Our Oatmeal Stout - The People's Pint
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3.6/5 rDev +0.8%
22 oz bottle was poured into an imperial pint glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer. It is pitch black with no clarity or bubbles coming up the side of the glass.
Smell: roasted coffee, chocolate, sweet and bready oats, burnt molasses, and some dark fruit aromas.
Taste: Same as above with some lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, lingering bitterness, medium carbonation.
Overall: Not a bad oatmeal, but I would go with others. I was expecting more sweetness from the oats, but I will take it for what it is. Still a good beer though.
11-15-2012 09:59:53 | More by Flounder57
3.63/5 rDev +1.7%
Pours dark brown/black with a dark tan head. No lace.
Some molasses and charred malt in the nose.
Nice french roast coffee and dark roasted malt. Some rich sweetness from the malt, and the oatmeal comes thru. Nice bitterness balancing out the end. Not an intense brew though.
A little watery for the style, but still on the full side.
Overall, a good standard oatmeal stout.
11-10-2012 01:01:10 | More by OtherShoe2
3.33/5 rDev -6.7%
22oz bomber poured into an oversized snifter.
A: Opaque black with a quarter inch of beige head. The head sputters out rather quickly. Lacing is sparse and spotty. I'd expect better head formation and retention from an oatmeal stout.
S: Dirty, gritty yeast. Estery smell of white grapes and prunes. Roasted malt scents of fudge brownie and cocoa in the background. Starchy oats. Maybe just a light herbal hop scent.
T: Opens with hints of licorice and black pepper and juicy, slightly tart fruity tastes. Dirty yeast provides a backbone. Grape juice, plum, and tart raspberry. Sweetness comes mid palate with tastes of cola. Cocoa, caramel, and brownie. Turns smokey and starchy toward the finish. The finish is the shining point of this beer. It is smokey, oaty, and layered with chocolatey flavors.
M: Full and relatively thick in the mouth. A bit slick and oily. Almost no carbonation.
O: A fairly mediocre beer. It could do with a little more carbonation. The yeast flavors are a little too dominant, as with many People's Pint beers. There are some lovely malt tastes, but rather than let them be the foundation of the beer, the yeast seems to take on that role.
Notes: Not bad at $6 a bomber if you feel like taking a chance on it, but there are other oatmeal stouts I'd much rather have.
02-19-2012 21:14:04 | More by ryan1788a5
3.83/5 rDev +7.3%
Poured from a bomber bottle into a chalice glass.
A- Deep, black color with a thin cream colored head that dissipated quickly
A- Cocoa, chocolate, caramel and some coffee notes. Very sweet aroma
T- Cocoa upfront, followed by a milk chocolate, caramel and some slight bitter coffee on the backend
M- Low carbonation with a mouthfeel that is a bit watery for an oatmeal stout.
D- A nice, drinkable beer that could be a nice session beer with an ABV of 4.9%. Reminds me more of a porter than a stout. Not the best example of an oatmeal stout, I expected it to be a bit creamier and flavorful. However, definitely worth a try.
01-31-2012 13:00:45 | More by JustHarmless
3/5 rDev -16%
Poured a tiny 1/16" head and looked initially like there'd be no head at all. Black as coffee. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is a much milder version of both the same. Goes down easy, otherwise probably the weakest oatmeal stout I've ever had. Hint of zing in the finish. To me this is about as average as any mass-produced stout in a grocery store.
04-19-2011 08:48:47 | More by MoreThanWine
3.8/5 rDev +6.4%
A - pours a nice blackish color with a caramel rim around the top. The little head that was there dissipated quickly.
S - really nice chocolate malt flavors come through the most dominantly, with a bit of burnt malt and some spreitzy hops coming through faintly. Really nice aromas.
T - the nose hives a very nice indiction of what's to come with this beer. It starts off with some sweet oat and chocolate malts. The sweetness gives way to the roasted barley, creating a nice burnt malt flavor. This beer then has one more flavor to reveal, spicy citrus hops that cuts through the other malt flavors. Pretty solid stuff!
M - the oats give this a nice thick body that foes down smooth
D - pretty solid oatmeal stout here. Nice, rich complexity with a low abv made me wish I had another to drink. Thanks to apollokim for the chance to try this one. Great beer from what seems to be a pretty cool little brewery.
03-19-2011 01:26:56 | More by birchstick
4.08/5 rDev +14.3%
a: This had a black body and poured with a small, big bubbled head.
s: Heavy roast aromas with some chocolate notes and a hint of fruit.
t: Lightly sweet grains up front are quickly joined by some very strong roasty flavors. The finish is kind of nutty. Very satisfying, just what I was hoping for.
m: The carbonation is gentle, too gentle perhaps.
d: Thanks Eris, I really liked this one. This would be amazing on cask I bet.
03-14-2011 10:49:03 | More by DIM
4.15/5 rDev +16.2%
Hard pour yields a very porous brown foam. Nearly opaque brown liquid completes the look of a quintessential stout.
Somewhat perfumey nose, floral and slightly spicy. A bit exotic, the pungent aroma entices the drinker to sip.
Very fresh-tasting. Some bitter roasted espresso notes to be sure, but plenty of nice zesty hops as well. The latter provide a citrusy zing that cuts through some of the heavier stout flavors and give this beer a very clean presence.
Mouthfeel is quite light, maybe a little thin for a stout, but still smooth and only barely punctuated by effervescence.
The lightness and crispness of this brew make it an immensely drinkable stout. It finishes very clean on the palatte, and is remarkably quaffable.
Bomber brought back from Northampton and enjoyed on 2/21/11.
02-25-2011 00:00:51 | More by brewskier
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
A- Pours black with a creamy tan head. The cap is short lived but a nice frothy cloud and ring stay atop the ale. Nice spots of random webbed lace.
S- Dark roast profile with a kind of creamy caramel malt backdrop to it. Almost like a porter, I guess at lower than 5% that makes some sense. Cocoa is nice. A bit of vanilla.
T- Cocoa and caramel hit my palate first with slight earthy hops. Finish brings more of a roast malt feel and a bit more general hop flavor.
MF- Moderately thick body with less than a silky/creamy consistency than I would expect from the style. Carbonation is fairly low but fine for the rich flavors.
DB- A solid stout that reminds me more of the porters of today (porter v stout, who knows/cares). Brings some nice roast flavors to the table and drinks easily.
02-14-2011 02:57:47 | More by cbutova
3.25/5 rDev -9%
this beer came out very thick and dark. It left no head with barely any lace around the edges.
The nose was of all black and chocolate malt nothing more
Pretty bland but not bad flavor. All black and chocolate malts just like the nose with a slight bitterness at the end up but nothing too powerful.
This is a thick beer that drinks easily just because it doesn;t have any extreme flavor characteristics.
01-03-2011 01:21:31 | More by DrinkingDrake
3.68/5 rDev +3.1%
A: A thick head with big bubbles around rises to 2 finger but fades semi quickly to a 1/4 finger head covering and stops. The beer is basically midnight black with no light coming through.
N: Hmmm.... somewhat strange. Starts with some oatmeal and creamy goodness as expected, but also has a different aroma right there with it. It's like a blend of smoked malt, molasses, corn syrup, and some other light sweet aromas. Kinda strange, and hard to explain. Also a touch of roast and caramel malts. A slight earthy hop aroma too.
T: Starts thick and creamy, rich. More oatmeal and slight creamy chocolate milk. Has a slight earthy bitter hop addition too, that adds some definite flavor with the bitterness. Also some roast and smoked malt, as well as more caramel, molasses, and slight bready malts. I also get a hint of a sour flavor, that is very reminiscent of infections I used to get in early days of homebrewing. If it wasn't for that infection-esque flavor this would be pretty tasty. A little sweetness in there with all the syrups.
M: Mostly thick and rich, creamy, with lower but decent carbonation.
F: Finishes semi bitter with some lingering earthy hops. Mostly dry, but has a slight syrupy sticky sweetness lingering. A slight metallic flavor comes out a bit, and that slight sour infection taste is noticeable but dwindled a lot. A touch of lingering roasted malt.
07-23-2010 02:17:39 | More by jlindros
2.85/5 rDev -20.2%
I love oatmeal stouts and this one was good but nothing to write home about.
A: Almost black with a cute little 1/4 finger head. Laces a little. Looked great, but once I really got into it, I was unimpressed.
S: Slight coffee aromas but not much else. Really lacking in this department. Unless you have the nose of a bloodhound this one is going to go largely unnoticed.
T: Bitter dark chocolate tones mixed with coffee and others. A little bit of nutty tones and some other stuff I couldn't quite put my finger on. The chocolate really dominates this one. Pretty complex for a stout.
M: Sweet with very little hops. The typical "thick" feel in the mouth as would expect from an oatmeal stout.
D: Nice to enjoy with a meal but to heavy to drink more than a few.
A good all around average stout
04-11-2010 22:09:03 | More by JNeider
Our Oatmeal Stout from The People's Pint
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