1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Rumspringa Wild Oats Stout - Rumspringa Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Rumspringa Wild Oats StoutRumspringa Wild Oats Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

14 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rumspringa Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English Stout |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woodychandler on 08-28-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 4 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MusicaleMike:
Photo of MusicaleMike
1.8/5  rDev -49%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

22 oz bomber bottle.

With a very aggressive pour, I am able to coax a thin, creamy head that seems to snap away until it settles to a solid layer and seemingly stays well. The body is a dark brown color, verging on black.

The smell is faint, but offers light aromas of roasted grain, wet malt, and tin. Even gentler suggestions of coffee and chocolate, but those are barely featured at all.

The flavor is confusing. I just drank a Moo Thunder (or at least tried to...) and thought it sucked so much that I had to move onto something else. I was surprised when I took the first sip and this was somehow worse than that. It tastes off to me. Th flavor is very thin, watery, and somewhat earthy. The roasted malts get almost completely lost here, but thankfully do show up in the aftertaste just a little bit. Otherwise, I am not sure that I would be able to tell this was a stout. Up front is a strange and unwelcomed fruitiness, reminiscent of blueberries. Across the palate, it makes almost no impression. There is almost no bitterness, and almost no sweetness either.

I understand English Stout's to be somewhat (or even A LOT) less agressive than an American Stout, but they shouldn't be downright watery. This boasts oats? Something that should help boost body and smoothness? But neither of those qualities exist here. I might call the body smooth, but the carbonation is so weak here, that smoothness has nothing to do with the body, but more to do with the water-like quality of this beer.

A poorly executed stout, and one that needs a lot of cleaning up.

MusicaleMike, Mar 23, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bdel34
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Bdel34, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of JT99125
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

JT99125, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of beerfinder
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

beerfinder, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of SeamusDoyle
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass a black body with a nice tan head which lingers. The taste and aroma are of chocolate and roasted malt, the coffee accents mentioned on the label seem to be nonexistent. The mouthfeel is smooth, but nothing spectacular. Overall, this is just an average stout.

SeamusDoyle, Dec 12, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +13.3%

yergermeister, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of NHSTEVE
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

NHSTEVE, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of AWB3
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

AWB3, May 28, 2014
Photo of Johnny5tone
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very good Stout without the bitter taste of some stouts. The bottle reads... A robust oatmeal Stout with flavorful chocolate and coffee accents; Wild Oats is brewed with 10% flaked oats. This full-bodied beer finishes off with smooth and balanced flavor and aroma.

I did not read the the description before trying it and did not really pick out coffee or chocolate accents. It did have a very pleasant roasted smooth taste though.

Johnny5tone, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of JKV96
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

JKV96, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
3.05/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a nice black body with a 1" tan head that hangs around for a while. The aroma is light of chocolate and roasted malt. The taste is the same, nothing special. the mouth feel is ok and overall a average stout.

chefhatt, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of badjohnwad
4/5  rDev +13.3%

badjohnwad, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Daniellobo, Oct 24, 2012
Rumspringa Wild Oats Stout from Rumspringa Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.