Oatmeal Stout | Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe

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Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 04-22-2005

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Photo of Weizenmensch
3.32/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: The small amount of head on the beer was dark tan, the liquid a deep brown-black colour, with moderate head retention. Served only as a taster (~150mL) which proved to be enough, in an appropriate balloon glass.

Smell: Vanilla, menthol, many smooth characters including a mild yet drying alcohol aroma, some caramel and a mild orange scent.

Taste: Dried fruit, orange peel, more vanilla. Full-bodied and nice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but nothing remarkable. A bit sticky.

Drinkability: I wouldn't want more than one of these - the flavours are pleasant but cloying. A small glass (or even just a taster) is really enough of this beer to have in one go. Not a session beer.

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Photo of Vanz
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tobeerornottobe
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Good 2cm of lovely chocolate coloured head. Lacing hangs in a consistent film. Solid black colour.

N: Bitter chocolate and mild coffee. Oatmeal not apparent.

T: Malty chocolate, I feel that the bitterness comes from chocolate, not hops.

M: I feel it's a bit watery - of course this makes it very drinkable but that does not really fit with a stout style as I see it.

Good, but I feel that this is more towards the porter end of the dark beer spectrum rather than being a stout.

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Photo of saj2694
4.03/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is a well balanced beer.

The mouthfeel felt a little thin. I think an oatmeal stout should be "chewier". This was the only thing disappointing about this beer.

The color was on target.

It has a nice roasty toasty malt taste that is well contrasted by the hop bitterness.

Once it had warmed some the roasty aroma was there but not overwhelming.

Carbonation was probably high to style but I like it higher and it was there.

Very drinkable.

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Photo of vancurly
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich, dark mahogany colour with only brown up to the light. Head is mocha-coloured and sparsely bubbled, sinks very quickly leaving a thin film behind. Not much lace, pretty blah, really.

Nice roasty nose, lots of espresso on that, slight charcoal character but sweet as well, with caramel and slight crème anglaise note at the back. Grainy as well, can smell oats absolutely once it's warmed up a bit. Less roasty now, more grainy, pretty nice.

Taste is fairly steady. Palate starts a bit weak, not a lot of malt on the front. Roast comes in midway and stays until the end. Lots of espresso bitterness and unsweetened chocolate with some meaty notes giving a sourness on the back. Slight aniseed spice towards the back - not a lot of character or profile to the palate, just has mild roasty bitterness come through. The only curious thing is that sourness, which I don't hugely enjoy. Not too bad as oatmeal stouts go, but not very interesting.

Feels a bit harsh at the front, actually, but goes down with oaty smoothness. A bit spicy overall actually but kudos for there being texture.

This drinks alright, but it has a heaviness to the roast character which puts me off a bit. I don't think I'm a fan of the style really, this has decent full flavour but just not smooth enough through the palate.

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Photo of jarmby1711
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance as expected .Black with a 3cm frothy head.
Plenty of coffee and chocolate about the smell , all of which blended and wafted through the nostrils.
The serving temperature was a touch too cold I thought as I was drinking at the Redoak brewery.
The chocolate was there but the swet coffee became more prominent.Hints , but just hints of raspberry were there as well.
The mouthfeel was a failure for me.It was to thin and watery , when I was hoping for a thicker smoother quality It just wasnt oatmealy enough.
I would drink this again but wouldnt get too excited

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Photo of brendan13
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a very dark brown with a fluffy inch or so of beige head. Bit of lacing is left down the glass.
S - Roasty chocolate and coffee notes.
T - Like the smell. Probably should have let it warm a bit.
M - A bit light bodied for an Oatmeal Stout. Fairly low carbonation.
D - Tasty & I'd order it again but I've had better stouts.

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Oatmeal Stout from Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe
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