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Outlaw Oatmeal Stout | Great Basin Brewing Co.

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Great Basin Brewing Co.
Nevada, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Outlaws and gentle folk alike are captivated by this dark beer. It marries the deep coffee-like flavors of roasted barley with a silky texture contributed by rolled oats. 2008 World Beer Cup Silver Medal Winner and 2011 Bronze Medal Great American Beer Festival, sweet stout.

Added by KoG on 09-07-2005

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 61
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Comes through looking like that pretty brown girl, dark body, mild tan head on her. Not heavy on the lactose, good cocao like presence.

Taste was smooth. The oats, they did what they are supposed to: provide body, smooth body. Coffee minimal. One of the better bottled beers in Nevada.

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Photo of PatrickCT
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip.

a: Dark body, just reaching black with a rusty brown hue. 2 finger beige head with bubbles of various size.

s: Fresh brewed coffee. Chocolate of the Hershey's syrup variety. Lactose.

t: Oaty and sweet. Anything that was in the nose does not follow up in the taste. Aside from the sweetness. Slight peppery hop finish. Well balanced in that regard.

mf: Medium body with medium carbonation. Slick and a little chewy.

o: A nice little Oatmeal Stout. The taste needs a little nudge in the malt department.

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Photo of Beerswag
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Minimal dark-khaki colored head, thin froth remaining for the rest of the glass. Smell is sweet malty front tones, then showing coffee, with a slight hint of cocoa powder on the finish. Taste sweet dried fruit then moving quickly to light roasted coffee, touch of molasses and some oatmeal showing through, macadamia nut, oily/smooth/silky texture, any creamy mouthfeel throughout. Medium mouthfeel. Nice prolific malt profile. Pair with halibut, browned butter dishes.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark brown with very little light passing through, with a creamy mocha brown head that settles.

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, light coffee, maybe a touch of dark fruit.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and a touch of sweetness.

M: On the heavier side of medium body but not too thick, quite smooth and creamy likely from the oats, moderate carbonation.

O: As it stands, still a good oatmeal stout with some sweetness, but I wish the chocolate and coffee notes were a bit stronger to complement it.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Todd English Pub in Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $6 (for Happy Hour)
Purchased: July 22, 2014
Consumed: July 22, 2014
Misc.: Would have been $12 if not for Happy Hour

Poured a black color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy tan head when I got it. Excellent spiderweb lacing along the4 sides of the glass. Good retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled toffee, caramel, coffee beans, darker chocolate, cocoa nibs, chocolate milk, light warm fudge, some smokiness and wood.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got coffee bitterness, dark chocolate, light smoky firewood, caramel, toffee and some crayon.

Full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, somewhat long finish.

A pretty good milk stout overall.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin tan head on a black body.
The aroma is a nice mixture of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate.
The taste fairly sweet upfront, then moves to a roasty profile to the end. There's hardy a note of bitterness, but it balances out the sweetness quite well.
The texture is a little thin at first, then gains some heft, though it's smooth throughout.

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Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Pours dark black with one finger mocha colored head that settles quickly to a thin ring around the edge.

S: Coffee, bitter dark chocolate.

T: Big roasted malts, oats, and lactose sweetness.

M: Full bodied with a creamy finish and a slight linger bitterness.

O: Nice basic stout. Easy drinking and enjoyable.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown and black body, mild tan head on it. Aroma really has just barely any lactose in it. Very mild and chill.

Great taste though, the rolled oats really give a silky texture to the roasted barley. Coffee flavors are minimal, despite being claimed. The lactose while mild in the aroma, is a really good fit on the tongue.

This one is all about being smooth. I think this might be a variation of the regular outlaw oatmeal stout, because I don't recall the lactose before. Now they call it Outlaw Milk Stout at the brewery, but its the same beer that won 2008 World Beer Cup Silver and 2011 GABF Bronze.

Drank during Stoutweek on my way into March Madness 2013.

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Photo of KoG
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark near black body with a tan head leaves good lacing as it leaves the glass on its journey.

Smell is a bit of roasted barley along with some sweet malt tones and a bit of hop and grain.

Taste is well balanced. Just enough sweetness to meld with the roasted barley. Light hop bitterness keeps the finish from becoming cloying.

Goes down silky smooth and thick. Suprisingly drinkable considering how hot it was outside but it will get heavy and fill you up pretty quick.

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Outlaw Oatmeal Stout from Great Basin Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.