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Heroica Oatmeal Stout - Steamworks Brewing Company

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 7.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 01-26-2005

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.
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Photo of leaddog
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of foamy tan head.

Smell - roasted malts, cocoa, coffee bean, earthy hops, oats, and hint of campfire smoke.

Taste - Starts off with the roasted malts followed by the cocoa, coffee bean, earthy hops, oats, and the hint of campfire smoke rounds out the brew. The brew drinks like a porter in my mind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the coffee bean and the hint of smoke lingers as well.

Overall - A brew that has the elements in place for the style. I feel the body of the actual brew drinks like a porter and lacks the true elements of a stout. Some adjustments in that department would make this one a winner considering the pleasant bitterness from the coffee bean and hint of campfire smoke.

Photo of Morrow
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Head dissipates quickly. Very faint smell. High carbination that leaves a tingle on the tongue. Great flavours

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle - no mention of 'Heroica' on this offering, but I'll gather that it's the same thing.

This beer pours a clear, very dark brown colour, with two skinny fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly beige head, which leaves a bit of low-lying island profile lace around the glass as it evenly melts away.

It smells of grainy roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, a certain breakfast cereal notion, hints of dry anise spice, yesterday's cold coffee, ethereal dead yeast, and soft earthy, weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, and mildly toasted caramel malt, cafe-au-lait, some tame brown sugar/molasses, gritty dark chocolate, and weak leafy, earthy hops.

The bubbles are pretty ineffectual in their meekly frothy nature, the body on the light side of your typical medium weight, and somewhat thin, even in its expected smoothness quotient. It finishes well off-dry, the cereal grains and muted caramel malt kind of budging everything else to the side, Sumo-san!

Not a bad version of the style, the oatmeal manifesting much more in the aroma and flavour than in the mouthfeel. Hardly a behemoth of a stout by any stretch of the imagination, but drinkable and enjoyable enough for when you might want to have a couple or a dozen during the course of an evening's activities.

Photo of GregSemenza
3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caishalea
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Cidius
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of fizzyted
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of LampertLand
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Heroica Oatmeal Stout from Steamworks Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.