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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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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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Reviews by a0lbudman:
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4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A-can see a crimson tint as you pour the glass. It is a dark black cola color with a brown head that faded quickly
S-roasted grains and coffee with a cram like mocha aroma with a slight chocolate in there.
T- roasted grain with a sweet milk chocolate flavor at first, that turns into a roasted hop aftertaste that goes to a warming coffee bean finish
M-very creamy, smooth, silky feel, with high carbonation.
O- as you can tell by the rating I liked this beer. It gets you great balance

a0lbudman, Dec 12, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3.53/5  rDev -10.2%

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 -4.6%

JMS1512, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

broncoholic, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

tdm168, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

reaganrvltn, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of Bung
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Grapevine. Cola black pour, nice heavy cream colored head.

Aroma, mild coffee, roast malt and some dark chocolate. Its a little light here.

Taste, roast malt, peat, some herbal hop notes, well integrated coffee. Finishes a mocha coffee.

About mid bodied, nice and creamy. Very easy drinking. Up there with the Octoberfest as my favorite from these guys.

Bung, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

rjp217, Dec 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Beeranator, Nov 12, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
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 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

IdrinkGas, Nov 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Morbidxangel, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

FUwolfpacker, Feb 27, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -13.7%
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 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Craigory, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

memphischas, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

bendukes86, Dec 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.