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Oatmeal Stout - Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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83
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31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-01-2005)
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maplacek

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +23%

11-23-2012 21:44:54 | More by maplacek
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orfeu

New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler received in trade from unclejedi as part of the Double Trouble GIF. Looks great in a nonic, very dark chocolatey black with the thinnest of burgundy highlighting around the bottom of the glass and a frothy toasted-ecru head. Enticing roasted grain aromas -- the first oatmeal stout I've actually smelled oatmeal in! -- with a creamy chocolate and coffee in the background. The taste is a bit on the sweet side, with soft cocoa notes predominating. Somewhat of a husky grain flavor appears in the middle, alongside some earthy roasted coffee, finishing out in a surprising smokiness. Very intriguing! Silky mouthfeel, as with all oatmeal stouts, with the dry roasty character winning out over any oatmeal-chocolate sweetness. A soundly solid session stout, and one I'd be happy to have around regularly. Thanks for the opportunity, Jim!

Serving type: growler

02-09-2007 01:20:28 | More by orfeu
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Americanzero

Tennessee

4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler to a pint glass.

Pours almost black, very appealing to the eye. Head poured to about 1 finger of a nice, dark khaki. Rapidly dissipates to a thin coating. Lacing is very fine, and notches as you drink.

Smell is a gentle roasted coffee with a hint of sharp hops.

As for taste, it is not as strong as I expected. It is a very well balanced flavor, starting with a nice sweet malt, a neutral middle, and a finish of vanilla and a hint of bitter hops.

The brew flows well over the tongue, very creamy and light. It lingers for a few moments and quietly fades out. Not drying in the least.

Overall, I was quite pleased with this local brew. It has definitely earned a spot as my session stout. An easy drinking stout with good, even taste that was quite good to drink. I am quite excited to pair it with some different food to see how it melds.

Serving type: growler

12-07-2012 00:05:32 | More by Americanzero
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I received a great package of Blackstone goods in a trade with unclejedi and must thank him for allowing me to try this.

The beer poured from my growler to my Blackstone pint glass a very dark brown/black with a large tan head that left spots of lace around the glass. Smell was a light fragrance of roasted malt. Taste was rich, creamy, with more roasted and caramel malts. Feel is somewhat chewy and med. bodied. This is a very drinkable and well crafted brew, I could easily polish off the whole growler in a session and be very satisfied.

Serving type: growler

02-09-2007 01:12:08 | More by Alkey
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sommersb

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 11-30-2012
Freshness: Best by 03-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Blackstone shaker pint
Purchased: Received at the brew pub

Labeled as their Winter Seasonal, for the first time in bottles for 2012

Appearance: Black beer, with only a little light able to shine through, leaving ruby highlights. A big luxurious tan head sticks around for a long time and leaves a very good lace on the glass.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Very prominent coffee notes

Taste: Dark chocolate and coffee, starts off semi-sweet and rich, then follows up with a bitterness of coffee and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy from the oats, lightly carbonated and full-bodied. Well balanced finish between the malt sweetness and bitterness of the roast.

Overall: A solid stout from Blackstone! I still like their chocolate milk stout (draft-only) better, but this is a good winter brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 04:26:04 | More by sommersb
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Ajlvt

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-11-2013 02:02:38 | More by Ajlvt
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mckenderson

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-06-2013 16:06:44 | More by mckenderson
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-31-2012 22:20:23 | More by TheBishopco
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SBoyar1

Texas

4/5  rDev +9.3%

05-07-2013 13:50:12 | More by SBoyar1
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +9.3%

12-13-2012 04:33:49 | More by grahamboudreaux
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-06-2013 22:03:10 | More by slatetupelo
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John1985

Tennessee

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We went to the brewpub for my daughter's birthday so I started with the Oatmeal stout.

A-Opaque black with an ample inch and a half head which laced down the pint glass.

S-Roasty malt-accented aroma with hints of chocolate.

T-Malt-dominated flavor but was reasonably balanced with some hops. Soft chocolate flavors were very mild and pleasant.

M-Up front flavor was full bodied and rich but it had a bit of a weak finish.

D- I could have had several pints of this delicious stout!

This stout is well made and very true to style, mild & malty.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2006 19:06:59 | More by John1985
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ImperatorScab

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-30-2013 09:04:59 | More by ImperatorScab
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12-11-2013 13:16:07 | More by AnitaBrewski
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jadeal

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-20-2013 04:31:25 | More by jadeal
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

04-26-2013 19:47:20 | More by beerguy36
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RichH55

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-21-2014 19:01:08 | More by RichH55
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at the Beer Sellar, after being offered a sample. Good looking beer, black in color with a thick, brown head. Good stability and thinck lacing. Smell had some roasted malt and a bit of chocolate. Very malty sweet taste, but I found myself wanting more flavor. Also found it a bit thin, not a full body like I was expecting. A good oatmeal stout, but I think I have had better. Still gets good marks, but I will always score a small local brewery a bit higher (just my opinion).

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2007 15:45:25 | More by BigBry
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Hoptopher

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-12-2013 00:13:50 | More by Hoptopher
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-05-2013 15:51:54 | More by tommy5
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-23-2014 11:21:14 | More by thatoneguymike
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SinHippie

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-10-2014 22:31:34 | More by SinHippie
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on tap at Blackstone ... presented as a semi-opaque black color with a thick, persistent head and good lacing. Nose is of roasted malt grains and a touch of cocoa. Predominantly sweet. As expected, very malty in tatse with some residual hoppiness making this one rather dry in it's finish. Lingering nutty character. A little thinner than I would have liked, but a good meduim-body none the less. Just a bit thin overall. A decent oatmeal stout to be sure. Not the best and not the worst ... not the best beer on tap at the Blackstone either, but worth a pint for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2006 00:10:46 | More by beerphilosopher
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Near black pour with just a hint of brown around the edges. Just shy of one finger khaki head. Very light retention. Very thin lace.

Nose is mainly milk chocolate. Light roast coffee and just a hint of hop presence.

Smooth milk chocolate hits first, followed by a sweet finish with a hint of tobacco. Light coffee and mild hops add to the dry end.

Pretty easy to drink. No risks here, just a decent glass of stout. Nice creamy body, without feeling heavy.

You could do worse than this if you want a dark beer in Nashville.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 02:44:54 | More by beer2day
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

02-09-2014 04:03:33 | More by mattsdenney
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Oatmeal Stout from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.