1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Oatmeal Stout - Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

Not Rated.
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
80
good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 11.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BucannonXC5 on 10-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Our Oatmeal Stout is brewed with 10% Oats and three specialty malts. At 40 IBUs and 7% ABV, this brew covers a soft and supple flavor spectrum of coffee, black licorice, and dark chocolate.
View: Beers (48) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 13
Photo of Glopez
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of KevMo84
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of chinchill
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle with "enjoy by 02/03/2013" on the label into a Unibroue goblet that had just before held a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout. Pours dark brown/black with a large light tan head that had remarkably excellent retention.

Aroma: Belgian yeast (?!) and some mild toasted grain aroma.

T: Well, the "Belgian yeast" that seemed to be in the aroma clearly seems to be Brett; and I assume Brett contamination rather than an intentional introduction. Nonetheless, the Brett level is tolerable and the beer is drinkable. Hard to be more positive than that, however.

M: Slightly thin for style, but otherwise very good, smooth feel. Fairly high level of carbonation for style makes this a very lively oatmeal stout.

O: Bad bottle? Properly capped bottle pulled from refrigerated storage only 2 weeks past enjoy by date, so any problems stem from bottling or earlier. Will revisit down the road.

Photo of NOLTERN
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of bh123
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer pours a dark mohogany-brown coloring with a tall, foamy, light brown head that quickly settles to a film. Looks thin and dark. Aromas of toasted grains, mild chocolate, and tangy caramel. Smells are subtle. Flavors are roasty initially, but light overall. Chocolate and toffee character comes out mid-tongue, with a slightly bitter coffee profile at the end of the palate. Flavors are light and slightly unbalanced overall. The thin body and jumbled flavors make for confusion in mouth and on the palate. Sweet and bitter clash instead of balance or compliment. There is a bittersweet aftertaste, part chocolate and part coffee. Lingering sweet, almost cloying finish that leaves a durable filmy coat in your mouth after a while. Missed the mark for me.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of the Winter 12-pack.. Poured into my slim tulip... short lasting 1 finger tannish head... the brew is almost black.... certainly hazed deeep dark walnut.

Nose seems light for the style... a bit of milk chocolate and light roast malt... bready... maybe some brewers licorice...

Flavor has all the same elements as the aroma, but even lighter... not sure where Pyramid lost the palate, but it is pretty flimsy.

Body is actually okay... shade light of medium with a light creamy carbonation.

Only average when weighing in... nothing special at all unfortunately.

3.5/3/3/3.5/3

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a dark ruby brown with an off-white finger width head. Poor retention.

Smell - Chocolate, coffee, faint raisin, anise and a touch of astringency.

Taste - Flavors are muddled, but there's definite stout character present: chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, anise and a slight hint of alcohol. The flavors aren't necessarily strong in presence, and to be honest, it's a bit of a jumbled mess. Finishes semi-sweet with a faint bit of heat.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Fairly thin for the style.

Overall - Kind of a funky oatmeal stout. It really comes across more as a watered-down imperial stout than anything. It's not completely terrible, but it's nothing I'd care to purchase again.

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.17/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Oct. 7, 2012 (purchased at BevMo in La Mesa (San Diego, Calif.) as part of a winter variety 12-pack for $15.99 (with card) on Oct. 5, 2012). Black with just below two fingers of khaki tan head.
Surprisingly below average retention all-around.

Smelled dark chocolate, coffee, coffee beans, toffee, roasty malts and even a little black licorice.

Taste didn’t really come together as much as I would have liked. Got a lot more black licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and roasty, bitter malts. Maybe even some dark fruits in there late.

Medium-to-full body. Creamy slick texture. Average-to-below average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

I was slightly disappointed. The flavors just didn’t come together. I probably wouldn’t have it again.

Photo of CloudStrife
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 010413

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a thick 1 finger off white head. Pretty quick to dissipate leaving no real lacing.

S: Light chocolate and roasted malts, a sweet dark fruit characteristic. Slight booze at the end. Not much going on.

T: Mild flavor. Mostly fermented dark fruit. Maybe some oatmeal but you gotta search.

M: A little thin on the mouth. Average carbonation.

Overall nothing to write home about. It gets you a buzz and isnt offensive.

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of shelby415
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kastler
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with enjoy by 01/18/2013 on the label (rather specific don't you think?).

A: Pours a DARK brown/black with a nice light caramel head. 1.5 finger head with lacing and nice head retention.

S: Mild chocolate and some oatmeal aroma to it, fairly typical for an oatmeal stout but nice none the less.

T: Mild chocolate taste with some oatmeal bread-ness coming through. I find it smooth and balanced though perhaps a bit fluid/watery. (not sure I'm getting the point across. Basically slight bit thin). Taste is good though and the chocolate lingers.

M: Slightly thinner than I'd like, though this would just lead me to drinking more. I could drink multiples of this easily. Lot of carbonation action on the tongue, overall nice feel.

O: The best beer Pyramid has to offer IMO. Pyramid, usually is aggressively mediocre, though this beer is pretty good. The only one I would consider buying a 6er of. Def worth a shot if you come across it.

Photo of kevwcamp
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of trocketsauced
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Frankensteineken
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of tubeyes
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of hogrider
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Rasmon
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of tcampbel1
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

to view all ratings, reviews and sorting options.
Oatmeal Stout from Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.