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Oatmeal Porter - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Oatmeal PorterOatmeal Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

48 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.2%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: inthebeeraisle on 03-13-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Beerlover, Mar 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

StroppyMare, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass (I know, it was the only glass clean at the time!).

Look: black body with an average, creamy tan head ...OK lacing...When its closer to a light, it looks closer to brown than black. Some brownish, reddish highlights at the edges. Looks good.

Smell: Oatie,chocolate fudge & Not much jumping out, but has potential for a good beer!

Taste: Oatmeal & chocolate stands out, with some espresso and some roasted malt. The alcohol is there but oddly subtle, that ends with another strong oatmeal flavor...but dies out into a thin body...

Feel: Kinda weak bodied, a little chewy but, thinner than I was expecting...carbination is ok, a bit flat, but not horrible for this style (I guess...I haven't had many oatmeal-'porters'...typically they are stouts).

Overall: This is an OK beer...Although not as good as the other styles from Widmer (for sure)...My average 'score' for a Widmer beer has been '4+' (out of five beers being the best)...This one is about 3/3.5 (tops)...OK beer although would be hesitant to try again (due to the competition these days!!)...Oh I guess price 'does' matter to some folks...so, this was a pretty good 'deal' at $5.00 for a bomBer...Bottome line, 'OK' not 'great' and definetely NOT horrible...CHEERS :~)

scootpolute, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of bilhelm
3/5  rDev -18.7%

bilhelm, May 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

JMBSH, Oct 15, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

hickmancase, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

exodus1369, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 2/14/12.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oats, and some unsweetened cocoa aromas. There is a distinct butter aroma that comes out as the beer warms. Taste is much the same with some buttery and slight dark fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer with a weird buttery flavor that is probably not supposed to be happening.

UCLABrewN84, Sep 28, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into tulip snifter.

Pours very dark brown, near black with a thin, fizzy light brown head that dissipates quickly.

Lots of sweet oat and cocoa upfront. Very inviting.

Taste follows the nose, with very pleasant sweet oats and cocoa upfront, and would have received quite a high score if the flavor and mouthfeel didn't drop off to leave a slightly thin, watery finish.

As mentioned, thin body and also light carbonation.

An enjoyable porter that had real potential, but unfortunately just didn't come together to take it to the next level.

vkv822, Apr 05, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a deep brown with a medium off-white head, light lace.

S: Coffee, sweet oatmeal, coconut, roast.

T: Softly roasted malt, dark malt flavours, hint of oatmeal.

M: Light-bodied, creamy, crisp carbonation.

O: A solid porter beer, not real complex, but drinkable for sure, worth a pickup on the cheap.

Halcyondays, Jun 16, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a pint glass. Pours a medium brown with half an inch of tan foam and a clear mahogany in the light. Cap settles to a cap and leaves spotty lace.

Nose of chocolate malts and light background hops. Touch of smoke/char is present as well. Bit of dark fruit ebbs and flows though quite welcome and unobtrusive in nature though a bit steely in nature until the glass warms up.

Flavor is smooth and creamy with the oats softening the delivery a bit. Notes of chocolate and some roasty/smoky malts, finishing with some more light cocoa and a mild bitterness. Feel varies a bit depending on the carbonation, getting a bit thin at times but a good spin firms things up.

Creamy Oat Porter that's rather straightforward in delivery and fairly well done. Aromas and flavors are enhanced through a cap of foam so a bit more carbonation might be well suited.

HalfFull, May 18, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I swear I taste coconut in this. I suppose it's more like coffee. In any case, a deep and richly flavored black beer.

Pours an extravagant head in the tall Peroni glass. A touch winey for the mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Dark roasted flavors dominate. Rich, yet chalky. Slightly sweet with all the malt, but a smooth and dry finish. Some dark caramel. A whiff of hops along with the blackened barley. A hint of hazlenuts in the modest aroma. This would be interesting on tap. In any case, worth a try if you like Porters.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Sprout's Market in San Diego.

mactrail, Apr 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

elkinbrown, Sep 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

kew, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DM1293, May 19, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle dated February 2012 that I picked up for $1.79, not bad. Standard black-brown appearance, filmy head. Smells good, oaty, with a sort of sweet aroma like a dessert that I cannot place> .Flavor is a touch of chocolate followed by that sweetness that is good but hard to place. Overall this is not too bad but not something I will re-visit.

ArrogantB, Oct 21, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter.

A: One-finger khaki head of dense, tight foam that slowly becomes almost solid lace across the surface. Dark brown. Very opaque, but not solid.

S: Roasted, almost burnt malts, dark chocolate, lightly burnt caramels.

T: More dark caramel and bits of 50% chocolate lacking pronounced bitterness than the nose suggests. Oats appear in the back end to suggest a rather dense, grainy bread. Hints of light roast coffee slide into cocoa. Flavors are on the lighter, softer side rather than being a saturated taste bomb. Just enough neutral / grassy hops appear in the back end to balance.

M: Surprisingly fizzy with a lighter structure than expected. Creamy on the palette. Pretty short, clean, rather dry finish thanks to the hops. Flavors are well-integrated.

O: Definitely a porter, not a mis-named stout. If drinking as a single, end-of-day beverage, it might not pack enough volume of flavor to satisfy. Would pair well with items normally associated with medium dark to milk chocolate that would be dominated by a heavier brew. Oatmeal adds polish and malts to compliment the dark sugars nicely. Enjoyable, but if I started drinking this on a regular basis, I think I would keep wanting just a little bit more from it.

BuckeyeSlim, Sep 11, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

LOOK: A shade away from full on black, tight tiny bubbled lace with great retention

SMELL: Brown malt, figgy, chicory, coffee, cocoa powder, dried grass, bread crust, faint brown sugar

TASTE: Creamy, silky smooth, mild roast, coffee, dark chocolate, hay, bread crust, burnt raisins, modest hopping, faint fruitiness.

All in all a good brew, not one attribute jumped out in front and everything seems to mesh well. Worth a go especially if you like maltier beers.

Jason, May 10, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Guinness glass. Bottle is marked Series 924.

Appearance: Deep, dark brown with ruby red streaks when held directly up to light. The head is large, fluffy, and retains well.

Smell: Malty, nothing special. A little caramely and earthy, but mostly nondescript.

Taste: Malt and hops are present in moderate quantities, in pretty good balance. The hops are floral in nature, and the malt is roasty but not ashy. Not overly sweet and not overly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, body lightened by the oats.

Overall: Cool, but not amazing.

fountainofyouth, Apr 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

TimoP, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bit above the glass gives this porter a big light brown head above a clear very dark burnt amber colored beer.

The aroma is dark roasted malts with dark fruits likes prunes and a light hint of coffee coming through.

Dark roasted fruit taste with oatmeal and and roasted malts coming through as well.

A medium bodied beer with a lasting dry roasted aftertaste.

Decent enough beer well worth a try if you are into Porters, Stouts, and the like.

LXIXME, Aug 10, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Birdlegs, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

cdwil, May 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

nmann08, Jul 02, 2012
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Oatmeal Porter from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.