Our Oatmeal Stout - The People's Pint
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3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
hands-down their best beer, worth stopping in for. A low ABV and one of three good casks on that night. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Very dark brown, with a delightful bubbly mocha head, lace. Roomish temperature, it would have been interesting to have it a bit colder and then go through a flavour range. Tastes of chocolate and licorice along with mouthfeel of oatmeal. Sourish finish.
07-15-2007 22:26:55 | More by Sammy
4/5 rDev +12%
Grabbed this one in a massive trade for all things that were peoples pint. This was my last none though and I chose a nice one to go with dinner. Twenty two ounce bomber served slightly chilled into a pint glass. Consumed on 08/21/2008.
The pour was very nice with a rich black, completely opaque liquid coming forward in front of me. Rich dark brown notes, with a good sized head of maybe an inch in height coming over the top of it. Nice settling left behind a thin layer and a good amount of side glass lace.
The aroma was your typical oatmeal stout, though a touch more bitter then what I was expecting. Nice notes of lactose, chocolate and vinous hops. Some light grain notes as well in the finish. Rich, though not terribly filling. Lots of burnt and roasted malt flavors in here. Not as sweet as the aroma would have led me to believe it would have been, still though very solid in both bitterness and malt profile. Light notes of chocolate floating around, but again nothing terribly too sweet, more or less just enough to give a slight hint and a nudge in the right direction. Very smooth and easy drinking though, this one was one of the easiest drinking lighter stouts I have had.
Overall not bad at all. My favorite I think from this mini lineup I was able to acquire from them. I would not mind trying this one again, though it did not really hold up to some of the bigger and better ones I have had, it is still more then worth a chance.
08-23-2008 00:46:14 | More by mikesgroove
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
Bottle courtesy of Sammy: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice foamy head with some good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry coffee is dominating. Taste is a mix between some dry coffee with some light roasted bitter malt. Body is about average with some good carbonation. Well done apart from the fact that it might be a bit too dry.
10-01-2007 18:59:33 | More by Phyl21ca
1.88/5 rDev -47.3%
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark brown body with a small, tan-colored head.
Smell: Dark chocolate and notes of roasty coffee nearly lost to the angry, raging diacetyl butter scent. This bottle should include links to various Diacetyl Lung Disease websites.
Taste: Sure, there's some chocolate and there's even some roasty notes, but the x-treme diacetyl problem has turned this beer into a butter liqueur.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Tongue-coating mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Who knows, there might just be a decent beer beneath the glaring diacetyl problem.
09-30-2007 19:08:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
22 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a fairly deep black (although some garnet hues stand out along the bottom) with a tight finger of creamy mocha colored head. Retains with a smooth, yet no less creamy layer of foam, that leaves a solid cascade of lacing back. The aroma is chocolate and roast with some underlying smooth smelling oat accents. Lactose and buttery diacatyl float along the background, along with some floral or herbal smelling hop accents.
The taste is crunchy with dark roast and then the silkier sweet notes of chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Lingering astringent roast and a moderate hop bitterness firm up the back. Very dry and toasty lingering feel to the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to fuller bodied, with a fairly sharp carbonation that helps bring out the roast and hops in this.
Not bad. Fairly tasty Oatmel Stout here but I did pick up some possible QC issues, with the butter in the nose and taste. I'd be interested in trying this at the brewpub some time.
07-08-2009 17:02:35 | More by Kegatron
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
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this 22 oz. bottle back from the brewery!
Pours opaque/pitch black with a thin light brown head. Some trailing lace sticks.
The smell is of roast/ash with something that made me think: "What IS that?" Then it dawned on me - something like burnt rubber. A bit of an odd-ish tartness, too, didn't make this a great smell. Despite my initial reaction, further smells allowed other, more pleasant/expected aromas to come through, such as a sweetness with a touch of earthiness. Mollases and raisiny fruitiness come through. My score for it improved after further sniffs, but nothing to make it better than average (at best).
The taste is of ash, coffee, acidity with some astringency. An earthy bitterness balances the dark sweetness in the dry (slightly alcoholic, despite modest abv) finish. Tastes better than it smells, IMO.
The feel is more what I expect from a porter than a stout. It has a light to medium body. It has relaxed carbonation.
As it warms to room temp., it gets better, but ashiness is still a bit much. The aroma didn't really do much for me - the rubber-y and some tartness did not help it. The description on the label says that it is a "winter" brew. Maybe it's just me but it's not too "winter-y" (fine by me, since winter passed). Bottom line, it improves to be a decent brew, but nothing particularly special.
05-17-2009 13:08:06 | More by jwc215
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
22 ounce bomber purchased down the road from the brewery at the Wine Rack store in Greenfield, Ma. and enjoyed 2 days later. The label has an area for notches indicating the brewing date, but no notches have been created..oh well...this one pours dark dark brown, medium gray/tan head, tiny bubbles and all, leaving fine and scattered lacing, after a gentle swirl.. Chocolate/coffee nose, silky mouthfee, love oatmeal stouts for this quality, nice, flavorful stout, cocoa, chocolate, more light coffee, quite dry on the tongue late. Easy drinking, enjoyable brew, nice creation from TPP. Stout lover rejoice and go get some...
12-29-2006 21:45:38 | More by Billolick
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
Pours a one finger light brown head that fades slowly to a ring leaving no lace. Totally black color. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Nose is roasted coffee. Flavor is an almost sweet roasted coffee with hints of burnt coffee at finish. $4.35 for a 22 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
11-18-2007 23:45:39 | More by jdhilt
4.13/5 rDev +15.7%
Sampled through sinstaineddemon and Secret Bunny '08 BIF.
Small head formation and a clear dark brown colored ale.
Quite a strong bitter chocolate scent with burnt sugar and toffee. Oatmeal cookie dunked in black coffee aroma, this is a beer that is both strong in chocolate and coffee.
The taste starts out rich and full of chocolate and coffee with a smoky roasted malt after taste. Smoky and tasty beer this is quite good and mild with a dry and slightly acrid aftertaste that chase away any ghost of candy that might dare approach.
Mouthfeel is not real heavy.
Drinkability is easily this beers strongest point. Tasty and aromatic and low in alcohol. Good mellow beer that I could see as possibly my go to beer if I lived anywhere near where it is made. This is well worth trading for.
03-29-2008 03:12:46 | More by Zorro
3.5/5 rDev -2%
Pours a nice dark brown color, some carbonation, very little tan head, with some sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some toffee/slight coffee. The taste is malty, slightly soury, with some toffee/coffee tones. Medium body. Drinkable, not bad, but would most likely not have again.
01-30-2009 01:26:54 | More by Wasatch
4.15/5 rDev +16.2%
22oz bottle purchased at the Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed an airy 1" dark brown head over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head lasts pretty well, with lasting lacing everywhere. Aroma is coffee and sweet malt. Taste follows along sweet yet bitter coffee upfront, with the bitter lasting after the swallow. Mouthfeel is very smooth, soft over the tongue, aking this one imminently drinkable. Very nice brew which is even better on cask.
09-02-2006 22:35:51 | More by ppoitras
3.18/5 rDev -10.9%
22oz bottle, obtained from one bif or another, consumed on a lazy sunday afternoon
appearance: ebony body, big tan head with a nice ring of lace, looks pretty spot-on for the style
smell: potent, creamy chocolate, toasted oats, overly buttery, lactose - interesting but as others have mentioned, a bit much on the diacetyl factor
taste: a touch sour and a fair amount of lactose, cocoa powder, buttery - not sure i can finish 22oz
mouthfeel: sour lactose , creamy
drinkability: not so great
02-15-2009 20:42:28 | More by dirtylou
3.73/5 rDev +4.5%
Purchased on 6/21/2008 at Ryan & Casey's in Greenfield. Shared this one with edbeer. Served in a standard pint. Poured an opaque black with a half-inch, tight, tan-colored head. Head eventually settled into a thin skim. Some strands of lacing present during the session, but poor adherence. Scents of malt and oatmeal. Taste of roasted coffee, oats and a touch of brown sugar for sweetness. Stout was very dry and finish was a little bitter/burnt. Mouthfeel was thin-bodied and a little chalky with virtually no carbonation detectable. Fairly sessionable oatmeal. Low abv and light flavors make this easy to drink, but I'm used to a little more flavor and body with the style.
06-26-2008 21:07:28 | More by Jwale73
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
3.8/5 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
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
3.5/5 rDev -2%
22 fl oz brown bottle; served in a nonic.
'Brewed on' date not notched.
Near opaque black with a ruby hue. Creamy, coffee-colored head that fades to a whispy sheet after a moment. Little to no lasting lacing.
Semi-sweet coffee and mocha with an artificial vanilla aroma. Mildly roasted malts; fresh oats. Faint whaffs of alcohol.
Sweet, artificial vanilla and heavy cream up front. Chewy, roasted malts with plenty of mocha and espresso notes. Rough, spicy floral hops that nearly balance out the malted sweetness. Lingering vanilla and coffee re-surface in the aftertaste.
Full bodied; annoyingly slick in spots, but predominantly chewy and rough.
Some decent aromas and flavors; however, some obvious flaws. In particular, the sweetness is too overpowering and artificial and doesn't allow for the other flavors to shine. Decent, but not a rounded version of the style.
09-09-2008 22:08:03 | More by NEhophead
3.1/5 rDev -13.2%
It's not a bad looking beer with an inky black color and a nice brown head that is on the small side. The retention is okay, not much lacing. The nose doesn't smell particularly stouty or for that matter does the nose impart that much character. There is a slightly sweet aroma, maybe a bit of musty cardboard, maybe a tiny bit of chocolate. The nose is a bit odd.
The taste is a tad disappointing. The beer does not have the silky smoothness and creaminess of an oatmeal stout. The texture is a bit rougher. There is a bit of drying leafy hop that dries things up substantially, some roasted dark malts, there is a bit of metallic flavor, some not particularly inviting bitterness. There is some dark bittering chocolate flavors that are overly bittering and not overly tasty. In the very end and into the after taste, some nicer, subtle cocoa powder chocolatey goodness emerges and it is the best part. It's just not all that good getting to that point. This is a very mediocre oatmeal stout.
01-09-2010 22:51:50 | More by albern
Our Oatmeal Stout from The People's Pint
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