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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout - River Horse Brewing Co.

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359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 68
Gots: 33 | 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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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of JerseyKirk
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque, black stout. No light gets through. 2 finger khaki to mocha head. Very creamy, tight bubbles. Nicely carbed. Looks great.

S: Milk, milk chocolate, roastiness, slight coffee and cream. Smells very subtle but great.

T: Rich, sweet, delicious. Super easy to drink. Has an excellent coffee, roasty grain. Milk chocolate, cocoa and rich cream.

M: Sweet in the beginning but has a great dry finish. Grainy. Very nice. Nice and chewy.

O: Great. Not as good as Moo Hoo but it's up there. This has a slightly thicker mouthfeel and more coffee thank Moo Hoo but it's great none the less.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Suds
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a very dark, black-ish beer, with a tan head. The coffee-like aroma is mixed with grain, distant smoke, and a bit of dark malt smells. For taste, this beer is drier than I expected, but still robust, with a firm bitterness and some grain and highly roasted malt flavors. It has a heavy body, with a very smooth, dense, and mouth-filling feel. All in all, this is a solid brew.

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Nice full inch of mocha head beer is a deep dark black with mild carbonation bubbles
S - Light mocha and lactose in the nose. Smell is sweet.
T - Mild roast and milk sugar sweetness. Defiantly one of the better milk stouts I had.
M - Medium bodied good beer.

Overall one of the best beers I believe River Horse makes. If I ever order from Halftime Beverage again I will pick up a six pack. Great quality stout.

Photo of sdcram
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of cmq103
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel Belgian Tulip glass

Appearance: Dark brown, almost black in color. A semi-aggressive pour only yielded a small ¼’ tan head that quickly diminished to a thin ring. Syrupy style lacing, which was a combination of the thicker pour mixed with the few remaining bubbles in the head.

Smell: Sweet roasty malts grabbed my attention right away, followed by mild oats, coffee and chocolate. I really like the smell of this one, probably because it mixes two of my favorite style stouts in one, both oatmeal and milk stout. I don’t catch any booziness at all considering it’s a 6.7% ABV.

Taste: Wow, I think I found myself a new favorite, locally brewed, oatmeal milk stout. Roasted malts and oats shine through. The bittersweet chocolate and coffee bean flavors know how to keep in cadence with the malts and oats. The milk sugar sweetness does a balancing act with the mild bitterness present. I can’t wait until the next sip…

Mouthfeel: Creamy smoothness across the tongue combined with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweetness and mild bitterness battle it out at the finish. Great residual flavors are left behind on the palate.

Overall: A very well balanced oatmeal milk stout. I can easily see having a few in a sitting. Heck, I wish I had another one right now, but sadly I only bought a 6-pack and this was my last one. I hope I can make my way back to the local beer store to get one more six pack before this seasonal disappears until next year. River Horse clearly has a winner here. A perfectly done oatmeal milk stout brewed in NJ. What else can a beer lover ask for??

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Gushue3
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pours very dark into the pint glass. The head is light brown and pretty big with lots of retention. No lacing is left above a ln opaque body. Looks like a nice stout.

S nice sweetness upfront with a light roast. Milk chocolate and dark malts takebcare of the majority of the scent.

T milk chocolate and light oat malts with a very subtle bitterness from the roast on the finish. Nice, easy to drink stout.

M very smooth with very little carhonation. The body feels slightly heavy and sticky.

O nice milk stout thats very easy to drink. Thanks Mat.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of fuquan
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic. Got a nice 2 finger dark tan head on a black body. Roasty malts and chocolate in the aroma. Tastes a bit like chocolate malt in beer form with a bit of tang. Nice bitter note in there, mixes nicely with the overall sweetness. Mouthfeel was medium with small amount of carbonation. Really enjoy this beer, and can't wait for my next glass.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet black with a finger high tan head. There is good head retention on the beer and moderate amounts of lacing on the glass.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts, oats, molasses, and chocolate.

T: Flavors of sweet oatmeal (like a cookie), chocolate, and cream. Nice complexity and balance to the flavor. Not as sweet as I expected and very little bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy and smooth.

O: Quite nice for an oatmeal & milk stout - a combination that I really enjoyed. Easy to drink and quite sessionable and a beer that was enjoyed by all of my guests at the Super Bowl party. Probably the best offering from this brewery that I have experienced.

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4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

great to see this style really taking off i saw two milk stouts in my area recently and just traded for one as well i am really intersted in this style so its good to be able to try many different samples

ok the aroma right off the bat is like molasses and burnt brown sugar then a little bit of roasted nuts int he end

taste was deep rich molasses almost like a soy sauce character in the very end but a real pleasant one! i actually drank this bottle super fast because it went down real smooth and was super enticing

my favorite element of all though was definitelyt he mouthfeel absolutely pure silk in there like a rich full bodied creaminess but at the same time a bit layered

the only thing holding it back was perhaps just a little bit too sweet almost savory like a dessert beer but maybe thats what it should be used for...

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black, silky in appearence with a nice cocoa head. Aroma of cocoa and grain. Nice flavor of chocolate with a very nice sweetness. Lingering roasted flavor. Faint vanilla hints. Nice soft and somewhat silky mouthfeel. A nice beer all in-one of the better offerings I have had from River Horse.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of tigg924
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, opaque, dark brown in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: big oats, light roasted malt, chocolate

Taste: big sweet oat and chocolate start with cream

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet and malty, medium carbonation

Overall: A very solid oatmeal stout. May be River Horse’s best. I could certainly sip on a six pack on a cold winter’s day.

River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout from River Horse Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.