Sless' Oatmeal Stout | Iron Springs Pub & Brewery

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58 Ratings
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Sless' Oatmeal StoutSless' Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
California, United States
ironspringspub.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by 100floods on 02-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.4%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of impending
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twb0392
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Brewery flute. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, nearly opaque in the glass with a half finger light brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa, hints of molasses and dark dried fruit. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a hint of char, cocoa and milk chocolate, drip coffee, mild dried dark stone fruit, dates. The coffee and chocolate flavors develop more clearly into a quite pleasant mocha finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Interesting flavor progression from lightly charred malt into the chocolate coffee flavor which leaves a nice lingering aftertaste. The hints of dark fruit make this taste a little more like a fruit influenced porter than a stout, but it definitely has enough good toasted malt to qualify and a stout. A very nicely made stout that has a little bit of an off-beat flavor profile. I like this quite a bit.

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Photo of nmann08
3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dertyd
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rothobinide
4.28/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyclone
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pkalix
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this. nice baker's chocolate bitterness, but still some smoothness in there. not quite as silky as I expect from an oatmeal but this is very flavorful and smooth. lots of chocolate and leaves a stickiness on the lips. long sweet aftertaste.....

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Photo of ronricorossi
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johlac66
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BobbyDigitali
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Gregwa
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of kristianhansen
4/5  rDev +1.8%

$4.50 for a 22oz at Whole Foods is not that bad of a price for locally sourced beer.

It is a deep, dark black stout. There is definitely a milky, almost chocolate sweetness to this brew.

Nice and crisp. I would have it again.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of f_raud
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle.

Opaque chocolate colour. Effervescent. The smell is flat and neutral, but not entirely unpleasant. Hint of both metal and milk chocolate.

It's a hair above average. Standard fare here, really, and the 7% is surprising. Sweetish and creamy smooth. I highly enjoy the mouthfeel. The flavor is brief and relatively unimpressive.

I'd not have again, but certainly wouldn't steer you away.

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Photo of welleshadow
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SamuelR
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of gspeer711
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted oat, cocoa, and slight soy sauce aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, oatmeal, and cocoa powder flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice oat and cocoa combination all around.

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Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ccrida
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is dark with a dark tan head, nice sheets of foamy lace.

Smell is of milk chocolate.

Taste is also lots of milk chocolate, firm roast and bitterness.

Mouthfeel has lots of creamy carbonation but is not as soft I expected from the oatmeal.

Drinkability is fine, nothing exciting. Thick, smooth and strong.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of illidurit
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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Sless' Oatmeal Stout from Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
3.93 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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