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Oatmeal Stout - Wagner Valley Brewery

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Wagner Valley Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: plaid75 on 05-23-2007

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Ratings: 74 | Reviews: 37
Reviews by bltzburgh:
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3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Went on a wine tour to Senca lake, and soon found myself at a twiner; wine for them and beer for me. Tasted a few that they had but ended up buying a six pack of the oatmeal stout to bring back to the hotel.

Poured dark brown and had a diminshing head, lacing was fair.

The thick carmel and toffee flavors overwhelmed all other flavors but finished well with little after taste.

Would have enjoyed it more if there were more hops that stuck out. Over all pretty good when all around you are grapes.

More User Reviews:
Photo of far333
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mahogany colored with a frothy light brown head that needs a vigorous pour to rise up, and settles out quickly to a low cap.

Aroma of roasty malt and cocoa.

Flavor of dark malt, sweet cocoa, some smoke and leather, mild metallic note, finishes with some roast coffee notes, hints of root beer. Low bitterness.

Full mouthfeel, even carbonation, finishes a bit dry and tannic. Tasty beer, very drinkable.

Photo of twizzard
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of grahuba
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of odbjs735
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Deerslayer210
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.1/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a dark black with a foamy coffee-coloured head.

Nose was roasted malts with chocolate.

Tasted of sweet, roasted malts with a slightly bitter/dry after taste.

Mouth feel was light to medium body, somewhat watery for a stout.

A good all round oatmeal stout, but nothing to write home about.

Photo of smgeck
3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another new one I was able to receive as an outstanding extra recently. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/22/2009.
The pour was wonderful, rich dark brown in color with a nice tight head of tan on top. Settled down nicely with minimal side lacing. Aroma of sweet lactose sugar, notes of cookie dough and molasses and a light hint of coffee and cocoa. Rich and about what I would have expected given the style. As I go in for a sip, smooth, even flavor then comes across rapidly. Rich notes of vanilla, cocoa and a touch of coffee all come together quite nicely and really quite fully to give me a nice warm feeling. Lightly dry finish, but definitely sweet as a long lasting taste of light chocolate is left on the tongue for a good few moments after the final sip.
Overall a very solid stout here. Definitely something I would be going for again here any day. Light and session able here with a very nice overall feel and flavor. I would have to recommend this one as a nice and solid offering the best of all worlds.

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Drew88
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of plaid75
4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep brown, almost black hue with a one and a half finger light brown creamy head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a rich burnt grain with highlights of coffee and cocoa. Some hints of sweet lactose as well.

The taste consisted of a robust burnt smokey grain with hints of dark chocolate and strong coffee.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with a rather dry finish. A softer finish would have improved the mouthfeel.

Overall a top level oatmeal stout. High drinkability.

Photo of rohrbachsfan
3.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Appearance: Opaque brown/black. Thin tan head that dissipated quickly. No lacing left on glass when gone.

Smell: Roasted malt, sweet molasses.

Taste: Roasted malt, espresso. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Watery, quite thin for a stout.

Drinkability: This was an OK stout. Expected a richer, creamier mouthfeel for an oatmeal stout. Wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of papat444
2.04/5  rDev -45%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

My wife brought this back from Albany on a trip to NYC last May.

Poured from a 355ml. bottle.

Appearance: Way too much foam fills the glass and it takes me a good 5 minutes before i can empty the bottle. Body looks black but as i pour i notice it's a really dark brown

Smell: Lots of chocolate and cocoa powder with a hint of fruit. Very mellow.

Taste: Unnecessarily harsh and bitter. Hardly anything to taste except a hint of chocolate. Not pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Chalky & abrasive. This is not good at all.

Drinkability: Uh, not at all. A few sips is all i could muster.

Overall: I believe this is infected as it was hard to choke down. Too bad as i love oatmeal stouts. Be careful.

Photo of kkazemi
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jwc215
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with the slightest ruby tint at the bottom of the glass when held to the light. A light brown head that looked promising for a few seconds, descends to a vanishing thin swirling island. Vanishing lace slides down the glass.

The smell is of roasted coffee with chocolatey maltiness and an earthy, slightly tart backing.

The taste is roasty and dry - sligtly metallic to start, but it soon fades and a rich, chocolatey sweet maltiness and a touch of roast come through. A touch of sour milk and earthy hops emerge in the finish, though the dark maltiness holds up, as well.

It is on the fuller side of medium-bodied. The carbonation is on the higher side of the style, putting something of a dent in the creaminess.

While I can't honestly say it's the richest, creamiest, smoothest oatmeal stout out there, I can say that it is enjoyable with a nice amount of dark maltiness, and a fairly complex balance. Well-done, overall!

Photo of wiseguy142
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3.8% alcohol? Strange. Pours black with a rich sea of milk chocolate foam that clings white on the edges and laces thickly.

Aroma is sweet of milk chocolate and roasted barley. Great balance between the chocolate and the roasted malt. Syrupy (in a good way) and slightly metallic.

Taste starts out chocolately but fades into a brisk, spicy, minty hop flavor with just enough bitterness. Very peppery carbonation actually adds to the flavor by exciting some of the roasted malt flavors. Usually I'd say this kind of stout should be lower carbonation but I like it the way it is. Water seems very clean and pure. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Definitely a winner.

Photo of kevman527
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like the beers from Wagner Vallley, this is one their 3 best.

Poured into a pint glass from a growler.

A: Dark, dark, and even more dark. No light through this beer. Thick foamy three finger head which took a long time to settle. Great lacing.

S: Most prevalent would be roasted coffee beans.

T: Very coffee-nutty like flavor with a little lingering sweetness, perhaps molasses.

M: Low carbonation, very smooth.

D: I love this beer, very easy going down. With it being low on alcohol very easy to drink a lot of it.

Photo of throwback
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of iceball585
4.67/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, one finger thick tan fluffy head that lasted well

S- Dark chocolate, molasses, oats, roasted coffee beans, fairly sweet smell

T- Creamy, milk chocolate, expresso, caramel malts, sweet, woody, hint of smokeyness

M- Medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, creamy, sweet w/ a hint of bitterness at the end

D- Very very good

This oatmeal stout ranks near the top of my list for this style of beer. Good full flavors and not too overpowering.

Photo of Eastside151
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JayMillerWild
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of themind
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of donniecuffs
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured dark brown/near-black, with a caramel-colored head (1 finger), and decent lacing. Smelled like a bouquet of roasted malt, toffee, caramel, dark chocolate, coffee beans, hazelnut, and even a little hop bitterness. The flavor confirmed all of this, with the sweetness hitting you first, followed by the roasted and coffee flavors, and then finishing on a surprising hop bitter note. The feel was much thinner and much more carbonated than expected for an oatmeal stout. Thin enough to session, but I've come to expect more creaminess.

Photo of soju6
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours virtual black color with a small tan head that faded quickly with no lacing.

S: Roast malt aroma with some chocolated and coffee. Nice and mellow.

T: Roasted malt with a mixture of coffee & chocolate. Nice bitterness throughout.

F: medium body, smooth & creamy. Quite well balanced.

D: Good brew for the style. Worth a try. This was from a 6-pack mixer.

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Oatmeal Stout from Wagner Valley Brewery
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