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Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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Portsmouth Oatmeal StoutPortsmouth Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is an extremely dark brown, almost black coloring with a thin, filmy, dense head that sits low and is a light beige color. Aromas of roasted oats, coffee, and a slight hint of cream. Flavors are rich and smooth, with a dark fruit sweet highlight laced throughout a coffee and cream backbone. Very light in mouth, despite the velvety smooth feel and strong flavor profiles. Leaves a decent, slick lacing along the glass. The aftertaste is more of the creamy and slight fruit sweetness, leading to a slow receding, lingering finish that is slick and darkly bitter. Very tasty beer!

03-02-2012 02:25:59 | More by GarthDanielson
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jmilo64

Maine

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-20-2012 17:47:28 | More by jmilo64
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-20-2012 15:59:32 | More by smutty33
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +2%

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.

02-20-2012 00:41:12 | More by BeRanger
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2012 23:00:15 | More by DoctorB2B
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-18-2012 07:14:39 | More by Satchboogie
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-06-2012 03:52:31 | More by xnicknj
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phingdong

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-01-2012 23:28:05 | More by phingdong
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Miamilice

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-18-2012 02:05:58 | More by Miamilice
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-15-2012 23:55:29 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-09-2012 05:34:15 | More by IdrinkGas
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kevgod

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.5%

01-07-2012 17:39:57 | More by kevgod
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brewerburgundy

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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.

01-05-2012 04:03:19 | More by brewerburgundy
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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!

12-21-2011 19:33:48 | More by Jayli
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LostHighway

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-02-2011 22:56:52 | More by LostHighway
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Brez07

Maine

3.85/5  rDev -4.9%

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

12-02-2011 22:51:07 | More by Brez07
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codon2004

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-29-2011 19:30:50 | More by codon2004
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-28-2011 20:39:06 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 19:59:38 | More by mmcnaughton
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-21-2011 19:58:06 | More by brandoman63
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

11-21-2011 02:44:57 | More by johnnnniee
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-16-2011 15:57:10 | More by BeerThursdays
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-16-2011 02:00:09 | More by BierBliss
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randomdanger

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-15-2011 15:22:28 | More by randomdanger
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-15-2011 04:48:00 | More by HopStoopid120
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.