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Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout - Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro

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Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal StoutBoundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
87
very good

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 11-08-2003)
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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a little bit of everything. It's a little black, a little viscous, a little chocolatey sweet, a little smokey, a little creamy, a little meaty, and a little carbonated. You would think it would all add up to a little beer but because it's an imperial, it has a very robust alcohol retro-olfaction. It's a very easy drinking imperial that's not as meaty as I would like but has a pleasant taste you can sit back and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2010 02:37:56 | More by Bfarr
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mabermud

Washington

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Boundary Bay. The appearance of the body was super dark brown with a minimal, white, wispy head. The smell of this oatmeal stout was above average, roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. The taste was similar to the smell. For me, the mouthfeel stood out. It was thick, substantial, and dense...chewy. Overall, this is a pretty good stout that I will have again, but will not go out of my way to find.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 05:19:39 | More by mabermud
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-07-2014 00:13:11 | More by GClarkage
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sukwonee

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-22-2014 15:45:07 | More by sukwonee
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gnaztee

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-28-2014 03:10:31 | More by gnaztee
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

05-22-2014 20:50:03 | More by mdaschaf
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hoppyturt

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle, into a pint glass

Appearance is very deep dark blackish brown in color

Nose is very strong and aromatic. Full of roasted malt and mocha/coffee in the beginning. Followed by oats and a touch of milk sugars at the end.

Taste is very balanced and full of malt, toffee, cocoa, and just a hint of vanilla. Has a great mouthfeel and finishes with a lingering, lasting malt taste.

This is a great Oatmeal Stout and is sure to leave you asking for another. Typically not what i drink on a regular basis, but this was a great surprise

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:51:49 | More by hoppyturt
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-06-2014 01:53:26 | More by LampertLand
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2014 02:16:46 | More by PEIhop
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours and appears pitch black in the glass with a fine half finger light brown head that dissipates to a thick cap with a bit of fizziness. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, chocolate, a hint of vanilla and a little alcohol. Flavor starts with toasted malt, vanilla soda, mild chocolate with a somewhat thin vanilla and chocolate finish with light toastiness. Light to medium bodied with very active, peppery carbonation. A somewhat odd oatmeal stout that may be a little overcarbonated, which seems to thin the body and reduce the flavor in the finish. The creamy body expected from an oatmeal stout is replaced by a rather spritzy lighter character. Tasty enough, but not very complex and could use some more oatmeal presence. This is a quite fresh bottle, but carbonated enough I'm glad I didn't wait to drink it; possibly an anomalous bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 04:16:37 | More by LiquidAmber
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DaveRinn

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-30-2014 06:10:27 | More by DaveRinn
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Gaffattack

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-02-2014 03:15:57 | More by Gaffattack
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-17-2013 17:52:15 | More by powdersoldier
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-25-2013 03:32:05 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-14-2013 05:13:25 | More by vermilcj
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: The fudge brown liquid pours out and is capped by a rather modest tan head that leaves a sheet of lace

Smell: Sugar plums and German chocolate cake

Taste: Sugar plum and German chocolate cake flavors, up front with some ashy flavors developing in the finish; sweet chocolate flavors linger in the after taste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body; velvety (the one hint of the oats) with moderate carbonation; hides the ABV well

Overall: My first encounter with this beer was not that good but I am glad I had a chance to re-visit it with a better bottle

Thanks, kemoarps, for the opportunity and, mabermud, for the chance to re-visit

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 21:39:40 | More by brentk56
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kemoarps

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice looking pour; cola dark, with a bubbly tan head. even after it dissipates it leaves enough to look nice.

sweet-ish nose. some caramel, some chocolate, a little oily, oaty, mostly kind of sweet.

initially, it was just kind of sweet, in an unfinished sort of way. A liiittle bit of bitterness to finish it off.
As I drink (and it warms), however, it gets a distinctly chocolate character; a rich creamy chocolate, with a subtle bitterness that drags it from creamy milk chocolate into a bittering cocoa by the time it's done, with even a hint of coffee grounds on the aftertaste.

This beer has changed quite a bit even in the ten minutes I've been ruminating and drinking it. My initial reaction was one of underwhelmedness: it felt unfinished, rushed and sweet. As I continue into its depths, however, I find nuance and find myself perplexed. I feel like the ratings I gave it don't do it justice, yet I don't feel that it deserves higher ratings. If that makes zero sense to anyone else out there, that's the dilemma I face with this beer: it's more than what it's weak links would suggest, but not quite as good as the positive aspects impart. Or maybe I'm just super indecisive. My best advice: drink it and judge for yourself. The bottom line is that it is still enjoyable, whatever it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 20:06:39 | More by kemoarps
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-26-2012 00:09:51 | More by sloelco
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benbjb

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-09-2012 06:59:05 | More by benbjb
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-05-2012 22:31:15 | More by adkieffer
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nsabo

Washington

2.38/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

About what I expect from a low ABV imperial stout. Thin mouth, but smooth sipper, no booze heat at all, vanilla and roasted (not heavily) grain. As far as imperial stouts go, this is a great example of a beginner’s one, though I give it credit for not striking out where other novice imperial stouts often do: harsh booze heat, overly roasted grains, etc.
I spent $5 at the brewery for this. 25 miles down the road, I spend $7 for Skagit River’s RIS that I consider to be the superior “local” imperial stout. Neither are heavy hitters in this genre, but I think both are better than the much hyped and widely available Dragon's Tooth Stout from Elysian.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 03:02:39 | More by nsabo
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Adamostella

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2012 23:44:43 | More by Adamostella
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jmccraney

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-08-2012 06:05:11 | More by jmccraney
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-23-2011 19:32:08 | More by beefandbean22
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Black liquid with slight mocha coloured head.

S: Toasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate.

T: Coffee and toasted malt up front which transitioned to a dark chocolate finish.

M: Thick viscosity and a medium level of carbonation.

O: Very nice taste profile on this smooth Imperial Stout.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 15:56:57 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Boundary Bay Imperial Oatmeal Stout from Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
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