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Brown's Oatmeal Stout - Brown's Brewing Company

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82
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 17.27%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NEhophead on 05-02-2005)
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touchofgr3y

New York

5/5  rDev +39.3%

02-26-2014 02:23:05 | More by touchofgr3y
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dnjmed

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great beer! What the hell, the pour looks like any other stout. Dark with a tan head, and it looks delicious.

But the smell immediately strikes you- deep vanilla flavor overwhelms the nose. Just a tasty aroma. Makes me hungy and thirsty.

The taste is fantastic. Oatmeal, coffee, sweet but strong, toffee, vanilla. Like a good cigar, with a sugary raisin aftertaste for drinkability.

This is a delicious tasty stout that is quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2009 05:15:20 | More by dnjmed
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Brad007

Vermont

4.68/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark black color with a brown one-finger head into my glass. Nice and dark and right on cue.

Roasted coffee with a hint of cocoa and cream in the nose. Again, right on cue!

Silky, luscious mouthfeel with roasted coffee and a good dollop of cream. Think dark roasted coffee in the morning. Mmmm. It appeals to my senses.

Lingering silky mouthfeel with roasted coffee/cream in the back. Very luscious.

Out of all the beers I've had from Brown's, this one takes the cake. Well-done and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 23:17:29 | More by Brad007
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JeffDam

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

07-29-2013 12:37:03 | More by JeffDam
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BrewinHeadBanger

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-27-2011 01:31:10 | More by BrewinHeadBanger
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kkosmoski

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Longneck poured into an American pint glass. A luscious, thick tan head sits atop the dark liquid with just a hint of ruby shining through on the edges. A nice looking stout in the glass! If smell could be described at thick, this would qualify - it just smells nourishing. Dextrins, caramel, oats, and chocolate in the nose. Flavor starts out with some heavily toasted malt, along with caramel, chocolate, some butterscotch, and a hint of a smokey finish. This stout feels medium-full in the mouth with a fluffy carbonation. Drinkability is nice, however the full flavors and semi-thickness of the body may get hard to handle after a few.

This ranks right around the top of the oatmeal stout category for me. It has the whole package - great looking in the glass, killer aroma, and full, delicious flavor. Hopefully they continue to brew and distribute lots of this!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 23:46:16 | More by kkosmoski
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mitch3114

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

04-21-2013 23:30:01 | More by mitch3114
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Vinylboy20

New York

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

01-04-2013 03:53:51 | More by Vinylboy20
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KChugsR


4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer for the first time on-tap at the brewery (Which is a great place to relax on the patio with a beer and a plate of wings). I immediately fell in love with the beer. I must have had 5 of them before I decided to switch to a lighter pale ale, but quickly switched back to the oatmeal stout after that. Needless to say, I did no end up driving myself home that night. Great beer. A store near my house sells 6-packs of it, and I am a frequent customer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2012 18:13:51 | More by KChugsR
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musicforairports

New York

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Blackish, small head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smells nutty, chocolate-y, some toffee.

Taste is smooth, creamy and flavorful. Lots of non-burnt dark malt flavors. Don't taste any alcohol, but I'd think it was higher than it was.

Mouthfeel is creamy enough without being too much. It's still watery enough to know this isn't an imperial stout or anything.

You don't generally find a 5.25 percent ABV stout with as much flavor as this.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2011 14:31:18 | More by musicforairports
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bwyker

New York

4.33/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Completely opaque with a slightly red hue at the rim of the glass. Virtually no head. Slight carbonation.

S: Mocha coffee and sweet cherries. Subtle oat aroma.

T: First rich, dark coffee and cocoa, followed by hints of sweet toffee. Minimal bitterness. Lasting coffee taste in the finish.

MF: Silky smooth, with a dry finish.

D: Light enough to enjoy on a hot day, yet full enough to notice its craftsmanship.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2006 17:20:41 | More by bwyker
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TheWhaleShark

New York

4.3/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Brown's last night. Poured a nice black, with a brown head that settled down to a nice lacing. The smell was nice and roasty, with a hint of coffee. Taste was of toasted oats up front, with a bit of typical roasted coffee in addition. Mouthfeel was surprisingly light, a little thinner than I usually like. Overall, a very good and drinkable beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2006 17:07:14 | More by TheWhaleShark
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erosier

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice oatmeal stout. The beer pours a really nice black color with a nice tan colored head. The smell is of a really malty aroma with hints of a nice sweet aroma. The taste is really good, very subtle and not overpowering. Hints of a subtle hops don't overpower the oatmeal and malts. The aftertaste is really clean with hints of a chocoalte taste. The carbonation is perfect and this is a very drinkable beer, If you are in the Troy, NY area, you have to try this beer. Really Really Excellent. Stouts are my favorite beers and this is definately in the top 10.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2007 04:28:16 | More by erosier
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Whimpers

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

06-08-2012 23:53:05 | More by Whimpers
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buffcityx

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

10-17-2012 03:30:52 | More by buffcityx
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vonnegut21

New York

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

05-02-2012 13:15:47 | More by vonnegut21
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drseamus

New York

4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Brown's. It pours nice and dark with a small off-white head. There is a good roasted aroma with a bit of sweetness. The taste is really good. It has the classic oatmeal smoothness and a good amount of sweetness and roasted malt too. The slight disappointment is in the mouthfeel. It is a bit thinner than i would like. The drinkability is high though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2007 16:56:37 | More by drseamus
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Sam21

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with no bottle code poured into a pint glass. Paid $8.99 for a six pack.

Appearance - Black body with a creamy light brown head. Okay retention with no lacing. Recedes to a quarter inch cap and holds. I've had this on tap many times and this is how it has looked, although there is usually less retention.

Smell - Silky smooth milk chocolate. Nice sweetness provided by the oats. Subtle dark fruits and a smoky backbone.

Taste - Woody smoke hits the tongue hard with some very light rasted malt. The chocolate and dark fruit are present and help balance out a bit of the smoke. Sweet finish with some light smoke lingering.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and supremely smooth. Moderate carbonation. One of the highlights of this beer.

Drinkability - This beer drinks very nicely. The unique flavors of woody campfire smoke mesh well with the sweetness. Everything is brought together by a great smooth light body. I've had this with some heavily smoked BBQ before and it is sublime. Damn good. One of my two favorite oatmeal stouts alongside Ipswich.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2011 17:45:05 | More by Sam21
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Stimack

New York

4.13/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Brows has started bottling their beers in 12 oz. Bottles. I picked up a mix of the three that they are currently offering which is the Oatmeal Stout, Pale Ale and IPA. Bottle presentation is very classy, nice looking label. Notes on it say “Smooth, silky and rich. Brown's Oatmeal Stout was declared the worlds finest example of th style by the Brewers Association – taking home a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup in 2004. We handcraft every batch using two-row pale, black caramel and chocolate malts. Willamette hops and a heapin' helping of flaked rolled oats.” I have had thee before on tap while visiting the brewery but had only reviewed the Oat before. The oat from the bottle poured to a pitch black color with a think two finger medium colored head that has very good retention and has left chunks of lacing down the side of the glass. The aromas are rich with roasted malts that also give off tastes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor has a little odd tail end to it but not in a bad way, very enjoyable, The feel is very smooth and creamy. For a local brew, this is very good, will be a staple during the winter months.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2007 22:10:16 | More by Stimack
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Dinosaur BBQ Albany

Appearance: dark brown in color, minimal head, clear

Smell: sweet nut and toasted malt

Taste: sweet nuts and oats, toasted malt, and a touch of maple

Mouthfeel: sweet, medium light bodied, low carbonation

Drinkability: A nice, sweet, sessionable oatmeal stout. A nice representation of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-01-2010 16:12:47 | More by tigg924
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dantsbeats

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-24-2012 23:56:09 | More by dantsbeats
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-28-2011 00:00:19 | More by dvanhandel
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metalblack


4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-10-2012 02:42:32 | More by metalblack
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spark3148857

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-13-2012 11:43:10 | More by spark3148857
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-21-2013 02:54:18 | More by civicm87
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Brown's Oatmeal Stout from Brown's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.