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Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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90
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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 72
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The addition of flaked oats add a “smooth” texture to this big black ale. Lots of chocolate roasty flavors tightened up by an abundance of Pacific Northwest hops.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 03-15-2003)
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sethmeister

New Hampshire

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oatmeal Stout on nitro tap at Portsmouth Brewery Oct 25th 2008.

Opaque black with two fingers of creamy soft khaki head. Sheets and waves of lace decorate the glass. Gorgeous.

Scent is chocolate, coffee, fruit, citric hops, and a slight roasty quality.

Taste is fruity and sweet. A vry slight hint of chocolate and coffee. Mildly roasty. Citric finish with a very light bitterness. Hints of sourness on the sides of the tongue. Sweet fruit flesh. I actually taste sweet fleshy pears and apples. Surprising how fruity this is for an oatmeal stout...

Mouth is creamy, soft and velvety.

Drinkability is very good.

A soft delicious sweet creamy stout. Surprisingly fruity however. Fresh fleshy sweet fruit seems to dominate and is stronger than the chocolate or coffee notes. Reminiscent of Portsmouth's Dirty Blonde with the fruity flavors and I idly wonder if some of the Dirty Blonde fell into the Oatmeal Stout and drowned? I guess I would prefer a bit less fruit and a bit more emphasis on the roasty, coffee and chocolate flavors, though this is rather unique. Still, a tasty beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-26-2008 04:07:09 | More by sethmeister
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Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.