Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Rush River Brewing Company
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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
4.35/5 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
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
On tap at Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes:
Nice drinking chocolate oatmeal stout. The cocoa flavor is reminiscent of Young Double Chocolate stout...kind of a dusting of sweet cocoa powder...also has some milk stout lactose notes...body is medium...mildly creamy....enjoyable beer I would drink again
06-28-2009 18:31:06 | More by ZAP
3.58/5 rDev -3.8%
"Small Batch Series"
Bottled Week 3 of December 2010
A- Nice half-inch mocha head. Beer is dark brown/black with small sediment on the bottom of the pint glass. Above average head retention and no lacing.
S- Chocolate is really coming through on the smell.
T- Cocoa/chocolate...like the little chocolate chips in cookies, basically. Roasted barley, the norm for stouts. Alcohol presence in nil.
M- Smooth. Well carbonated, almost to a fault...the carbonation bubbles really fill up your mouth.
D/O- A bit one dimensional but still a good beer. Rush River seemed to brew this one with a purpose and pretty much nailed it. Would recommend to a stout fan.
06-16-2011 04:16:53 | More by Duff27
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
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
3.88/5 rDev +4.3%
Pitch black color with two fingers of tan head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Massive amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.
Mostly roasted malt aroma. Maybe just a hint of chocolate and smoke. Does not smell like anything special.
Good chocolate flavor up front. Nicely balanced with roasted malt. A hint of smoke. The chocolate and roasted bitterness are balanced. Some alcohol flavor in the finish as well as some warming.
A little overcarbonated and a touch thin. Maybe if the carbonation is toned down a little, the body would feel more substantial.
An enjoyable stout with some chocolate flavor. I appreciated the balanced flavor.
02-10-2011 22:34:49 | More by morimech
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%
Received via trade with KeefD
A - pours black as night with a one finger taupe head that dissipates but leaves a nice lacing around the rim
S - smells of milk chocolate and cocoa with a touch of vanilla
T - the taste is similar to the to nose. Starts off with a nice milk chocolaty flavor that remains throughout the lifecycle of this beer. There is a touch of vanilla and cocoa powder thrown into the mix as well, however them milk chocolate is most dominant. The chocolate flavors are really rich and delicious, however I wish this was a bit more complex.
M - medium, silky body goes down nicely and is a little dry on the finish
D - this is a really nice chocolate oatmeal stout. Again, I wish this had a tad bit more complexity, otherwise no complaints. Recommended!
09-04-2011 02:21:18 | More by birchstick
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
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
3.98/5 rDev +7%
A- Deep brown, not thoroughly black. Head is one and a half fingers, cocoa brown. Retains mediocrely.
S- Smell is very pleasant. Dark chocolate, a bit of smoke, and a faint sweetness.
T- At first it is a big dark chocolate and smoke flavor. Very pleasing. Finish tails off with some abstract sweetness.
M- Mouthfeel is mediocre for the style. Light at first but it picks up a little chewyness in the finish. Low carb.
O- A good oatmeal stout that with a bit better body could be a great beer.
03-28-2012 23:36:21 | More by jsprain1
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
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
A: Pours a very dark brown, nearly black, and syrupy, with a massive dense frothy tan head that leaves a film of foam along the sides of the glass - way beyond lacing, in fact. There's some sediment I should have known was in there (given that the bottle says "unfiltered").
S: Gentle in the nose for the style. Lots of roasted barley, some caramel malts, a decent amount of oats, a bit of cocoa, and a faint woodiness. Nicely sweet, and very well rounded, but not as powerful as I look for from stouts.
T: What flavor is there is good, but it's kinda light for a stout. Tastes much like it smells, with a similar combination of flavors. Lighter on the dark roast than a lot of stouts, but filled in well by the oats and cocoa. It's quite well balanced, with a good mix of sweetness, mild bitterness, and richness. Very tasty - I just wish the flavor was more powerful.
M: Quite good. Silky smooth, medium-thick and rich, but feels light in the mouth and is gently coating. Pretty close to ideal for a stout, in my opinion.
D: As I made my way through the glass, the flavors started to assert themselves a bit more. But I want more out of this beer. Everything but the mouthfeel is just a bit watered-down. The smell and the taste need a bit more potency, which is unfortunate, because what's there is quite good. That, combined with the fact that the alcohol is barely detectable, makes it pretty easy drinking (just a little too easy drinking for a stout).
03-06-2011 04:17:52 | More by zeledonia
Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Rush River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.