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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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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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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-14-2013 01:24:28 | More by Hanzo
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from tap at brewery into snifter.

very dark brown with small tan head that left a little lacing.

woah, it smells like I stuck my head in a mash-tun! all I smell is malted grains and more malted grains. almost cloyingly sweet smelling. tasting it brings in some other flavors of chocolate and oatmeal but the mashed grains is still almost overpowering.

maybe a touch thin and slightly over-carbonated.

this may be one of those brews that is better from a bottle than tap. unfortunately, I didnt buy a bottle to take home.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2010 19:37:27 | More by ncaudle
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-20-2013 16:31:57 | More by bigred89
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atsprings

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a standard pint glass a deep not quite opaque black with a thin light tan head that diminishes to a ring and leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark malts and a hint of cocoa. The taste is a nice smooth blend of dark malts, molasses and bitter cocoa with a nice lingering malty finish. The beer is fairly light and quite smooth with a slight dryness. This is a very enjoyable porter, I will be picking up a few sixers of this one.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2010 16:56:38 | More by atsprings
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wedge

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled On: 10 10

Pours an unclear, deep dark brown color with a moderate creamy tan head on top. Dark roasted malt aroma...light oatmeal and a good bit of chocolate and coffee and an underlying earthy nuttiness. Roasted black malt flavor, lightly burnt but far from acrid. Dark chocolate sweetness with a dry finish. Just a touch of fruity esters way in the back. Medium bodied with a definite boost in silky-smoothness thanks to the oats.

Lots of roasty, dark malty goodness here. Good, easy-drinkin' porter...

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 00:47:36 | More by wedge
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ktrillionaire

Florida

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

Ahhh, 'tis Porter day in the ktrillionaire household. Tonight's showdown pits smelly hippies from North Cackalacky (Old Neighborhood Porter) versus crusty seafaring curmudgeons from Durham, England (Original Flag Porter). Let the international conflict commence.

A - The hippies have made a nice-looking brew. Deep cola-brown in hue, topped with a mocha colored head that recedes to vague wisps at a moderate pace.

S - The olfactory character is roasty, oaty, with a bit of tobacco (maduro leaf) nuance and a sort of sweet herbal hoppiness. I am glad that it doesn't smell like patchouli, I was really worried that it would.

T - The flavor is roasty and dry with a semi-acrid bitterness that is reminiscent of coffee or chicory (but doesn't actually taste like it.) It is not tremendously dissimilar to CCB's Maduro Brown, in fact I can't resist the comparison. It figures that this is the only night in recent memory that I don't have a Maduro in the fridge, I would love to do a head-to-head (though I know who wins in advance, I don't know the margin of victory...) Anyhow, back to this here beer: it tastes quite nice, but it really seems more of an ABA than AP due to a rich malt sweetness underlying and a lack of the 'je ne se quoi' of a Porter. Style-qualms aside, good stuff.

M - As a Porter, not so much... As a Brown Ale, nice. Light in body, yet still creamy.

D - As stated, all-around good stuff. For the record, in tonight's face-off the hippies put up a fruitless yet valiant resistance; Original Flag ripped the face off of Old Neighborhood, regardless of style or locale. Still, it is certainly good brew!

Big thanks to the ridiculously generous Jahuneyc for the hook-up.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 04:51:13 | More by ktrillionaire
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-22-2013 20:32:38 | More by Zach136
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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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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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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm trying to clean out my beer fridge... Because I generally don't want to drink a porter, I tend to not drink them when they arrive as extras... So I have been hitting these straglers hard lately in an attempt to get back some top shelf real estate.

Pours a very cola/root beer color with a huge creamy head and giant chunks of lace. Nice retention. The giant floaty chunks in this make me a bit
smells roasty and dry. Some light sweetness, but not enough to set this apart from a dry stout. Some bitter chocolate and coffee.
Creamy feel from a medium body.
Overall-- meh. It isn't bad, but it falls only slightly above average in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2011 19:12:59 | More by AleWatcher
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n2185

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with two fingers of off-white head that recedes into a thin ring with almost no lacing.

S: Roasted malts with some creamy chocolate notes.

T: Again, roasted malts with some light chocolate and coffee notes and a touch of bitterness and char on the finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation with an unfortunately watery finish. I was expecting a beer with oatmeal used in it to be creamier.

O: Overall, an average porter. There's nothing that makes it bad, but it's a bit bland and nothing particularly good.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 05:33:40 | More by n2185
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-16-2012 02:02:28 | More by OldTime
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-18-2014 23:52:56 | More by Keith_R
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Lantern


3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-26-2013 19:16:39 | More by mikeincharleston
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours nearly black with a nice finger of thick mocha colored head. Retention is so so, only a thin outer ring remains after two minutes, lacing isn't sticking much at all.

S - rosary malts, Smokeyness and a rich underlying cocoa nib aroma.

T - lots of smokey rosary malts up front with sweet chocolate kicking in a but through the finish. Toasty smoke is the dominant flavor throughout (aftertaste as well).

M - perhaps a bit too much carbonation, not quite as thick and silky as I'd like.

O - not bad at all but Smokeyness and carbonationay be a bit strong. Not really getting any oat flavors

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 21:48:48 | More by MacQ32
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler.

Pours a nice deep mahogany brown with some light ruby tints, theres a nice deep brown head full of small craters and lots of sticky lacing. Nose is sweet, malty and creamy.

Mouthfeel is sublime, the oatmeal is making this smooth, creamy and velvety. Carbonation is light, perfect for the style. The rich chocolate malts and light caramel flavors work really well - it's simply fantastic! The major flaw I'm finding is a fairly strong iron flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 23:10:00 | More by kingcrowing
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khargro2

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-28-2014 16:43:04 | More by khargro2
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-11-2014 17:23:00 | More by Drknight
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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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beer2day

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich chocolate brown in color with a fleeting 1-finger chocolate tan head. Not much retention. Thin dark tan lace all around the glass.

Nose is light roast caramel and light chocolate. Lighter coffee underneath. Not quite strong enough, though, to match the flavor profile.

What is lacking in the nose really comes out on the tongue, though. Roast flavors right up front, with caramel and some coffee - which intensifies as the glass warms. Cocoa really comes out mid palate, with a slight herbal hop kick in the finish. Very robust porter.

Strong feel. Oatmeal gives this a very rich, creamy profile with lots of body for the style.

Definitely a glass I'd fill again.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 02:38:27 | More by beer2day
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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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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-30-2013 20:13:50 | More by kristougher
Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter from Mother Earth Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.