Stonefly Oatmeal Stout - Third Street Aleworks

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RoyalT on 03-20-2006

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 6
Photo of BierJager89
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a brown head.

S: Roasted malt and chocolate notes in the nose.

T: Roasted malt and chocolate are the dominant flavors as well.

M: Full bodied and smoothish.

O: This was quite tasty. I would recommend it if you can find it. It might be a brewery only thing, but it's a short walk from the Russian River brewery.

Note: This particular review is for the regular version. The review below is for the cask aged version, which was slightly different. Ratings will be an average of the two.

A: Black with a brown head.

S: Roasted malt notes in the nose.

T: Dark roast coffee, pleasantly bitter, a little oak.

M: Full bodied and smooth. Slightly smoother than the other version.

O: Not quite as good as the regular version, despite the nice whiskey character.

Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good stout enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. Dark bodied with a light tan head. Nice understated hops, chocolate malts that complete the balance, not too sweet. Decent drinkability with a long finish.Hits the style.Slightly above average mouthfeel.One of their better ones.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice thick, black pour yielding almost 1.5" of tan head in the glass, very good retention, lacing was decent. Aroma, smooth rolled oats round everything into the deft and easy going category, burnt malt, oats and a dry finish not unlike the dry irish stout that was also available.

Taste, really dry, lacking any component that would have you confuse this with a sweet or milk stout. Its smooth, but lacking any residual sugars. Heavy roast, burnt feeling to the malt is minimalized by the oats usually in a well made oatmeal stout, and I get the feeling that is the situation in which I'm drinking this beer. Some of the bitterness does come through, but thats bound to happen on a big roasty beer without sugar, it still hides the alcohol quite well though. Some anise/licorice notes, not too strong, but they're there.

A solid oatmeal stout, should please stout fans. Chewy.

Photo of Offa
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Although not outstanding, this is a very good, smooth and characterful oatmeal stout.

Deep black, it usually has a fairly strong, deep tan head leaving some good lacing although the last time I got it, it has only a thin ring and didn't leave any lace.

The aroma is rather light but with stewed prunes, light sourish plum wine, toast and anise.

The taste is fairly full bodied, toasty with hitns of root beer/anise, some bitterwseet chocolate, lightly sweet-sour stewed plums, and a definite, faintly sour-bitter oatmeal character. There is a light winey-alcoholc quality noticeable, too, and it has light spicey bitterness balancing light sweetness. The feel is rather smooth yet with liveliness in the finish. I don't think it's the Aleworks' best beer, even if one of the "flagships," but it is one of their better beers and a very solid contender in the style.

Photo of xhcadamx
4.37/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Black with a bubbly tan head. No edge color and lots of lacing.

S - Lots of burnt and roasted malts a little coffee.

T - Same as the smell predicted. Burnt and roasted malt with a little coffee flavor. Nice bitterness at the end.

M - Very silky smooth!!! This is what I love about a good Oatmeal Stout!

D - Goes down so easy. On Tuesday its 2.50 a pint night who could resist such a great beer.

Photo of RoyalT
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – This one poured a dark brown in color with some strong ruby highlights and sported a nice, retentive, almost dark purple head.

Smell – The big, blackish malts came out strong at the small, kind of like a souped up Schwartzbier. There was some modest cane-type of sugars here as well.

Taste – The darkish malts are big at the taste, too. They aren’t overpowering though. They are smoothed out by a good sugary balance, which is more like table sugar or brown sugar sweetness.

Mouthfeel – This is not a big beer, I’d call it shy of medium-bodied, that can get kind of sharp in the mouth with that rough and tumble malty bitterness. The sugars from the taste seem to be up front, so if you hold this for any length of time it bitters up real quick.

Drinkability – This is an excellent drinker on its own. I wouldn’t recommend trying to eat anything with it though.

Stonefly Oatmeal Stout from Third Street Aleworks
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.