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Three Bears Oatmeal Stout - Alley Kat Brewing Company

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88
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
With a black color and a roasted taste to tickle your tongue, this beer is perfect to keep your warm this winter. A nice cream colored head with a silky smooth finish, everyone will be asking for more.

35 IBU

(Beer added by: IronDjinn on 02-21-2011)
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Photo of Shadman
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Good brewer from Edmonton ( this from A Stampeder fan yet).

Dark like used oil except for some brown cola hue around the edges when held up some light. Decent tan head, nice and thick.

Sweet, with an almost black forest cake aroma.

Certainly smooth tasting. Medium roast coffee, slight chocolate cake (sweetness), with a slightly chalky middle. Finishes slightly bitter.

Maybe a bit lighter in body than some of the 'standouts' in this style. Still smooth with a slight wet finish.

Will agree with my buddy the welding Djinn that it's a very drinkable example of the style. Worth sampling again and again.

Shadman, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of IronDjinn
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Seems like Alley Kat enjoyed releasing their line of 15th Anniversary limited editions in the 650 ml bottles so much last year that they wanted to continue the trend. Not to bogged down in fancy semantics they decided to call this new limited line up the "Big Bottle Series"--I suppose no pays attention to 16th anniversary celebrations as major milestones.

I'm also aware that the name of this Oatmeal Stout stems from a contest the brewery had on Facebook, a call out to see who could come up with the best title. This was it....

So then, it comes in a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a deep black colour, not quite opaque as there is a garnet nimbus along the extremities when held to light. Creamy deep tan head that retains a finger's worth of retention.

The aroma has a dusting of cocoa and oats, along with some roast and creamy sweetness.

The first thing noticeable about the flavour is the smoothness, everything is rounded until a little graininess near the finish. Mild toasty, roasty malt up front, creamy sweetness in the middle, with a dry cocoa finish and more roastiness in the aftertaste.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, smooth and slick texture, low carbonation.

I'm looking to a few more bottles of this while it lasts. An easy drinking variety of the style.

IronDjinn, Feb 21, 2011
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Three Bears Oatmeal Stout from Alley Kat Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.