Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout
1,006 Ratings
Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 11-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-01-12 in Columbia, PA

A - Not quite opaque dark brown with tinges of ruby around the glass edges. 1.5 finger tan head that fades to a skim coating and leaves a little lace.

S - Very nutty, coffee, malted chocolate, medium roasted grain, touch of hop floral.

T - Much like the smell with an emphasis on malted chocolate, less coffee, tasty roasted/burnt grain, mild spice, molasses but not overly sweet and with a pleasant balancing leafy hop bitterness.

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Reasonably creamy but not thick.

O - Very nice. I like this flavor a little more than the Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout although not as bold as a Founders Breakfast Stout.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled Nov. 3, 2003

Label features picture of colorfully shirted men harvesting in ye ole fashion manner. It also claims to support small independent farmers and "every purchase supports a healthier environment for us all."

Pours deep, deep, brown. Fair tan head, rocky.

The oat smell is detectible, roastiness and coffee is strong. Grain smell overall is quite apparent.

Taste is chocolate first, so much so that I almost forgot it is an oatmeal stout. Then comes a bitterness and coffee. Finishes rather dry. Not as full-bodied as expected.

Smooth and enjoyable all the way down the glass.

My first "Certified Organic" beer. I must admit I view anything with claims of "organic" on the label with a large amount of skepticism. But, wherever they get their oats, and however those oats are grown, Wolaver's has got a winner here.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout poured a black as opal color with a tiny foam head that took off quickly. I didn't notice any freshness date on the bomber. It didn't seem to have any lacing which I remember for the style.

The smell was molasses and brown sugar. The taste was molasses flavor with a bitterness to finish. It had a cold coffee bitterness to it on the finish. Overall a very good Oatmeal Stout and definitely the best organic one I have had to date.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle.

A very dark brown color with a small, tan-colored head. Aroma is a roasted, coffee smell with a bit of sweetness. Taste is similarly roasted malt, coffee, with a little sweetness early on and a nice, slightly bitter finish. Very smooth and slightly creamy with a nice, low carbonation. Very drinkable at 5.90% ABV and a tasty, organic ale as well.

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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 1,006 ratings
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