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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

202 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 202
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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yankeeheel

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured a jet black with a nice thick tan head, which dissapeared all too quickly. Discovered the "best by" date had way passed.

Smells of coffee, oatmeal, and just a hint of choclate. The taste is rather even across the spectrum of dark malt, coffee, and dark chocalate. Just a hint of bitter at the back end.

All in all it's a nicely done well balanced stout. I'm still looking for a NE brewer to outdo the Ipswich though. That's the standard in my mind.

09-07-2003 22:12:22 | More by yankeeheel
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Proteus93

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

A: Completely opaque jet black pour... a light brown creamy head that doesn't stick all too much, but has a great retention.

S: A nice, full aroma of oats and toasted malts. Some soft and warm coffee aromas thrown in. Quite a nice smelling beer.

T: ... and decent tasting, too. Not particularly complex, with straight forward flavours of oatmeal, toasted malt, and coffee - not really as welcoming as the aroma, perhaps, but still pretty decent. A nod towards Sam Smith.

M + D: Decently creamy, and it could even get heavier without hurting things. Typically, oatmeal stouts are nice session brews, having full flavour, rich body, and a low ABV - this takes it up a notch, with an alleged 6.5% - a little heavy. Nonetheless, a decent oatmeal stout, and well worth trying out.

07-28-2008 19:23:00 | More by Proteus93
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EigenBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-13-2012 02:53:49 | More by EigenBeer
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CKav

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-20-2012 20:55:59 | More by CKav
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Hergestridge

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

YUM YUM YUM!!! Nirvana in a Glass!! This Stout is excellent!! The smells, flavors, mouthfeel is like a Hot Bowl of Oatmeal on a Frigid MidWest Winter Morn!! This entry is EXCELLENT!!! Great Brew Belfast Bay!!!! This is the Sh*t!!!
We do need to talk about your supposed ale tho.. :)
~Carry On Citizens!!!~(C)
sMc

07-30-2014 23:51:33 | More by Hergestridge
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ale207

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-08-2014 21:21:11 | More by ale207
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Jamstone714

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-13-2012 02:30:00 | More by Jamstone714
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-09-2011 23:35:20 | More by nmann08
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ktrillionaire

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

The brew pours with a look typical of a nice stout: black with a tan cap, though it is a short-lived head. The nose is equal parts of cocoa, roast, and toffee-coffee-caramel-candy notes, but it is not sweet. It tastes about the same as the nose but it adds a pleasantly acrid roast and smoke hint to the mix. Feel is medium soft and creamy with a super drying mouthfeel, a tad reminiscent of black coffee. Quite nice, overall.

07-11-2011 00:14:54 | More by ktrillionaire
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godmare

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-27-2011 14:00:46 | More by godmare
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NHSTEVE

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-09-2011 22:32:20 | More by NHSTEVE
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-09-2013 21:05:53 | More by Boone757
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garcia2a

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours a nice deep ruby color with a full, cocoa colored head that laced nicely.

The bouquet has nice grains, malt and a grassey chocolate hints. This translated well to the taste. I am getting nice full malts with a velvety chocolate aftertaste.

This is a decent beer, pretty much bang on for the style. Mouthfeel is nice, but a tad chewy and thick. Very drinkable, but this beer cloys rather rapidly.

02-04-2010 05:32:22 | More by garcia2a
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ATPete

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12 bottle

Pours a deep brown color with a good strong brown head leaving some sticking. Roasty, almost salt sweet malts in the nose. The malt character in flavor is obviously dominant, notes of chocolate and hints at coffee, the subtlest flavor of soy sauce. Smooth drinking, light/medium bodied stout, low carbonation. I could definitely go back to this one.

02-16-2009 14:30:53 | More by ATPete
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hops4me

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Black body with a frothy chocolate milk looking head. Head takes some time to fall and leaves a fair amount of lace in its place. Smells of licorice, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is dry and smooth. Roasted bitterness and some nuttiness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium. This beer is nice and goes down well. If it was available here I would buy again.

09-23-2008 00:18:36 | More by hops4me
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stealth

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-20-2011 09:07:56 | More by stealth
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Squidprint

Maine

4/5  rDev +5.5%

09-04-2013 14:19:28 | More by Squidprint
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Drew966

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

McGovern's Oatmeal Stout pours an opaque black with an out of control huge brown head. The aroma is nice, roasted malt all the way. The flavor is also nice, once again it's roasted malt, just as I would expect. There is a nice touch of sweetness, but mostly it's just coffee like flavors. Pretty good.

03-17-2008 01:30:50 | More by Drew966
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-15-2013 17:51:10 | More by BillRoth
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renroc

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Pours ink black with a nice tan head. The head quickly settles and leaves lacing along the rim of the glass. Hints of roasted malt in the nose. This beer is quite smooth. Flavors of toffee roast imparting an espresso taste and bitterness, heavy malt all washed down by a milk/cream aftertaste. Quite enjoyable. There’s a lot of complex flavor in this bottle, yet its well assembled leading to a great balance. The beer by mid pint gets a little bit dryer and the bitterness returns. Well crafted for the style and would be a good benchmark for any Oatmeal Stout. This is what an Oatmeal Stout taste’s like.

12-08-2003 00:20:53 | More by Starchild
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-28-2012 04:45:29 | More by Satchboogie
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kindbill

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-04-2012 00:59:37 | More by kindbill
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-23-2013 22:55:09 | More by RoryOMoore
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-10-2013 02:05:19 | More by ZEB89
McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.