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Oatmeal Stout - Gray's Brewing Company

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

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129 Ratings
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.76%


Brewed by:
Gray's Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.21% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2002)
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Chokobo

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-02-2013 00:16:44 | More by Chokobo
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04-04-2014 04:21:11 | More by Dover
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown with a thin wispy head. Minimal vanishing lace.

The smell is of roasted dark malt - some chocolate. There is something chemical-ish I can't quite put my finger on, but it is mild.

The taste is of roasted cocoa powder with some dark fruit and a metallic-like finish.

It is watery thin, though some roast lingers a bit.

A mediocre stout, IMO. Not sure if metallic notes come from burnt malt or poorly used hops. It's drinkable enough, but lacks the rich, silky malt character associated with the style. Could be smoother. But, again, "inoffensive" enough to be drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 20:40:22 | More by jwc215
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

01-12-2014 00:25:54 | More by bigpoppa67
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 04:03:27 | More by Satan70
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-25-2013 01:01:58 | More by Lynn
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-04-2013 23:21:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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Ryan_Graham

Iowa

3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark black with a little head that fades away to nothing. Chocolaty to the nose with hints of coffee. Tastes like carbonated coffee. It starts off watery and finishes with a thick malty taste. I didn't get the "oatmeal" flavor at all here, which was disappointing. Overall, I was not impressed.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 23:41:32 | More by Ryan_Graham
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

08-01-2013 19:04:05 | More by harpus
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elroacho

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-31-2013 23:31:20 | More by elroacho
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Snowboarder4lifey

Minnesota

1.81/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Tasted good until the Nast metal undercurrent came in.... Like it was made in an old rusty pale.... Nasty! It is tasting like it was made in a old rusty bucket compaired to most oatmeal stouts. Bent padel and Brew house have way better oatmeal souts. Lake Superior Breing Company also makes a better oatmeal Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2013 01:45:29 | More by Snowboarder4lifey
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-11-2013 01:30:58 | More by pathman
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-25-2013 04:16:48 | More by CesarLopes
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Beefytits4

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-29-2013 21:35:55 | More by Beefytits4
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carolinared

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

02-28-2013 01:37:50 | More by carolinared
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Label promised "Big, Black, Bold". It definitely was BLACK although I've had blacker. Head was deep and tan - as expected. Sniff was a bit funky, which is not entirely off-style (though expected more in Belgian Ale), but it was enough to cause me to re-check the bottling date. The mouthfeel was towards a porter than a stout - one expects creaminess in a black stout - don't they? The first mouthful made me wonder what all the "black" was - because the taste was lighter than a porter. I was expecting a stout "punch". If it had been categorized as a Porter I would have been less surprised. This is my first taste of a Grays Brewing Company beer so I'll have to test out their IPA or hopefully they make a 2xIPA which are my favored styles. I drink and love heavy black stouts and deep oak bourbon porters with a cigar - this beer would be quickly overshadowed by a cigar.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 05:28:00 | More by GoldHorde
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-13-2012 20:44:23 | More by bman_85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Gotta love those muttonchops... Anyway, this stuff pours a deep sienna topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises light roasted malts, toasted funky wheat, and a dusting of mild cocoa powder. The taste doesn't wanna make any waves, so it just copies the smell, despite how boring that makes it come across. There's definitely a blackened pretzel character abiding here. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel that borders on nigh-watery. Overall, a meek little oatmeal stout, one that's not offensive in any way but also doesn't seem to wanna try to be very good.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 01:42:48 | More by TMoney2591
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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-17-2012 15:35:34 | More by rcjennings
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured it cold from the fridge and still got a huge head that filled most of the glass. Beer is black, smooth fine frothy head that lingers a long time. Aroma is roasted coffee and baker's chocolate. Taste is great blend of coffee and chocolate and hops all together. A lingering chocolate finish...like chocolate oatmeal with a faint rasberry candy. Nicely balanced and blended and clean. Not too sweet at all.
Smooth and just thick enough. Easy to drink, but also easy to sip and savor.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 12:10:52 | More by deaconoflove
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09-30-2012 01:09:22 | More by WhatAlesMe
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-29-2012 00:32:08 | More by chancy14
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Oatmeal Stout from Gray's Brewing Company
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