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Brown's Oatmeal Stout - Brown's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

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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scotv

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-11-2013 23:50:21 | More by scotv
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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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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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-17-2012 22:46:23 | More by NilocRellim
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Rempo

Indiana

2/5  rDev -44.3%

05-18-2012 00:48:40 | More by Rempo
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prisdefer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-31-2014 23:01:00 | More by prisdefer
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks to bwyker for the chance to try this one

A - Color is a deep chocolate brown and very opaque such that you can't see through it at all. There was really no head at all despite a hard pour and even what was left just barely sat on top of the beer.

S - The first and main smell I get is caramel mixed in with a bit of roastiness. Actually smells a bit like a chocolate covered caramel corn that was slight burnt.

T- here there is a nice bit of oatmeal roastiness that is mixed in to the stout. Taste is also a bit bitter as one can definitely taste the hops that are mixed into this brew. Additionally these are what I taste mostly in the after taste as well as my mouth feels kinda bitter for a stout as this is definitely one dry beer as I really think the dry taste is what really dominates this beer and I don't feel like that is what an oatmeal stout should really taste like. One get a slight bit of that oatmeal wholeness taste that one expects in an oatmeal stout. There is also a slight hint of the caramel that one gets in the nose and have to say this imparts a slight creaminess to the brew.

MF - There is a lot of carbonation in this one and I think that it adds to the bitter flavors being so prominent in this brew. On the whole it is kinda a light bodied beer for the style as it verges on being watery. Didn't really find this creamy at all as the carbonation is a bit too harsh to really make this the least bit creamy.

D - overall an okay oatmeal stout that I was happy to try but would not try to seek out too much. I do really like the caramel corn smell as it is one of my favorite foods but it is really not to prominent and overall the taste on the beer is average as it does not blow me away nor make me want to run away.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 04:01:27 | More by jeonseh
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seaoflament

California

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice little extra sent by drseamus in a recent trade, thanks.

Pours a coca-cola color with about a quarter inch of foam which quickly settles to a cluster of bubbles.

Nutty and roasted aromas upfront along with molasses and an odd sweet milk aroma. I also get a cotton candy smell, something very sweet like piloncillo or some heavily amount of brown sugar. Some hints of vanilla, wood, caramel, and warm oatmeal. This sweet aroma is a little off-putting for me; I’m a little hesitant on sipping this beer since it appears like it could be too sweet. After it comes to room temp it’s just overly sweet in the aroma.

Tastes a bit like a cola flavored soda plus some roasted barley, hints of coffee and some notes of bitter chocolate. Tastes a bit like a nut brown ale to me. Some flavors of various nuts, roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and slightly over carbonated. Couldn’t drink too much of this one. Not completely bad, the flavor is ok but drinkability suffers because the aroma is too sweet to overcome.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 03:31:40 | More by seaoflament
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scotorum

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-24-2014 01:55:59 | More by scotorum
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vacax

California

3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours pretty much black with a medium sized dark tan head. Pretty good retention, bubble sizes vary, fair lacing. Smells of chocolate malts, oatmeal, lightly roasty. They're not kidding around on the oatmeal portion. Tastes of chocolate malts, oatmeal, moderately roasty with a dry roasty finish that has a touch of earthy flora. Medium body with a smooth carbonation, some oatmeal thickness but I expected a lot richer mouthfeel after that aroma. Not an amazing brew, but solid oatmeal stout that is very easy and pleasant to enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2010 02:47:10 | More by vacax
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stevec32

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-18-2012 23:12:50 | More by stevec32
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brentblack1

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

09-06-2012 23:22:11 | More by brentblack1
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Focusf111

Vermont

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-08-2014 21:17:13 | More by Focusf111
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EricCioe

Montana

3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to thickfreakness for passing this one on.

This pours very dark brown, almost black but with some highlights. There is a small sandy head that rises and falls and leaves no lace. On the nose there is a nice flaked oats with chocolate and roasted malt mixture. In the mouth, the oats and roast come out more, not quite a bitter beer but definitely the chocolate is buried. The biggest problem here is a very thin body. The finish is medium and decent but it seems unsupported by any heft.

Overall, this is a decent oatmeal stout, pretty midrange.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 23:43:19 | More by EricCioe
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-16-2011 04:33:56 | More by fizzyted
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-08-2014 21:08:18 | More by Bandi
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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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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

04-26-2014 19:15:18 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-08-2012 00:42:23 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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TheTrevor

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark brown with a two-finger tan head. The smell is heavy on oats with some chocolate. The taste is mostly roasted malt with a tiny bit of coffee and chocolate flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel is fairly thick with a fairly small amount of carbonation. This is a tasty little oatmeal porter that is enjoyable if a little one-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2009 03:15:33 | More by TheTrevor
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a pint glass. Recieved as an extra somewhere... I wish I hadn't lost my spreadsheet to let me know who sent it.

Black body with a fair sized tan head.
Some roast, some background sweetness, a bit of that typical oatmeal stout smell, a real nice sweetness in the background.
Tastes like dark malts, not much chocolate or roast in this but just a little bit present, some caramel and oat taste, medium body with a fair amount of carbonation.

Overall a decent beer. Not much going on with the flavor though, pretty boring. I wouldn't mind drinking it again if I wanted a beer but it's really boring for the style. There are a lot of other stout's I'd like to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 00:41:42 | More by jpmclaug
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, almost black body, with a thin, creamy tan head; mostly lasting, but no lacing.

S: A light nose, but a good one at that: roasted chocolate malts, sweet toasted oats, coffee notes, caramel, and some vanilla.

T/M: Great flavor: oats create a sense of sweetness while the roasted chocolate malts create a slight bitterness to balance it out. Getting a little lactose to make it creamy and kind of lean, but it's still chewy on the tongue and carbonation is light. Didn't expect it, but definitely getting some smoke in the flavor as well. Other flavors include cocoa, coffee, and vanilla.

O: I love oatmeal stouts and this one was really nice. It's always my go-to at the Tri-City ValleyCats ballgame. Easy to find, priced well, and characteristics are spot on. A must try for a oatmeal stout lover.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2011 13:28:06 | More by BrewCrew2010
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rayjay

Hawaii

1.45/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

From bwyker in the SecretBunny.07 BIF. 22oz bottle with note dating.

Deep brown/black like coca-cola. Thin looking. No head/lace or detectable carbonation. Off-putting nose, packed with butterscotch and acetaldehyde; possibly infected.

Zero on the carbonation, it's much like a flat watered-down cola. Slightly tangy, tons of carmel, sticky sweet. Isovaleric, phenolic, and some mercaptan (off-putting defects). Maybe too much roasted barley made it too thick? Undrinkable. Has a sweet roasted porter-type flavor. I don't think this was a very old bottle, and I also think they need to be alot more thorough with the sanitation around the brewery. Hope this helps.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2007 03:52:51 | More by rayjay
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atr2605

New York

2.63/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours black with a two finger width tan head with average retention
S-sweet malt, coffee, and chocolate
T-a little toasted malt with the after taste bringing more of the coffee flavor. Not much chocolate pulls through in the flavor
M-medium bodied
O-Meh. Lacks a little flavor for the style and although it is quite drinkable I have had many oatmeal stouts that are superior. Not terrible, but wouldn't necessarily buy again

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:53:53 | More by atr2605
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-14-2013 02:59:30 | More by nyrblue2
Brown's Oatmeal Stout from Brown's Brewing Company
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