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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

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: aaronh on 02-03-2003)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

HeyYoMar, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of chilidog
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this rare brew outside of Cleveland on tap.
It poured bark amber black. Tan head on top settled to film a ok lace, ring like around the glass.

Aroma of chocolate and tested malts.

The malts carry on as chocolate, toffee, and brown sugar sweetness treat the mouth.

The mouth is very smooth.

Overall the low abv takes away from this brew. But the smoothness and mouth are pleased.

chilidog, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

KingMoomie, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Sturmthis, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

JDizzle, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jrpapajcik, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

kbrown, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
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.

dbrauneis, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of sixerofelixir
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of Amish_Ambush
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Amish_Ambush, Dec 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jbaker67, Jul 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Stinger80OH, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

meetyouoverboard, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Spider889
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Spider889, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap into a nonic glass at Great Lakes Brewpub.

A-Poured a nice dark brown with ruby undertones with one finger of khaki head.

S- Notes of toffee, roasted malt, and chocolate

T- Sweet chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, and coffee. Sweet but well balanced

M- Drinks smooth and creamy, finishes dry

O- This is a highly drinkable, sessionable stout, with great flavor. This beer went down quick, so smooth and flavorful. I wish Great Lakes would bottle this.

Hoptometrist, Apr 16, 2011
Photo of mgbickel
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

mgbickel, Jun 25, 2010
Photo of BeerBelcher
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BeerBelcher, Jan 10, 2010
Photo of jampics2
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.

jampics2, Jan 05, 2010
Photo of samie85
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Originally consumed 12/21 at the Great Lakes brewpub.

A- Pours black with a one finger brown head into a pub glass(think Guinness curved glasses).

S- I get mostly chocolate malt and bit of roasted malt from this.

T-It follows the nose with chocolate malt, a bit of roasted malt and an earthiness on the finish.

M- On the thicker end of medium bodied with medium carbonation.

D-This was a good example of a very session-able beer. Pretty good oatmeal stout as well. I wish they bottled this one.

samie85, Dec 28, 2009
Photo of tmoneyba
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at GLBC.

Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate and coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

My expectations where met and is good for style.

tmoneyba, Jan 06, 2009
Photo of neenerzig
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review taken from notes as this was enjoyed by me at the Brewpub back on Thursday 5/15/08.

Another on-tap only "pub exclusive" from GLBC. This beer is a very dark brown color that lets in no light whatsoever. The tan head was a good inch thick when drawn and served to me, eventually settling to a nice ring lining the inside of my glass and a thin surface coating. Malty smells of oats, coffee and chocolate and coffee were surely present. The flavor is also malty sweet with the oatmeal, chocolate, and coffee coming through nicely, rounded out with a bit of hop bitterness. Has a crisp and full bodied mouthfeel with fairly heavy carbonation. Easy to drink in the way that all of GLBC's beers are. Winning!

Eric

neenerzig, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of gunnerman
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the brewpub, pours a lighter black if that is possible with a fluffy head that leaves some nice fat lace on the glass. Smell is malty and bready to me I could also smell a bit of the nice oats in there as well. Taste is pretty good, with hints of coffee and burnt chocolate with just a bit of bitterness in there that does hit the palate but doesn't stay around to long. I enjoyed this beer and also the brewary, great prodcuts at such a great place.

gunnerman, Jun 01, 2008
Photo of Wildman
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Wildman, Apr 13, 2008
Photo of rhoadsrage
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.

rhoadsrage, May 01, 2007
Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.