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Oatmeal Stout - Free State Brewing Co.

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Chuck_25, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Samohtyrb, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

mokanmikey, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

jaxon53, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of BobZ
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

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.

BobZ, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Steamer
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance: pours a deep molasses color. Hardly any head and no lacing. A thin ring of bubbles around the edge. smell: Sweet caramel and toffee aroma, like a milk stout. Taste: Bitter-sweet chocolate, mild expresso, lightly toasted bread. Mouthfeel: medium to light bodied for a stout. Again, very similar to a milk stout or a porter. Overall; Very enjoyable and well worth a try especially if you're a porter lover.

Steamer, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

lernerlift, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

baxter94, Feb 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of WunderLlama
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Bottle poured into pint glass

Deep dark chocolate brown with creamy two finger cap that eased down into gentle edged lacings on the side of the glass. Nearly impervious to light with faint ruby shades at the bottom of the glass

subtle coffee fragrance with a hint of molasses

Smooth with a nice finish . Stout taste with subtle coffee after notes . Nice balance with the hops

Good weight on my tongue . Low to no carbonation

A good, pleasant stout and would prefer to try it on tap

WunderLlama, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

jheezee, Feb 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

rfbenavi80, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

bobbyc3, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Thirstygoat, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

KegsAndEggs, Dec 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

e911mann, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%

a deep brown almost black pour, 1/2 of tan head. excellent retention/lacing.
smells of wood, vanilla, coffee, tobacco.
slight bitterness up front from the roasted grains with a milky sweet chocolatey finish. a delicious treat.. perfect balance of roasted and sweet flavors.
medium body with a creamy feel, nicely carbonated and leaves a chalky feeling behind.

overall, a damn fine stout! looks, feels, smells and tastes great, what more could you want? granted, it's not a special one off or anything like that, but as far as brewery staple beers go - this is fantastic.

facundoCNB, Nov 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Texasfan549, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Birdlegs, Oct 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

bent, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

skyisland, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of UnkleFester
4/5  rDev +4.7%

12oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Pours a dark brown that does not allow much light to get through, 1 finger of tan head with a good amount of lacing.

S: Coffee, chocolate and roasted malt on the nose.

T: Similar to the nose, coffee, chocolate, slight bitterness, and finishes with roasted malt.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation with a dry finish.

O: As someone that is not well versed with stouts I found this to be very drinkable.

UnkleFester, Aug 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.5%

DB85, Jul 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

MathNut, Jul 14, 2012
Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.