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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal StoutThomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 92
Avg: 3.84
pDev: 22.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Bung on 02-09-2013

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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 92
Reviews by corby112:
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3.04/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass with faint mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic spotty lacing behind.

Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma that's slightly one dimensional and slightly acrid. Strong gourmet roast saves the nose but there is a really strong burnt/charcoal like presence with hints of charred toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and ash. As it warms the coffee/espresso bean notes stand out along with subtle sweeter light malts. Nice coffee presence elevates the aroma a bit but it's still overly roasted and one note for my preference.

On the fuller end of medium body with slightly better balance than expected but still heavily dominated by robust, deeply roasted malt. Very dry and somewhat acrid with burnt toast/malt flavor along with bitter dark chocolate, ash, charcoal, and used coffee grinds. The coffee presence was really nice in the nose but isn't very pleasant on the palate. Tastes similar to old burnt coffee and is in desperate need of more sweetness to balance things out. There's a touch of lighter malt with sweet chocolate and caramel but it isn't enough to counter the heavy roast/burnt coffee flavors.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

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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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, dark chocolaty brown that borders on black with a thin but sturdy head. Bittersweet cocoa and roasted coffee aromas greet your sense of smell immediately. Full bodied and somewhat creamy with a satisfying velvety texture. Bitter, dark malt flavors mingle with espresso to create a beer for coffee fanatics. Expect a trace of chocolaty sweetness in the finish.

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Photo of Bung
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Thomas Creek Brewery
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