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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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88
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bung on 02-09-2013)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark, almost jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of very thick film surrounded by a medium thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts, charred/burnt malts, and ash over a light to moderate aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of very dark roasted and charred/burnt malts. That is followed by light flavors of freshly roasted coffee and just a hint of oatmeal as well as a light flavor of very dark chocolate. Moderate amounts of bitterness that slowly fade away.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost silky.

O: This is a very enjoyable coffee oatmeal stout, the coffee flavors are well integrated and the oatmeal makes the mouthfeel just a touch smoother. I really like the fact that it does not have some of the sweetness of other coffee beers I have enjoyed.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Very dark red-brown body with a weak tan head.

The aroma is a good mix of coffee, toffee, alcohol esters, burnt toast and dark roasted grains.

Flavor: largely follows the aroma, although the flavor has way less (minimal) smokey and burnt elements than the nose indicated. Plenty of dark roasted malt flavor and nearly as much black coffee. Mild-moderate bitterness.

Feel: nearly creamy smooth; medium-full body; light carbonation.

O: A recommended coffee stout.

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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

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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.

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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.