Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout - Portsmouth Brewery

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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 14.11%
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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3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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!

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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

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Portsmouth Oatmeal Stout from Portsmouth Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.