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Stone House Stout - North Country Brewing

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Stone House Stout
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North Country Brewing visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 02-24-2005)
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came to the table in a standard pint glass jet black when held up to the light there was a noticeable ruby tint running thru it a large creamy cascading light mocha colored head from the notrogen disspensing atop.Aromas are a bit light with some roasty malt mainly and some burnt character.Flavore are lighter as well somewhat roasted and bitter with an iron-like taste to it as well even a tinge of leafy hop in the finish.A milder oatmeal stout the nitro pour gives it a creamy mouthfeel, not bad.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-19-2008 13:09:28 | More by oberon
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stone House Stout on nitro

Pours a dark brownish black, off white creamy head and sheets of lace. A little roasted malt and coffee in the nose. In the flavor, roasted malt with a touch of smoke, nice and peaty. Other than that, a mild stout with good roasted flavor. Smooth and creamy medium bodied feel, typical of a standard oatmeal stout. Similar to other nitro stouts on the market, this one being more flavorful.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-09-2011 23:23:36 | More by Stinkypuss
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-17-2014 00:29:42 | More by Rhettroactive
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep amber to black in color with a creamy light tan head. In the aroma, roasty malt and a hint of coffee. In the taste, roasted malt and a small nuttiness. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry roasted malt in the aftertaste. More flavor than a Guinness, but pretty close to it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-15-2011 20:31:05 | More by OWSLEY069
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-06-2013 20:52:45 | More by pathman
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stone House Stout has a dark brown that borders on black and is translucent only at the edges. The tan head is at least a finger tall, and is tightly bubbled. Looks like a nitro pour.

A muted roasted malt aroma with just a little bit of sweetness behind it. Smells like nitro-tap also.

It's strange that placing a beer on a nitrogen tap changes the aroma and the flavor of that beer, but it adds a little something in every single case. It also serves to mute flavors a little bit in my opinion. For these reasons I have no idea why someone would put an oatmeal stout on nitro; the oatmeal in this beer should provide enough body and smoothness on its own. I guess what I'm saying is that most beers don't belong on nitro, this one included. Up front I get a smooth roasted flavor that is dumbed down by the nitro. Behind that there are hints of other flavors, a bit of chocolate, maybe a bit of coffee, but everything seems a little weak and hard to pin down to me.

The mouthfeel is good. Big and creamy, but it feels like this beer would have body without the crutch of a nitro-tap. I guess I will never know.

Not a very potent tasting beer, but it's mild flavor and smooth body do make it one that is easy to drink.

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-24-2011 13:38:45 | More by Hojaminbag
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-22-2011 21:30:44 | More by PittBeerGirl
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

02-16-2012 17:05:16 | More by Tyrawlings
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13%

01-13-2014 14:43:52 | More by Morey
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola like color with a thin off white tan colored head. There is a little lacing present. The aroma is of roasted malts and some nuttiness. The taste is of a roasted malt backbone with some nuttiness and oatmeal over tones. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Overall it is a smooth drinkable beer, nothing harsh to upset the palet.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 16:41:43 | More by goblue3509
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

tap

Pours jet black, thin off white head of very fine carbonation retains exceptionally well.

The smell is weak, but smells smokey and a tad bitter.

The taste carries the smokey and bitter notes and is a bit malty.

Feel is moderate, mild carbonation throughout.

Okay stout, too short on taste to be great though. Looks good enough and feels fine, but the flavor profile is underwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 01:56:00 | More by Cylinsier
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ItsBeer4Me

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

11-06-2013 23:34:08 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13%

10-07-2012 19:09:43 | More by greg4579
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13%

02-18-2012 20:36:17 | More by DWolf
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap at North Country, this Oatmeal Stout poured black with some thin ruby highlights and a thick creamy tan head that didn't easily recede. Nice thick walls of lace remain around the glass.

The aroma is like many of the North Country selections I've tried; quality but mellow. There is some roasty malt and bread-like undertones in there. Besides that, little else.

The flavor is again mellow with some subtle complexities. Some roasted malt and cereal graininess. A bit of milk chocolate is detectable.

Relatively thin for an oatmeal. Creamy but not heavy. I would like to see more body in this style of beer. Well put together, but nothing really sticks out as exceptional. Go for the Buck Snort Stout if it’s available.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2007 05:18:11 | More by letsgopens
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Xandrose

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

10-12-2013 04:21:33 | More by Xandrose
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - dark with a bit of orange around the edges. Short tight tan head.

S - mild. Some smoke and roasted scent.

T - well grounded. Smoke, roasted barley, mild bitter in the after taste.

M - thinner than expected. No tingle or real coating.

D - easily drinkable, but it is not strong enough of a flavor to go for often. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-23-2010 17:09:17 | More by biglite351
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BuckSpin

Maine

3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a 5oz sampler platter.

Black & opaque in color with the standard long lasting & ever clinging cream colored tight head, it was slightly bitter, perhaps wee burnt, muddy, uneven. This may be par for the course for oatmeals, I have not had a lot of exeperience with them.

The more I drank, the more a slow burn rose in taste, with a slight hopped finish on the swallow. I will revisit this one in the future to sample its obvious rawness again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2005 20:55:48 | More by BuckSpin
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-27-2014 18:31:20 | More by Waveoff
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

05-20-2013 07:24:08 | More by billbeers
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pogoowner

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

12-04-2011 02:22:54 | More by pogoowner
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scm2787

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

08-21-2012 23:53:41 | More by scm2787
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MCDub

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -42%

05-10-2013 14:31:58 | More by MCDub
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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2014 00:56:02 | More by DLSheidy
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +15.9%

09-12-2013 21:59:21 | More by still_thedragon
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Stone House Stout from North Country Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.