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Tenaya Creek Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 04-28-2003)
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4.55/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewpub in April 2006.

This oatmeal stout poured black with creamy, brown foam that slowly settled and clung to the glass. The smell was oatmeal and licorice, malt and hops, with a hint of chocolate. The taste was richly malty with a note of licorice, some oatmeal, a touch of sweetness, and a hint of yeast. There was a nice hoppiness on top of the malty backbone. Wonderful flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with full body and good carbonation. The residual malty and hoppy flavors lingered pleasantly. This was a very nice Oatmeal Stout (and reminded me of Bell's Oatmeal Stout).

UncleJimbo, Oct 01, 2006
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

nick_asian, May 19, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Mahogany brown tending towards black with a small tan head.

S: Oats, biscuit, coffee combined with nicely roasted malts.

T: Baked bread with semi sweet chocolate morsels and a hint of oak.

M: Medium body and maybe a tan thin for my tastes.

O: Decent stout, but drinks a tad bit more like a porter. Enjoyable none the less.

richj1970, Jul 05, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. As an unapologetic fan of a certain 1980s pop-rock duo, the name of this beer takes me a lot farther than the cutesy brewing theme espoused on the label. M-E-T-H-O...

This beer pours a solid, chestnut brown-tinted black, with the slightest of basal cola 'highlights', and two fingers of puffy, beige raw cake dough head, which leaves but a low berm of ebbing lace around the glass as it hurriedly evaporates.

It smells of grainy, bready malt, al dente oatmeal, more bitter than sweet cocoa, black licorice - of the diluted ouzo sort, and tame earthy, leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, fairly dense chocolate malt, a free-radical bready graininess, understated oatmeal porridge, faded dry licorice root, working-class weedy, earthy hops, and a somewhat unexpected, and thankfully subtle metallic alcohol edge.

The bubbles are present, and do an all right job of obeying the style's tacit rule of keeping to themselves, the body a decently hefty medium weight, and smooth enough, the hops and weirdly relevant booze having just a bit too much ingress. It finishes mostly off-dry, the dry chocolate oatmeal mush (I'm not getting the purported cookie stripe) sensibility planting its flag, square and true.

An agreeable enough oatmeal stout, the standard milky smoothness tempered to a fair degree by the graininess of the oat influx, and the increasingly sharp licorice edge. While not exactly 'Out of Touch', this is a small sidestep from the norm, and enjoyably drinkable for it.

biboergosum, Apr 17, 2013
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 22/12/13

A the darkest brown very deep dark cola edge, two fingers of mocha foam has decent retention hanging on for a few sips and leaves a couple random patches of lace

S nutty, chocolate syrup, root beer, some cold coffee, faint tea bag, and a little burnt wood and dark fruit

T more of the same really, a little sweetness, burnt coffee, some burnt brown sugar, decent oatmeal stout

M lighter side of medium, not that thick for the color, lots of bubbles they flatten out quickly, a little slick after the fact with some lingering char

O decent brew, dark roast plays a big role, not lacking anywhere but nothing really stands out either

one of those beers that I'd happily drink if there was nothing else around, nothing memorable but nothing to be ashamed of either

wordemupg, Dec 23, 2013
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Tenaya Creek Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout from Tenaya Creek Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.