Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout - Wild Goose Brewery, LLC

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Wild Goose Oatmeal StoutWild Goose Oatmeal Stout

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165 Ratings

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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.63/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My favorite most affordable stout available to me. The Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout pours quite the impressive glass of darkness with a brownish tan, very thick head. This is one of the beers that will always be meant to have with good dinner. It's packed full of a great chocolate and dark roasts that invigorate the senses and stimulate the palate to salivate. This stout is so sweet in flavor, beautfully constructed with an impressive lace that stays well formed as a glass of this is emptied. The beer to drink if you are just going to have one, because this has enough subtle characteristics and flavors to keep anybody satisfied. The mouthfeel is quite full and chewy, the oatmeal adds a great aspect of sweetness and graininess that finishes very smoothly. A very drinkable and palatable beer that is in my book, down right incredible.

Photo of Riggo
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque black with ruby highlights at the edges of the glass. A tan head falls to a thin collar and remains throughout. I had to give low numbers in the smell category here for an off-note that I've found in at least three Wild Goose brews (also the porter and the amber). The off-note is wrapped up with the yeast aroma but its a negative, slightly-foul element (wet cardboard?), a sort of spoiled smell. This exact same smell is evident in the other two brews I mentioned, which sucks because I want to like this brewery, one of the original East coast craft brewers. Otherwise, the nose is full of yeast, roasted malt, oatmeal, smoke, chocolate, and coffee. On palate, deep roasted grain, coffee, chocolate, and fruit flavors with a smooth and silky mouthfeel. A nicely balanced brew with just a touch of crisp hops in the finish and a lingering roastiness.

Photo of jreitman
4.53/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fruit and cholcate aromas rise from a dark brown brew with a head of similar color. Silky smooth texture in the mouth. Flavors range from chocolate to mocha with a nice oatmeal sweet backbone. Bitterness is kept to a minimum, but what is there does a nice job of rounding out the flavor profile and tying it all together.

Photo of Dogbrick
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Found at Jungle Jim's in Fairlfield, OH. Almost black with no discernible head and minimal lacing. Creamy coffee aroma. Nice toasty flavor of coffee, nuts and some chocolate. Sweet and creamy finish. Rather enjoyable in my humble opinion.

Photo of mzwolinski
4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite black in color with a very short-lived, thin, dark-tan head. The aroma is rich and coffee-like. Lots of roasted malts with just a hint of hop bouquet. Strong malty presence in the mouth -- the variety of malts here (5) really gives a nice complexity to the flavor -- coffee, roasted grain, and a slight nuttiness are all detectable. Finishes dry with a pleasant but understated hop bitterness, and leaves a mixture of sweet and roasty malt flavors in its aftertaste. Medium-full bodied with a smooth, silky feel, especially as the carbonation dies down.

Photo of Jarod
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As far as Wild goose goes, I am going to have to say that this is the best of the group. Nice dark color and good flavor.
I was expecting this to be just another Wild Goose adventure but was suprised with it. A good beer. It is better if it is served alittle on the warm side, but not quite basement.

Photo of Maestro
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This stout has some very good qualities and some not so good qualities. The head is weak and not what is expected from an oatmeal stout. The nose is good and the color is great. This beer reminded me of a baltic porter also. Definitely a fruity taste that is unique but unexpected from an oatmeal stout. I agree with the others who say that the porter and oatmeal stout could have the labels switched. They are both good beers inspite of their misnomers.

Photo of Thrasher
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I think this is overrated and the Porter is underrated. Unless they swapped labels on my bottles. Pitch black, dark brown at the edges, head.... what head? Good aroma. This has a less burnt malt flavor, and little in the way of oatmeal but is rummy and raisiny. I was expecting more in the way of a sweet stout a la Samuel Smith but this is closer (in my mind) to an Imperial or Baltic porter. Truly thick, oily with fruity notes of figs and plums. Definitely tasty but a little more burnt toastiness would be nice and it's syrupy which makes drinkability lower. I am semi-seriously starting to think they switched the labels on this and my porter.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear brown highlights show through a very dark brown body. Pours a nice, tight, creamy, brownish-tan head that holds fairly well but leaves no lace. The aroma is somewhat limited with a bit of fruitiness, some minimal dark maltiness, and a very light touch of roastiness. There is an off-note in the aroma that is somewhat distracting but I cannot pinpoint what it is. The body is medium with a very fine carbonation, giving a nicely creamy mouthfeel. The taste is of a lightly sweet chocolate and cocoa maltiness, somewhat toasty, finishing only mildly roasty and gently bitter. Very well rounded, balanced, and smooth. Quite enjoyable. My favorite beer from Wild Goose next to the Snow Goose. Definitely worth trying.

Photo of ElGuapo
4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i will have to agree with my buddy irisihredrock. i couldn't believe the undersized head of this brew. even so, it still poured to a drop-dead sexy midnight color. the smell was very pleasing.

as far as the flavoring goes, i can't go wrong with an oatmeal stout. very dark and creamy with a little burnt taste. simply delicious. compared to sammy smith, no way! but, then again, i don't think anything can

Photo of IrishRedRock
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Definitely the jewel of the Wild Goose brews. The deep black color is beautiful, but I was quite surprised there was very little on top of this beer despite an aggressive pour. The small brown head there was didnt last but for a few seconds.

Smells of roasted hops and dark chocolate--very nice. Its very creamy and has a bit more of a roasted flavor than Samuel Smith's, but is not as smooth or complex. Though its no Sammy, an excellent Oatmeal Stout nonetheless.

Photo of aaronh
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very dark brown stout with a nice creamy head. Head retention is not as good as many stouts. The aromas are faint but pleasing. The mouth feel is somewhat creamy, but it doesn't linger around very long. It has a very smooth taste, presenting more sweetness at cooler temps, more roasted flavor as it warms. Very low bitterness. It is a very drinkable stout that doesn't feel too heavy for the summer heat. My favorite WIld Goose offering.

Photo of Wildman
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love the dark color of this beer, as well as the nice aroma it carries. It has a very good taste to it, if a bit lighter than other oatmeal stouts. Not as good as Samuel Smiths or my local Barley's brew, but still a good beer find.

Photo of Murph
4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a nice thick dark tan head. the smell is of roasted malts and slightly bitter coffee. Roasted caramel malts and oatmeal start off on your tongue but the taste slowly fades into a smooth chocolate and then to an only slightly bitter coffee. There is a nice aftertaste of nutty chocolate left on the tongue. Very smooth and highly drinkable. This was a very nice surprise. After tasting the IPA and the Amber from this brewery I was expecting this to be just above average like those two. Very nice smooth body and great taste as well.

Photo of QXSTER1
4.8/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth, roasty, full bodied stout with a creamy, chocolate, coffee finish.

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Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout from Wild Goose Brewery, LLC
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