Fish Tale Organic Oatmeal Stout - Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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3.81/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
03-10-2013 00:37:33 | More by biboergosum
3.93/5 rDev +5.9%
12 oz bottle courtesy of Libby pours an opaque black color with a dense cap of tan head. Nice lacing.
Nose is an interesting blend of cocoa, black licorice, alcohol and molasses. Not sweet, per se...but definitely has some sort of malty sugar aspect to it.
Taste is smooth and rich and actually has more hops than usually found in an oaty stout. Not really much fruit, chocolate or sweetness. Pretty damn tasty though, it is incredibly balanced...equal parts hops, malt...sweet, bitter...etc. I dont know if I am totally sold on the idea of a hoppy oatmeal stout, but Id love to have this (and others of this ilk) again.
03-18-2012 21:36:49 | More by twiggamortis420
3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
04-16-2014 04:14:47 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem. $1.79 6.4% alc very nice looking ale..near pitch black body topped by a gorgeous thick and creamy tan head. After the good looks the aroma is on the slight side..toasted oats,coffee but faint. Taste is strange its all rather sunshine fruitiness at the start then the dark chocolate and mid level black coffee take over..then a bit o cream..and again a sweetish finish. Good palate to this one loved the different textures. Overall a very nice stout
03-17-2012 02:36:36 | More by Reidrover
4.05/5 rDev +9.2%
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.
04-12-2013 23:51:17 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.45/5 rDev +19.9%
12 oz bottle (spawn date FEB '12) poured into New Belgium Snifter.
A- Pours midnight with a chocolate milk colored head that dissipates quickly leaving little lacing.
S- Smell is big for a lighter stout. Big chocolate and coffee tones. Very nice.
T- Taste follows nose. Really satisfying stout with big chocolate and coffee. Right amount of bitterness to balance out the big malt.
M- Mouthfeel is clean and the carbonation is spot on to create a nice creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth!
O- What a great surprise from my local brewpub. This is the newest to Fish's six pack line up and it's their best to date. Great work and for those who seek out organic beer, this is the stout to find. Great work.
03-09-2012 03:27:30 | More by bstave
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
Spawned Feb 2012
Pours dark, black with a quilt of residing tannish foam. Initial whiff has a substantial amount of butterscotch. After a while, I get through to olfactory senses of sweet toasty malt and hints of caramel and vanilla. Not really happy with the nose for an oatmeal stout. Flavor is malty with a good dose of oats and creamed coffee flavors. A nice full body with moderate on low carb and a slick finish. The nose on this one is dissatisfying, but the flavor and mouthfeel are nice.
04-05-2012 14:01:49 | More by harrymel
3.44/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
08-10-2013 02:57:45 | More by UCLABrewN84
Fish Tale Organic Oatmeal Stout from Fish Brewing Company / Fishbowl Brewpub
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