Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Rush River Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +21.8%
From tasting notes 9-14-11
Appearance: Jet black pour, light cocoa head, super creamy and quite foamy. The head settles very slowly and has very good retention, leaving a thick web of lace down the entire glass. Quite Outstanding!
Smell: Coffee and roasted malts warmly greet the nose, followed by a hint of dark chocolate. Smells heavenly.
Taste: The taste is coffee up front followed by dark chocolate and then roasted malts. The oats really lend a beautiful, rich creaminess to this beer.
Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy mouthfeel; medium-low carbonation, and a dry finish. A very drinkable 8% abv beer.
Overall: A beautiful beer with lots of flavor and a rich, creamy texture that makes this a velvety treat to enjoy anytime of the year. Very well done!
09-23-2011 19:27:27 | More by pBRale
4.35/5 rDev +16.9%
On-tap at Lowertown Bulldog: Served chilled in a pint glass and quite black and thick with a slim tight and tan cap of foam that lifted slightly to a collar ring and some spotty lace.
Aroma is muted but clean of dusty chocolate muffin mix and tender sweet coffee roastyness.
Nice taster, as it warms it really comes into its own and quite milky creamy smooth and chocolately with nice nuances to cocoa powder, oaty sweetness, and slenderized roasted coffee. Smurfed in vanilla hints and black tea arrive late with a bit of dry hops. Its chocolatey rhythm really lasts long and has a nice palate soaking character.
Good steady chocolatey taste and smoothly thick and mildly carbonated medium body. Firm, smooth, soft, milky, and drinkable.
A solid stout from Rush River. Fans of the Young's Dbl chocolate would like this too.
04-11-2010 00:45:36 | More by tavernjef
4.28/5 rDev +15.1%
Dark brown color with quick dissipation of lace.
Smell is subtle, I'm not getting much there.
Taste is a big bang of chocolate chips and oatmeal. Some wonderful vanilla notes too. Yummy.
Mouthfeel lingers for about 10 seconds as it coats my tongue.
Overall this is one very tasty beer from Rush River finally available in a bottle. (You could sometimes find this on tap if you were lucky.) A tasty beer to help us get through the winter. Thank you, Rush River!
12-22-2011 22:57:33 | More by joefeidt
4.22/5 rDev +13.4%
"Rush River Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, stout with natural cocoa flavors. Small batch series, unfiltered, unpasteurized." 12 ounce bottle
Fully ebon in appearance, roasted tan head.
Bittersweet nose, roasty-toasty, with cocoa notes below. Getting louder as we go. Very nice.
Taste: Mmmm, good and chocolatey. Starts cocoa and stays cocoa, fading ever gently in the finish. Oatmeal gives it sleek smoothness, very easy on the palate. Very even-tempered, initial sweetness is matched with some bitter, and glides right down.
Alcohol 8 % by vol. Bit of a surprise, there, and it's not easily detected, until...oh, here it comes.
A great beer from Rush River that may change some minds about this under-appreciated brewery.
01-23-2011 07:13:46 | More by feloniousmonk
4.2/5 rDev +12.9%
A: Black with thick brown head. Decent lacing throughout.
S: Chocolate. Hint of roasty malts.
T: BAM! Chocolate! Malty backbone is definitely present but this beer is overrun by bitter, dark chocolate.
M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, found the creaminess perfect.
D: The ABV is high but well hidden. Wouldn't suggest running through a 6er in an evening.
I actually am in love with this beer and the way it was done. Might be too heavy handed for some folks but I really enjoyed it! Drank all winter long and makes me excited to do so again next year.
03-16-2011 15:44:04 | More by msjacilynn
4.08/5 rDev +9.7%
Another stellar extra from Aaron, thank you sir. 12oz bottle poured into a Snake River pint glass.
A: Pours very dark and opaque brown/black, but with an unimpressive tan head that fizzles quickly away.
S: An oaty cocoa sweetness rises from the glass, along with some sugary chocolate syrup notes, coffee, and nice dark roasted malt character. Sweet, but not overly so. Nice.
T: Sweet chocolate and caramel to a lesser extent, very nice nice milk chocolate notes on the tongue with a darker chocolate/light roasted malt aftertaste. Very pleasant.
MF: Creamy body, medium silky smooth mouthfeel with a touch of dryness.
O: A good oatmeal stout with nice, though slightly artificial, chocolate notes. Absolutely no alcohol presence, which is nice. I could probably drink a couple of these.
01-10-2012 15:51:51 | More by Scotchboy
4.05/5 rDev +8.9%
Served from a bottle poured into a snifter
Dated Feb 2011
A: 1.5 inch tan head, no lacing, lots of sediment (sediment is not the most attractive thing but it is unfiltered so what do you expect)
S: lots of chocolate, toasted malt, hint of alcohol
T: malt and a lot of chocolate, as I drink it more the chocolate mellows and it has a nice malty backbone.
M: really nice creaminess
O: have not had this one in awhile, as I drink it I enjoy it more. At first I only was getting chocolate but now I'm getting a decent malty backbone.
08-03-2011 23:21:47 | More by Alacy
4.05/5 rDev +8.9%
Served at a good temperature with a nice, tan, foamy, thick, fine head that settles and a little lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, cocoa, trace vanilla, coffee, walnuts. Flavor's similar to nose with very good balance betwixt the sweet, tart, and bitter. Body and carboantion are very good for style. Finish is like flavor with vanilla and a little booze coming forward. Deceptively easy drinking beer. Great for chilly willys. And I like it too!
02-29-2012 06:21:40 | More by drpimento
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
A- Pours a thick 2 finger tan head which reminds me of a creamy chocolate malt. Lacing, sadly, is very sparce. The body is pitch black (of course).
S- Big huge chocolate, super creamy and malty, almost caramel notes. Great.
T- Starts out very creamy and then transitions into excellent chocolate with with creamy oatmeal notes. The finish is very creamy and long with excellent chocolate malt notes.
M- Carbonation feels a little high to me but overall the big body doesn't suffer.
O- Overall, an excellent oatmeal stout. I'm glad this is local and thus, quite fresh. The 8% certainly doesn't show through. Will drink again.
01-27-2012 05:14:40 | More by Greggy
4.03/5 rDev +8.3%
On tap at Common Roots.
Blackish brown color with no head nor any lacing to be had.
Light chocolatey malt smell with a hint of coffee bean.
Chocolate and coffee flavor is what this beer is all about. Very tasty with a light sweetness. Very impressed with the taste.
A bit thin and not really the smooth oatmeal stout feel you would expect for the style. Still mostly smooth.
Drinks well. I could have a couple of these. No detection of the eight percent alcohol at all. The flavor is awesome, but the other areas need a little work on this one.
02-19-2011 16:13:50 | More by jera1350
4/5 rDev +7.5%
A big thanks to Aaron (laymansbeerfan) for this beer. Cheers!
Appearance – Pours a dark viscosity into a tulip with about two fingers of mocha head that dissipates at a quick pace leaving good lacing.
Smell – A great bittersweet cocoa character, oats, toasted malts, and coffee.
Taste – Similar to the aroma. Lots of cocoa, earthy hops, slight hops, just a little coffee, nuttiness, and some roasted malts.
Mouthfeel – Medium to almost lighter bodied, plentiful and active carbonation.
Overall – Actually, this is a pretty good beer. No alcohol warmth or flavor. Extremely quaffable and a great night cap. Curious why this gets such bad reviews. It’s not the best…but certainly not the worst. I’d drink this again for sure.
02-11-2012 04:34:43 | More by SpdKilz
Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Rush River Brewing Company
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