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Brown's Oatmeal Stout - Brown's Brewing Company

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83
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162 Ratings
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oberon
3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Man of Kent,poured from the tap an ink black with a very thin almost fizzy almond colored head that was gone very quickly.Highly roasted in the nose and quite dry nearly burnt,very thin boarderline watery mouthfeel led to lesser flavor in my mind it was pretty roasted with a hint of coffee.Not to impressed with this it just lacked alot of depth flavor and mouthfeel wise in my opinion.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a real unique take on the style here. it looks alright, maybe a little thin in body and short on head, not quite as decadent and dreamy as the best ones look, but certainly nothing wrong with it in my wine glass. the nose is what gets interesting. it really smells like fresh canned blueberry jam, true and through, its insane how the dark fruit rises above the roast of the barley and the sweetness of the oats. eyes closed i would think i am smelling blueberry pie or jam, or that stuff they put on your belgian waffle at dennys. flavors i am not used to in a stout for sure, the taste is just like the nose, but i get the stout part too this time. it is indeed a little thin, lacking on the oat richness, but this curious blueberry thing more than makes up for it in terms of the overall enjoyment of the brew. havent had much from browns, so this is a pretty inspiring first impression. more body would make this, its a little too slick as it is, and could dry out just a touch, but a really solid beer, different because of the berry element. i really liked this.

Photo of jlindros
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New brewery started showing up around here, figured I'd give it a try.

Pours a light fizzy brown head that fades fairly quickly, super dark molasses brown color very little light getting through.

Nose brings plenty of brown malts, toasty and biscuity, little creamy brown malt note, some caramel, toffee, and quite nutty, hint of cocoa and dried lactose and some oatmeal.

Taste brings more toasty brown malts, quite biscuity and nutty, some caramel and toffee again but not really sweet just a little, into creamy oats again and dried lactose, with a touch of cocoa dust. Some roasty flavors start to come through more as it warms, it actually gets a nice roasty flavor. Faint hop bitterness in the background. Finish is dry and a bit of a dried lactose feel, touch of cocoa and creamy brown malts, more biscuit and toffee notes, and a bit more bitterness with hint of earthy hop note, lingering oatmeal note.

Mouth is med bod, fairly creamy and a decent oatmeal viscous feel, nice carb.

Overall pretty good, nothing too special, a bit on the light side as far as malts go for an oatmeal stout, at least what I'm used to, but still pretty decent beer. That being said, Sam Smith is much better from what I remember of an English Oatmeal Stout.

Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of WesWes
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet crystal and chocolate malt scent with some roasted notes and a dry oatmeal aroma. The taste is decent. It has an extremely dry flavor that boasts of roasted, crystal, and chocolate malts along with lots of oats. It has a dry, earthy finish. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good brew. It is so damn dry, I'm not sure I could drink more than one.

Photo of smcolw
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Beige head that leaves ring lace. Dark brown color where nearly no light shines through.

Mild aroma of darker malts--little else.

Spritzy like a soda. There's a light fruitiness. I think this is far closer to a brown ale. The body is thin, particularly for a oatmeal stout. The aftertaste dies nearly immediately. Perhaps the weakest stout I've ever had.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of stakem
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken 3/24/10.

Presented via growler from fellow BA Slk2go who has been talking about this stout for too long to only be sitting down and enjoying it with him now. Pours a dark brown color with more than a finger of creamy tan head. Lighter brown color comes through the edges. Fair amount of lace clings along the glass and the head displays minor powers of retension. Roasty nose includes scents of coffee, chocolate and citrus hops. Taste is filled with minerals, coffee and fresh sweet grainy flavor. Feel is smooth, light and a bit low on the carbonation. Lingering taste of burnt grain, chocolate and a bit of bitterness that can be attributed to the combination of hops and burnt grain. Quite warming for 5% as I reach the half way point of my first glass. Alcohol is noticeable in warmth but not flavor. Overall not bad.

Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce brown bottle, pry off cap, no freshness/bottling info to be had. Pours prey darn near black, dark dark khaki head, that stays at about 1/2 inch. Slow fade to 1/4 inch then...eventually...a super thick, good retention..unexciting bits and blobs of lacing. The nose is somewhat off putting, with some dark grains, a cloying sweetness and then a slight licorice note. Dark malts, some caramel and some mild dark chocolate, but this one is kinda thin, lacking in complexity and with a short finish that exposes the limited depth of flavors. Eh, not my favorite of the the Brown's brews I've had the past few days. The label says "Dependable ales", but really what I found was middle of the road micros..worth a ty but nothing special going on..

Photo of mothman
3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of tan head. Not good retention. Leaves very little lace. Color is a dark brown, basically black.

Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, coffee, oats, and grassy hops. Very typical for an oatmeal stout

Taste: Big coffee and caramel taste. Chocolate, oats, and grassy hops all present as well. A lot like the smell, except the malts seem to be more roasted here.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, a little rich. Wow, this beer is highly carbonated. Full bodied. Ends with a roasted malt flavored aftertaste.

Overall, a pretty good example of the style. The only thing I really don't like here is the carbonation level being so high. Other than that it is pretty good.

Photo of akorsak
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of bwyker.

A: The stout is a dark brown-black coffee color. An off-white head quickly dissapated down to a thin band.

S: The aroma has a lactic, sweet oatmeal edge that emerges from the roasted body. At times, the graininess is overwhelming and detracts from the oatmeal.

T: The stout body is decent, maintaining a roasted flavor but coming up short at times. Luckily the sweet flecked oatmeal injects much-needed sweetness. The sweetness is syrupy at times but manages to remain strong throughout the ale.

M: The syrupy sweetness comes close to cloying but holds up well.

D: The stout is decent, a smooth oatmeal stout that won't wow you but will keep you happy.

Photo of ppoitras
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" tan head over the barely translucent root beer brown brew. Head lasts well, with slow sheeting lace. Aroma is roasty and dark sweetness. Taste starts where the nose left us, dark and sweet, oatmeal depth in the middle, and a slight tart fruitiness to close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. Wish the tartness had stayed away, this one was headed to an even better place.

Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured some faint chocolate and smoke elements.

The taste consisted of a light sweet cream, some roasted malts and a touch of smoke.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a good oatmeal stout. Nothing that will knock your socks off but servicable.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler while back in the area visiting family. This brewery was my homer spot for 2+ years. The stout pours an extremely dark blackish-brown color with blood ruby highlights and a very thin, light, foamy chocolate milk colored head. Aromas of light roast coffee and cream, with a hint molasses and chocolate. Flavors are rich and smooth on a light body. Coffee and hazelnut character come forward first, with a smooth chocolate and caramel malt backbone to keep the brew on the sweeter side of bitter. The aftertaste is dark chocolate, and a little bitter, with a slick and lingering finish. This is lighter than I like for the style, but very tasty overall.

Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of flagmantho
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: black body with brown edges and the tiniest transit of light allowed through. Head is one finger of rapidly dissipating creamy tan foam. Pretty stouty looking.

Smell: nice mocha aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee and roasted grain. My only complaint is that it is a bit light; the aroma seems diluted in water. The composition is damn nice, though.

Taste: flavor starts out with a somewhat fruity character with a hint of tartness, before evolving into a charred wood/roasted barley goodness. It lacks smoothness and refinement, but it ticks all the boxes for oatmeal stout characteristics.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium body with a well-integrated carbonation. If not precisely creamy, it's got a silky character which I love in a sweeter stout.

Drinkability: this is a tasty stout which I would definitely have again. Not exactly a session beer, as it is a bit sweet, but quite quaffable nonetheless.

Photo of Brad007
4.68/5  rDev +28.9%
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.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I believe I got this one from Halftime beverage.com
A - Pours a very deep brown almost pitch black with a full inch of mocha head that seems to stick around minutes after pouring. Already I am impressed.
S - Oh no I smell a touch of metallic like grain with a bit of roast and just a pinch of chocolate like malts. Not good.
T - Well it's fairly thin which makes it taste like a version of Guinness draft. The roast does play into the taste but very little if nowhere to be found chocolate malts. The metallic twang is also constant which is a bummer.
M - Thin, not very chewy or consistent with the style.

Overall it does dial back with the metallic note after it warms a bit but it's a thin very forgettable stout with mild flavors.

Photo of Durge
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A dark black mahogany color with a hefty light brown head and some streaky lacing. The aroma has an astringent hop bite and mild charcoal malt. Tasting it brings grassy lemon hop bite over sweet coffee malt. A bit better than the aroma suggested. It's a bit thin with marginal carbonation. Quite drinkable for sure. Solid offering that could be enjoyed on most any occasion.

Photo of puboflyons
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date or lot code on the bottle or label. Sampled on October 8, 2009.

It pours quickly with a dark brown to black color and a thin tan head with non-clinging lacing. Not quite as foamy as the stouts I prefer. The aroma is a fascinating combination of sweetness, oatmeal, wheat, and roasted coffee grinds.

The mouthfeel was of thin to medium body which does not emulate some of the other oatmeal stouts I have had in the past.

The flavor rescues my short-lived disappointment with the mouthfeel with an interesting balance of sweet, chocolate malts, and neutral hops. Overall this is quite mild. Not bad in the long run.

Photo of Jwale73
2.26/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle courtesy of innuendobrewskiman63 (thanks Jeff). Served in a standard pint glass. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a thin fizzy head that effervesces and dissipates immediately off the pour. Nose is not what I expected - cherry notes dominate, followed by the merest suggestion of dark malts and maybe a hint of brown sugar. Taste - not great, tart cherries, acidic, old coffee grounds, metallic notes - it's pretty bad. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively, almost prickly carbonation and some astringency. Well - hopefully this is just a bad bottle, but this is one of the worst beers I've had in a while. Definitely infected if I had to guess. The first beer I've drain-poured in quite a while.

Photo of BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -44.9%

Photo of tigg924
4.08/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Brown's Oatmeal Stout from Brown's Brewing Company
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