Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
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 dont resonate long enough. The finish is dry with a mild bitterness. Good for the style, but I know GLBC could do even better.
10-17-2006 21:31:08 | More by Dogbrick
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
4.33/5 rDev +9.6%
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.
11-29-2005 22:35:20 | More by WVbeergeek
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
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
Creamy head sits atop an opaque black beer with brown highlights. Lots of lacing.
Mild aroma of roasty malt, chocolate, and coffee.
Taste is very smooth. Roasty malt with chocolate, oatmeal and coffee notes. Nicely balanced. Plenty of malt sweetness yet roasty and dry. Light to medium dryness. Tad earthy.
What's not to like about a nitrogen charged beer's mouthfeel. Very creamy and solid body.
Overall, a good stout, although not even one of GLBC's best stouts let alone their best beers.
06-12-2004 00:37:23 | More by PhantomVodoo
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
This is good and black with a nice creamy tan head that leads me to believe that this is probably nitro dispensed. Theres a good roasty aroma. Theres a bit of cocoa in the flavor along with the roast. The body is just a tad too thin for my preferences.
06-06-2004 06:51:19 | More by aracauna
4.5/5 rDev +13.9%
Served on a nitro tap at Great Lakes' taproom. The color was black, with a solid, creamy beige head. The smell was oatmeal dry. The taste was a nice oatmeal dryness, with a good malt backing, and some slight bitterness. Mouthfeel was nice and creamy. As for drinkability, the only thing that would be limiting me is the drive back to Pittsburgh.
These brewpub-only beers are why I love heading up to the Great Lakes taproom. A solid oatmeal stout that used the nitro just right, and this wouldn't be bad to release as another seasonal.
05-28-2004 21:41:13 | More by beergeek279
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
3.93/5 rDev -0.5%
Smooth and easy drinking.
Color is deep dark black with brown hues. From a cascading Guiness like pour a beige head materializes and stays through out the beer leaving a trial of lace the whole way through. Aroma is inviting and very complex. Aromas of sweet chocolate, raisins, wheat?, and other qualities I cant put my hand on show up in the flavor as well. Drinks smoothly--goes down quick, almost too quick to enjoy. One of my buddies who is far from a beer guy (at least in quality terms) said this was his fav of D's taps the other night. He said it was mild but was super easy to drink, felt great on the tongue (almost silky), but had more than enough flavor to stay interested in.
I agree. Its good, but GLBC has better.
05-17-2003 22:58:06 | More by allboutbierge
4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
After having tasted many of GLBC's offerings I'm beginning to wonder if they are capable of producing a bad beer formula. I had this little beauty on tap at Boston's Bistro in Dayton and what a pleasure it was. Ultra smooth and tasty, it also produced one of the most inviting aromas I've ever experienced from a beer when it warmed to near room temperature. There was something really complex going on that I tried to grasp and I guess my best sense is that it was roasted caramel and just enough hopping to make it like a very light perfume. I had the publican try it and she thought it was very distinct as well. The taste of this little beauty reminded me of Samuel Smith's fine Oatmeal Stout with a better attitude. There was just a better sense of real depth in the flavor than from the venerable SS stout. Nicely tan capped dark brown body that laced through the whole glass. Well done Great Lakes - you've done it again!
04-13-2003 04:46:29 | More by AtLagerHeads
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
Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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