Oatmeal Stout - District ChopHouse & Brewery
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Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev +3%
Nitro-tap at District ChopHouse & Brewery, Washington, DC
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dry, roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of roasted malts. No bitterness is perceptible, but there are enough underlying hops to mask away any sweetness from being perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little airy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are slight amounts of dryness.
O: This beer is easy to drink because it feels a little lighter in body compared to other beers in the style.
05-11-2014 19:04:59 | More by metter98
4.11/5 rDev +11.1%
A: Dark brown body with a two finger, beige head. Good lacing.
S: Oatmeal and roast. A little less bitterness than is typical for the style.
T: I really don't get a ton of flavor at the start of the sip. Then roastiness and oatmeal creep in, and is joined by baker's chocolate at the end. The aftertaste lingers for quite awhile - coffee and bitter chocolate.
M: Full and creamy, though a little too much carbonation.
O: Big, enjoyable flavors. Not overly complex, but certainly enjoyable.
The food is great.
10-26-2013 02:46:38 | More by WorldWideStout
3.83/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass.
A real soupy frothy cocoa brown head on this beer, milky looking too. It sits on a simple dark walnut black/brown body. Really like that head color.
Smell is a faint on almost everything except one thing. Faint milk chocolate, no roast character, but a distinct smell of milky cream that predominates.
Taste brings a little more than the nose. Mild malt and milk choclate, some small tobacco on the finish of cigarettes mostly, but a big distinct milky taste in the palate. Very creamy in feel and in taste in the palate.
It's overall pretty good but kind of light, and a heavy emphasis on this cream texture and in taste also. I was hoping for some more flavor but otherwise it's a good solid beer and easy drinking also.
06-22-2011 22:43:00 | More by smakawhat
3.73/5 rDev +0.8%
On tap at District ChopHouse in DC, poured into pint glass. Pours clear black with dark ruby highlights, a large creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, cookie, caramel, dark fruit), light hops (woody), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of leather and prune. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, cookie, caramel, dark fruit), light hops (woody), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of leather and prune. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet finish.
02-22-2011 18:07:55 | More by CuriousMonk
3.7/5 rDev 0%
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a fairly dark brown color with a light tan head. Single-finger of foam leaves a tad bit of lacing. The nose is coffee, chocolate, and some roasted malt. The taste is fairly roasty with just a bit of chocolate. Moderate body with good carbonation. Drinks fairly well overall and is a pretty good brew from the local spot.
11-10-2010 00:28:45 | More by Thorpe429
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
Nitro-tap at the brewpub.
Pours a dark brown color with a 1.5-finger cascading cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.
Smells of roasted malts and unsweetened dark chocolate. As it warms a slightly creamy oatmeal aroma wafts out.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth roasted malt flavors up front with hints of unsweetened cocoa. Near the end of the sip it sweetens up a bit more before a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.
Overall I was a fan of this beer. It didn't try and do too much - a solid stout on nitro. Worth a shot.
10-13-2009 03:50:53 | More by glid02
3.55/5 rDev -4.1%
A nice oatmeal stout from district Chophouse.
Pours a deep brown with a thin white head.
Aroma is strongly dominated by roasted malts.
The taste is also very roasty with none of the oatmeal sweetness present at all. Taste is nice but not for the style.
Mouthfeel is rather light.
A drinkable beer, one of my favorites of this visit. More like a roasted mild stout than an oatmeal stout but rather pleasant.
08-09-2008 01:31:43 | More by sholland119
3.73/5 rDev +0.8%
Mild stout aroma. Enjoyed on nitro-tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with a mocha brown lacing. Chocolate in there. Easy mouthfeel. Good chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Decent stout, would have preferred it on tap or cask. They have improved it over the years, I understand.
07-01-2008 03:05:38 | More by Sammy
4.33/5 rDev +17%
Enojoyed on-tap at the brewpub.
Served as a dark bron beer with some light reddish highlights. Massive tannish head.
Smell has some nice notes of roasted malt and coffee, with an underlying sweetness.
Taste also demonstrates a nice roasted malt character, with enough chocolate and coffee blended nicely.
Left a bit too thin taste in the kouth at the ending.
Very flavorful,and drinkable. Went down real easy.
06-02-2008 20:50:50 | More by tgbljb
4.18/5 rDev +13%
Probably my favorite at the Chophouse. A blackish body with nice head retention and lacings. The smell is very malty, but there isn't a malt that sticks out. The taste is a mix of coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasted and oat malts, and this beer sort of tastes like liquid oatmeal. I couldn't believe how full-bodied and thick this brew was, yet as it went down it was smooth and balanced and even had a tiny hop backbite on the end, giving it a little dryness. This is my first beer to drink when I am at the Chophouse again.
03-15-2008 17:32:28 | More by clayrock81
3.58/5 rDev -3.2%
Pours from the tap opaque black with a 1" tan head. Maintains a thin wispy coating throughout the glass with no lacing. Moderate aromas noted of dark roasted malts and coffee beans dominate, with some background chocolate, raisin and mocha notes. Mouthfeel was light and fluffy with a somewhat slick, thin finish. Flavors of roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate and wood were satisfying but somewhat reserved and tame. Started moderately sweet with a mild, burnt malt/roasty finish. Save for the thin mouthfeel this isnt all too bad.
08-22-2006 03:16:22 | More by macster
4.08/5 rDev +10.3%
Seved on tap at the brewery.
Deep, dark brown with tan highlights. Tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Mocha java aroma.
Had loads of roasted malts, with the coffee and chocolate that one would expect. Had a very tasty toffee and cola in the middle that I really enjoyed
Heavy medium bodied brew that was chewy and creamy at the same time. Worth having several.
02-19-2006 04:25:29 | More by Dithyramb
4/5 rDev +8.1%
Dark brown almost black in color with a 2" tannish head. Light lacing developed. The aroma was of roasted malts and coffee. The flavor was a smooth combo of roasted malt (leaning towards the burnt side), caramel, coffee, and tiny hints of chocolate. Carbonation level was just right.
Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. The finish was slightly dry. This is a remarkably drinkable brew - smooth and enjoyable. I easily drank two in a short timeframe.
01-07-2005 20:13:51 | More by Gavage
Oatmeal Stout from District ChopHouse & Brewery
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