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Heroica Oatmeal Stout - Steamworks Brewing Company

Heroica Oatmeal Stout
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 8.11%


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: 22 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by henrysunset:
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henrysunset

Washington

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 01:30:27 | More by henrysunset
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EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 03:57:15 | More by EspressoGuy
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Cidius

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-16-2013 01:48:28 | More by Cidius
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

08-27-2013 02:46:06 | More by ZachT
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-17-2013 05:38:55 | More by Eric908
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intoxabroad

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-15-2013 07:09:13 | More by intoxabroad
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-23-2013 21:28:19 | More by 2beerdogs
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-16-2013 13:20:46 | More by fizzyted
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.81/5  rDev +3%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 21:14:13 | More by LampertLand
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-08-2013 01:15:59 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-06-2013 07:05:57 | More by schopenhauerale
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-22-2012 20:40:45 | More by chickenm
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-18-2011 16:16:18 | More by mhaugo
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-01-2011 06:34:19 | More by EskimoDave
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2011 22:49:19 | More by GarthDanielson
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DoubleJ

California

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-06-2010 04:41:45 | More by DoubleJ
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-21-2008 01:47:56 | More by Derek
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2008 16:42:37 | More by BigBry
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2008 06:09:34 | More by allergictomacros
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2008 00:46:04 | More by Sammy
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 .

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2005 23:08:06 | More by canucklehead
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-26-2005 07:12:54 | More by BDTyre
Heroica Oatmeal Stout from Steamworks Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.