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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
88
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bung on 02-09-2013)
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3.53/5  rDev -10.4%

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a very dark ruby color - for a stout (especially an 8% one) it looks a bit lightweight. The head is a finger high, and khaki in shade. Retention isn't particularly spectacular, but a small amount of lacing is left behind. (3)

Smell: It does have a nice amount of coffee to it. The sweeter, less roasty malt backbone helps give it some depth beyond just coffee: I'm getting a good bit of dark chocolate, as well. Aside from the lack of roasted goodness, the nose does a very good job of bringing both the coffee and the chocolate (not much oatmeal presence, though). (3.5)

Taste: Coffee flavors open it up...actually, I want to say a combination of coffee and piny hoppiness open it up. This is also nicely hoppy, but in a good way. Some sweet, chocolaty malt helps finish it off. Come to think of it, this is quite chocolaty - also oat-laden. The coffee/hop combination is quite solid...if it had some general roasted flavor to go along with it, this might be pretty damn divine. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: Rather light on its feet, which doesn't really mesh well with the lingering, slightly syrupy finish. On the other hand, it's respectably drinkable, at least. Certainly, there's no hint of the 8% anywhere (considering some big oatmeal stouts can excessively expose the alcohol, this is a very good thing!) (3.5)

Overall: Did I ever mention I'm a sucker for coffee stouts? It's hard for a coffee stout to be less than good, thankfully this hits the ground running. Only two nitpicks: not enough roast, and a bit too much vegetal flavor (not a dealbreaker, though). If Founders decides to never ever ever distribute to MD in a million years, I won't be too heartbroken drinking this year-round (!) instead of FBS every fall. (3.5)

3.53/5: Only missing that roasted edge

ThisWangsChung, Sep 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

KeyWestGator, Aug 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

alexeyt, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

reaganrvltn, Aug 03, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown with a light amber tinge only when held to the light, 3 fingers of deep beige head, nice random lacing.

S: Dark toasted notes, coffee, dark chocolate, light smokiness, creamy.

T: Dark chocolate, banana, iron metallic iron, light sweetness, toasted bitterness. Coffee? Sure, there’s some black sweetened coffee in there as well.

M: Medium smooth, slightly oily body, medium low carbonation.

O: Fairly well done brew by this brewery. Not wowing me, just more than okay. Got it in Greenville, SC at Wholefoods. Drank in Pensacola, FL, July 27, 2014.

patre_tim, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SampsonOfRaleigh, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Jameson77, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

DrMindbender, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

tdm168, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Necronomad, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

sendbeer, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

memphischas, Jun 09, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Very stout dark, nearly opaque, some cola highlights. Fairly thin tan head.
smell: Very pleasing imo though not a lot going on.Pretty mild cocoa with some sweetness. I would not have guessed coffee if it hadn't been in the name.
taste: much like the nose. I like this though it's pretty much a "light weight" not much coffee or stout richness. Nice finish with a touch of bitterness that's overcome by a bit of sweetness.
overall: Nice enough, not something I'll be seeking out.

cindyjeffsmith, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

MichaelProcton, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

RyanAU, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

UltimateLivewire, May 01, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body beneath a light tan head that's a bit on the thin side.

Smell: Roasty nose of darkened malts with just a hint of basic chocolate and a touch of dark fruit.

Taste: A light chary, ashen roast with a minimal backing of chocolate and estery fruitiness. Minimal hop character, bitterness. While waiting for the coffee character and some soft, succulent oats to burst forward, well, that's when you hit the drying, lightly fruity finish with a bit of alcohol. This ride is over.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Just a bit of medium carbonation.

Overall: A little thin and lackluster considering the words "oatmeal" and "coffee" being prominently featuring in its name. Hey, I want the version Zach had!

ChainGangGuy, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Bear1964, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

OldSmaug, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

buckyp, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

broncoholic, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

durlta, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Zach136
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottles January 20, 2014.

Pours pitch black, with a one finger latte colored head. Nose is earthy coffee, a bit like FBS without the chocolate. Coffee actually seems less pronounced on the palate. A touch of oatmeal sweetness comes through that's pretty nice as well. Flavor has solid hang time on the palate as well. Not that I mind. Mouthfeel fairly creamy.

Overall, a great stout, but not pronounced enough in any category to choose it over WNB or FBS.

Zach136, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Morbidxangel, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

justinm4bama, Jan 29, 2014
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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.