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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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210 Ratings

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -14%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Vonhinx, Apr 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

RobertColianni, Sep 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a deep dark brown with one hell of a head.

S- slightly sweet with a definate alcohol/solvent smell.

T- slightly sweet, mild burnt/coffee taste. Slightly watery.

M- It has a "foamy" mouthfeel.

D- Not unpleasant. I could drink a few of these. The overall flavor is a little watered down though.

JayNH, Nov 25, 2008
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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice black color with approximately one finger of reddish brown head. Some lacing, the head holds up pretty well.

Smell is rather bland, a little bit of malts, but it's just not much on the smell. The smell improves some as the brew warms, but still unremarkable.

The taste is a bit like the smell, it's a stout, but it's on the mild side without any really strong taste.

Mouth feel is pretty good, some creaminess and not too thin. As noted by other reviewers, this brew is over carbonated and it detracts from the overall mouth feel.

I drank this one down fairly quickly and could've drank a couple more.

AgingWarrior, Apr 24, 2008
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours an opaque black with a little tan head that drops to a slight ring.

Smell is very faint. Just the slightest hint of sweet malt.

Taste is of some bitter oats and a touch of coffee.

Overall, not bad, but not one I'd go out to get. A tad boring. That said, nothing major wrong with it. Worth a try.

bluegrassbrew, Jul 28, 2007
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Jet black with a nice small head at first. Mild espresso and cocoa aroma. Deep roasted flavor-almost to a burnt degree but it is not unpleasant. Some hop bitterness. Lacks the creamy flavor and the silkiness of a good oatmeal stout. Body is a tad thin-again no sign of oats in here. A decent enough stout.

lackenhauser, Feb 25, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Linda081, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

tclapper, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

WeldBeerMan, Aug 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

allenson21, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mvanaskie13, Aug 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of HiAIPA
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured out of 12oz. bottle, this elixir resembles a dark coffe like liquer, with a nice head profile of creamy coffee foam. Aromas are mild, containing sweet oats and malt, hay and roasted porridge. Flavors are nicer than the aromas, serving up a meritage of dark cocoa, roasted gruel, blackened grog and nice sweet oatmeal on the finish. A decent offering for consumers to seek out. This tasted much better as it warmed up, and I recommend bringing this to almost room temperature to enjoy the full palate of flavors.

HiAIPA, Feb 28, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mecummins, Jan 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

JAHMUR, Nov 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

RIKIM, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Mavors, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

rderedin, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

TMI, Mar 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

alex_hart, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Beermaine, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy brown head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a dry earthy scent that has a wonderful oatmeal feel. It's very bitter from the over use of black patent malts. The taste is decent as well. It's quite bitter with loads of black malts. It goes down easy and finishes thin with some lingering earthiness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a good drinking beer, although I'm not sure how they won the silver medal at the World Beer Championships.

WesWes, Oct 23, 2008
McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.