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McGovern's Oatmeal Stout - Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

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McGovern's Oatmeal StoutMcGovern's Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

197 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 197
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Belfast Bay Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
McGovern's Oatmeal Stout is a very dark, full-bodied stout with a smooth, moderate bitterness and roasted malt character. Integral parts of this stout include its subtle chocolate and caramel flavors. Hops also provide a subtle aroma and flavor without overpowering McGovern's overall balance. The milky, caramel colored head has small, tight, foamy bubbles that slowly cascade into the dark. aromatic liquid thanks to its oatmeal heritage.

Oatmeal also gives McGovern's a richer, full bodied quality with-out the bitter, burnt after-tasty often associated with stouts and other dark beers. This makes for a smoother drinking experience, especially for those who plan to enjoy more than one. Bartender Important - When pouring McGovern's Oatmeal Stout on draft, use any tap faucet with regular bar gas for best results. A traditional restrictor faucet cannot be used.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 10-28-2001)
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a rich dark color completely blackened like very used motor oil. with little or no head.

S: Aroma is of coffee and toasted malts.

T: Taste is of coffee,licorice, and molasses. Hints of sweet malts, and burnt toast.

M: Mouthfeel is silky and smooth lightly carbed with a slightly metallic taste.

O: Overall this is a great oatmeal stout from New England area Maine for sure and they know cold weather and hot coffee this is a great substitute for that. I would think about this one for breakfast, very yummy.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 04:42:34 | More by nukem5
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

11-17-2013 02:35:59 | More by jaycar06
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

11-06-2013 00:07:47 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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OldeSchool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

10-30-2013 22:03:51 | More by OldeSchool
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-18-2013 00:23:54 | More by RIKIM
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-07-2013 02:37:00 | More by alex_hart
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Beermaine

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-03-2013 00:20:34 | More by Beermaine
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StoutSeth

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-24-2013 21:10:58 | More by StoutSeth
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-15-2013 22:56:23 | More by yuenglingade
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-13-2013 23:17:40 | More by dvanhandel
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Linda081

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

09-11-2013 02:29:06 | More by Linda081
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured into a fresh pint glass down the middle with a pitch black body. Even with the somewhat aggressive pour the head only forms to about one finger. Light mocha foam falls to a small creamy ring after decent retention. Nice webs of lace around the glass.

S- Rich and roasty malts with a strong milk chocolate, cocoa note to it. Mostly dark malts here with hints of coffee, toasted nuttiness, caramel and sweets.

T- Follows the aroma up with a pretty dark roast grain forward flavor profile. Bold with notes of cocoa powder, burnt malt, coffee beans, toffee, toasted nuts and caramel. Some dark fruit hints make up the major difference between here and the aroma.

MF- Moderately thick body with a creamy texture overall. Carbonation is on the higher side and not quite as smooth as other Oatmeal Stouts I have sampled. Fair amount of roast bitterness on the palate in the finish.

Solid Oatmeal Stout with an emphasis on dark roast malts. Nice cocoa flavor throughout the experience. Flavor seems to thin out just a bit after some time but still nothing wrong here at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 01:36:14 | More by cbutova
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-09-2013 00:07:34 | More by RobertColianni
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mlefebvre7

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

09-05-2013 23:45:17 | More by mlefebvre7
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Squidprint

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-04-2013 14:19:28 | More by Squidprint
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint. The liquid looks fantastic and the head is a nice dark tan color, but the size of the head is too much. Smell is a nice roasted scent. Nothing overwhelming. Perhaps a little burnt coffee in there as well. It's definitely a good smell.

Taste is a bit better than standard. Lots of roasted malts and toffee. As the beer warms and gets towards the end of the glass, the toffee disappears and turns into a slight chocolate malt flavor, though the roasted malts stay dominant.

Mouthfeel takes a hit because of the extra carbonation. Though it's not overwhelming, it's a little too much. It also takes a hit because while it looks thick, it feels a bit thinner than it should be. This is one very drinkable stout. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a good stout and could easily spend the night drinking these.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 01:48:25 | More by ExtraStout
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Madfish85

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-28-2013 15:51:20 | More by Madfish85
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KTracy

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.6%

08-06-2013 23:02:16 | More by KTracy
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-18-2013 14:47:54 | More by RichH55
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renroc

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-28-2013 02:18:01 | More by renroc
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ninaturner

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +19%

06-16-2013 17:04:47 | More by ninaturner
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -20.6%

06-16-2013 16:04:22 | More by swinyeju
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

06-14-2013 01:45:53 | More by Kevincredible
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-10-2013 02:05:19 | More by ZEB89
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-09-2013 21:05:53 | More by Boone757
McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 197 ratings.