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Oatmeal Stout - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 06-17-2005

25 IBU
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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Scottsdale location, brewed of course at the Tempe brewpub. Dark brown with off-white head. A decent stout with an easy mouthfeel, and thickish. Roast grains' aroma. Noticeable thickness. Mollasses, chocolate malts, bit of coffee substitute. Roast aromas.

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This must be on nitrogen dispension because the creamy brown head on this beer really lingers and won't go away. The beer is a pitch black color. The aroma has notes of chocolate with a bit of butter (perhaps a hint of diacetyl). I also get notes of lightly roasted coffee, though with time the buttery diacetyl notes becomes more evident, but not so much that it becomes distracting. The taste is incredibly smooth and creamy with a solid chocolate character to it. The two characteristics are reminiscent of a chocolate malt shake. The finish has notes of chocolate malt and a bit of alcohol to it. This is not a bad beer, the diacetyl is faintly noticeable in the taste, but adds to the dimensions of this beer. This is quite quaffable, and could probably get me in trouble if I drank too many.

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured ontap at the brewery.

Appears blackish with a light tan head and some lacing going on. Aroma is of roasted malt sweetness. Tastes pretty similar to a Guinness, with a little more roasted/coffee flavors. Mouthfeel is oh so smooth and thats where the oatmeal can best suit this beer. Decently drinkable and certainly worth trying out. If you're into smooth and creamy draught stouts this is for you.

Photo of chinchill
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at the brewpub.

Pours with a huge head that quickly recedes to a proper size top coat. The color is virtually black with dark ruby highlights. The head sticks around and keeps the glass thoroughly coated until the pint is slowly drained.

Smells of roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Mildly sweet.

Taste: Roasted malt, oatmeal and choclate flavors up front followed by darker malts and more chocolate flavor. Mildly bitter ending. A bit light flavored but otherwise very nice.

Mouthfeel: great, thanks in part to the nitro. Light and semi dry; creamy smmoth.

Overall: a very fine Oatmeal Stout with a great look and feel. Worth seeking out on nitro.tap.

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours a color that's one shade away from black with dark ruby highlights and a one-finger tan head. The head sticks around for quite a while before settling into a patchy layer on top and leaving decent lacing.

Smells of roasted malts with a good amount of milk chocolate. There's not a lot going on here, but so far everything's done correctly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Roasted malt flavors up front followed by milk chocolate flavors that hit right before a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a great thickness, but the carbonation was a bit too far over to the soft side.

Drinkability is good. I could certainly order more than one of these, though it'd be a lot easier if it wasn't 75 degrees outside.

Overall this was a very tasty Oatmeal Stout. Nothing stood out as spectacular, but nothing stood out as spectacularly bad either. Worth a shot.

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of msubulldog25
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My final beer on 3/28, a 'dessert' beer if you will. A pintful of nitro goodness (not advertised as such), listed at 5.2 % ABV.

A: Super blackness, capped with an extra-creamy head, light tan in color. Creamy lace in long, draping sheets.

S: Malty, dark, and full of chocolate and coffee roastedness. Mild spices and sugars, develops into a "baker's chocolate" sweetness with cereal grains throughout.

T: Delicious cocoa sweetness, mild spicing. A sugary, cereal-like maltiness, full of bakers chocolate shavings.

M: Velvet-like, extremely creamy. Whenever a beer is forced through nitro, it can't help but get a '4' on the mouthfeel grade. Another smooth, lovely mouthfeel.

D: A fine ending to a nice afternoon, a recommended stout in a near-perfect setting. Despite no awards, this is a lovely example of a delectable style; it gets my recommendation.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a black body.
The aroma is mild roast.
The taste is slightly sweet overall with mild roasty flavor.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's great looking and feeling with average flavor.

Photo of BretSikkink
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown to black color, tan head with good stick. Lacing is a bit wimpy.

Aroma of lightly roasted grains, the smell is mild but definitely astringent. Strangely, I'm getting a lactic, sweet vibe from this one.

The flavor follows suit, really only providing the malt-driven side of the equation: mildly bitter roasted dark malts, like a burnt coffee. The hops are weak and tucked away, really making no impact on the flavor profile other than to keep it away from too bitter. The cream doesn't reappear from the nose, which is major points.

Good smooth mouthfeel, oatmeal makes its presence here. Finish is bitter/astringent but not inappropriate. Not watery but not terribly chewy either. I found the flavor not terribly likeable enough to want to keep drinking.

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Phelps
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served from a nitro tap into a tasting glass.

Looks: dense. The liquid's thick and black with no head at all, though a negligible amount of bubbles the color of graham crackers grip the sides of the glass.

Smells: like the fair. Peanuts, light roast coffee, and an interesting sweetness I can only compare to warm cotton candy waft out of the glass. Subdued and sweet.

Tastes: undemanding. The flavor is similar to the nose, with cotton candy sweetness and a very light roasted character. Finishes surprisingly dry and crisp finish, with less lingering flavor than I'd expect from a stout.

Feels: surprising. The carbonation is high for a nitro stout, but the body is nice -- just a shade under medium and silky over the tongue.

Drinks: I want to love this beer, but as a fan of roastiness, Four Peaks' Oatmeal Stout always leaves me a little depressed. Pack some more flavor in there and we'll talk.

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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Oatmeal Stout from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.