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Oatmeal Stout - Gray's Brewing Company

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-06-2002)
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Reviews by nsmartell:
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nsmartell

Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed this beer during our New Year's Eve Party. Was given to me for winning a bet. Drank straight from the bottle.

Appearance: Difficult to say as it was in the bottle.

Smell: nice roasted barley smell.

Taste: very light bitterness, but excellent!

Mouthfeel: A meal in a glass! The kind of beer you want to bite into.

Drinkability: Exceptional. I could drink this beer all day long. One of the best beers I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2007 13:05:26 | More by nsmartell
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-01-2014 03:10:30 | More by ZEB89
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JellyJacket

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

06-05-2014 20:17:56 | More by JellyJacket
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

06-02-2014 00:01:49 | More by tbone64
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Gray's Oatmeal Stout pours a black color with a large lacing tan head. There is a nice creamy aroma, with lots of roasted malts and a hint of smoke. The taste is creamy, good smokey notes, good sweet lactose flavoring. A bit watery and rough, but flavors are present. Overall its a nice sweeter stout.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2014 00:38:12 | More by vette2006c5r
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

04-25-2014 03:05:05 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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Dovers

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2014 04:21:18 | More by Dovers
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Dover

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2014 04:21:11 | More by Dover
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
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 -10.5%

01-12-2014 00:25:54 | More by bigpoppa67
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Iowa

3.28/5  rDev -9.6%
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 -3.6%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

Minnesota

1.81/5  rDev -50.1%
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 +3.3%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +24%

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

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-02-2013 00:16:44 | More by Chokobo
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

2.43/5  rDev -33.1%
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 +3.3%

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

Illinois

3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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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Oatmeal Stout from Gray's Brewing Company
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