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Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout - Rush River Brewing Company

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Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal StoutNevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

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BA SCORE
84
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106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ZAP on 06-28-2009)
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Photo of badelsman
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

badelsman, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of jsprain1
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

jsprain1, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Hopstout, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from session notes.

A. An initially tall three finger sand colored head fizzles down to a loose layer of fluff in about a minute but leaves behind gorgeous layers of lacing on top of the opaque black brew.

S. Baking chocolate, tobacco, roasted black coffee.

T. Flavor is also centered around the chocolate flavor, with minimal hopping present. All the bitterness that does happen originates from the roasted malt itself. Finish does have a very brief flash of ester to it, but I kind of like it.

M. Crisp yet smooth, well carbonated medium bodied beer. Delicious.

WastingFreetime, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of drpimento
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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!

drpimento, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of auro0006
1/5  rDev -73%

auro0006, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Trexter103
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Trexter103, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of silversumo
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

silversumo, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

SpdKilz, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +7.8%

hinemk76, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of GeezLynn
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

GeezLynn, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of seeswo
2/5  rDev -46.1%

seeswo, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of dsuedbeck
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

dsuedbeck, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of Ezmunny
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Ezmunny, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of Oboogie
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Oboogie, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev +7.8%

DaveHack, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Greggy
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Greggy, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

CWhite, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of rocklibster
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

rocklibster, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of laymansbeerfan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

laymansbeerfan, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Scotchboy, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of brydeen
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter

A: Pours a dark brown, almost black. A razor thin mocha colored head, that dissipates as quick as it arrived.

S: Loads of chocolate in the nose, both dark and bittersweet. A slight roasty backbone, but mainly sweet.

T: Chocolate dominates the pallet. Very little roast in the flavor, with a slightly bitter and grainy finsih. Not a lot of oat characteristic.

M: Thick and syrupy, with very little carbonation present.

O: Not bad, but the viscosity combined with the sweetness is a little much. The 8% is well hidden, but tastes a little too much like chocolate syrup for me. Don't think you could have more than 1 in any sitting

brydeen, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

nmann08, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +7.8%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

plumcrazyfx, Jan 01, 2012
Nevermore Chocolate Oatmeal Stout from Rush River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.