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Brown's Oatmeal Stout - Brown's Brewing Company

Brown's Oatmeal StoutBrown's Oatmeal Stout

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82
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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 17.78%


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:
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(Beer added by: NEhophead on 05-02-2005)
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airforbes1

New York

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cola black with a head that disappears all too quickly. The aroma is quite nice, however, with strong chocolate notes. Maybe a little too much chocolate for an oatmeal stout.

This beer has potential, but it doesn't quite meet it. The flavor starts with chocolate and transitions to a roasted oats taste, but I find the transition to be somewhat jarring. Still, the mouthfeel is smooth, making it an enjoyable beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 02:00:25 | More by airforbes1
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bwyker

New York

4.33/5  rDev +20.3%
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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SisuPride

Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black with a thin layer of light tan almost beige bubbles close which dissipated rather quickly leaving no head at all.

S - Roasted malts, chocolate, caramel notes

T - Roasted malts dominate with a smooth chocolate and caramel taste lingering throughout. Hints of oatmeal and vanilla stay in the background. Sweet and smooth!

M - Medium bodied for a stout, it feels a little thin with carbonation this dissappears quickly. Finish is a yummy roasted malt flavor.

D - Great drinkability. I could drink a sixer of this stout and not feel inflated - I can not say that about a lot of stouts. I really liked this beer but then again it fell in line with a lot of porters that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 03:09:30 | More by SisuPride
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dnjmed

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +34.2%
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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anneseg

New York

3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color of the pour is nearly black with a slightly tan head. The smell is very roasty with some coffee and chocolate.

The mouthfeel from the oats is wonderful and silky smooth. The mouthfeel stays constant throughout the pint. There is a slight bitterness at the end.

This is my favorite of the style. The silkiness from the oats is really great and there isn't too much in the way of chocolate or coffee flavors to overwhelm that silkiness.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 03:21:44 | More by anneseg
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dstanmyer

New York

2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This stout was sampled at home in conjunction with Belfast Bat McGovern's Oatmeal Stout. Compared to the latter, Brown's was lacking in a few qualities. Being that I am a huge fan of dark stouts, I did enjoy this beer. However, I found it to be average at best when it comes to Oatmeal stouts. This beer was a bit too fizzy for a stout, lost it's head rather quickly, and had a clear/thin appearance along the edges of the glass. The taste, though with some of that trademark oatmeal taste, was slightly bitter and not as full, rich, or creamy as better Oatmeal stouts often are. I remember enjoying this stout more when I visited the Brown's brewery in Troy, NY and had it out of the tap. I will give this another try, though am not impressed with this bottled effort.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 03:25:42 | More by dstanmyer
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TheWhaleShark

New York

4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
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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KChugsR


4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
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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Brown's Oatmeal Stout from Brown's Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.