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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aaronh on 02-03-2003)
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-08-2013 17:39:55 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was very suprised to see this on tap at the Corner Slice here in Greensboro last night.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep dark brown with amber highlights,a thinner deep beige colroed head atop.Roast and brown sugar aromas mixed in with lightly sweet chocolate,a little char was in there as well.A full but creamy feel in the mouth made it go down very easy,deeply roasted with some vanilla/caramel flavors along with more bitter chocolate.This was nice oatmeal stout filled with different flavors and a nice creamy feel,I have come to expect kick ass beer from GL.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2013 23:48:24 | More by oberon
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a shaker pint glass at Durty Nellie's.

Gotta jump on every tap-only GLBC offering when you can. Take my word for it. Anyway, this stuff pours a straight obsidian topped by two fingers of light khaki foam. The nose comprises cocoa powder and light roasted malts. The taste brings in more of the same, with everything coming through soft, as though in a child's dream. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a nice little oatmeal stout, nothing special, but something easily drinkable and generally enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2013 19:34:20 | More by TMoney2591
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cocoa brown ruby hue pretty dark brew with a light moccha head leaves speckled lacing all the way down the pint glass. Aroma: Light dusting of cocoa wtih a nutty edge comes across my senses light herbal hop notes are evident along with dark roasts is the oatmeal graininess that is situated nicely in the mix. Taste: Extremely smooth not watery or not flavorful just extremely smooth crosses the palate with a sweet bready tone light cocoa and hints of dark chocolate fluffy creaminess to it all characteristic of a good oatmeal stout finishes with a slight bitterness gives of a leafy flavor works well altogether. Mouthfeel: Light ot medium bodied stout does not sit heavy still packs the flavor of a great dark beer evenly carbonated as stated earlier silky smooth. Drinkability: Very nice session stout, a rarity in today's realm of imperial oak barrel triple wet hopped in your face beers, highly desired another pint masterfully brewed by the folks at Great Lakes.

Serving type: on-tap

11-29-2005 22:35:20 | More by WVbeergeek
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

2.98/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2007 19:01:06 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 02:01:30 | More by dbrauneis
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

04-04-2013 16:34:27 | More by ejimhof
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2013 23:36:03 | More by Stinkypuss
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-24-2013 23:18:39 | More by Rhettroactive
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draught at the brewpub. GLBC has a couple great Stouts, namely Blackout (esecially the Barrel-Aged) and Wolfhound. Being a Stout-lover and knowing their track record, I was looking forward to their take on the Sweet Stout. While not disappointed, the beer does fall just a bit short. The beer pours black as pitch with a thick and foamy light tan head and sticky lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Creamy with a medium body and roasted character. Flavors of coffee, malt and chocolate are tasty but don’t resonate long enough. The finish is dry with a mild bitterness. Good for the style, but I know GLBC could do even better.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2006 21:31:08 | More by Dogbrick
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-17-2013 17:53:38 | More by WOLFGANG
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-23-2014 21:36:45 | More by outoffocus
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Bung

Michigan

3.28/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2013 01:57:07 | More by Bung
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-11-2012 01:23:05 | More by Tyrawlings
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wedge

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2014 15:22:45 | More by wedge
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-21-2013 21:22:40 | More by seeswo
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-27-2013 19:33:28 | More by IrishColonial
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-06-2012 23:28:02 | More by jbaker67
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StoutHunter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-21-2013 01:41:55 | More by StoutHunter
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

04-16-2013 08:39:58 | More by atone315
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GrindFatherBob

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-03-2013 20:04:37 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-05-2012 21:16:08 | More by Stinger80OH
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jampics2

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2010 23:42:31 | More by jampics2
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-01-2013 14:56:14 | More by ajzy
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Spider889

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-14-2011 09:23:31 | More by Spider889
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Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.