Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
2.98/5 rDev -24.6%
(Served in a nonic)
A- This beer has a black body that is very dense and a light creamy tan head that last for a minute never to be seen again.
S- The smell of earthy black malt is very light and only comes through after a heavy sip.
T- The big taste of coffee roasted malt flavor has a slight dark cola note to it with a clean open finish. There is a very light hint of malt bitterness that hangs on the tongue but only for a split second.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a watery texture.
D- This beer is very light and soft with more black lager qualities than oatmeal stout flavors. I didn't get any slipperiness in texture or oatmeal flavor at all. Everything that the blackout stout is this one is not.
05-01-2007 19:01:06 | More by rhoadsrage
3.13/5 rDev -20.8%
Original Review: 09-24-2006
Notes: The body was thin, even for an oatmeal stout. Slight toastiness in the aroma but that was about it. Tasting notes include dark malt and just a hint of oatmeal.
Comments: This was just a mediocre offering. I love oatmeal stouts but this one did not love me back.
12-31-2012 01:43:38 | More by Amish_Ambush
3.28/5 rDev -17%
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.
08-06-2013 01:57:07 | More by Bung
3.28/5 rDev -17%
Nice, but light. More like a Baltic Porter to me than a sweet stout. I didn't get a lot of those sweet, full milk sugar notes (maltose, lactose, etc) that I associate with this style. Way less chocolate-milk-y than I thought. However, the beer was quite roasty, light and dry. I liked it, it just wasn't what I was expecting and frankly not as advertised. Body was a red-black, head was decent, aroma was very faint, and flavor as described above.
Not bad, just not terrific. I had this on-site at GLBC in Cleveland.
01-10-2010 21:44:17 | More by BeerBelcher
3.5/5 rDev -11.4%
Appearance was great... A nice dark stout with a beautiful head. Has the cascading effect... very nice.
Smell: Smell was good... very clean and a little roasty.
Taste: A little bland but very smooth
Mouthfeel: Very smooth as I have mention... Nice and thick... A decent amount of carbonation.
A good Stout but a little bland
10-06-2003 23:20:05 | More by Ellbert
3.55/5 rDev -10.1%
Very dark brown with a thin but heavy tan head. Nutty smoked malts in the nose. Taste reflects to the nose with its mild roasted, earthy nuts and barley. Slight citrus and sour notes in the background. The finish is dry and of wheat crackers. Thin to medium body and with an nice smooth slightly creamy mouth.
10-12-2006 13:36:54 | More by cabsandking
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
On tap at the Great Lakes Brewery. Served in a standard pint glass. The pour yielded a single finger of almond colored head. The foam receded quickly, leaving very little lace behind. The body is dark brown edging on black.
The nose has coffee beans and roasted malts up front. You can pick up a bitter, chocolate character in the background.
The flavors follow right in line with the nose. Starts off with cream and weak coffee. The roasted malts kick in toward the center and finish out the drink. Not as bold flavored as I would expect/prefer.
The mouth feel is medium and creamy, but still a little watery. Mild carbonation.
Drinkable and tasty, but I would rather have and EF Porter. Worth a try if you stop by the pub!
06-25-2010 02:35:39 | More by mgbickel
3.68/5 rDev -6.8%
Growler filled at the brewery on Christmas Eve. I stopped in to get one of these and a growler of the Wright Pils only to find out they were out of the Pils. So, I got 2 growlers of this and it became my session beer for a few long holiday days!
Looks great. Dark black with small head. Looks nice in my pint glass!
Smell is roasted malt and a touch of chocolate.
Taste follows the smell with a nice roasty taste that hints at coffee and chocolate. Bitterness is mild and this has a crisp element to it. A bit lighter and no real perceptible effects from the oats.
Mouthfeel is average at best. Now, I know this is brewed in a more traditional angle that the more extreme beers of today, and I know this is a sessionable low ABV stout. But I wanted just a bit more silky and dense mouthfeel. I guess it's a trade-off with the drinkability though, which scores super high due to the refreshing and satisfying taste.
Glad I got to enjoy this over the holidays. Certainly one of the better low ABV stouts I've ever had.
01-05-2010 23:42:31 | More by jampics2
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
Served on-tap at Great Lakes Brewing Co (CLE Airport location) in Cleveland, OH
A: Pours an opaque very dark amber (almost black) in color with light amounts of gentle carbonation and a light amount of brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall frothy tan head that slowly reduces to a medium patch of thick film and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light aromas of roasted malts, coffee beans, and just a touch of chocolate.
T: Light to moderate flavors of roasted malts with some light notes of chocolate and coffee. There is a light presence of oats and just a touch of lingering bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style but still creamy.
O: I was actually a little disappointed in this beer - the rest of the beers that I have tried from the brewery have been really good and this one is just mediocre in my opinion. Easy to drink but really nothing stands out about it.
03-08-2013 02:01:30 | More by dbrauneis
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
Very dark with hints of red. Very fine nitro bubbles.
There is a faint smell of roasted barley at first but it grows in strength as the nitro bubbles off.
Sweat taste and also roasted malt. Astringent in the finish.
Smooth and creamy. medium body.
Quite yummy, but I'm starting to not like nitro. It looks great but I'd rather have better aroma and taste.
12-03-2004 05:48:11 | More by ken3c
3.7/5 rDev -6.3%
Had on tap at Smokin' Joe's in Pittsburgh.
Dark brown beer pours with a tan head that shows great retention. A nice lace is left on the glass. Oatmeal and sweet chocolate dominate the aroma. Taste is of roasted malt, nuts, and raisins. Some sweetness is evident with a well balanced bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth, and the drinkability is good. A decent beer form Great Lakes, but definitely not their best.
02-03-2003 13:43:10 | More by aaronh
3.71/5 rDev -6.1%
Great Lakes : Ohio City Oatmeal Stout
Look: Pours a dark opaque brown. Retention ok, off white head. No real lace to speak of, looks fairly simple.
SMELL: Roast, smoke, somewhat meaty. Malty, nutty and chocolatey.
Taste: Coffee, roasted malt, mild vanilla and cocoa. Pronounced oatmeal like flavor. Mild herbal hop character. Agreeable and session able ale, I found that one was not enough and had a second pint. Solid roasty American stout with black malt flavor.
FEEL: Medium bodied, smooth and well carbonated. Oats doing their work here to smooth out the brew.
Overall: A tasty oatmeal stout. One I could easily have a few of. The oatmeal was present in the flavor and could remind the casual drinker of a hearty breakfast.
05-30-2013 23:36:03 | More by Stinkypuss
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
At the brewpub:
This beer poured a very dark color, almost black. It formed a medium tan foamy head that left circular lace as it subsided. An aroma of malt, chocolate and some wood aspects. The flavor was of malt and chocolate. It had a medium body and was slightly astringent, yet bitter in the finish.
04-13-2008 22:21:38 | More by Wildman
Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.