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Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout - Broughton Ales Ltd

Kinmount Willie Oatmeal StoutKinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
80
good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 16.76%


Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 02-05-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: One pint, .9oz brown bottle with raised glass of hop vines below the neck of the bottle. Brief History about the Scot Kintmount Willie, famous Border River. Freshness date clearly scored.

Appearance: Black leather in colour with a well retaining tan lace.

Smell: Sweet in the nose with hints of creamed coffee and a chocolate malt shake.

Taste: Silky smooth with a light carbonation that holds the medium body together. Mild roasted malt and barley, dark chocolate flow within the smooth mouth feel. Perfect amount of sweetness to balance the roasted flavour and hop bitterness. Finishing a little dry in the end with a slowly fading burnt/charcoal taste.

Notes: Layered and complex like a fine dark truffle or similar. Very flavourful, good to pair up with an assortment of light and dark chocolates or even shell fish on the half.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2002 19:21:18 | More by Jason
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scotorum

Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

NB: Best By date is 11/12, which means it was probably about a year old when opened. Might have affected the review.

Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip glass.

a: Black with a hint of ruby at the bottom. Tall tan head dissipated fairly quickly to a thick tan surface foam and lacing.

s: Barest hint of dark malt.

t: A rather bitter stout blast which smooths out as it is consumed until it feels weakish.

m: Rather light for a stout. OTOH easy drinking for a stout.

o: A decent but not outstanding stout, a bit disappointingly watery. Would be relatively refreshing for summer drinking compared to some other stouts. If my summer choice was limited to stouts, this might be a top pick, especially to session, since the ABV is probably about as low as a stout - or most other non-light beers for that matter - ever gets.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 04:31:43 | More by scotorum
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-27-2013 13:59:06 | More by harpus
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

11-09-2012 23:12:40 | More by JAHMUR
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 500 ml. bottle with a Best By date of Nov 12. Sampled on March 27, 2012. It pours very dark brown to nearly black with a huge, foamy tan head that settles down after a short moment. The aroma is not in your face. It is mellow and subtle with dark malts and oats. The body is around medium and maybe a bit better. The taste tends to focus more on bitterness. It begins with a likeable dose of dark barley malts and then zings me a little at the end with a clean bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 22:10:35 | More by puboflyons
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flagmantho

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: deep brown hue, very near black, admitting a little ruby tint when held up to the light. Head poured one finger of creamy tan foam, which dissipated quickly.

Smell: fruity malt aroma with just a touch of roastiness. Fruit character reminds me a bit of mix berries. I like it.

Taste: light malty flavor with some roast, as in the aroma. More of that fruitiness is present, and bitterness is nice and balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a nicely silky, creamy texture. Good stuff!

Overall: this is a nicely quaffable stout. I love a sessionable dark beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 02:02:54 | More by flagmantho
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My girlfriend bought this for me in Charleston, SC. I poured it into a flared pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a deep opaque black. The head is one finger tall, tan, small bubbles, poor lacing but great retention.
Smell: The aromas are toffee, coffee and roasted grain.
Taste: The flavors are a bit sour, toffee notes and some dates.
Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately smooth.
Drinkability: I put this beer right at average.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2009 01:06:01 | More by treehugger02010
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WakeandBake

Michigan

2.8/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A light black with a thin soapy white head,that fades quickly and leaves little lacing. A sweet lactos,coffee aroma,with a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rather plain, roasty,sweet,a bit of coffee and coco,the hops seem to be hiding somewhere, I detect little to none, little carbonation,short finish,with a bit of dark bread,and rasins,very thin body.Drinkable but not very memoriable.

Meh

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 23:41:55 | More by WakeandBake
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a dark red color with a light tan pillowy head.

S: a big dried fruit aroma, rich chocolate, and some malty sweetness.

T: For flavor there was a big coffee flavor with a smooth texture that is very rich and dark. Some cocoa beans and dark chocolate close things out with a dark malty lacing. Only 4.2abv but drinksmuch bigger with a big roasted character. Leaves a nice bitter coffee lacing on the fade.

M: creamy from the malting and slick on the swallow, but a little thin per style.

D: creamy with a rich flavor and low abv makes this an easy one to put down with causal conversation.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2008 00:14:26 | More by beerthulhu
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biggmike

Mississippi

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown color that was nearly black with a nice tan head that dissipated fairly quickly. Aroma was of roasted malt and hints of peat. Flavor was like aroma with the roasted malts flavor and hints of peat, chocolate and the malt sweetness coming through. Mouthfeel was good, though not as silky as some stouts. Drinkability was good.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2008 00:12:55 | More by biggmike
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erosier

Connecticut

3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a deep brown color with hints of red at the bottom of the beer. Very small and kind of thin tan colored head that has some lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of very sweet roasted malts and then some chocolate, some scotch, and some pete.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, and then the scotch flavors of pete and wood come through at the end.
M: Very smooth and velvety feeling but perhaps a bit too sweet.
D: Pretty drinkable as the beer was downed no problem, but perhaps a bit too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2008 12:25:27 | More by erosier
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roadhouse

Florida

3.78/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appears very dark brown near black with some red highlights on the bottom of the glass. Initial one and a half inch tan head quickly sinks down to a skim. Leaves a trace amount of lace.

Aromas of sweet chocolate, with a bit of milkiness to it kind of like a shake. Not the best ever but very pleasing.

Taste is initially chocolatey with a bit of coffee bitterness and wet wood in the back. A bit of that milky creaminess comes through, but it mostly just ends up tasting kind of bland compared to a full flavored stout. Not bad, just not that good.

Mouthfeel could be better for an Oatmeal Stout. Body is medium, pretty smooth, but not really silky like some of the better Oatmeal Stouts.

This stuff was pretty decent, it's quite drinkable, but there are definitely better oatmeal stouts out there. When it's less than a dollar more for a Samuel Smith, I'm going with that.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 05:55:47 | More by roadhouse
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint 9 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Nice dark brown with a thin tan head.

S - Chocolate and malt smells are the most present. It is also a little sweet.

T - Really thin and bitter. Slight chocolate flavor but I can't get past the bitterness and how thin this is.

M - Light to medium bodied with slightly high carbonation.

D - Not impressed. I really didn't like this at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2008 03:38:24 | More by jeffmonarch
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JamesS

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very nice dark color, nearly black, although with very little head and lacing for a stout. Nice scent, it's very sweet from the oatmeal with nice burnt grain undertones. Nice taste, it has good attributes of a stout (burnt grain and slight coffee flavors) and oatmeal (you can actually taste the oatmeal here and it adds a nice sweetness), but all of the flavors nearly cancel each other out, and the flavor, while well blended, tends to be a little weak. it does go down very easily, though. Probably my least favorite of the Broughton Ales group that I've tried, but still worth a shot or two.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 01:58:18 | More by JamesS
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MuenchenerKindl

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a large Euro bottle to a pint glass the dark liquid has ok carbonation. The head is close to 2 fingers, off white and leaves little lace.

The smell is smoky roasty malt. Smells a bit like a Scotch Ale.

The taste follows, it seems to be a bix between a Scotch Ale and a Irish Stout. Nice roasty taste, molasses and dark caramel.

zThe mouthfeel is good, not reall thick and the carbonation seems a bit flat.

The drinkability is ok, nothing to rave about, it is an interesting brew, I would try it again now that I know what to expect.

Prosit, MK

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 12:54:12 | More by MuenchenerKindl
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champ103

Texas

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown color. When held up to the light, some ruby red is seen. Beige head and light lace.
S: Roasted malt and a woody/peaty aroma. Not what I think of when drinking an oatmeal stout.
T: A bit of oats. Lots of peaty and woody malt again. Not much depth.
M/D: Thin and watery. Inoffensive and easy to drink.

Nothing special, but this won't offend anybody that likes stouts.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2008 02:11:40 | More by champ103
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DAVIDMAGNUM

Maryland

1.88/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Dark - yes
Head - no
Taste - at first not much, then a sour milk aftertaste
The smell was ok, not bad but did not even hint to the bland then after swallow assault ahead.
I love a good stout and like a good oatmeal stout, and this is easily the worst I have ever tried.

Put a MR YUK label on the bottle!

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2008 20:25:10 | More by DAVIDMAGNUM
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deepsouth

Mississippi

3.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this beer poured a thin opaque black with zero head. the smell is a bit malty, but not much else going on. the taste is thin in both mouthfeel and character. this isn't a bad beer, but is not one that i would seek out. it's very much on the light side and as the previous reviewer said, probably a good example of an introductory stout for someone not familiar with or new to craft beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2008 18:48:06 | More by deepsouth
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tiger88

Alabama

3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really nothing special about this stout. Very easy to drink seeing as how the ABV is 4.2% It pours an opaque black but kinda stops there. Not much head that lingers nor is it very aromatic. Taste was OK but nothing to brag about. Would be a good stout to use while introducing a newcomer to the style. Overall, as a stout fan, this was a very Ho-Hum beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 18:11:03 | More by tiger88
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

2.78/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle served right out of the fridge and poured into a Pint glass

A - Poured a very nice and dark hazelnut brown color with some light showing through on the sides givin off a bit of a reddish tint around the edges. There was absolutly no head at all formed on ths and that was with a very vigorous pour. Quite suprising actually as I thought it would have had a little more to it then it did. No side glass lace formed on this what so ver and to be honest it was really starting to look a tad bit thin.

S - The aroma was light but what was there was somwhat complex and defintly a bit intresting to say the least. A very nice deep nutty aroma took over front stage, but was supplimented by a weird almost cigar like, tobacoo infused, smoked aroma. Not your traditional smoked lager, weird like a wet cigarette or something. Very musty and kinda odd to be honest.

T - The flavor followed the aroma right away with a very odd overall taste. Again with the deep musty taste mixed in with a very nice nutty kinda flavor that was all but ruined by this weird wet and moldy flavor. Some hints of bitterness in the finish but there were muted and more a product of the nuts then anything else. The finish was slick and the just overall not very good here.

M - Very thin, in fact I could not rightfully call this one a stout, just not enough body here for me at all. There was just too light of a profile and a nasty slickness to the taste that I just did not cre for in he slightest. Lots of carbonation made it feel more like a lager then a stout and the finish offered virtually no real flavor at all.

D - I guess you could say its ok, I mean low alcohol and a decent carboantion prfile but to be honest why would you want to drink it, it just was not that good.

Overall I will not be going back to this one. It is supposed to be an oatmeal stout, but bore no semplence to any that I had ever seen and in fact was just a bland english lager as far as I was concerned. I will skip this one next time.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2008 00:46:16 | More by mikesgroove
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GratefulBeerGuy

New Hampshire

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one is extremely dark, but not totally opaque, creamy brown head dissipates quick to just about nothing at all. Oh well.

A bit like sour-fruits and a touch musty, i'm thinking these scent's a re a bit "off". There is a decent roasty, smoky malt detected as well, which gives me hope for the future.

Well, it is a fruity- sweet malt, not "off" on flavor just much more fruity than I had expected, or would ever expect this style to be. The malt flavor has some complexity too, with a smoky, roasted oats flavor and a mild-honey sweet finish. Strange, but interesting.

The feel is medium-full because although it appears to be very heavy, minus the dissipointing head retention, it feels pretty thin, I enjoy the smooth heft of a stout, this one is a bit watery.

This was a bit of an odd-ball stout that i found interesting and not exactly hard to finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2007 22:23:02 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
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albern

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little on the watery and light side, but at 4.2% ABV, would you expect anything less. This beer pours a pretty clear dark brown, with some head, and little retention. The smell is coffee, malts, maybe some caramel, and bready oats. The taste is quite light, watery, coffee, not all that dry, some underlying sweetness. The mouthfeel and consistency is just light, watery, easy to digest, nothing that challenges the taste buds. There is no aftertaste and in part this beer is just too thin and too insubstantial to really appeal. Its very drinkable, in part because of the low ABV, and its watery characteristics. It's an okay stout, not nearly hearty enough, and one that can be drank in the heat of the summer because of its overall lightness.

Update 12-2008: Not much has changed although the beer is quite opaque and inky brown. There is a hint of cherry in the beer as well, but it is a very watery brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2007 22:53:24 | More by albern
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meechum

Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dark brown to black with red highlights poured into a mug leaving a thick tan head that fell slowly leaving a thick ring of lace around the glass

S - Up front are roasted cocoa beans and mocha flavors..with some caramel

T - A very good malty brew with strong flavors of coffee and chocolate

M - A little on the oily side with little carbonation but a full feel from the cereal

D - A very good sessionable stout at only 4.20 I could easily quaff several pints in an evening

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2007 02:45:07 | More by meechum
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IPAcraig

Tennessee

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black as night with a creamy looking one finger light brown head. The head was gone too quickly, with no lacing.

The aroma has a light roastiness to it, with a very faint sweetness (perhaps lactose) to compliment. A nice smell, but very faint. Average.

The predominant flavor in this beer is a very dry roastiness. It may be predominant, but it is very light. A slight biscuity taste is present as well, maybe from the oatmeal. I dont get much flavor from the oatmeal, but some it does seems to add some body to an otherwise light beer. The mouthfeel is helped by the light carbonation.

A very drinkable beer, but not very flavorful. A balanced beer. A nice beer. But nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2007 01:54:12 | More by IPAcraig
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I expected a little more from this brew. Expecting a creamy, rich, velvety, roasted character, but it turned a little too acidic and scrubbed the palate a bit too roughly. A sweet malty flavor overshadowed the rich chocolate, coffee characteristic. Sweetness gets a little fruity (an artificial grape flavor). Not a bad experience, but there are certainly better Oatmeal Stouts out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2007 21:08:50 | More by BEERchitect
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Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout from Broughton Ales Ltd
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