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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout - River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Oatmeal Milk StoutRiver Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout

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328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 59
Gots: 25 | 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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2/5  rDev -49.5%

01-16-2012 18:58:08 | More by Lang44
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-15-2012 06:54:58 | More by specialiste
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-14-2012 22:40:48 | More by FrankShirley
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

01-14-2012 20:16:12 | More by acurtis
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-14-2012 04:24:21 | More by ceraphin
Photo of csrbv


4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this stout! The aromas here are amazing, smells almost like a latte with roasted coffee and sweet mixed with some oatmeal.

The tastes follow the nose but with less sweetness. Roasted chocolate malts and coffee, a very small bit of hop bitterness, but creamy and smooth for sure. The mouthfeel is great here too, pretty creamy, sweet oat flavor is left on the tongue as a good after taste.

Overall the drinkability is excellent, pretty filling though and the roasty character might overpower the sweets after a while, another great brew from River Horse!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 17:07:09 | More by csrbv
Photo of Daniel9913

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

01-06-2012 01:46:12 | More by Daniel9913
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-28-2011 15:23:57 | More by Brushkanna
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4/5  rDev +1%

12-24-2011 21:34:46 | More by pavpav12
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4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: pours out a dark brown and settles in a pitch black.can see tiny bubbles rising up along the glass. half finger of mocha colored head settled to a spotty sea foam cap with patchy lacing.

s: roasted coffee, lactose, chocolate, toffee and oatmeal.

t: lactose at first, then turning to the roasted coffee and chocolate, very little oat on the backend.

m: med-heavy body, creamy and slick, bitter coffee finish.

o: not much oatmeal detectable in this one. still prettty good for a milk stout. would recommend to others.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 03:59:55 | More by match1112
Photo of keanex

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle with no freshness date into a tulip.

A: Pitch black with a thin tan head that dissipates rather quickly.

S: Slight sweet cream smells with light milk and a, surprisingly, bitter coffee roast smell. This smells really inviting.

T: Very nice flavor here, really mellow but inviting. Sweet cream up front with a nice bitter coffee finish. I'm enjoying this very much!

M: The body is medium with some weight to it, like a light creamer. There's light carbonation, but enough to leave a little tingle.

O: I'm surprised I'm liking this as much as I am. There's not much going on, but there's a great balance of creamer sweetness with a coffee bitter finish. The value is great at $9 a 6 pack and it's very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 03:44:32 | More by keanex
Photo of ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Dark brown/black with tan head, only a cm or so with little bits of lacing.

S: dark roasted malts, with scents of sweet milk chocolate, lactose, oats, and the slightest hint of coffee.

T: The flavor starts smooth, sweet, and chocolatey. Hops start to kick in and add some bitterness to the flavors, giving it more of a dark chocolate taste. There is a lingering milk sugar sweetness from the lactose in the finish.

M/O: Wow, this is one smooth beer. Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation, and a full on silk mouthfeel. When you see those lame commercials about over-priced chocolate or yogurt or whatever and they keep saying "smooth, rich decadence" ooolala. Well.... River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout is like that.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 02:46:29 | More by ReelBigwigFish
Photo of jtierney89

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very murky brown with a coffee colored head. Pungent nose. Cream and chocolate on the nose. Definitely smells like sweet sweet dessert. Unfortunately there's also an underlying sourness, like someone poured milk in my beer, but I guess that's the point.

Chewy mouthfeel with lots of chocolate and lactose like flavors. Kind of like a carbonated chocolate milk with some charcoal notes. Roasts sweet malts up front with a very well balanced minty hop presence. The hops are subtle but do their job spectacularly.

Lacing is spectacular.

Very rich and creamy, not sure how many I could drink in succession but it is quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 17:38:11 | More by jtierney89
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-17-2011 22:47:16 | More by LookingToLearn
Photo of mindspin315

New Jersey

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.


Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 06:14:23 | More by mindspin315
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

12-09-2011 07:27:50 | More by SmokeyJoesCafe
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5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-02-2011 06:01:09 | More by rab53
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

11-30-2011 20:27:10 | More by djrn2
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-21-2011 05:30:28 | More by cwps48
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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +26.3%

11-20-2011 20:45:11 | More by SkipperDan
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3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was labeled as a brewer's reserve when I had it back in 2010. The beer poured out as a nice deep black color with a nice tan/brown colored head on it. The smell of the beer was roasted, even a little chocolaty. The taste of the beer had a pretty good sweetness to it. The roasted malts were nice and left a sweet aftertaste. The mouthfeel of the beer was a little on the thin side to me, I wasn't too impressed there. Overall this beer was decent, I don't see why it was a "brewer's reserve" but if they want to say that I guess they can.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 03:56:16 | More by Knapp85
Photo of socon67

New York

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured into a pint glass, this is poured black with a creme colored foam that is thick at first and settles to a thin line. Impressive lacing.

S - Scent of cocoa is noticeable early. Has a significant malt smell.

T - Sweet and chocolatey. The chocolate flavor is impressive. Finish has a sweet candy taste.

M - Very drinkable, feels ligther than it is. Consistency isn't watery.

O - Surprised how much I liked this. Would have this again, at least on tap.

Serving type: growler

09-11-2011 17:45:46 | More by socon67
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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens snifter. Couldn't find a date on the bottle.

Pours a jet black, with a half-finger, chocolate colored head. The head floats for a good while on top of the beer and leaves great lacing on the sides of the glass. Wow....what a great looking beer. Smells of sweet chocolate, a small hint of coffee, and roasted malts. Tastes of dark chocolate with a mild hop profile. Very good carbonation, but the beer seems a bit thin. Overall a very good beer. Glad I had a chance to try it.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 04:50:29 | More by brian44556
Photo of postalroger

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - It pours very dark with just a hint of red when held up to the light

S - Aromas typical for the style, including dark chocolate, coffee

M - Full and creamy with a smooth finish, mildly hopped

T - Lots of dark chocolate, dark fruits. Very nice

O - My first trying it. I'm looking forward to my second time

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 01:50:17 | More by postalroger
Photo of mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was decent, dark brown in color with a small, very quick head of light tan that left no lacing and hardly anything on top. This was worrisome for me at first as I was afraid it may have been a bit flat, but it was just the look that appeared a bit off. Aroma of deep roasted malts, light smoke and nice chocolate notes start to come through right away. Smooth, even and as it warm relatively unchanged. Light vanilla in here now as I take the first sip. A bit slick, I was expecting a bit fuller feel to it, but the taste still came across nicely. Smokey with nice notes of peat and burnt sugar mixing with a light chocolate and creamy lactose flavor. Nicely done. Each sip seem to get more and more smokey, which was a nice touch and the finish was just dry enough and left just enough sweetness on the tongue to leave me very pleased.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 02:08:34 | More by mikesgroove
River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout from River Horse Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 328 ratings.