Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Rush River Brewing Company
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2.4/5 rDev -35.5%
To be blunt, I ALWAYS expect a stout to be able to go stride for stride with a cigar - not necessarily a maduro - but at least a full flavored brown wrapper. THAT SAID, I do not review beers while having a cigar.
A: Opaque dark brown. thin head, thin lacing
S: Faint caramel
T: Faint flavors of caramel malt, with a sweet malt afterbite. No chocolate.
M: Lightweight body
O: The appearance and smell alone told me this beer would be on the LITE end of the stout style. Blindfolded I would not have guessed a stout - I might have guessed a porter but it is was to the light side of that style. It lacked the complexity gamut of the stout style and I would find this beer more acceptable as a porter. Without the blindfold - I might have even guessed it to be a black lager served cold enough. I generally test beers within their style temperatures. Ales, Stouts and Porters in the 55F and the pilsners and lagers in the 40F range. I think this is my first Rush River Brewing review - I would certainly like to try another offering of theirs in another style as some brewers are finessed in specific styles - much like chefs or bakers.
Good luck pleasing me next time Rush River Brewers!
04-24-2013 03:53:40 | More by GoldHorde
2.73/5 rDev -26.6%
A- Pours a black color with a nice brown head. Head has ok retention, becomes a layer of bubbles and leaves some nice lacing.
S- Wow there's really nothing here. Picking up super faint bitter chocolate and that's about it. A touch of roasted malts too.
T- Pretty disappointed here taste is one dimensional with really the chocolate being the flavour.
M- Medium in body and lighter side of medium in carbonation.
D- There is really not a whole lot going on here. I'm finding this one pretty boring. I think I'll skip this one next time.
02-03-2011 11:40:13 | More by nrbw23
2.91/5 rDev -21.8%
I was actually really excited for this beer. It looked so tasty, I mean, when can you go wrong when some attempts an oatmeal choco stout? Anyways, this beer really kind of lacked taste. It wasnt bad and neither was the smell or color I guess I just had higher expectations. Not a bad beer for someone who is just starting it in the dark beers world. Otherwise if you know beers, grab the founders oatmeal stout. Cheers.
05-24-2014 03:22:55 | More by kdwruck
3.1/5 rDev -16.7%
Poured from bottle into pint glass
A- pours like a coke without the fizz. Settles into the darkest of browns with a very small tan cap that recedes very quickly.
S- smells just like what is on the label. Bitter chocolate with a hint of oats or even granola. Some suggestions of coffee as well.
T- light watered down chocolate. Chocolate gives away to some tartness. Not very oaty not even an oaty feel. Every sip reminds me of flavored stout water
M- a very light bodied stout with a fizzy feel. Not my idea for a good stout.
D- pretty good for a stout but the fizziness is off putting. Also I wouldn't want to drink more than one due to the average taste
02-24-2011 04:04:00 | More by Kelly88
3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
This beer pours a black color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes slowly into a solid half inch of foam. The aroma is of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and cream. It is a very pleasing aroma, but not quite as strong as I would expect from a beer of 8% ABV. The taste is significantly stronger. There is a lot of chocolate for sure, but there is also a strong alcohol presence in the finish that marginalizes the enjoyment of the nice chocolate tones. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a velvety texture. The carbonation is quite high for a beer of this style also helps take away from the taste. Overall, this isn't a bead beer. It has some very good aspects, but it has some very bad ones too. I really hope that the folks at Rush River reformulate this recipe keeping the good parts and eliminating the bad.
01-24-2011 00:08:08 | More by KarlHungus
3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip.
Appearance - Looks a little thin for an imperial stout, and has a thin head.
Smell - Rich smooth chocolate smell, very appealing.
Taste - First tastes are rich smooth chocolate, however that rich flavor is countered by a rather thin stout taste. The thin taste of stout diminishes the good chocolate taste.
Mouthfeel is too thing for the style.
Drinkability. The thin mouthfeel makes this more drinkable. The 8% alcohol is well masked.
01-10-2011 00:00:55 | More by nwu008
3.38/5 rDev -9.1%
A: Poured into long stemmed tulip, served around 45 deg. Full tan head quickly dissipates, leaving some coverage for the life of the beer.
S: Mild bitter chocolate, cocoa, hint of roasted malt. Much better as it warms.
T: Bittersweet, mild cocoa, slight earthy hops on the finish. Actually gets worse as it warms, which is very odd for this style. Tells me it is not put together very well.
M: Average, hint of alcohol, so-so carbonation. Should be creamier for style though
D: Turns very bitter and even a touch sour with sweet food, to a fault. I like Rush River brews, but this one just falls flat, especially as it warms and on the finish.
03-16-2011 02:31:59 | More by doucmehu
3.4/5 rDev -8.6%
an almost solid black pour with a finger of tan head. smells of toasted oats, cocoa, tobacco. tastes very light for an 8% stout - almost like drinking a melted bar of dark chocolate.. slightly bitter towards the end with an earthy tobacco like taste. medium body with a nice creamy feel but a little watery past the palate makes it feel like a light bodied beer. it's kind of weird to say it's a refreshing stout.
this is not a bad stout by any means. i quite like it actually, but it really has nothing that makes it stick out from most other stouts which is why my rating seems a little harsh. it's nice to have a beer with high booze content taste like a session stout! i'm cellaring the other bottle i got of this, we'll see how it is in a few years.
06-08-2012 09:20:43 | More by facundoCNB
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance-Black, opaque, and totally impermeable to light. Tall, dense, tan, frothy head with a fine bead, nice lacing, and good retention.
Aroma-Intoxicating chocolatey and slight coffee aroma. Dry, roasted dark malts. Slight vegetal note. Light Vanilla.
Flavor-Bittersweet chocolate up front. Slightly bland at the beginning, but the middle of the palate has a nice rich chocolate flavor (tastes like a chocolate bar). As the flavor fades, there are slight nutty and dry roast notes. Moderately low earthy hop flavor and hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel-Medium body with moderate carbonation. Creamy and smooth.
03-09-2011 05:37:41 | More by plfahey
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
A: Black with a small light tan head. A bit of lacing, nothing special.
S: Lots of chocolate, coco powder and coffee.
T: They aren't kidding. There is a lot of chocolate in this one. Its not overly sweet though since there is a lot of malt and coffee bitterness. Kind of reminds me of coco puffs in a way.
M: Medium to lighter body. Carbonation is high and its a little thin.
D: Not a typical oatmeal stout by any means, but it has decent drinkability. Worth a try.
02-21-2011 23:20:00 | More by herman77
3.45/5 rDev -7.3%
A: Pours black with tan semi frothy head. Decent retention.
S: Roasted malts with faint bitter chocolate cocoa and coffee.
T: Lighter roasted malts, faint coffee and faint cocoa initially. Maybe some faint oatmeal sweetness. Then the cocoa dominates, like dry unsweetened cocoa powder. Ends chocolately but bitter.
M: Medium to high carbonation (maybe a bit too much) and lighter body. Pretty thin even for an oatmeal stout. Missing the smooth hearty body of a standard oatmeal stout.
D: Cocoa adds a unique character but I feel it takes away possibility of other good complexities. Overall not bad and fairly simple.
03-03-2011 02:44:53 | More by camp0474
3.5/5 rDev -5.9%
Body is black with a bit of brown showing and a big white head that skips to the glass edges pretty quickly. Aroma is straightforward, primarily chocolate with some roasted tones and lactose. Simple, but nice. Definitely fits its billing with an obvious chocolate flavor. It’s on the sweet side, with a noticeable alcohol burn. Roasted flavors are really dialed back making the chocolate flavor more apparent. Finishes very sweet with faint, earthy hops. Body is medium-heavy and smooth. Carbonation is on the high side and a bit choppy.
This is a pretty nondescript oatmeal stout as far as I’m concerned. Not really any “off” flavors in particular, but the alcohol content is way too high relative to the amount of flavor and it comes across overly sweet. This brewery seems to be hit or miss for me with their alt and brown as hits and IPAs, stouts, and porter as misses.
02-10-2012 05:25:53 | More by GeezLynn
Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Rush River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.