Oatmeal Porter - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.48/5 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
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
3.83/5 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
District of Columbia
3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
04-20-2012 03:20:49 | More by fountainofyouth
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
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
3.38/5 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
2.95/5 rDev -20.1%
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 :~)
03-30-2012 23:56:56 | More by scootpolute
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
4/5 rDev +8.4%
Bottled on Feb. 14th. Happy Valentines Day
A: A very hearty dark earth brown. Quite a bit of head with some lacing on a pint glass.
S: Super roasty aroma. No hop aroma present. Nice rainy day beer smell.
T: Rich roasted oatmeal taste without much bulk. Ever so slighty sweet.
M: A full mouthfeel with a light (porter wise) body. Impressive mouthfeel.
O: This is a really good Black Butte competitor. A bit more expensive. 4 pack in twelve ounce bottles. Series 924. I'll buy this again while it is around.
03-13-2012 05:58:40 | More by inthebeeraisle
Oatmeal Porter from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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