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Tenaya Creek Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout - Tenaya Creek Brewery

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83
good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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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3.01/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Poured dark opaque brown with dark tan head, 6 fingers of dark tan head. way over-carbonated. I've drain poured over carbonated home brews that had less carbonation than this. I let it sit 15 minutes and repoured... still 4 fingers of foam.

Aroma is steel, grass and grains. Sadly the nice grain notes are not the centerpiece.

Flavor starts to make up for the two fatal flaws... some clean hops, chocolate malt, coffee and chocolate hints

Mouthfeel is lively with all the CO2, not bad.

Overall, a nice attempt flavor wise, but not something I'd grab again. I have to assume I may have a flawed bottle, as others are complaining about the lack of head (it all ended up in my bottle!), and generally I like Tenaya's offerings

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3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark brown with amber glints in the Duvel tulip. Modest nose of dark roasted grains. Not much in the way of foam though the carbonation in the mouth is quite pleasantly fizzy.

Smooth and on the grainy side. Quite dry with a fleeting malty richness. This tastes more like an amber ale with the addition of blackened barley. A hint of winey mouthfeel. Not one of the better stouts, but maybe the oatmeal just doesn't help a lighter stout with less of the dark malty backbone. Not much bitterness. This tastes more like a Schwartzbier topped off with a little Amber Ale.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler for $5.49.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Las Vegas is known for a few things, but beer is not one of them. Tenaya Creek hopes to change my mind. And with 22 ounces, there's plenty of nectar to convince me. On to the beer:

Half an inch of beige head rests on top this nearly black beer. Retention is okay, spots of lace stick to the glass. The aroma offers the sweet creaminess of oats, and some roast from the stout. Not bad, I say. Many oatmeal stouts go to the sweeter side, though Hauling Oats straddles the middle of bitter and sweet. Some sweet oats attempt to bring the beer to the sweet side, though roasty and astringent malt brings it back to the center. A squeeze of hops add a refreshing change of pace to this stout, as for a moment I though it was going to continue as a seesaw between the malt and oats. It's medium bodied with a lower intensity of carbonation, which gives the beer more of a coating texture.

It doesn't break my thinking of what Vegas stands for, though I'll take an oatmeal stout as a secondary attraction.

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3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, and bittersweet cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt, burnt oatmeal, and bitter cocoa flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice mix of roasted malt and oat characteristics that is slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. I have no experience with Tenaya Creek, but I found this offering to be a very suitable oatmeal stout. The appropriate flavors - roasted oats, semi-sweet chocolate and dark roast coffee - were definitely present. I found the mouthfeel a bit lacking because it was barely bubbling, but perhaps that is personal preference. There was also a bit of sediment at the bottom of the bomber bottle I sampled. Not quite in the same league as the Sam Smith's of the beer world, but definitely a a worthy brew.

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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

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Tenaya Creek Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout from Tenaya Creek Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.