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

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

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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 mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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 BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of RBorsato
4.68/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap 11/09/04 at Brewer's Alley.

Black in color with a big creamy brown head. Hops were much more noticeable in both aroma and flavor in the cask conditioned version versus the tap version. The roastiness and chocolate malt aroma and flavor did carry through to balance it out though. Medium-full bodied, smooth and creamier than the tap version.

The cask conditioned version was much more creamy and hoppy than the tap version and I preferred the cask version more.

Per Chalkboard: 6.8% ABV

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rating from memory. This is a hometown beer for me, being from the Frederick area. Pours dark black with low carbonation and a bhit of off-white head. Nice and chewy mouthfeel here, and works nicely especially as it warms. Flavor is a big roasty and hearty oatmeal flavor that ends with a nice chocolate finish. Not a super sweet one with the roasty bitter balancing this nicely, but pretty solid.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap numerous times over the years, but now they decided to bottle it so thought to do a re-review. Pours nice black with minimal head, but decent lacing. Smell is very roasty and oatmeal comes through nicely. Taste follows the nose very closely. This may be one of the finest standard stouts one can find anywhere (i.e. not imperiaized or barrel aged). Has a nice roasted flavor, not ashy at all, with the oatmeal and some sweetness coming through and slight crispness. Very well balanced and has a lot of flavors going on here. Highly recommend and this beer is extremely underated and under the radar in the region. Hopefully now that it is bottled and distributed, more people will recognize how good this beer is.

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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 waiting4lunch
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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 Jspriest
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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 Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown in color with a tan head.

S: Chocolate and molasses with bread notes.

T: Bread and malt with toffee notes, and a nutty finish.

M: Medium light feel, fairly aggressive carbonation, and a dry finish.

O: Overall not an amazing beer but something I could definitely see drinking in a brewpub somewhere.

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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 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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 CreightonSM
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Brewer's Alley Oatmeal Stout from Brewer's Alley Restaurant & Brewery
3.84 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
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