Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout - Bristol Brewing Company
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3.45/5 rDev -9.4%
Dark brown with a touch of amber. Poured in a Ciney snifter. Plenty of suds with a beige head. Light aroma of roasted grain.
Medium body with more malt flavor than stickiness. Dark roasted malt with some coffee dregs and bitter chocolate. The hops come on slowly, but add to the complexity of a darkly flavored brew. Grainy with a fleeting sweetness that evaporates to the drier maltiness. This ends on a bitter note, and is an interesting variation on the Stout themes. Smooth and highly drinkable.
From the 12 oz bottle, a common migrant in winter around Colorado.
07-17-2012 04:38:45 | More by mactrail
3.48/5 rDev -8.7%
Appearance: Black. Pours a decent brownish head, quite dense.
Aroma: Chocolate and malt, mild.
Taste: Malty, with roasted coffee and a slightly bitter aftertaste. You can taste the alcohol a little bit as well -- the softness of the oatmeal is perhaps a bit overwhelmed here.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, nice round and soft mouthfeel typical for oatmeal stouts.
Overall: Pretty good, but not amazing. Nice branding though.
04-05-2012 04:10:24 | More by Arborescence
3.58/5 rDev -6%
Appearance - Black as night, no bubbles, can't see through it. The head is not one that hangs around but it does lace the glass... I'm hoping for substance in the smell and taste categories.
Smell - Malts: king of a smoky and toasty smell... its a stout... Who burned the HOPS? Oh yeah... they are roasted... haha... Yeast? is it even there?
Taste - Tastes like a stout. Heavy in the malt and hops department with a coffee like roasted quality added. Not the heftiest stout in the world, but a decent one.
Mouthfeel - Almost heavy bodied... I wish it was heavy bodied.
Overall - It's good, but I wish it was heavier and bit more true to the stout style... Still good though. :-D
03-15-2012 04:54:59 | More by duderus123
4.05/5 rDev +6.3%
A - Very dark, almost pitch black in color. Soapy, light tan head becomes a thin collar for the rest of the drink. Thick rings of lace stick to the glass.
S - Rich, toasted malts. Some sweet chocolate. A small sense of vanilla, with some caramel/toffee.
T/M - Roasted maltiness and bittersweet chocolate. Some coffee flavors come through as well. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied with a great creamy texture.
O - Always tends to be a good fit for a cool Colorado evening. After almost finishing a bottle, you realize it drinks heavier than you thought, leaving you quite full. I think "consistent" is a good description for Bristol. Not necessarily a bad thing for a brewery that hasn't dove headfirst into barrels and trends.
01-29-2012 05:29:09 | More by bigaltemple
4.35/5 rDev +14.2%
Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle to Pint glass.
A - Pours pure black with 2 solid fingers of head and a ton of lacing.
S - Coffee with chocolate and other roasted malts present. Quite pleasing.
T - Malty deliciousness upfront! Coffee and Chocolate roasted malts are really impressive. The bitterness of the hops follows to provide a nice compliment to the malts.
M - I think the oats allow for a very delightful medium to full body. Carbonation seems spot on.
D - Extremely easy drinking beer.
Overall I am a big fan of this beer. In the past I've had it on tap and Nitro tap which makes it even better, however I still look forward to putting some bottles of Warlock in the fridge each winter. It's a goot oatmeal stout and not so sweet as so many others out there, which is nice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-15-2011 20:32:39
01-28-2012 17:34:56 | More by hopfacebrew
4.03/5 rDev +5.8%
A: Black in appearance. As it pours out it was developing minimal to no head so I finished with a hard pour and a nice index finger thick brown head developed. The head quickly left leaving just a slight residue around the edges of the glass.
S: A beautiful, rich oaty aroma from the malts at the forefront, partnered with some bitter chocolate and roastiness. One of the best smelling oatmeal stouts I have come across the the standout feature to this beer.
T: While the oaty component might be the strong aspect of the aroma it seems to be the least component in the taste. A strong coffee mixed with bittersweet chocolate opens, some of the oatiness kicks in mid-stream though not even close to as strong as I would like, and the roasted malts kicks in quickly after. Some hops finishes things up.
M:Medium bodied and beautifully creamy and smooth.
O:A very nice oatmeal srtout, one I return to every winter.
01-10-2012 00:40:01 | More by denver10
4.3/5 rDev +12.9%
Dark, dark mahogany - pretty opaque. Pours with a thick, tannish head that lingers and fair lacing and rings down the glass.
The nose impresses with mocha, chocolate and roasted goodness; marshmallows and some-mores...
The taste is an awesome mix of bitter chocolate and soft bitterness.
The mouthfeel is rich, thick, and softly delicious - probably one of the smoothest tongue pleasers out there. Definitely memorable.
An extremely pleasing dark ale for the cold season. Rich and delectable, and perfect in a room with a fireplace ablaze and pro football playoffs on the large screen HDTV.
01-08-2012 01:10:39 | More by beergoot
4.08/5 rDev +7.1%
Im a fan of this beer. Its not the best oatmeal stout that Ive had, but this one is good. I got it in a mixed 12 pack from a Colorado Springs beer store. According to the label, it was bottled mid october and it is now december 19th.
It pours very dark brown, with a basically black appearance. Small head, but it does not dissipate while drinking. It smells absolutely delicious. It smells like coffee and chocolate, which is just about enough to win me over completely. It has a nice carbonation, that is not too much or too little.
As I write this review, I am feeling full and I have only had half a 12oz bottle. It is quite filling. You do not really taste the 6.5%...a nice evening winter beer, and I will be sure to get more before I leave Colorado.
12-20-2011 04:56:57 | More by agirlandherpen
4.4/5 rDev +15.5%
Beer/Brewery - Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout/Bristol Brewing Company
City/State- Colorado Springs, Colorado
STYLE – Oatmeal Stout
ABV – 6.5%
IBU – 40
DATE – 4 December 2011
SERVING TYPE – 12 OZ bottle
GLASSWARE – Tall footed Pilsner
APPEARANCE – SRM of 70, black in color. Poured with a nice think cascading head that diminished to ¼ inch. Wonderful lacingcovering the whole glass.
AROMA- notes of chocolate and roasted notes and a hint of rasin or dates can’t tell
TASTE – Strong toasted chocolate malts right at the start. A little hint of fruity sweetness sneacks in in the after tast
MOUTHFEEL – Creamy and smooth a bit of carbonation nothing over the top.
CONCLUSION – A nice good winter ale. Nice notes of chocolate to remind you of the holidays.
12-04-2011 19:59:32 | More by Heischman
4.13/5 rDev +8.4%
Probably my favorite local winter beer. I've been looking forward to getting this again since summer.
Pours inky black with a thin coating of beige head. No transparency.
Smells softly roasty, coffee with a bit of dark fruit and a touch of booze.
Soft and gentle, despite the fuller body. Somewhat powdery feeling, particularly in the finish. The oatmeal adds some flavor, but mostly smooths out the rough edges of the dark, bittersweet malt. Coffee, molasses and carob roastiness, with a delicious cherry fruitiness. A little vanilla and wood. I don't detect much in the way of hops, just a little bit of floral flavor in the burps. A trace of alcohol on the way down. Super mellow, yet very full flavored.
11-28-2011 09:36:27 | More by UnionMade
4.95/5 rDev +29.9%
I had this beer on nitro at the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver. I can't comment on the bottled version but the tap/nitro version is the best stout I've ever had. I live in west Michigan and we have some really good stouts; Founders KBS &CBS, Bells Expedition Stout, but this was fantastic. Great balance of malt and hops, creamy nitro head, absolutely the best.
11-20-2011 00:58:25 | More by alolesen
3.83/5 rDev +0.5%
poured from s 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint
a: black. slight head, disintegrates quickly leaving a smattering of bubbles and a slight beer ring. subtle spider web lacing remains.
s: espresso beans, black licorice, butterscotch, and roasted grains.
t: lightly bittersweet combination; licorice is prominent but not overwhelming, toasted espresso beans.
m: has a slightly washed out feel, but hearty and robust body, with a pungent peaty and dry finish. bitterness lingers throughout.
d: sip and enjoy.
good atmosphere. deep dark intimidating appearance, but with only a slight head and minimal lacing. nose is a great combination of toasted grains and bittersweet components. flavor, following suit, is dark unsweetened chocolate, licorice, and toasted espresso beans. overall, this is a really good quaff.
11-16-2011 03:28:31 | More by bmwats
Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout from Bristol Brewing Company
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