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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

118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
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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kristougher

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-30-2013 20:13:50 | More by kristougher
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Beejay

Virginia

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

Thanks ewight!!

A: Very dark in color. A little chestnut brown when it is held to the light. There is a nice tan head on top.

S: Dark malt, with a nice softness from the oatmeal. There is a good bread scent to it, as well as a light chocolate scent.

T: Chocolate with a good bit of sweetness. There is a decent oatmeal flavor and the finish is a little roasty. Pretty nice. There is a bit of a bitter tannin thing in the finish.

M: Medium bodied, the carbonation consists of fairly fine bubbles, and a good amount of them. There is a nice creaminess to it.

D: Nice beer overall. I would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 04:00:01 | More by Beejay
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-19-2013 00:04:08 | More by FUwolfpacker
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle int Sam Adams sensory glass - another grab from Bruisin' Ales in Asheville. I've been impressed with Mother Earth's Kolsch and their Dunkel, and a bit less so their Tripel, so very much looking forward to this one.

Pours deep ruby brown, bordering on black, with a dense, creamy cream-colored head of about one finger that looks fantastic, with nice retention and decent lacing as well.

The nose is very nice - roasty and full bodied, with the oats coming through nicely and contributing a very nice fullness to the aroma. Round, with just a bit of baker's cocoa peeking through.

Taste is beautiful as well. Rich and roasty, with a beautiful underlying sweetness that carries, again, hints of chocolate and a bit of nuttiness from the oats. Finish dries out quickly, with a light woodiness and a roastiness that carries through to the barest edge of char, even just a bit smokey, but never loses that smooth, rough, underlying richness. Acidity from the roastiness is very subtle, never overwhelming. Very, very well done.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and silky, with a light but fluffy carbonation that fits the beer perfectly. Long, dry finish lends a nice incentive to take another sip. Drinkability is excellent also, with just a bit of a knock down due to the long, dry finish, but that's more personal preference than anything. Still a fantastic beer in every sense.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 19:33:22 | More by JohnQVegas
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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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wcudwight

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark but not quite opaque in color. Nice large khaki colored head with good texture, volumn and retention.
Roasted aroma with some faint sweetness.
Rich roasted flavors that are a bit grainy. Hint of sweetness. Cocoa maybe. Very smooth in the mouthfeel. I love the mouthfeel of oatmeal beers. Nice easy drinking session porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 01:54:44 | More by wcudwight
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-20-2013 22:19:28 | More by apasternak
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-02-2013 02:32:10 | More by kell50
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-19-2013 16:38:49 | More by Soto
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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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sommersb

Tennessee

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 12-15-2012
Freshness: Bottled on 09-18-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from Brawley's Beverage, Charlotte

A: Creamy tan head atop a dark brown, nearly black beer with ruby highlights. Both head retention and lacing look good.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate and some vanilla make up the aromas.

T: Tastes of dark roasted coffee and brown breads. More bitter than sweet, from the hops and the toasted malt.

M: Medium in body, with a moderate amount of carbonation. I didn't get much in the way of creaminess I was expecting from the oatmeal. The finish is fairly dry with an aftertaste of toasted grains.

O: A good overall porter, although I didn't get the oatmeal body and chocolate sweetness as described by the brewer's description.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 05:56:24 | More by sommersb
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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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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-24-2013 01:31:35 | More by closisinthehouse
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-23-2013 20:14:18 | More by OldhouseRecs
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ColSanders123

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-04-2013 17:02:23 | More by ColSanders123
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

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

Pours a very dark brown, with a thin tan head that retains ok. The aroma has some cola notes, along with a milky sweetness, coffee, cocoa, dark fruits, burnt bread and some alcohol. The flavor is similar with some cola sweetness upfront, lactose, oatmeal, burnt bread, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is full and rich without being overbearing and drinkability is good. Overall a very solid porter from Mother Earth, a perfect fall beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 02:52:02 | More by silver0rlead
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Lunch

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a 16oz. Old Rasputin nonic pint glass.

Believe it or not, this beer pours just like a porter. Looks dark brown with a decent tan head. Smells very smokey and a bit ashy with some oats, chocolate and roasted malt. Decent aroma, but something is a bit off. Taste is better as the smoke and ash are minimal. Lots of roasted malt and hints of chocolate and oats. Decent mouthfeel with some prickly carbonation.

Decent beer, but nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 21:40:59 | More by Lunch
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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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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-27-2013 09:33:24 | More by hellhammermario
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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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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-25-2014 04:53:32 | More by brpendergast85
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ThirstyBird

Germany

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thank you jwale73 for gifting me this bottle!

Appears a very dark drown with a loose tan head that bubbles down to a mottled skim layer. the aroma is mellow...rich sweet malt, brown sugar, touch of molasses - I think I get a touch of black licorice too. The taste is roasty, some char and bitterness. Underneath this is a rich malt backbone. Definitely some semi sweet dark chocolate in there as well.

The mouthfeel is quite nice. Medium body with active yet smooth carbonation. Pleasant that way. Overall a nice porter a touch on the burnt side.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 02:55:23 | More by ThirstyBird
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Mojo

Alabama

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> New Belgium globe glass

A - pours a rich obsidian black with a one finger tan colored head, some retention, and some lacing left.

S - chocolate, coffee, charcoal

T - There is a chocolately, toffee sweetness present balanced by a finish that is roasted coffee, a bit smokey with a charcoal note present.

M - average thick, average carbonation, a slight bitter aftertaste

O - pretty nice offering. More of a stout than a porter in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 22:23:39 | More by Mojo
Old Neighborhood Oatmeal Porter from Mother Earth Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.