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Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 71
Gots: 9 | 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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Photo of Rifugium
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

First had: on tap at Portsmouth

Poured a solid black color with a small ringlet of tan bubbles for a head. Basic stouty aroma, dark roasty malts, small hints of coffee and cocoa. More of the same in the taste, dark malts, fairly roasty, coffee bitterness, a little earthiness, and a bit of tea-like astringency. Pretty bland and underwhelming overall. Mouthfeel was pretty thin, especially for an oatmeal stout, body was about medium. Not a very good stout, IMO, and I'm pretty sure someone with a homebrew extract kit could make something as good if not better.

Rifugium, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of rayman2112
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

rayman2112, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev -1.2%

ChrisL24481, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of boonejag75
4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Loved the darkness and depth of color in this beer. A nice tan head and a trace of lace. It smelled of chocolate and a bit smokey to me,which i also found in tasting it. It was light on the tongue and and smooth in the mouth.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bomber from a bud who road tripped to the NE. Thanks CR for the hookup!

Overall, really enjoyed this beer, especially on a chilly Jan night.

boonejag75, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of seplo
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of anewlanguage
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Rhettroactive, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
4/5  rDev -1.2%

wdarcy77, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerBucks, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with a nice foamy tan head. No lace.

Big coffee aroma, some good charred malt in the nose.

Big coffee on the palate, with nice bitterness and sweetness of the malt balancing each other out. The oatmeal does come thru, just barely, but you get it. Big coffee bitter finish.

A bit astringent and some tingly bite. Full bodied.

Real solid for the style. Liked this and would have it again.

OtherShoe2, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of erlenmeyer
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

erlenmeyer, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber bottle purchased at the brewery. Poured into a perfect pint glass. Love how this beer looks - jet black with medium dark brown foam. Disappates clear off. Oaty nose, some dark roasted background. Dark chocolate oat taste. Mellow aftertaste, quite smooth. Light smoothing of the bitters. Quite tasty. Example version of the style.

KTCamm, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of ahbaggins
3/5  rDev -25.9%

ahbaggins, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of farrago
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Two fingers of rich, dense foam, very dark tan with an island of larger bubbles at the spot of pour, retention is average, the lacing forms wide sheets which slowly snake down the glass side, leaves a few splotches behind. The liquid is extremely dark brown falling short of black, displays an orange tint at the glass bottom, sufficiently opaque to mask most bubbles within. The nose is super-heavy on the sweet roast, loaded with chocolate, toffee, coffee and a pinch of ginger, a burst of white grapefruit comes through clearly, the oats make it drier than sweeter, that said the grains smooth and there’s not a real hops presence here, lifts into a broad musk. Full-bodied, not that heavy, creamy carbonation helps it slowly move through the mouth. For its weight has good freshness and a svelte middle, in addition to the grapefruit you get pine and flowers, hops showing more get up and go here. Sneaks in cherry and peach fruit accents before building up mocha, cocoa, toffee and caramel, the oats likely add as much gluey texture as real flavor. Roasty residue extends the finish well. Good stuff, particularly if you are not looking for sweetness overload.

farrago, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of rab53
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

rab53, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up this bottle from the brewery in May.
The beer pours jet black with a tan head. The nose is reminiscent of pungent buttery popcorn, laundry water, and a touch of metal. The taste is equally reminiscent of dirty lines...however, I must move on through the review...because I poured it from a bottle.
It's a drinkable stout with a slight bite from the hops and alcohol. You would not know this was an oatmeal stout. The body is watery and in combination with all else wrong with this beer...this is an epic fail.
Quite undrinkable and a huge disappointment.

ThePorterSorter, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Texasfan549, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of BeerHunter76
4/5  rDev -1.2%

BeerHunter76, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.2%

kjkinsey, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Stockfan42
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Stockfan42, May 30, 2012
Photo of andylipp
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

andylipp, May 18, 2012
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev -1.2%

CoryR, May 09, 2012
Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

leschkie, May 08, 2012
Photo of jhb138
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

jhb138, Apr 30, 2012
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.