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Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout - Wild Goose Brewery, LLC

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Wild Goose Oatmeal StoutWild Goose Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

164 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wild Goose Brewery, LLC visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pezoids on 09-10-2001)
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Reviews by bnes09:
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bnes09

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have always been a fan of oatmeal stouts so I expected something exceptional when I tried this beer. What I got was a mediocre example of the style. Its look is standard, very dark with tints of red and quickly disappearing head. The taste is bitter with a strong coffee and dark chocolate presence that dominates throughout. I was really expecting more of a balanced and smooth flavor from the oats but it never appeared. Mouth feel is good, medium bodied and mildly carbonated. It does flow down easily, one of its better characteristics. Overall, an average example of an oatmeal stout. Worth a try but there are better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2009 02:42:21 | More by bnes09
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-17-2012 15:51:41 | More by stereosforgeeks
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bzach

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-16-2012 08:49:57 | More by bzach
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -21.1%

09-15-2012 19:16:06 | More by AntLeatherface
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jmathis

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-25-2012 16:46:45 | More by jmathis
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Cattafin


4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

03-23-2012 01:19:14 | More by Cattafin
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-27-2012 23:12:49 | More by AndrewMichael
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VikeMan

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +31.6%

12-19-2011 18:34:31 | More by VikeMan
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bigred89

Maryland

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-04-2011 04:12:13 | More by bigred89
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2011 04:36:28 | More by jmdrpi
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours jet black with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet oatmeal and a nice roasty malt. In the taste, sweet oatmeal and a sweet to small bitter dry maltiness. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a sweet oatmeal in the aftertaste. Just over average on a standard oatmeal stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 13:15:54 | More by OWSLEY069
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chefkevlar

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours very deep chocolate brown with only a hint of light peeking through at the edges. The head is moderate and tan colored.

S: The smell is somewhat sweet with notes of caramel and toasted nuts. There's also a slight orange peel smell as well.

T: Interesting taste, with more of a fruit flavor than I expected. Reminds me of chocolate raspberries and oranges. There is also of course a deep dark malty flavor which lends a nice slightly bitter coffee-like finish

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

D: Very nice brew to enjoy after a long day of work. It went down very easily

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2010 03:07:56 | More by chefkevlar
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hdofu

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another great maryland brewer here. This particuly good flavored stout, though it has some characteristics that almost make it seem more like a brown ale. Smell is sweet malty and smokey, the beer pours brown, almost black tan brown creamy head. It has a smokey sweet taste almost like toasted graham cracker. It's soft enough to keep it drinkable for a couple rounds and it has a smooth mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 23:18:37 | More by hdofu
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: black, very black; thin carbonation and little head
S: light, sweet smell, a bit tinny
T: sweet molasses with oaty overtones; good fulsome taste
M: average, nothing special
D: if you love characteristic beers, you'll want to move up after one of these; but it's very drinkable at a social event

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 03:18:37 | More by Arithmeticus
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aahynick

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

about 50 degree F into a pint glass
A- deep rich black. 1.5 fingers of head with nice fine lacing and long retention.

S- roasted and slightly nutty, a joy to smell

T- robust and malty

M- soft, almost creamy with a mild bitter finish

D- a joy to drink, a fine stout

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 03:00:52 | More by aahynick
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farrago

New Jersey

3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The head gets up over two fingers of loose foam, dimples and evaporates swiftly, light brown in color with not much lacing. Deep brown in color, not impenetrably opaque, even offers a dark orange around the rims where there's plenty of clarity evident. Friendly, almost unassuming nose of dark chocolate, coffee ice cream, oatmeal, caramel and then a slight elevation in the roast, notes of plum and black cherry too, nothing bitter nor especially hoppy. Medium-bodied, sweet in terms of the chocolate, coffee, butterscotch but the final texture, especially after you swallow, is dry. Oatmeal is clear, however, not that bready nor doughy. The carbonation actually might be a little too strong for its general heft, looses grip on your palate by the end. Again, has a simple presentation of cherry, dark berry fruit as well as a splash of orange zest. No guile, light enough to increase drinkability and nothing glaringly stands out as a negative.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 01:58:11 | More by farrago
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DosBeerigos

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

C.Clear for a Darky
H. Black
N. Malty; Semi-Sweet Chocolate...yum! Light Coffee

Comments taken from my blog;

Hmm...Well Dos picked this bad boy up quite some time ago and some how it stayed in my fridge. SHHH don't tell anyone but this was a grocery store special assortment 12pk, and it was REALLY CHEAP. That said, for a straight forward Oatmeal Stout, this is tasty. Bang for buck possibly the best big/dark beer ive ever had. If you can find it snag it and forget the coffee in the morning cause this bad boy taste just like some nice cold coffee. While it is big it is very drinkable. Great Value and Good Beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2010 15:40:06 | More by DosBeerigos
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - both color and down remind me of cream soda.

S - solid malt sent. No bitterness or anything bad.

T - mild but good. Very solid oatmeal stout. Mo bad after taste or bitterness.

M - it is a little thin. Mild tingle on the sides of the tongue.

D - with the mild bit good flavor, lack of bad after taste and light feel... this could be an all night brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2010 00:27:38 | More by biglite351
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SykDoc

Wisconsin

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. It pours a moderate brown and appears basically black and opaque, except at the edges. A 1/2 inch tan head forms and quickly reduces to almost no lacing.

The aroma was as expected. Primarily a roasted grainy component with more subtle and pleasant herbal and some chocolate sweetness.

The taste is solid as well, with primarily a roasted malt with some oatmeal-ish components that is followed by a hoppy finish.

The mouthfeel revealed a medium body and a low level of carbonation. It is fairly smooth and leaves a mild dryness at the end.

Overall, this beer is fairly drinkable. Nothing really overwhelmingly good and nothing really unpleasant, just solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2010 02:09:39 | More by SykDoc
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PhilfromPA

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A-coffee black with nice light tan head that disolves down to a light oily lacing

S-sweet, coffee roast, oatmeal, chocolate

T-coffee & oatmeal malts, slightly bitter, & slight alcohol

M-Although a tad light & oily, a good blend of carbonation while remaining smooth

D-Good drinkability, nice blend of flavor & an overall light body.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 00:11:02 | More by PhilfromPA
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OatmattStout

Connecticut

2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

started with decent head after aggressive pour then fell a bit flat with little lacing and poor retention.

nose was basic roasty malts with a sweet backbone

Taste was just ok, very one dimensional flattish malt flavors and a dull dry hop finish. this bottle may be old as it has an oxidized character. no best by date that is legible with out encryption decoding software.

mouth feel ok and drinkability poor

this one was not impressive at all and i remember loving their porter years ago.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2009 22:32:13 | More by OatmattStout
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

Everyone should try an Oatmeal Stout now and again. It's a style that surprises many, a little roasted barley and oat never hurt anyone, right? A steady pour yields a hefty tan head that leaves a thick crowning of lace, very dark brown color shows off its clarity. Peppery herbal hop aroma soon is engulfed by roasted grain, dried plum fruitiness and a ghost-like buttery character. A small note of alcohol hides behind that plum fruitiness. Super smooth and creamy with a fullish body. Silky sweetness from the oats is cradled by the well-rounded charred flavors of the roasted barley. Finishes with a pleasing roasted note and some sweetness.

We think of this beer as a great introduction beer for beer drinkers that have not gone to the dark side yet. Very drinkable with a great body. Give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 19:25:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
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therica

Maryland

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A= schwarzbier-black, small tan head dissipating quickly into circling the glass, fair lacing throughout.

S= nice burnt nose with light liquuor scent, some florals, chocolate.

T= burnt Swiss chocolate, coffee, nice roasted malts, light caramel, medium hops bitterness, a bit burnt-dry at first which mellows out into a more full flavor shortly after pouring.

M= a bit on the burnt chocolate and dry coffee side.

D= I'd probably have to quit after a few of these but it's worth trying at least one.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 01:01:07 | More by therica
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DousedInStout

Washington

2.4/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours opaque with a tan head that fades quickly. The aroma is somewhat muddled, but some notes of roast. The taste is a bit off - some chocolate undertones followed by stewed vegetables from some DMS. The body is pretty thin for an oatmeal stout. This bottle date is in code, but possibly stored incorrectly at the package store? I hope?

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2009 00:48:01 | More by DousedInStout
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Zraly

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Used a Samuel Smith's pint glass. Pours dark brown, almost black with milk chocolate-like head. Nice malt smell and good head retention and lacing.

Not too thick, not too thin, this is a very good example of an American-made oatmeal stout. Nice chocolate, cream and vanilla notes permeate the nose with a sweet, but also dry, finish. A hint of chew in the finish. Smooth and easy drinking. Sophisticated in style and flavor. This is an oatmeal stout that will not fill you on the first glass, thus good drinkability.

If you like stouts, this is a good choice. In a world of beer that can, at times, try to over or underwhelm the drinker with something flashy or extreme, this is a fine example of what a solid, good dark ale can be. "Back to basics" goodness.

Pairs nicely with Ben & Jerry's "Half Baked" ice cream.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2009 22:24:59 | More by Zraly
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Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout from Wild Goose Brewery, LLC
85 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.