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The Blackwatch Oat Stout | Great Waters Brewing

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Brewed by:
Great Waters Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by edbeered on 11-07-2005

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of TooGood
3.38/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jakemn91
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hjmayniac
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of duger
4.79/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright black with a negligible head. Roast and coffee aromas. Coffee and chocolate on the palate with nutty notes. The body a little thin for the style, drinkable, a touch of sweet.

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Photo of Shawner
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Richardbcoffin
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of stealth
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of poppyjohn
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of CWhite
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a two-finger, light brown head of soft foam. It had long retention and left some thin trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of oatmeal and mild floral notes.

T - It tasted of oats with some sweet chocolate flavors. Light toffee and caramel flavors with just enough bitterness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice oatmeal stout. Another solid and tasty brew at Great Waters Brewing.

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Photo of jera1350
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass a solid black with a creamy cask foam cap.

Some roasty and nutty notes with a touch of sweetness.

The taste offers up a very drinkable mix of roasted malt with some back notes of nuts and sweetness. Very, very drinkable and enjoyable taste.

Well, it's cask and GW does a great job. Creamy, velvety and smooth. High end of a medium body here.

A very solid oatmeal stout offering and the perfect choice for a cask beer. This one does not disappoint and offers exceptional drinkability.

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Photo of GeezLynn
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with a frothy white head.

S: Mild chocolate, bready and very sweet smelling.

T: Very yeasty/bready with easily distinguished oat flavor. Malt starts out showing mild roast, but quickly transitions to cocoa. Very sweet with light fruitiness. Nice progression of flavors finishes with a touch of bitterness. Definitely the “breadiest” flavored stout I can remember having.

M: Light, yet sticky body with soft carbonation. Delicate but not overly thin.

Always nice to have a good oatmeal stout on cask and this one is worth having a couple.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer arrives a dark brown nearly black color. The head is one inch of dark tan foam that recedes slowly leaving nice lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa. The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a ton of roasted malt with coffee and cocoa in the background. There is also a nice bitterness from the roasted malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a velvety texture, and appropriately low carbonation. Overall, this is a really good stout that I will certainly drink again.

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Photo of JackieTH
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark brown-black, not opaque. Thin but persistent dark tan head.

Smell: Roasted malt and cocoa witha hint of coffee.

Taste: Roasted caramelly malts and barley with a distinct taste of malted oats and baked chocolate. Coffee. Oaky.

Mouthfeel: Chewy.

Drinkability: Pretty good stuff that shows off it's oats.

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Photo of herman77
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes on 11/24
A: Very good looking black pour with a tan head. Very frothy and creamy looking. Good lace.

S: The only place where this beer falls short. Pretty weak nose. There is light roasted malt, a hint of coco, coffee and cream.

T: Creamy roasted malt, a bit of chocolate and coffee. You can really taste the oats in this one too. A bit of bitterness to balance it out. Very very tasty.

M: So smooth. Fuller to medium body. Creamy, velvety. Low carbonation. The beer engine does wonders for this.

D: Very good drinkability. Wish this place was in MPLS instead of St. Paul, I would get growlers of this stuff often.

5.8% ABV

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.46/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Black color with tannish foam head. Very faint prickle breaking through the head and breaking it up. Malt nose with faint hints of oat. Smooth attack with smoke, malt and roasted flavors. The smoke flavor hangs on through the finish. I wouldn't go so far as to say that there is "bite" to this beer, but there is a little bit of a bite at the finish. Pretty light bodied for a stout and pretty light mouthfeel.

Completed from notes.

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Photo of morimech
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark, black stout with a smallish tan head that disapeared quickly. Just a little lacing is left on the glass. Has a coffee and cocoa aroma. Overall a sweet smelling stout. The flavor is likewise sweet with a mild coffee and chocolate flavor. The roasted malt is apparent but subdued in flavor. Has a medium body with a nice creamy texture. A nice stout and the first stout I have had on cask. The heavier body limits consumption though.

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The Blackwatch Oat Stout from Great Waters Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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