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Caboose Oatmeal Stout - American Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
American Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 02-28-2011)
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-24-2012 20:45:10 | More by acurtis
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oberon

North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured pitch black into an imperial nonic with a large blooming mocha colored head atop.Molasses and dark fruit aromas really jump out at ya with underlying soft chocolate and hoppy pine notes,very appetizing.Full and creamy feel makes it glide down way way to easy,wow to me its perfect.A great mix of dark char,coffee, devils food chocolate, and dark fruitiness on the palate,its quite brash but it goes down so damn easy!This is a badass oatmeal stout honestly I think the best I have had,at least that I can remember.It looks like American is a rather new brewery out in Washington,if they make more stuff this high quality its in for a long healthy business life span.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 22:57:27 | More by oberon
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mactrail

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very deep brown color with a dark beige head in the snifter. Plenty of carbonation though a little weak in the head. Pleasant aroma of chocolate and dark grains. Rich malty flavor but a lighter mouthfeel. Quite sudsy and silky and easy to drink. Not so sweet, with an expansive variety of roasted malt flavors from caramel to blackened. Bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.

Somewhat woody after some sipping. Thoroughly drinkable big stout. A nice balance of sweet malt with the charred barley and bitter hoppy twang. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 05:31:03 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a nice looking deep brownish black color with good carbonation leaving a nice tannish cap

S: Lots of fresh oats, some cocoa and roasted malt

T: Nice. Plenty of roasted malt upfront with oats and cocoa, a little bit of booze, grainy

M: Initial mouthfeel loses a bit of flavor, grains, then some cocoa and oats reappears. heart feel.

O: A good drink and pleasantly surprised

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2011 22:09:20 | More by barleywinefiend
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beertunes

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured solid black, with over an inch of creamy, tan head that had very good retention and nice, sticky lacing.

The aroma was full of rich roasted notes. Bits of coffee and chocolate were noticeable as well. On the tongue the story was pretty much the same. Lots of full roasted goodness.

The body was full and well-rounded, without being heavy or sticky. Drinkability was very good. I rarely want 2 stouts in a row, but I could easily have several of these. A must try if you see it and worth some effort to find.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 03:59:37 | More by beertunes
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-26-2014 01:59:51 | More by PEIhop
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HopHead84

California

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

4/27/2012

Thanks!

A: Near black with a finger of light brown foam.

S: Lots of chocolate and roast with a little cream. Earthy with more dark chocolate and a light dark fruit presence. Light molasses in the finish with a touch of nuttiness.

T: Bitter dark chocolate with some dark fruits. Low bitterness with a firm roast and some nuttiness. Lots of dark chocolate and molasses in the earthy finish.

M: Medium body, a little thin. Upper medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid Oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 16:29:14 | More by HopHead84
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on-tap at the Hooverville in Seattle. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: quite black with a good finger of pillowy dark tan foam. Just right for a stout.

Smell: sweet malt with a good roasty character. It doesn't stand out from the crowd, but it is very competent and well-made.

Taste: big flavor of coffee and a tart but still rich roasted grain character. Some fruity complexity rounds out the flavor nicely -- a tasty beer indeed.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a nicely silky creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a good solid pint of American stout. This is definitely my favorite offering by American Brewing to date.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 04:20:58 | More by flagmantho
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber courtesy of Libbey pours a rich black color with a vibrant, iron colored head...really cool-looking color on the foam. Retention and lacing are decent.

Mostly sweet roasty and chocolate malt with a kiss of (Im guessing) cascade hops. This might be the most oatmeal-y smelling beer I have had...smells just like a bowl of oatmeal with a heaping spoonful of brown sugar and a few splashes of milk.

Not as sweet as the aroma, which is probably a good thing here...it keeps the beer multi-dimensional. Lots of roast comes out as well as a fairly substantial pine hop bitterness and flavor. Mouthfeel is not the most viscous for the style, but is silky and creamy enough to be wholly satisfying. It has been quite some time since I sunk my teeth into an oaty stout this tasty, easily one of my favorite styles. It does a wonderful job of being characterful - one sip displays a sweet smoothness while the next might show a coffee bitterness and that might be followed by a nutty yeast flavor. Many thanks to Matt for sending this delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 01:05:24 | More by twiggamortis420
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vfgccp

New York

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

06-10-2012 16:28:16 | More by vfgccp
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bfg75 for sending me a load of good beer from the PNW, including this extra from a heretoforward unheardoftome brewery. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pop goes the cap. Rolling goes the fog. Pour - holy shit! Emergency mouth-to-glass after about two ounces foams up like Ole Yeller, boiling up & over the edge. Infected, or overcarbonated? Ten minutes later the bit of beer is ready to be examined. Black. OK. Nose is nice sweet malts, chocolate, but with a dose of earth. Earth? Doesn't seem right.

Just looked up. The remaining eighteen ounces is creeping, creeping down the neck. The foam is about one-third of the way down the bottle. Maybe it's possessed.

Caboose Oatmeal Stout is, shockingly, not infected. At least overtly. I'd have bet against it. What it is, is massively overcarbonated, to the point of obscuring the beer by about 68%. Underneath it matches up with the nose: nice chocolate bite, sweet, but with a previously undetected char that sticks the mid-section. Lingering bitterness. That earthiness sticks its wide-load in, but it's much weaker than in the nose.

Like drinking a champagne stout. There's clearly something off about this beer, but I have a a good whiff of the solid beer underneath. But this bottle is just decent.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 01:29:11 | More by maximum12
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strongaf

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

04-29-2012 00:50:09 | More by strongaf
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

02-28-2012 06:58:21 | More by twelveinches
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Bung

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-29-2013 05:33:34 | More by Bung
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-20-2013 01:03:49 | More by jera1350
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-02-2013 03:15:12 | More by RedneckBeerz
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-29-2012 03:46:46 | More by duff247
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +26.3%

01-24-2012 22:19:36 | More by hoppymcgee
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bum732

Lesotho

3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Jim (youradhere)

S: Sweet chocolate with lots of mocha, roastiness.

L: Thick, black, tan creamy head with a little retention.

T: Roasty coffee and chocolate up front. Medium low bitterness leading to dry cocoa and some roastiness. Fairly dry finish, ashy.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Not bad, fairly dry for the style. Expected a larger body being 7% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:44:35 | More by bum732
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Hopmodium

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

10-29-2013 21:54:11 | More by Hopmodium
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 75% of the bomber into a big ol over sized snifter,

A - Color is deep dark roasty brown, near black, poured somewhat aggressively, achieving a finger of dense, nice chocolate colored head, strong retention and lacing.

S - sweet chocolate malts, roasty dark chocolate, mild burnt/smokey aromas,

T - Sweet dark cohoclates, fairly bitter roasty with a nice oat flavor - flavors are rather bright. Little sweet molasses type flavors. Minimally mediciney/alcohol traces but no burn, nicely drinkable.

M - Full bodied, very minimal carbonation and smoooth. Enjoyable to sip but not difficult to drink at a steady pace. Mouthfeel is really ideal.

O - Awesome combination of flavor and ideal mouthfeel. Exceeded expectations.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 19:28:16 | More by MacQ32
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ms11781

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -49.5%

10-16-2013 01:15:01 | More by ms11781
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klipper

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

08-09-2012 01:39:11 | More by klipper
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grittybrews

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured deep cola brown with a finger of dark khaki head. Smooth aroma of milk chocolate, mild coffee, and light roast.

Moderate carbonation and a full, ultra-creamy mouthfeel. Gentle coffee, hints of caramel, and milky chocolate are in great balance with just a touch of roasty bitterness on the finish.

This is one of the smoothest oatmeal stouts I've tasted -- really balanced and flavorful.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 04:34:03 | More by grittybrews
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draheim

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a deep rich brown w/ a thin mocha head.

Aroma is rich and chocolatey. Dry cocoa, bitter roasted malt, a hint of dark fruit.

Taste is likewise chocolatey and dry; cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, and bitter roasted malt. Nice sharp bitter bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel is dry and velvety smooth. Goes down easy.

Overall a really nice, easy-drinking oatmeal stout. Well done American.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 05:13:31 | More by draheim
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Caboose Oatmeal Stout from American Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.