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Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: aaronh on 02-03-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

OleDixie, Oct 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

qcbrewer, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap (NItro according to the board) at the Great Lakes brewery in Cleveland/Ohio City, OH. Served in a tulip stout glass.

Appearance: Black with a thick tan head. Lots and lots of persistent lacing all over the glass. Big sheets, islands, and lots of strands. Held up to the light the black is more of a dark ruby red color.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma. A barest hint of oats and roasted malt.

Taste: A solid oat + roasted malt flavor. Some chocolate notes, but not bittersweet or cocoa. Subtle chocolate would be a good description. Definite oat and roasted malt flavor - a good sweetbread/oat cookie flavor, but not overly sweet. The more and more I try to describe it, the more and more the word "restrained" comes to mind. Very tasty, but it's not pounding you over the head with it. The bitterness at the end is mild, a little bit English in style, a little bit of your roasted malt bitterness as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a light mouthfeel. Not watery, but not as thick as I was expecting it to be. A little bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall/Drinkability: A very drinkable stout. At 4.8% ABV I was able to have 2 12oz glasses over the course of a meal and I wouldn't mind another on top of that. Went well with a Cuban sandwich, but I think it would be even better with a burger. Full flavored, but restrained and very nice. I can see why people rave out this beer when it does finally come out at the brewery. I wish they would bottle it...but then I might not get the Blackout Stout so never mind. Other than not having a lot of aroma, an outstanding beer.

damndirtyape, Jun 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Glanzman, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

wellsnb, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

cdtoffers, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

outoffocus, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of wedge
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

@ Tyler's (Raleigh)

Black with a tight beige head that reduces to a permanent covering on the surface. Patches of drippy lacing coat the glass. Malty, powdery cocoa aromas greet a significant oatmeal presence, nuts, and some light fruit. Super smooth coffee and chocolate malt, hazelnut, and big time oat flavors. This may, in fact, be the most oat-forward beer I have ever had. Light and drinkable, but with a silky, creamy quality that prevents any notion of wateriness. Very enjoyable!

wedge, Feb 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

BigGingDrinker, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

maximus_rebel, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

jtennyson99, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

MattPfeifer, Aug 21, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

WOLFGANG, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a nice black stout. opaque and a thin tan head that sticks together pretty well

Smell: roasted malts, graininess, chocolate

Taste: very smooth blend of a roasted malt base and nice sweet chocolate, the oatmeal is a little subtle but plays around in the background nicely

Mouthfeel: nice and light. a very pleasant drinking and smooth stout.

Overall: as all GLBC beers crafted the way the style should be.

SportsandJorts, Aug 08, 2013
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3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tap at Duckworths. Cola black pour, layer of tan with some bubbles within. Some minimal lacing.

Aroma, roast malt, milder coffee dark chocolate and milder yet anise.

Taste, definetely some oats upfront, along with a tad bit of peanut and cardboard. Nice light chocolates. Some mineral water. Very light coffee and roast in the finish.

A tad thin, a tad high carbonation, may be more a result of the establishment. Very easy drinker. Session type stout as I imagine it was intended. Not sure where the ratings anywhere near 4 could be coming from.

Bung, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Mantooth, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

sliverX, Jul 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

hinemk76, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dailyminefield, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

ajzy, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

dbc5, May 31, 2013
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Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.