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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout - River Horse Brewing Co.

River Horse Oatmeal Milk StoutRiver Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout

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very good

305 Ratings
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Ratings: 305
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%

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:
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(Beer added by: DavidSeanNJ on 11-09-2008)
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Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

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

Single, twelve-ounce bottle purchased from Sparrow Wine and Liquors in Hoboken...
Appearance: Jet-black, ebony hue with tannish head...
Smell: Rich, roasted malts, chocolate, cappuccino essences.
Taste: Taste strongly resembled the smell... Roasted, chewy malts, milk and dairy nuances, chocolate, mocha goodness..
Along with the warming 6.7% ABV, one of the better new-age sweet stouts around...

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2008 20:17:02 | More by dsa7783
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4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked this up at Thirsty's in East York PA. Poured chilled in my mug
A - A lot like root beer in appearance-deep brown w/ a smooth frothy tan head of 2 fingers w/ tiny pin sized bubbles and nice streams of lace

S - Deep roasty coffee notes w/ lots of mocha and milk chocolate w/ subtle vanilla aroma- very mild in all other respects. Not much yeast or hop scent to speak of, just dark malt

M - Silky smooth like a beer milkshake w/ creamy milky notes w/ plenty of roastiness you'd expect from a stout. A slight spiced pine hint whcih gives it a feel that is balanced and interesting - on the mark w/ spot on carbonation.

T - A deep roasted coffee richness w/ nice chocolate malt textures and a slight hoppy flavor w/ both spice and pine hops that marry w/ the vanilla cream flavor of the milk part of the oatmeal stout. The malt is full and sligthly dry giving subtle complexity

D - A great stout-I really enjoyed the full flavor combo of smooth malt and creamy milk stou in one bottle - Very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2008 04:42:30 | More by Slatetank
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black with a hint of cherry color. Large 2+" tan head. Smells of malted milk with a hint of roasted coffee beans. Taste is more of vanilla toffee or coffee than the milk. Its definitely sweet with a not malt background and a tuch of hops at the finish. Very smooth with a bit af carbonation at the back of the throat. There is not a hint of the 6.7% ABV. Definitely one of the better river horse options.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 03:30:06 | More by baldycmu
Photo of Nickls

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Near black color with brownish hues. Thin, slightly tan head

S - Really close to the smell of actual milk, with some malted milk sweetness and roasted malt

T - Not as sweet or milky as suggested in the aroma, and the toasted malt characteristics really shine through

M - Nice little snap of carbonation on the tongue toward the finish. A bit viscous, and coating. Definitely what I would expect from the style.

D - This is a very drinkable milk stout in that it is not as sweet as some of the other brews I've tried in the style. Pretty basic overall, but still some nice subtle complexities that is leaving me curious for another sip.

Overall, I thought this was a really great example of the style and really enjoyable to drink. Definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 18:41:31 | More by Nickls
Photo of Gavage

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a black color with a big 2"+ tan colored head that lasts. Some mild lacing develops.

Smell: roasted malts and hints of dark chocolate are picked up by the nose.

Taste: roasted malts, light amount of chocolate, hints of coffee and a mild bitterness make up a nice flavored stout. There is a mild creamy quality to this throughout.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp to start, smooth through the finish. The flavors linger softly on the tongue after the swallow. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: this is a great session stout despite the slightly higher alcohol contents. Now one of my favorite beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 19:38:32 | More by Gavage
Photo of jpweisel

New Jersey

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

Pours dark brown. tan/light brown head with lasting thin cover.

Chocolate and coffee aromas.

Chocolatey and nice mouth feel. Not too sweet like some milk stouts. Nice full creamy body.

Very drinkable w/ a slight hop bite. I am excited that Riverhorse is expanding their line of beer w/ a variety of special releases. I will enjoy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 19:21:41 | More by jpweisel
Photo of HopsYeast

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

i was looking forward to this beer for a long time after hearing about it from the people at the brewery. finally found some yesterday and was very excited. riverhorse proved again why they are one of my favorite local breweries. smooth feel with a creamy finish. exactly what i expected. this beer was easy on the mouth and had a couple of surprises. a slight taste of hops at the end was a delight combined with a warm smokey flavor. i would recommend this to anyone looking to expand their beer palate. yum :)

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 14:37:16 | More by HopsYeast
Photo of NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

River Horse- Oatmeal Milk Stout

A- Deep dark brown with a huge, over carbonated, head. Big thick lacing.
S- Sweet milk chocolate with molasses and vanilla.
T- Molasses oatmeal cookies with milk chocolate, vanilla, and light roast coffee beans.
M- Sticky sweet and slightly grainy with a dry bittering coffee finish.

Overall- Very enjoyable and possibly River Horse's best beer!

**Re-reviewed 1/4/09**

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 16:24:18 | More by NJpadreFan
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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with some dark brown hues and a tan/light brown head that is sizeable at first, then descends to a lasting thin cover.

The smell is of chocolate with some roasted coffee and a vague fruitiness/earthiness.

The taste is of chocolate, dark bread and some raosted coffee. Not quite as sweet as some classic examples of the style, but that sits well with me. Leans sweet enough to fit with style, but with an earthy, slightly roasty dryness in the finish.

It has a creamy medium-to-full body.

A nice stout - doesn't quite have the lactose and sweetness that others have - but, as a sweet-ish stout, it's very nice. Alcohol is reasonably, but not completely, well-covered. If it were more so (or lowered), I could easily drink plenty of this one. As it is - still very drinkable!

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2008 04:16:21 | More by jwc215
Photo of DavidSeanNJ

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time I have seen this beer. I was told that it is limited and will be bottled toward the end of November. This was on cask at Andy's...

A- Dark hazy black bolor. Not exactly opaque, just a tad lighter. Nice tan head. No lace. Typical stout.

S- Milk chocolate. Sweet like ice cream cake and cocoa. Some hop there, but overall quite the malty nose...

T- Nice. I got a better hop bite here. Some bitterness added to the sweet milky malty taste was spectacular. Tasted like milk duds and grain. The cask did this one justice...

M- Smooth silky and fresh. Oily and very easy on the throat.

D- Easy drinking milk stout for sure. River Horse is making better beers....

Serving type: cask

11-09-2008 21:56:15 | More by DavidSeanNJ
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River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout from River Horse Brewing Co.
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