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Brown's Oatmeal Stout - Brown's Brewing Company

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83
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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jwps214, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of mikeg67
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours dark brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, dark fruit and cacao. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Caramel malt, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, sherry and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.

mikeg67, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of spark3148857
4/5  rDev +10.2%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of scotv
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

scotv, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of BeerTruth
3.15/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber thanks to my buddy Kaleb.

Poured into a pint glass.

Pours an absolute black with a weak one finger frothy head that quickly dies down to a thin layer of almost nothing. Stickiness is pretty weak, hardly anything holding on what so ever. Smell is pretty weak, you really have to put your nose down in there to get much of anything. Some sweet toasted oat, light caramel malt, and some brown sugar. Watered down roasted barley with some french roast coffee and milk chocolate on the tongue. Aftertaste is a charred oak with a tiny bit of molasses. Mouthfeel is pretty light and watery with a mild carbonation. I was pretty let down by this brew, lacking a lot in terms of flavor. I'll have to try this on tap and see how it compares. Next on the list from Brown's, their IPA.

BeerTruth, Nov 04, 2007
Photo of OnryAndMean
3/5  rDev -17.4%

OnryAndMean, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of stevec32
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

stevec32, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Stimack
4.13/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Stimack, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of drseamus
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

drseamus, Mar 31, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of scotorum
4/5  rDev +10.2%

scotorum, Jun 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

Rempo, May 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

prisdefer, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of jeonseh
3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

jeonseh, Mar 01, 2008
Photo of seaoflament
3.18/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

seaoflament, Dec 31, 2007
Photo of vacax
3.63/5  rDev 0%
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.

vacax, Jan 31, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Bandi, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Focusf111, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of EricCioe
3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

EricCioe, Jul 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

mitch3114, Apr 22, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +8.8%

allenson21, Aug 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

fizzyted, Dec 16, 2011
Brown's Oatmeal Stout from Brown's Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.