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Fish Tale Organic Oatmeal Stout - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub

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Fish Tale Organic Oatmeal StoutFish Tale Organic Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
84
good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 8.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bstave on 03-09-2012)
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Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 2/2014. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, molasses, dark bread, toasted oats, light char, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and toasted oat notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, toasted oats, light char, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, dark bread, toasted oats, light char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt and toasted oat flavors; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with smooth, creamy, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oatmeal stout. All around good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and toasted oat flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and a touch hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a hearty roasted malt character and flavors of toasted oats followed by mildly sweet flavors of chocolate and coffee. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.44/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, cookie dough, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a very nice set of smells but the roasted malt flavors are a bit too acrid in my opinion.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Black as midnight. Oatmeal colored head recedes to a thick film, nice retention. Sheets of webbed lacing.

Aroma: Burnt or charred malts, black licorice, dark coffee.

Taste: Starts off with some hearty roasted malts and flaked oats. Soon after, bitter chocolates, coffee, and black licorice.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, dry.

Overall: A well made oatmeal stout, organic or not. Can't wait to try their organic amber.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, a pleasant single find at my not-so new go-to store for the like.

This beer pours a deep, very dark chestnut brown hue (black, I suppose, in low light), with basal cola highlights, and three fingers of puffy, bubbly, foamy chocolate milk head, which leaves some consistent spider web lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of musty, ashy hops, very dry, chalky cocoa, nutty biscotti, grainy malt, mild bitter coffee, and mushy oatmeal porridge. The taste is more dry chocolate wafer, oat and mixed-grain breakfast cereal, caramel malt, a bit of fruity citrus, and sassy earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is pretty laid back, but not to the point of lethargy, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, with a tangible creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the chocolate and cereal notes easily parrying the lingering earthy hops.

An agreeable enough oatmeal stout, however, the hops seem to get in the way more than actually aiding in the overall complexity, like the best examples pull off. Tasty, though, with a welcome kick.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Fish Tale Organic Oatmeal Stout from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
84 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.