Oatmeal Porter - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.18/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
09-28-2012 05:12:52 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.63/5 rDev -1.6%
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.
05-10-2012 01:37:45 | More by Jason
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
04-14-2012 05:31:15 | More by mactrail
3.45/5 rDev -6.5%
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.
06-16-2012 07:38:11 | More by Halcyondays
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
08-10-2012 20:21:09 | More by LXIXME
3.58/5 rDev -3%
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.
10-21-2012 22:58:20 | More by ArrogantB
3.48/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
05-18-2012 06:36:56 | More by HalfFull
4/5 rDev +8.4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
It pours a dark brown with a finger and a half of very persistent head. The aroma is very roasty, with a bit of oats. The taste is good, it goes down a little watery, but makes up for it with a smooth finish with plenty of roastiness. The drinkability is easily this beer's fine point, it's incredibly easy to drink, bordering on refreshing. Overall, it's a solid effort from Widmer. I'll probably pick up some more. It's not a "wow" beer, but it just drinks incredibly well.
03-27-2012 03:51:50 | More by shand
3.38/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
04-05-2012 08:56:41 | More by vkv822
3.83/5 rDev +3.8%
- Nice big foamy fingers of light tan and greyish head. Pretty beer indeed. It's a solid jet-brown brew which I can't see through in the goblet. Lace is left about, and a bubbly island of light mocha froth is waiting.
- Certainly a nice semi-sweet and earthy aroma to it, and coupled with a fruity and spicy hop aroma. A grainy and oatmeal aroma is present, and awaiting a taste. Interesting esters, cocoa, and dark fruits really.
- Nice cocoa malts, bready and light sweet grain and oats for sure. A subtle grassy hop bitterness sits lightly, and finishes with a light zesty tart porter kick. This is really a tasty porter. It's a little more hop forward, and lacks the cocoa chocolate like your standard English porter. Nice earthy hop, clean and light malt, and a tobacco flavor melded with an earthy grass. Overall very well balanced.
Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- The brew is well carbonated and bubbly, but yet super drinkable without the carbonation getting in the way. Odd really. It's a medium bodied brew, with a little cloying attribute, and certainly a bit dry in the finish. The finish is more like a dry Irish stout.
- If this beer were called a stout, I wouldn't complain. It's certainly a hop-forward and dry choco-brew. The oats lend some nice bread and feel to it, and yet it isn't really an overly sweet beer with the hop additions. It's astray from the style, and could very well be an Irish stout in my opinion. Either way, it is still a tasty beer. But not a shockingly great experience. I wasn't expecting that anyway, but a solid porter from Widmer. That I got. Or a solid beer anyway.
05-07-2012 07:38:30 | More by Docer
3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
12oz bottle, born on Feb 14th 2012, poured into a Sam Smith oversized nonic.
A: Dark translucent brown with shades of red visible...smallish off-white head and a little lacing.
S: Lots of oatmeal, prominent burnt malt notes mixed with hints of a sweet vanilla, caramel and chocolate, with aromas reminiscent of lactose sugar.
T: Malty, sweet, vanilla and...oak? Chocolate, roasted barley, great flaky oat and oatmeal notes...hints of coffee as well.
MF: Smooth creamy medium body, clean finish with sweet notes intermingled with burnt notes.
O: Its good, but sweet, though the sweetness doesn't detract. Overall an easy drinker, and pretty enjoyable.
04-16-2012 14:54:16 | More by Scotchboy
Oatmeal Porter from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.