That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout Rolled Oat Stout - Pearl Street Brewery
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Reviews by brewbucker:
2.1/5 rDev -26.8%
This one pours black with a faint wispy head that fades to nothing. A pretty lifeless looking pour. Aroma is bitter cocoa, light coffee and nutty. The first sip was quite a sour and funky malt flavor. Day old coffee. I did detect some faint hops as well. Overall it is not very good.
02-20-2009 04:57:46 | More by brewbucker
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3.15/5 rDev +9.8%
The basically black body reveals glints of dark brown when held to a light. The tan head doesn't get far off the ground, but retains a while as a skim and laces well.
Dilute coffee nose, sweetened with milk chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut. Bits of papery astringency are noted, especially as it warms.
Toasty and roasty once into the mouth, Grainy with minor inflections of coffee and bitter cocoa. Everything seems a bit ashen and washed out. Oats add traces of smooth graininess. None of the other, sweeter, aromas show up in the taste. It fades with a indifferent wintergreen-herb hop bitterness.
Much lighter in body than it needs to be. The template might be there, but it needs fleshing out.
05-12-2009 06:07:08 | More by cokes
2.58/5 rDev -10.1%
I had this one on special a little while ago, and I can see why they were trying to get rid of it.
It looked fine when it came out to me. A nice deep dark beer with a light tan head.
Smell was not so bad either. Some chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of coffee.
Taste was not bad, but not great either. Chocolate was a lot less prominent than I was expecting, I think the flavor in general was lacking.
Perhaps that is because the beer is so watery! This is by far the wateriest stout I've had. Even if the flavor was better, the mouthfeel would turn me away from this one.
05-14-2010 16:08:15 | More by ekmoody
3/5 rDev +4.5%
12oz single, purchased at riley's a while back. sat in the fridge for an abnormally long time due to the low reviews
appearance: poured into a Guinness pint, very dark mahogany body with a light chocolate cap and light retention...certainly nothing wrong here
smell: roasted oats, dry chocolate, a little butter detected
taste: the worst of the 3 pearl street singles - very watered down. light roasted oats, minimal chocolate - not sure what happened to this one
moutheel: light, watery
06-15-2009 01:04:21 | More by dirtylou
1.98/5 rDev -31%
Poured a dark brown with some light mahogany highlights. Very thin light head.
The smell is nice with a sweet cereal quality blending in with some nice black and smoked notes.
The flavor is very substandard, flat with a one dimensional light black smoked flavor, lacking all of the promise that the nose held.
The mouthfeel is very thin and watery for a stout, way to thin for a stout.
Poor poor stout, after Pearl Street Beers I hope to never suffer through another, they need to go back to the drawing board.
05-02-2011 23:45:38 | More by bashiba
2.93/5 rDev +2.1%
Pour is very dark brown - to style. Tan head - gone quickly.
Nose is simple roast malt - not much more. Nothing off - just roast.
Simple taste, a bit a watery. Roast malt, an astringency, a hint of vanilla, simple and unrefined. Not much of a mouthfeel here.
Nothing overly flawed, but nothing that distinguishes.
A lower level stout in my book.
12-16-2009 03:11:38 | More by sweethome
1.85/5 rDev -35.5%
This stout leaves almost everything to be desired.
Really awful is almost everyway.
The pour and the aroma was standard, allowing you to expect something from the flavor and moutfeel.
Nice frothy head with a nut brown color.
Where this beer goes astray is in the tartness that comes through from beginning to end.
Almost wondering if they soured their oats before mashing in.
Sorry Pearl Street.
01-18-2012 17:29:23 | More by BasementBer
1.55/5 rDev -46%
I am reviewing the Rolled Oat Stout, but the bottle says nothing about it being organic. It's says "That's What I'm Talkin 'Bout Rolled Oat Stout." Different beer? Pours a thick dark brown color with a small chocolate milk colored head upon a hard pour, but fell quickly leaving no lacing. There almost no aroma in this beer. It smells plastic-like, slightly metallic. Nothing in the way of roasted malt or anything remotely stout like. Worst aroma of a beer I've come across. Taste is very light coffee, metallic again, slightly astringent, just overall not good. No sweetness to be found for a sweet stout. This is watered down beyond belief, which is surprising considering how thick it looked upon the pour. Mouthfeel is light and watery. No redeeming qualities in this beer. I'm having trouble finishing it. This might be a darinpour in the next few seconds.
12-23-2008 04:00:10 | More by KeefD
2.85/5 rDev -0.7%
12 ounce bottle into a pint glass
A - After letting this beer warm up for some time, I steadily poured it into a pint glass. A thick, dark black body rolled out of the bottle and into the glass. A frothy dark tan head about a finger thick settled nicely on the top of the beer before fading to a bubbly ring around the glass with spotty portions of bubbles in between.
S - Lots of dark roasted notes that give me the inclination that this beer is going to be somewhat bitter, but I will reserve my judgement until the time comes. As of right now though, the roasted smell, which is very coffee like, has me thinking this is Pearl's version of a coffee stout. Sweet and creamy aspects that one would expect in the style are either faint or non-existent. The roasted malt smell keeps this beer somewhat respectable in this category.
T - Taste is missing just what my nose was. There is plenty of roasted malts here that are pretty solid and ride the fine line of bitterness pretty well. However, there is nothing else to note beyond that. Slight, and by slight, I mean hardly existent, toffee and cream notes are present but are much too weak in this beer.
M - Medium to full bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation. This beer has plenty of roasted malts entering the mouth. Carbonation arrives and seems to carry the roasted malt flavor throughout the beer. Faint toffee and cream notes are present at the very end, but are hardly noticeable and what you are left with a slightly bitter and dry finish.
D - It's hard to give this beer a respectable score in the drinkability portion with how backwards this stout seems to be. A stout with a severe lacking of creamy sweetness or chocolate flavors like this one makes it unlikely that I would buy more. Aside from a nice looking beer, this one doesn't do much for me.
03-13-2010 03:46:13 | More by Wisconsin
4.03/5 rDev +40.4%
This beer pours a nearly opaque black color. The head is half an inch in height, and recedes quickly into sparse lacing. The aroma is of roasted and burnt malts, hints of cream and baker's chocolate. The taste is like the aroma, but with the additions of a nice coffee finish. The aroma is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and nice carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice beer, that I would easily drink again.
11-25-2008 04:19:19 | More by KarlHungus
3.38/5 rDev +17.8%
A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, foamy, cappuccino-like head that was brown with hints of ruby. It left little to no lace.
S - It smelled of oats, coffee and sweet chocolate.
T - Tasted of some good java with a strong, sweet chocolate flavor. There was a little bitterness but not as much as I expect in an oatmeal stout.
M - It was crisp and smooth. A light bodied ale.
D - This is a pretty good brew. It doesn't taste like most oatmeal stouts but it was still good.
09-11-2009 14:46:26 | More by zeff80
2.33/5 rDev -18.8%
I'm always in conflict about reviewing old or flawed beers. Of course I didn't know it when I bought it and there is no way to identify the age on this one without markings on the bottle.
Too bad as the initial presentation is respectable. Dark roast with strong coffee overtones. Just a hint of oxidation, but not enough to distract.
Smallish head is really only mark on this. Black as night. Tan thin head, but persistent.
Flavor just doesn't have it and I'm not sure it ever did. Some staleness, but the good flavors are lacking. It doesn't resemble the aroma in any form. Too bad. There is an annoying sourness/tartness that just doesn't fly here.
Body is very thin too and lacks the softness expected for style.
Really hard to finish this glass.
I'm going with this review since others have not found this beer up to snuff either.
11-07-2010 23:04:53 | More by garymuchow
That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout Rolled Oat Stout from Pearl Street Brewery
69 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.