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Stir About Oatmeal Stout - Mad Fox Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 10-31-2010)
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Beer is black with a lazy head of tan bubbles, low carbonation, low retention, no lacing. Looks fine.

Aroma is a little roasty a little sweet. Smells fine.

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a - Pours a dark mahogany brown with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

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A: Almost black in color, with ever the slightest bit of light passing around the edges. The slight one finger head stayed a whipped topping throughout the session.

S: Very much a caramel-coffee scent on this one. Not overbearing (in a "Maxwell House" sort of way), but just right. A touch of barley held it all together.

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Stir About Oatmeal Stout from Mad Fox Brewing Company
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