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Oatmeal Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

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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KansasNate

Kansas

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

This oatmeal stout pours smooth and possesses a small tan head which eventually reduces to a lacey web. The aroma is of roasted hops with a slight hint of chocolate. It hits the mouth with that same maltiness then transitions to an expresso / chocolate follow-through. This stout is easy to drink, and not as thick as some. It definately is not watery, however. This is a good stout, but not great.

03-09-2005 00:40:14 | More by KansasNate
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

served on-tap @ Flying Saucer, Kansas City, MO, into a pint glass

Pours a satisfying cola-brown, well, a shade or two darker than that anyway. The light-tan head was pretty small but it laces well. Such is the result of a bartender trying to maximize the amount of liquid in the shaker pint.

The nose contains of light whisps of chocolate and, well, coffee roast. Not coffee bean smell but just the aroma of the roasted nature of coffee beans. There is some decent hopping going on, providing a tinny, metallic twang.

The flavor is pretty much just like the nose. Generic roast characteristic meets milk chocolate. Perhaps a very small amount of raisin. The hops impart a minerally flavor. This has quite a bit of flavor for such a sessionable stout.

Nice, light body for a light, session stout. The oats don't thicken the body here so much as they make for a silkier, healthier texture moving across the tongue. The relatively low ABV% helps to make this a nice choice to enjoy a couple of pints of.

07-03-2010 22:37:48 | More by Reaper16
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chickencoop

California

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

Pours a deep chunky dark brown/ black. Aroma is a typical oatmeal malty stout. Taste was much smoother that I anticipated, very very smooth. Taste was a roasted malt, very chocolaty. Smooth mouthfeel, cant get over how smooth it is, very tasty and very drinkable...thanks Rbald42!!

02-13-2011 06:00:57 | More by chickencoop
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%

12 oz bottle with best by notches of Feb, second month...2012 I hope! Pours a pretty deep shade of black with a small cap of light brown head. Retention and lacing are both average.

Nose is sweet and roasty, just like a good oatmeal stout should. Clean and low on the hops with a nice cereal grain kick to it.

Taste is a little less sweet than it smells with a rich, roasty-caramel malt profile. Oats dont go as thick and creamy as some of the style, but it is barely full enough and is indeed pretty silky. Touch of fruitiness in there from the yeast and overall is pretty fun to drink. Id say this is a darn good oaty stout, but not in the top tier for the style. If it were available here, Id probably buy 2 or 3 sixers a year…especially considering the lack of representatives in the category sold in TX.

12-31-2011 21:05:46 | More by twiggamortis420
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

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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rcm5693

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

07-26-2014 15:10:13 | More by rcm5693
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.