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Buck Eye Oatmeal Stout - Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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Buck Eye Oatmeal Stout
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BA SCORE
84
good

47 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

On draft at the Beer Works in Logan Airport.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown/black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet and bready oats, a little chocolate, roasty, smoke, old ale.

Taste: Same as above with a little bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little chewy, some ashy bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice oatmeal stout. I'll revisit this one again.

Flounder57, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Doomcifer, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

shigg85, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Gww1864, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kmlund, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Davepoolesque, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of Benjaminwileketchum
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Benjaminwileketchum, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -18.5%

rab53, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of jeffsuth
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

jeffsuth, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of kirkse
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

kirkse, May 15, 2012
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Black body with a thin tan head.

S- Roasted malts with a good grainy oatmeal scent coming through.

T- Roasted flavor with some coffee and oatmeal coming through.

M- Lighter bodied for a stout, but easily drinkable.

O- Good flavor, solid beer for the style.

stephenjmoore, May 11, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a dark ruby-brown coloring, almost black, with a thin, off-white film that clings as you drink. Aromas of cream, chocolate, and coffee blending together for a sweet nose. Flavors are more towards the dark side, with a solid bitter coffee backbone giving rise to subtle chocolate and roasted characteristics. The aftertaste is the bitterness of the dark roasted coffee tones, with a bitter, dry finish. Tasty brew.

GarthDanielson, May 06, 2012
Photo of Aexoonge
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Aexoonge, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of WreckingBrew
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

WreckingBrew, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Brad007
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on 3/11/11.

This beer pours a pitch black color with a small brown head into my glass.

Coffee and cocoa present themselves in the aroma, which should be expected for the style.

The palate is dominated by flavors of coffee and cream. It's a simple, no-frills layout.

Mouthfeel is slick with only a hint of coffee remaining. Not much else to decipher here. Perhaps a bit thin.

This oatmeal stout is decent at best. It went ok with my meal.

Brad007, Mar 14, 2011
Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Hingham location

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: sugar and roasted malt

Taste: cream, dark roasted malt, some charcoal, and oats

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet start with a bitter aftertaste and backbone, high carbonation

Drinkability: I have been having a lot of this style lately and this one falls somewhere in the upper middle. I could have several and the beer tastes fine. I would like a bit more oat taste though.

tigg924, Feb 28, 2011
Photo of donkeyrunner
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

@ Beer Work Canal St., my commuter rail is late hangout

Opaque black with dark hazelnut edges. A friendly one finger width sized head simmers down to a horseshoe skim of retention and leaves a lacey silhouetted tree in its wake.

Aroma is roast malt and a little dark roast coffee acrid astringency. Tastes like oatmeal stout tea. There's a tea-like swampyness that ruins an otherwise appealing chicory, bittersweet baker's chocolate and bready oatmeal stout.

Beer Works fizz carbonation. I don't know if they force carbonate to a different level or use a different method but it makes BW lighter beers crisp and BW darker beers fizzy. The carbonation was a deal breaker.

donkeyrunner, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of erosier
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Roommate brought this back from his trip to the Lowell Beerworks.

L: Pours a deep brown/black color with a medium bodied and medium sized off-white/tan colored head that laces the glass a little on the way down as it fades pretty fast.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, nice sweet oatmeal, hints of chocolate and a slight sweetness at the end.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, a lot of chocolate malt, some nice smooth oatmeal flavors, and then a bit of sweetness mixed with deep roasted malts.
M: Smooth, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, nice mix of flavors and texture, could have a bit more body to it.

erosier, Feb 16, 2011
Photo of nas5755
1.38/5  rDev -62.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A black beer with an ok head. Appearance was fairly normal, slightly thin looking. Nose was unoticable and thus poor(in a bar setting, but nothing worth noting). Taste was horrible, it was like a watered-down stout, no depth, no nothing, just bad. Mouthfeel was super thin and lame. I never want to drink another again.

nas5755, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of morebeergood
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second beer of the night after the Red Sox game yesterday. Served in the usual BBW glass. Nice white head atop a jet black body of beer. Nice looking presentation. Smell was of peat and campfire, very lightly smoked. Flavor was very good. Nice hit of roasted barley then some of that oatmeal flavor, followed lastly by dark malt flavor. Mouthfeel was thick enough to satisfy a stout craving, but smooth enough to add to a high drinkability for this beer. I can see why this well-crafted brew has been a staple on the BBW menu for so many years, and it's a shame that it took me this long to review it. A favorite here.

morebeergood, Jul 19, 2010
Photo of WesWes
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown/black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has your standard black malt scent; dry and earthy. It's also a bit on the sweet side with maybe a bit too much chocolate malt. The taste is decent as well. It's quite smooth with an excellent oatmeal mouthfeel. It has a moderate black malt bitterness, yet leans a little in the sweeter direction. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good OS, but I've had better.

WesWes, Feb 19, 2010
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received a pint of deep brown brew with a thick head that dissipatd quickly but left a little lace. Nice.

Nice deep roasted malt aromas and a little herbal element and sweetness as well.

Nice light coffee flavors with a good balance of bitter and sweet. Short and rather clean finish with a hint of carmelized sweetness. Very nice stout out of the tap.

A wee bit thinner than I expected -- maybe I'm getting bombarded with bigger beers and forget what tradition is all about.

Overall, a great brew and an easy drinker. Absolutely worth the try.

OtherShoe2, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of Jayli
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Logan Airport on 5/19/09
This beer pours a deep brown, with some light passing through. One finger off white creamy head that left thick coats of lacing on the glass. Nose is of oatmeal and roasted malts. Taste - this one gets better as it warms. Initially it is quite sweet - some caramel malts and chocolate, then gets in to the oat and roasted malts flavoring. There is a bitter coffee bite at the end. This beer is a highly carbonated and lighter bodied (though still a medium body). It goes down very easily and not filling at all.

Jayli, May 21, 2009
Photo of bsend
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received a 22 oz. glass from my server.

Appearance: Received a lovely jet black oatmeal stout that let little to no light through. Nice 2 finger foamy white head that lasted for a good portion of the beer.

Smell: Decent mix of burned malt aroma, and oatmeal.

Taste: Decent tasting oatmeal flavor right up front. Following that was a decent malt backbone, small portions of liquid smoke, and burned coffee.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied stout. Somewhat watery but thick enough to keep the stout style.

Drinkability: If the game I was watching went into another overtime, I would have bought another. Decent quality mixed with smooth easy drinking ability.

Final Thoughts - This one is a winner for Beer Works. I hope to get this again. This tap goes empty a lot. When its around I try and get one. Hope to see it around more as it mixes a session.

bsend, Apr 27, 2009
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Buck Eye Oatmeal Stout from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.