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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout - River Horse Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

331 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 59
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co. visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DavidSeanNJ on 11-09-2008)
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Reviews by guinness33:
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guinness33

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown colour that is essentially black, with a biggish tan head that leaves sporadic marking on the glass.

The aroma has a bit of sweet chocolate milk to it, and is blended with a bit of rugged, earthy malt that is even somewhat roasty in nature. Perhaps some hints of coffee here and there as well. Nice.

The flavour takes the aroma and beefs it up a bit. All previously mentioned flavours come out in fuller effect, with roasted malt blending nicely with the sweetness from the chocolate once again. Coffee steps up a bit toward the middle of each sip and there's a decent bitterness at the finish. Alcohol comes into the mix at the finish as well and might be a touch too visible, but nothing overpowering. Mouthfeel is full bodied and hearty, with a bit of hotness from the alcohol coming through. Again, I'd have made said hotness a bit more tame, but that's just me.

This is a very nice beer overall, and probably my favourite of anything I've sampled from River Horse. I know I've knocked their regular lineup in the past as being mediocre, but the seasonals have been breathing some life back into the brewery and the new (-ish) Brewer's Reserve Series has been doing an even better job cranking out inspired, well made brews. Skip the basics and head for the limited stuff when it comes to River Horse, and make this one your top priority. A very nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 05:09:10 | More by guinness33
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at the Pub in Mendham NJ to kick off New Years Day (just found my old tasting notes)

Pours very dark black with small foam ring. Oaty nose that is quite prominent. Dark chocolate too. Rich roasted flavor. Shovels of oats. Creamy light milk milk back. Touch of sweetness at the end that blends into a mild hop bitter. Very enjoyable, not overly lactosed like some milk stouts can be.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2014 15:51:04 | More by KTCamm
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

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New Jersey

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Wisconsin

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Virginia

3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: dark mahogany almost black color. Opaque due to the darkness. Just barely a foamy head that fades slowly and leaves a good lacing.

Smell: most notably espresso and oatmeal. Some chocolate and a slight sweetness too.

Taste: opens with mild espresso with a shot of milk sugar. Lots of oatmeal with a a slight amount of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: super light. Almost too sweet but saved by a little espresso bitterness

Overall: a decent beer. Too much espresso for me, it really doesn't mold to well with all the oatmeal in my opinion

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 01:34:08 | More by SportsandJorts
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New Jersey

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Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I love Rover Horse since they keep making interesting beers and this is no different. A nice deep milk stout that you have to chew. I love them. The color is dark brown with little to no head. The smell is all malt with a little bit of coffee coming from underneath. The taste is dark chocolate, but you instantly get over the sweetness and find the cream and the earthy oatmeal mingling with the hops and malt. A little thin, but the flavors are so good that I thought it makes a good summer stout as well.

Serving type: bottle

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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout from River Horse Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 331 ratings.