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Oatmeal Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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 sendsilk


3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

Received as an extra in a recent trade. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my trusty Crab House pint glass.

A- Thick Khaki colored head that takes a long time to recede. Maybe 2 minutes. Decent lacing left on glass.

S- Doesn't smell like too much going on here.

T- Here's the true test, let's see. Completely average. Nothing special, nothing bad. If you brew a beer make it something people want to come back to visit. This beer is fine in passing, but once I leave town I'm done with it.

M- Pretty weak. nothing deterring, but nothin compelling.

O/D- Average at best.

03-27-2011 03:17:28 | More by sendsilk
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4/5  rDev +5%

12-28-2011 01:48:04 | More by Grebdioz
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-22-2013 03:28:01 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Appearance: Pours out dark brown with ruby highlights. About 1/4" of tan head forms that has below average retention and lacing. 3

Smell: Some dark malts show up, with chocolate and coffee as well. Some graininess and herbal notes show as well.

Taste: Dark malts, light roast, chocolate and coffee, some herbal hop notes hit on the back end. Not the most flavorful oatmeal stout out there, but decent.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with pretty low carbonation, reasonably smooth and a bit slick. Overall, not my favorite oatmeal stout by any stretch, but solid enough.

12-22-2011 22:38:00 | More by zhanson88
Photo of Ristaccia


3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-07-2014 22:13:46 | More by Ristaccia
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-25-2012 17:26:29 | More by sammo
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Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

10-01-2010 01:57:04 | More by Ineedabeerhere
Photo of Bear1964


3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-11-2014 22:42:04 | More by Bear1964
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4/5  rDev +5%

11-18-2011 16:06:38 | More by JEdmund
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-14-2014 20:08:15 | More by Hohnbaum
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-05-2013 03:08:19 | More by jewellrunner
Photo of csiewert


3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

This beer pours a thick dark brown color with a little off white head that leaves some lacing as you drink. The aroma is strong with coffee notes. The taste starts with some malty sweetness and then moves to coffee with a slight caramel finish. The mouthfeel is overcarbed and burns slightly. Overall a decent oatmeal stout.

03-23-2011 23:12:35 | More by csiewert
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3.44/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

05-17-2014 03:09:19 | More by Franziskaner
Photo of scratch69


3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown with a fingers worth of tan head
that disappeared pretty quickly. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Roasted malt with a slightly sweet aroma.

Taste- Roasted malt with a mellow bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and silky. Decent amount of carbonation.

Overall- Decent enough but not my favorite stout.

02-19-2012 02:48:18 | More by scratch69
Photo of Carl_R


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-19-2014 05:06:50 | More by Carl_R
Photo of BeerWithMike


4.01/5  rDev +5.2%

Sampling right now on 6/28/14. Bought this one while down in Kansas at the beginning of the month, just a single for $1.49. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a "Free State Beer" pilsner glass.

Pours black in color and you can't see through it. A small beige head is seen that settles down to a thin layer on top and sides. Ringed lacing is seen when sipped that slides back down the inside of the glass. The aroma is of roasted malts with a hint of molasses. The taste has lots of roasted malt flavor with some spice and coffee. A very slight bitter finish that doesn't last long. Perfect carbonation for this type of brew. Overall a very tasty stout!

06-28-2014 22:27:39 | More by BeerWithMike
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4/5  rDev +5%

02-04-2013 02:56:02 | More by rfbenavi80
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-25-2013 19:09:46 | More by Theogre83
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3.85/5  rDev +1%

12oz. Bottle poured into a pint glass. An extra courtesy of GHB.

Appearance: Dark brown with a nice tan head of about 1" that sticks around with some nice lacing.

Smell: Mild coffee and chocolate on the nose.

Taste: Coffee up front with some bitter chocolate on the finish, maybe a hint of toffee but overall a pleasant bitterness dominates from the combination of the roasted malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: Relatively thin on the palate, maybe just a little too thin for an oatmeal stout.

Overall: There are really some nice flavors here; however, the lightness of the body keeps this beer from being as good as it could be.

06-01-2013 14:54:32 | More by BobZ
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-27-2011 14:06:09 | More by alalvarez75
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-06-2012 01:06:28 | More by dubmax
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-22-2014 03:45:24 | More by Tafyob41
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

03-10-2014 04:03:38 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-26-2012 22:07:50 | More by KegsAndEggs
Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.