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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout - River Horse Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

361 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 68
Gots: 37 | 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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2.43/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

DATE TASTED: February 8, 2014... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint...OCCASION: the reading of A Storm of Swords begins... APPEARANCE: jet black body; unenthused thin brown head; tracings are basically sporadic bubbles... AROMA: some peat and smoke, but predominantly a strange combination: lactic, doughy malts and vanilla sugars argue with strikingly astringent turpentine chemicals--a challenge to take in... PALATE: medium-bodied, slightly dry; rather flat up front, with a beefy after breath ...TASTE: milky, yet the alcohol seems to impede a smoother flavor; some rum elements mingle with a plasticine undertone... OVERALL: This seems a forced attempt at steeping ABV at the cost of taste and experience; River Horse does Jersey proud with some offerings, but this brew is negatively aggressive--upon completing this review, I drank a second and only found the beer more troublesome to place in a positive light....

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2.58/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at The Ginger Man, Starts out with moldy taste and then overtaken by big coffee. Wierd and not too drinkable. The smell was not the roast I was expecting, rather neutral instead. I should have complained to try another, but have been warned that you don't get too far at this bar regardless of your bad experience. Colour was fine, as was carbonation.

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3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured 1/4 finger of tan head. Leaves some lace. Color is a deep caramel brown.

Aroma: Chocolate, lactose, roasted malts, light coffee, some vanilla.

Taste: Big burnt malt flavor up front. But a lactose sweetness follows up. SOme milk chocolate and light coffee.

Mouthfeel: Roasted, sweet, and bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends with cocoa notes.

Overall, not bad, but a bit burnt of the tongue. Somewhat drinkable for what it is.

Photo of hopdog
3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle.

Poured a dark black color with brown edges and virtually no head at all. What head was there was off white. Aromas of chocolate, some oatmeal, roast, and some lactose. Tastes of oats, caramel, chocolate, light coffee. and roast. Thin and somewhat flat body.

Hmmm, after puting in my rating and then reading the others, I can't help but wonder if there was something wrong with my bottle. Especially from the flat pour to flatter body. I may have to give this one another shot.

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3.1/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle. Batch 005. Pours a drak cola colored brown with a slightly tan 1/2 finger head. Light roast coffee and leather aromatics in the nose. Some malty sweetness present in the nose as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sort of like drinking a light roast cold press coffee with a nice sweetness from the lactose. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not bad but nothing super stellar either.

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3.2/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a billowy mocha head and a very dark body both brown & black. Has a small amount of lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.

Very strong hop aromas mix with a touch of roasted malts. Lactose sugary sweetness, light cocoa notes, and a touch of coffee.

The hops are adding a huge amount of bitterness. The bitterness fades away but hints of it linger from the middle into the aftertaste. Bitter dark chocolate and powdered cocoa flavors mix well with the way the oatmeal smooths out this beer. A bit thin in the finish, could use a bit more body.

RH Oatmeal Milk Stout does many things well, but also misses on quite a few others. The big hop aroma/flavor are quite nice, but don't actually lend much to the taste but bitterness. Not a whole lot of flavor and finishes thin, but the mouthfeel is actually quite enjoyable.

[79/100]

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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout from River Horse Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.