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McGovern's Oatmeal Stout - Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.4%
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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Photo of ExtraStout
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

ExtraStout, Sep 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Madfish85, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

KTracy, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

RichH55, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

renroc, Jun 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

swinyeju, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Kevincredible, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ZEB89, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Boone757, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

allenson21, Feb 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

JMS1512, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of Flounder57
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a crazy two finger head that finally reduced to a puffy layer and left some nice lacing on the glass. It is a pitch black color with no vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: sweet and bready oats, roasted coffee, chocolate, and smoke

Taste: everything is blended together, but the flavors are light. Some vanilla and sweetness from the oats in there too. Lingering bitterness in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, and very drinkable.

Overall: Pretty solid oatmeal stout. Too bad they have to make it in Portland and not in Belfast Bay. Still an awesome though.

Flounder57, Feb 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.