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Oil Change Oatmeal Stout - Flat Branch Pub & Brewery

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Oil Change Oatmeal Stout
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Branch Pub & Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: maxpower on 01-12-2003

Black as diesel oil, Oil Change is big in roasty chocolate flavors. A large amount of flaked oats gives this stout a velvety smoothness. Oil Change is nitrogen charged to give it a thick creamy head.
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Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 14
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.51/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The name does not lie...definitely has the look of an oil change.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a permanent white 1/8th inch head that stayed in the glass to the last. Dark color is very opaque. When held up to the light there is a small amount of dark brown cloudiness. There were a lot of nucleation points around the bulge of the imperial nonic. The head followed all the waves of the beer, not very thick.

Smell is of slight burnt flavors. No other flavors apparent.

Flavor is light coffee with a slightly sweet finish.

The mouth-feel is smooth and very light. The flavor is light and doesn't stick on the tongue.

Overall it seems like a Guinness, only a little thicker with more British Ale yeast flavors. Good for its drink-ability, but not if you're looking for a beer to blow you away.

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3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 18oz pint glass.

Pours a pure black liquid with nice frothy and dense light tan head. The retention is heavy.

Aroma of roasted malts and oats. Bready and slightly burnt. There is some coca in there as well.

Flavor starts of with nice grainy oat notes. Some burnt roasted malt is present but its not too intense and is balanced out by some nice slight coca sweetness. The flavors are a bit mild but well crafted and the balance between the oats and roast with the cocoa notes make this brew quite delicious. Mouthfeel isn't thick or too heavy but has enough fullness to let all the flavors shine.

Pretty good oatmeal stout. Good malty flavors and a good slight sweetness to it as well.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the source. Great appearance. Near black with a creamy beige head. The aroma brings subtle notes of chocolate, hints of bread. A rather weak scent. The flavor is more robust, with chocolate character emerging atop a lightly toasted malt body. Smooth and creamy feel. Quite easy to drink. A solid example of the style.

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2.16/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Poured from growler, looks black with medium brown edges. No head at all, very little to no carbonation. Smell is roasty with a little alcohol near the end. Taste is roasted barley with a hint of chocolate. Very watery mouthfeel but with a thickness at the same time, almost like there is water floating on top of the beer. Pretty bland for the style.

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3.35/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A. As the name would imply, this one has the look of used motor oil like it should. A thin creamy head sits on top and does not fade quickly.

S. Strong roasted barley smell and just a touch of hops and a hint of chocolate.

T. The taste of the roasted barley is more subdued than the smell. I expected this beer to be more full-flavored.

M. Very smooth, but not as chewy as I expected from an Oatmeal Stout.

D. This beer was not bad, but I am in no hurry to have another.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color. 1/3 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight hop, and a general sweetness. Overall, a really nice blend, but not a complex brew.

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3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

served from a nitro-tap into an imperial pint glass

Pours deep, deep brown (black for all intents and purposes) with a remarkably white head. Usual liquidy, pudding like consistency that is, erm, consistent with nitro-taps. Minimal lacing, though head retention was good.

A good beer in the aroma department. The oats smell wonderful in tandem with the creamy, roasty chocolate notes. Not complex, but certainly appetizing.

Unfortunately, the beer doesn't deliver as strongly on the tongue. The oats are creamy enough, but there is a slightly-sour lactic thing going on that sticks out through the loads of roasted chocolate malt flavors.

Mouthfeel is this beer's weakness. Very thin, very watery. I want to say that I was served a flat beer, but the carbonation looked on-point. If this wasn't such a watery mess in the mouth, I would want to drink multiples.

This beer was just fine at happy hour at the bar shooting the breeze with a buddy. Its a few tweaks away from being a darn good oatmeal stout.

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Oil Change Oatmeal Stout from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
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