Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout - Portsmouth Brewery
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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev +8.6%
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.
01-06-2013 16:07:30 | More by boonejag75
4/5 rDev -1.2%
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.
09-23-2012 20:11:58 | More by OtherShoe2
4.38/5 rDev +8.1%
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.
09-15-2012 13:16:18 | More by KTCamm
4.45/5 rDev +9.9%
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.
07-14-2012 19:04:27 | More by farrago
3/5 rDev -25.9%
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.
07-08-2012 23:11:21 | More by ThePorterSorter
Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.