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Oatmeal Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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86
very good

177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 13
Gots: 17 | 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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Photo of Franziskaner
3.44/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light black in color and just a touch of light will get through. A solid half inch of light beige colored foam rests on top. Brussels lacing. I smell judiciously used oats and dark malt. The first sip reveals a quick rush of oats that is quickly overpowered by dark roasted malt which leaves a slightly bitter aftertaste. The mouth is creamy and slightly chalky. Straightforward and simple.

Photo of rjs
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearnce - Poured a solid black opaque with a light tan head that kept its retention pretty well.

Smell - Hints of mint and chocolate, with a very slight boozy scent.

Taste - Similar to the smell, but slightly subdued. Finished pleasantly with with a hoppy to burnt bitterness note.

Mouthfeel - The beer had a great level of low to medium carbonation. Beer had a decent viscosity to it, could have just been a tad thicker.

Overall - This is a very enjoyable beer. I do think if the flavors were kicked up a notch, this beer could be a "knock it out of the park" type beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of arc3636
3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of SuperNova777
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

Photo of winomark
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Photo of Jtthegreat
3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.