Brewer's Alley Oatmeal Stout | Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
Maryland, United States
brewers-alley.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yet another British style. Stouts are black beers which have strong roast and burnt characteristics. The dark malts used give this beer a wonderfully rich aroma and taste. It is not hopped very heavily and oats are used in this particular style because they lend a fuller mouthfeel.

Added by Todd on 07-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
50
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.64%
 
 
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0
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3
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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.18/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Standard respectable opaque brown black hues topped with a wafer thin spoty cap. Light scents of berry and barely, I mean baely roasted malt. Too much like Guinness. Flavor was berry and slight cocoa. A bit thin in the body. Wished it had more I guess, true brew pub characteristics. The kind that evoke a "oh this is a brewpub beer" kinda Earthy flavor. Nope!

$1.50 pint on Wednesday with free Cajun buffet night. Killer time overall.

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Photo of chOAKbarrell
3.33/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A bit of a slouch, as far as Oatmeal stouts go.

Things start off good. This is a normal, dark Oatmeal stout, with a creamy head that leaves lacing.

Couldnt pick too much up on the aroma. Nothing particularly outstanding that grabs you.

The taste is decent. Your average middle-of-the-road stout. There is some creaminess and roastiness there in the finish which is pleasant.

The mouthfeel was too thin. Watery, definitely. This could be a good thing if you are trying to introduce someone to the wide world of stouts.

I'd be willing to give this another shot, but it wasnt a very impressive beer from my first impression. A good, safe, beginner stout.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JCarson410
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSharpless
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Lucular
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of th3d1ck
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerbom
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is a very basic, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, simple but effective, sweet and roasty. Flavor is much the same, sweet, a bit more chocolate, but coffee is still present, very sweet and easy drinking, a touch of licorice. Medium body and a softer carbonation. I liked that it didn't try to overdo the basic stout, very easy drinking but still with plenty of rich character.

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Photo of bonbini26
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the brewpub 01-02-09

Pours a dark brown/black with a small head. the aroma is a little lighter than i used to expect from this style. Some roasted and burnt notes come through. The taste has a nice sweet malty roasted taste. The oats give this beer a smooth mouthfeel and makes for an easy drinking stout. Overall an above average oatmeal stout, would recommend trying if you like this style

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a pt from the tap. The liquid is a dark brown color with a light tan head good carbonation.

The smell is faint for a stout, Some roasted malt and coffee.

The taste is average, Nothing standing out here, but nothing bad either, A little coffee and less chocolate, A toasted bread flavor is good and a nice hops comes through. Finish is pleasant but not going to get your attention.

Mouthfeel is good yet a little this. Could use a little more body.

Drinkability is good, I would have it as a stout at the brewery but I passed on taking any home and that was the plan. MK

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Photo of hophugger
3.64/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjboesen
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this one as a 4-ounce sample during a holiday beer tasting, so this reveiw may not be as comparable to one based on a full pint pour.

In any case, my sample began with a foamy head that quickly dissipated into a dark ruby body. What lacing there was seemed somewhat slippery.

I wasn't impressed with its nose, but a full quaff may have provided a different result. The palate does get some chocalate notes with a bittersweet aftertaste. Not much body, but the balance was pleasant and offered a modicum of character.

It is a pleasant quaff, nevertheless, but not one of the better stouts that are out there. Still, I do like the Brewers Alley and always stop by when in historic Frederickburg. Maybe Barbara Fritchie will stop by for a cold one...

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at the table paired with the third course of the banquet at HomeBrewCon. Rich roasty chocolate and caramel with some earthy hops to counter. Creamy bubbly mouthfeel. Decent stout.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TheTinDoor
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jordanian2
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmur112
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GaryMarkle84
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jay82
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of weezarc
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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