Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout - Portsmouth Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draught at the brewery, served into a pint glass. Poured jet black with about one finger of head. Good amount of lacing throughout. Smells of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, roasted malts, a little vanilla. The taste is very creamy, full bodied with a low carbonation, not bursting with flavor but still good. It was my favorite currently on draught, what a great brewery.
Serving type: on-tap
02-20-2012 00:41:12 | More by BeRanger
2.75/5 rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
22oz bottle, Duvel tulip, 20th Anniversary Portsmouth label. Thank you, Jayli via Secret Santa 2011.
Very dark, even for a Stout, it deserves to be called black. There is very little head and what there is is light for a Stout.
Stale coffee and bitter chocolate with a bit of charcoal and oak thrown in. It smells like a cup of cheap coffee with creamer or chocolate milk.
Things break down when one tastes this beer. First, it's within a wheezy breath of being completely flat. I stick with the stale coffee reference, but this time it isn't a cheap and cheerful, satisfying with the dairy in it, aspect. Slight sourness, sweetness is balanced reasonably by mostly dark malt bitterness and astringency.
It has the weight of an Oatmeal Stout, but it is all but flat. The bottle must not have sealed properly. Yeah, it's 1.5 bad. With any less heft it would be a 1.
It smells good, but that is all. Likely proper carb would fix it all, but Portsmouth wasn't able to pull that off with this bottle.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2012 04:03:19 | More by brewerburgundy
4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Stopped in for lunch on 12/9
Served in a pint glss
A: This beer pours and opaque, pitch black with a two inger of rich, frothy light brown head. Head retains nicely leaving big clumps of lacing on the glass.
S: Nose is rich chocolate, oatmeal, and charred notes.
T: Taste starts with charred and oatmeal notes. Roast then starts to lighten the flavoring while a milk chocolate and coffee flavoring comes through and finishes this beer out. There's a touch of a burnt aftertaste.
M: Medium to fuller bodied, moderate carbonation, nice silky feel.
O: Goes down easy, very tasty, somewhat filling, mild kick, great representation of style. Another phenomenal brew from Portsmouth!
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2011 19:33:48 | More by Jayli
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Stopped in for the lunch a few weeks ago and finally took notes on one of my favorites from Portsmouth. 16oz served in a pint glass
A: Solid black for the most part, but I do see some amber towards the bottom of the glass. Big frothy cream colored head which sticks around until the end. Some thick lacing towards the top
S: Nose is probably the weakest part of this beer. Not much too it; some roasted oat and malt
T: Ah yes, the beer I remember. Dark chocolate, light roast, flaked oat. Some sweetness from the chocolate malt
M: Full bodied. I love that Portsmouth puts all their stouts on nitro, just seems to work so well. Smooth and creamy
D: My glass was empty before I knew it. Very flavorful and easy drinking. Recommended
Serving type: nitro-tap
12-02-2011 22:51:07 | More by Brez07
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On tap today at the brewery.
Pours a solid black with just the faintest of brown highlights on the edges. A minimal khaki head that dissipates quickly. Smells of toasted malts, roasted coffee, hints of milk chocolate and steeping grains as well. Tastes of creamy chocolate up front, roasted coffee and toasted malts mid way through with a long lingering roasted bitterness in a fairly dry finish. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, light to moderate level of carbonation and a medium body. Very tasty brew. I could certainly see myself throwing a few of these back.
Serving type: on-tap
11-21-2011 02:44:57 | More by johnnnniee
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
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