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Heroica Oatmeal Stout - Steamworks Brewing Company

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Heroica Oatmeal Stout
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84
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
There are some things in life that require a certain sense of bravado: these might include ordering a quadruple espresso, deciding to sleep without a nightlight, or choosing to live in a region of the continent that is gradually sinking into the Pacific Ocean. If you're no longer scared of the dark, then there's no reason to be afraid of our stout. A generous portion of rolled oats and lots of black roasted barley give this beer a warm, roasted nose, and a distinct dryness that succumbs to waves of lingering satisfaction.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 01-26-2005)
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Tivlavrie, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

J_Dub, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Adamostella, May 17, 2014
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%

A: pure black; head is deep tan.
S: moka, root beer... low intensity
T: very little, thin; some black liquorice, bit of a dry finish ... where's the flavour? where's the finish?
M: medium-bodied
O: forgettable. Almost a dark ale rather than a stout.

EspressoGuy, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of Cidius
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Cidius, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Eric908, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

intoxabroad, Aug 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

2beerdogs, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%

Steamworks Brewing 'Heroitca Oatmeal Stout' @ 5.0% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is a dark brown almost black in the glass with a medium size tan head leaving a fine lace film along the pint glass after every sip

S-some sweet rolled oats , hints of coffee/espresso , some smokiness also

T-smooth taste but is a bit thin ,

MF-medium carbonation , full bodied , nice tartness on the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , not my favourite Oatmeal Stout but a ok/good beer still

sampled alongside R&B 'DarkStar' and Ninkasi 'Oatis'

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Apr 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

schopenhauerale, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

chickenm, Sep 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

EskimoDave, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

I am transcribing this from notes that I took last summer. Poured on-tap at the Steamworks Brewing Pub in Vancouver, BC, it was served in a pint glass. The beer is almost opaque, with a very dark brown coloring and a very light milk chocolatey colored head that looked dense and foamy. Aromas are milk chocolatey and slight mocha/coffee. The beer had a great body, and left a wonderful lacing on the glass. Flavors of non-bitter milk chocolate and very light bittered roasted coffee, and they balance each other very well. The beer is extremely smooth, and surprisingly light in mouth for an Oatmeal Stout. Aftertaste is smooth and easy, making this an extremely easy drinker. Clean finish.

GarthDanielson, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%

I become delighted with a see a brewpub make an oatmeal stout, because it's not a very widespread style. Served on-nitro at the source, on to the beer:

Served a huge creamy head on top that never disappears and leaves a ton of lacing, this ink black beer is a dandy. Cream sweetness from the oats in the aroma, alongside semi-sweet chocolate and a little smoke. I like smoke. Less oats to taste, but a little more cocoa and roasted malt. The aftertaste is a little roasted like a coffee. It's easy to quaff, and well worth checking out.

DoubleJ, Jun 06, 2010
Photo of henrysunset
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

Vey nice looking pour. 20oz imperial pint at the brewery after tasting four beers in a taster. Dark only slight amount of lightbmakin it through. Good fine white head

little malt and hazlenut in nose. Not special.

Taste is good. Chocolate coffee toffe and black patent malt.

Smooth and highly drinkable.

henrysunset, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of Derek
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%

A: Black with a tan head, nice retention & lacing.

S: Faint aroma of roasted grains with hints of coffee.

T: This is a very smooth & mellow oatmeal stout. It doesn't have much depth to the flavour, but it's nice.

M: Light to moderate body is very smooth & creamy with an off-dry finish.

D: Quite drinkable.

Derek, Dec 21, 2008
Photo of BigBry
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Enjoyed a pint on tap while sitting at the bar.
Pitch black color, with a chocolate milk colored, creamy head. Good stability and lacing throughout. Some smokiness and lots of coffee smalls. Lots of roasted bitter coffee, cocoa and some more smoke flavors. Body was a bit light body, not quite the same rich smoothness in some other oatmeal stouts. Lots of flavor, not bad at all.

BigBry, May 25, 2008
Photo of allergictomacros
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%

A - Pitch black, with a creamy long lasting head.

S - Quite roasty with notes of espresso especially prevalent.

T/M - Slightly tart upfront with some apple. Light body and finishes dry. Solid coffee and roasted bitterness and not much hop character.

D - Not bad. Solid sessionable oatmeal.

allergictomacros, May 19, 2008
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

This grew on me but was underperforming oatmeal. Light mouthfeel. well carbonated. Smooth, chocolate colour, but just not all that interesting.Dry and Bitterness.Too much coffee, and on the smoke rather that smooth, to turn my crank.
Review bee-aye 2700.

Sammy, Feb 25, 2008
Photo of canucklehead
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%

Looks right , black as sin with a nice head but the taste is thin with not enough of a real mouthfeel. The beer does need to warm up but the flavours don't hang together on the finish. See Crannog, Yaletown or Old Yale for a good BC Stout. Dockside also have a watery stout .

canucklehead, Apr 19, 2005
Photo of BDTyre
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%

Nice black colour, with a brown head that, reminiscent of Guinness, needs to settle.

Smells like a traditional oatmeal stout, and taste is similar. Well done, but a bit watery and comes off as thin. Sometimes they serve it too cold, and this hampers the drinkability a bit.

BDTyre, Jan 26, 2005
Heroica Oatmeal Stout from Steamworks Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.