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Oatmeal Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 13
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co. visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Silver Medal Winner 1997 World Beer Championships - Oatmeal Stouts.
Our classic dark beer. Full body and a well rounded flavor comes from a foundation of seven different grains. The oats add a special silky texture that complements the roasted malts. The rich malty flavor is spiced with plenty of Northern Brewer and Fuggles hops for balance. Enjoy this perennial Free State Favorite by itself or as a blend with one of our other beers.

42 IBU

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 10-16-2001)
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Ratings: 148 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-18-2013 13:20:17 | More by Kahlerbock
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Huffaroma

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-16-2012 05:15:14 | More by Huffaroma
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-07-2014 22:13:46 | More by Ristaccia
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cody4prez

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-12-2014 22:39:42 | More by cody4prez
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Theogre83

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-25-2013 19:09:46 | More by Theogre83
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Tafyob41

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-22-2014 03:45:24 | More by Tafyob41
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-09-2014 01:25:26 | More by KAF
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MathNut

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-14-2012 05:49:27 | More by MathNut
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arc3636

Kansas

3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark black, only a glimmer of light comes through. Very little head but lacing holds up well

S - pretty weak, molasses and spices from the hops

T - Chocolate, coffee, toffe

M - a bit watery for a stout

O - a bit dissapointing, not as strong flavor and mouthfeel as I'd like from an outmeat stout.. Would drink another, but not something I'll seek out.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 01:45:12 | More by arc3636
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this tonight, thanks for the extra Sean.

Pours nearly black, some light coming through near the edges. 1 finger light tan foam, creating some dotted lace.

Lightly roasted flavor in the aroma, combining with some dull coffee-ish notes. Nicely creamy, medium body with a nice light roast throughout lending just a touch of bitterness. Cocoa powder mid palate. Good malt profile, a solid oatmeal stout but nothing new or groundbreaking here.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 01:57:04 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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SuperNova777

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 11/08/10

Thanx to gwquest for this as a extra

A:Pours a non transparent black with a small white head that falls fairly quickly,
not much lacing is left down the glass.

S:Smells of roasted malts and coffee right off the bat, a slight amount of chocolate
and bittersweetness in there as well.

T:Not really like the nose detects at all more bland and weak than it leads you to expect.
Slight roastiness up front with a lingering of coffee and a tiny bit of chocolate on the
back.

M:Body is a little thinner than you would think coming from the style also could possibly come down a bit on the carbonation.

D:Overall a slightly above average brew, the nose leads you into something good but just
does not come thru on the taste or the body. Decent but not one I would search out for.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2010 19:20:11 | More by SuperNova777
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winomark

Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A nice dark brown with some light seeping through. A small head. Aromas of roasted malts most noticable. Nice palate of roasted malts, some coffee and a nice roundness from the oats. Mouthfeel is on the light side, but still very flavorful with a lingering finish. Overall, a very nice stout. Easy-drinking and pleasant. Well worth a try.

Serving type: growler

10-24-2004 13:30:03 | More by winomark
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Jtthegreat

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice tan/off-white head that dissipated quickly. Very dark brown almost black in the glass. Slight lacing in the glass.

Very pleasant nose with fresh brewed coffee and molasses. Tastes of chocolate with a slight bitterness and a slightly sweet chocolate finish.

A slight acidity on the tongue is complemented by good carbonation through the entire beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 02:48:06 | More by Jtthegreat
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FosterJM

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

914th Review on BA
Bottle to handless mug
12 oz

Purchased from: On the Rocks, Lawrence, KS

App- A good dark brown with some garnet edges and a one finger very fast receding head. Only a couple dots of cling to it.

Smell- A good rich oatmeal aroma. A nice thick malt profile with some cocoa powder and coffee.

Taste- A pretty tasty oatmeal stout with a good bit of oat and grain behind it. A smooth grain taste with some chocolate and roast.

Mouth- A medium bodied stout with a paired medium carbonation and a bit slick malts with just a touch of oat.

Drink- Pretty damn tasty. Much more so than I remember. A bit thicker than I remember which helps this one taste that much better.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 04:04:08 | More by FosterJM
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown, almost black pour. Big, dense light brown head. Head retention is wonderful and barely ever fades. Tons of lacing spiderwebs across the glass.

S: Roasted malt, oatmeal, a bit creamy. Maybe a touch of coffee.

T: Lots of oatmeal. Very creamy and smooth. Roasted malt comes through with a bit of coffee and char bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Fairly thin but very smooth and silky.

O: Not a bad oatmeal stout. A bit too heavy on the oatmeal and light on the roasted malt detracts but not horribly so.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 05:51:13 | More by Dope
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busternuggz

California

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Flying Saucer in Kansas City.
Poured into a pint glass. Opaque black with a foamy off-white head that recedes to a ring. Leaves a little lacing.
Smell was a little bland, some roasty and sweet cream notes. A little cocoa.
Had a rich taste of roasted malts, coffee grounds, and a little bitter chocolate. Had a nice bitter/dry finish.
The texture was medium bodied but too dry and carbonated for me. I also wanted it to be creamier, like my favorite oatmeal stouts are.
Pretty easy drinking but I didn't find it too engaging.
Not a bad beer but I think I had certain expectations of it as an oatmeal stout (more creamy, less dry) that made me like it less. Maybe if it was just called a stout I might have rated it a bit higher.

Serving type: on-tap

08-10-2010 14:33:36 | More by busternuggz
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mvforegonian

Oregon

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Similar to that of a cola in color. minimal lacing.

S: Roasted Malts and some hop, overall very well balanced nose.

T: The rich malty flavor is spiced with plenty of of northern brewer and Fuggles hops, which do well for balance.

M: The oatmeal adds a special silky mouthfeel that compliments nicely with the roasted malts.

O: Great brew for temperamental Kansas whether

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2011 20:37:28 | More by mvforegonian
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-23-2013 22:25:12 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jheezee

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

02-04-2013 16:19:51 | More by jheezee
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Chuck_25

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2013 21:33:42 | More by Chuck_25
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-16-2013 16:47:07 | More by jaydoc
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Marshall_ofmcap

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-11-2013 02:36:43 | More by Marshall_ofmcap
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Jayschool

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-05-2012 23:43:54 | More by Jayschool
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-22-2014 13:13:39 | More by Skyjmpr
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Birdlegs

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-18-2012 19:31:27 | More by Birdlegs
Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.