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Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout - Bristol Brewing Company

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Winter Warlock Oatmeal StoutWinter Warlock Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
85
very good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 140
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bristol Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-27-2002)
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Extremely good.

Pours a deep almost black opaque beer with a tan head.

Rich toasty aroma.

Flavor is very toasty with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, and a little bit of hops.

It reminds me of a smoother, creamier version of McMenamin's Terminator.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 06:16:46 | More by jmbranum
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Domvan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-10-2014 17:58:23 | More by Domvan
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Grey Sail pint.

Appearance- What an oatmeal stout should look like. Very black with a one finger caramel head that slowly dissipated. Nice lacing.

Smell-Roasty/chocolaty malts. Bitter coffee. Light hops. Toasty and roasty, very nice.

Taste- Dark bitter chocolate. Heavily roasted malts. Light booze. Finishes with coffee bitterness and mild warmth in the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel- Light carbonation. Smooth. Not sticky, but full bodied.

Overall- This is a nice oatmeal stout. I bet it's great out of the tap!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 17:41:31 | More by Seanniek91
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benito

Oregon

2.05/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I got a pint of this while at Falling Rock last week; my review is from notes...

A: Served in a pint glass, midnight black (impenetrable), with no head to speak of. A muddy pool waiting to be sipped.

S: I caught notes of coffee and not as much sweetness as I expect in this style. Overall, the bouquet was non-descript.

T: An initial surge of creme brulee made for an interesting start, but I found it to be quickly overwhelmed by a strange celery-like vegetable flavor. The bitterness was strong and not balanced by any type of sweetness or heavy, oat flavor.

M: A sort of what-you-see-is-what-you-get brew, which is to say there's not much that changes about the beer from the first sip to the end of the pint. Slightly fizzy and acidic in feel, medium-bodied.

D: This was too snappy for me...lots of bite and not much balance. I don't think I could have (or would have wanted to) go for a second round.

A disappointing release from Bristol. Not recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2006 22:55:22 | More by benito
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Huffaroma

Montana

4.75/5  rDev +25%

02-02-2013 07:04:22 | More by Huffaroma
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-02-2013 21:51:47 | More by PalatePilot
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Arborescence

Finland

3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 04:10:24 | More by Arborescence
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famous_mortimur

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-27-2013 04:58:33 | More by famous_mortimur
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drumrboy22

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Winter Warlock standard pint glass. Beer was black, with a one-finger, dark brown head. Moderate lacing and light carbonation.

Aroma was chocolate, roasted grains and coffee.

Taste was chocolate, coffee, malt and bitter hops.

Very nice, easy drinking winter seasonal.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 03:26:55 | More by drumrboy22
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SamN

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cold night, an oatmeal stout sounds perfect right now.

A- Pretty black stout, some deep red at the corners so not totally solid. Pretty poor head performance. Even a vigorous pour barely coaxed any foam out of the beer. Looks sort of...I dunno, sorta grainy. No lacing, more like spotting.

Weird.

S- Deep roastyness, of course, but also deeper smells of vanilla and smoke. A sweeter smelling oatmeal stout than, say, Samuel Smtih's.

T- Wow, this is a really great oatmeal stout. The creamy malt smoothness is there, and a nicely balancing hop edge without become too rough against this, this smoothest of beer; so well rounded. Fantastic blending of complimentary flavors and superb taste construction from Bristol here. There is however, a rather sharp metallic aftertaste that is unappealing.

M- Couldn't ask for a smoother stout, couldn't ask for a more perfect body.

D- Decent drinkability. This is my first Warlock, and I know I could put back three or four of these no prob. But this is no lightweight beer, it's gonna be filling.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 04:56:13 | More by SamN
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palliko

California

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I don’t know how far from Colorado Springs this beer will be available, but I hope you get to try it. An excellent offering from Bristol, and only $4.99 a 6-pk. A very nice Oatmeal Stout, with not much foam or lacing. Presentation is opaque, nearly black, with a toasted barley aroma, a hint of fruit, and some carbonation. Lovely flavor, some mild bitterness from the hops, but also a little sweet on the finish. Well balanced, a nice brew for a winter’s eve.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2004 21:17:31 | More by palliko
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a big 2 finger chocolate head, body is black with some yeast sediment. Head retention is good and lacing is very good

Smell is of sweet chocolate roasted malt and some coffee. There is also hints of licorice and spice like anise

Taste is of sweet chocolate burnt malt, slightly bitter hops are in the after taste.

Mouth feel is silky smooth. Medium bodied, head has some creaminess and beer is well carbonated

Drink ability is good, has the flavors of an imperial stout but the oatmeal lightens the body to that of a porter. This beer was reviewed in the Summer and its just as good then as it is in the Winter

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2009 23:30:16 | More by angelmonster
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Gerred

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-27-2013 01:33:28 | More by Gerred
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backslide311

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-02-2013 09:27:38 | More by backslide311
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Kemmerlin

Colorado

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black in color with a thin 1 finger width brown head leaving good lacing on the glass.

S: Smells musty with yeast with walnut and stale coffee aromas. The smell is very pronounced at first then begin to thin out.

T: Has a stale coffee and dark chocolate with bitter dank yeast. The aftertaste is quite nutty and mellows out the bitterness.

M/D: The feel is harsh and grainy but heavy like typical stouts. The drinkability is alright not my favorite and good for only one at a time.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 00:38:51 | More by Kemmerlin
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bootsandbeer

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-20-2012 02:47:37 | More by bootsandbeer
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siddhartha

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-21-2012 02:14:35 | More by siddhartha
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%

04-15-2013 20:55:51 | More by MeisterMayhem
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dseanv

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-10-2014 18:01:19 | More by dseanv
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RudnicsMEB

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-21-2013 04:13:26 | More by RudnicsMEB
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-18-2012 04:39:12 | More by bambam2517
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gbontrag

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Don't expect a big beer meringue here, I think the oats inhibit that.
The color is black with a hint of toasted chestnut shell around the rim. Beautiful lacing; sheer streaks that slowly fade.
Smells of smokey chocolate caramel and apricots, and apricot kernels.
Great fruity backbone leads to a wall of burnt toast. It's like a quilt made of pieces of burnt toast smeared with jam and oatmeal and blazed with a torch and hosed with raspberry mineral water. Nice art.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2006 20:52:15 | More by gbontrag
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codewarrior

New York

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz (bottled 3rd week of October) from a 6-pack into a snifter

This beer is a pretty good Oatmeal Stout, and has gathered something of a cult following from locals around Colorado Springs.

L: Black, redish-brown around the edges. 1 finger thick, soapy, creamy head.

S: Thin caramely hoppiness, lots of burnt malts in the back. Still smells a bit thin.

T: Starts slow, building up into a big malty-middle that trails off slowly into nothing.

F: A bit thin and lighter than expected, but not terrible.

D: Easy drinking, smooth low ABV stout. Nothing wrong here. Nothing spectacular either.

Apparently once it's aged for 3 years ... it becomes something spectacular.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 07:39:51 | More by codewarrior
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-02-2012 01:32:47 | More by swaghawk
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bigaltemple

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 05:29:09 | More by bigaltemple
Winter Warlock Oatmeal Stout from Bristol Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.