more roast as it warms. Not necessarily unique but it works.

Opens up with chocolate sweetness then moves into roast. Coffee and bakers's chocolate, then a dry chalky finish of roast and a touch of caramel and chocolate sweetness.

Low, low carbonation with an ultra smooth mouth feel. Kinda heavy for a porter as well, and dry on the finish. A bit sticky on the lips.

Good roasted flavor with a nice initial sweetness. A good local beer that I got as an extra in a recent trade. Not bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 08:33:18 | More by auroracrisis
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep drown nearing black. There's a quarter inch of brownish, creamy head that sits atop. The nose is very faint with mild notes of roasted malts and coffee. The taste is rich, deep roasted malts, faint coffee, dark fruit, mild diacetyl, and faint alcohol esters. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and very smooth.

This is a pretty solid porter. It's very drinkable, well balanced, and smooth. This is a beer that I would be willing to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 00:13:15 | More by tdm168
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afrokaze

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-26-2011 18:19:26 | More by afrokaze
Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter from Mother Earth Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.