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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

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Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout
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3.98/5
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1,006 Ratings
Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 11-12-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
401
Ratings:
1,006
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
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Ratings: 1,006 |  Reviews: 401
Photo of Sammy
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant surprise on-tap brought by Consumer's Beverage at the Buffalo Raceway brewfest. Lots of lace, dry stout - could this be the oatmeal or a new addition? Some chocolate and coffee and roast, but not too much of it. More or less balanced. Decent stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

one of my favorite oatmeal stouts. organic too. pours a beautiful dark roast coffee color with a 2 inch tan head. smells grainy, definitely picking up the oats here. also baking chocolate and brown sugar in the aroma. flavor matches in a less complex synergy of the aromatic profile. a little bit sweet, but not to the detriment of the mouthfeel, which is fairly carbonated and very full bodied. this is one of my favorite autumn drinks, although i think it works all year. a fine example of the style

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass and oh my, this is some really black beer. I held it up to the light and it wasn't until the beer was right in front of the light that any light got through. It poured with a small amount of head that had no retention and left a small amount of lacing in the glass. The smell is pretty intense. Nutty and roasted smells come out and of course coffee. The taste is similar. Definitely some roasted malts in the taste. The mouthfeel could be described as chewey, imagine eating a coffee flavored granola bar.Heavy body. Pretty drinkable over all.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My last go-to beer store just got this on so gave it the old college try.

For once I can say an oatmeal stout actually tastes like well... oats. I've had a few in the past which were just stouts but I had one sip of this and it tasted like a warm hearty breakfast. Nice and creamy with a nice sweetness to it, tons of lacing and a nice dark color to it. The best Ive had yet from Wolavers.. I don't really care about the whole organic part but as a beer, its well above average.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is very dark amber (close to near black in color) and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin tan head that died down and left some lacing on the surface along with a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of dark roasted malts and oats in the nose along with some notes of coffee beans.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has notes of chocolate and coffee. There is a slight amount of bitterness and some hints of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, somewhat smooth but yet a bit thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and goes down smoothly. I would have no problem putting down a few of these in succession on any given night.

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3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with garnet highlights and a moderate head that fails to retain or leave much lacing

Smell: Pleasant coffee aroma combined with a discernable oat influence

Taste: Starts out with a bitter coffee flavor that increases in intensity by mid-palate, with a slight grapefruit fruitiness; after, the swallow, some bitter charcoal flavors join the fray but the overall bitterness mellows out in the finish as the calming oats make their impact

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation; a touch thin for the style

Drinkability: Having been disappointed by a number of the Wolaver's beers, I was hesitant to try this but it is not a bad Oatmeat Stout at all; the coffee flavor is beguiling and it has a nice bitter quality - a bit more body would make this first rate

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of LXIXME
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of largadeer
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle with a clearly printed "bottled on" date.

Appearance: Clear dark amber/brown, not the blackest stout around. Reddish highlights appear against the light. Two fingers of head rise in my trusty Sam Adams glass, which settle into a thin ring over the course of a few minutes. Going by appearance, I'd guess this was a brown ale.

Smell: Coffee with a few cubes of sugar. Somewhat sweet for the style, but pleasant enough. This stuff only hints at roasted barley, and there's an undercurrent of sweet lactose sugar.

Taste & mouthfeel: Sweet and rich, mildly roasted and toasted, almost hot chocolate-like. Hints of coffee toward the finish. A little bit of leafy hop appears in the background, but this is a decidedly malty brew. Pretty damn decent stuff really, and I'll give it some bonus points for being organic.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Typical stout appearance. Fairly good head retention. Thin craggy rings are left about the glass.

S: Roasty nose with notes of coffee, chocolate, toast, dough, and caramel. Quite nice!

T: Full-flavored roastiness. Coffee, chickory, some dark malt acidity but OK. Chocolate. Burnt brownies. Very mild fruitiness of dark raisins, dry apple, and some vinous undertones. Leafy/grassy hops. Caramel. Crusty bread. Overall pretty full and rounded. Solid bitterness. Finishes dry and roasty with lingering mocha coffee and leafy/grassy hops.

M: Medium bodied, leaning towards medium-light. Standard carb level of about 2.4 volumes CO2/ltr.

D: A decent enough oatmeal stout.

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Photo of jlindros
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a fluffy slightly dark colored 2 finger head that fades slowly with a little lacing, over very dark colored beer, mostly black with just a hint of dark brown where the light comes through on the corners of the glass.

N: A nice malty roasty nose. Lots of dark malts, some roast, a little chocolate and hint of cocoa nibs, roasted barley, a little chocolate milk, and creamy aromas. Just a hint of bitterness combined from roasty malts and a little earthy hops.

T: Starts creamy with malts. A chocolate milk flavor, a little cocoa nibs, creamy chocolate, combined with roasted malts, quite a bit of bitterness from the roast, touch of bitterness from earthy hops, fluffy and smooth oatmeal flavors. Somewhat lush. Mostly smooth, delicious, and easy drinking.

M: Smooth and slightly luscious with medium body and decent carbonation. Some smooth oatmeal feel but looses a little bit of points as it's a little more on the watery side than it needs to be. Perhaps a little more unfermentables and oatmeal in the beer would have helped.

F: Some bitterness again mostly from the roasted earthy malts. A hint of earthy hops too. Lingering roasted malt flavors, some smooth oatmeal still, a little dark chocolate even, touch of caramel and sweetness. A very drinkable and tasty oatmeal stout. Being organic doesn't mean much to me, but being a sessionable, smooth, and tasty oatmeal stout for cheap and somewhat local, great!

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3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 2/23/07 at The Celtic Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of strong chocolate with roasted malt, oats and a little bit of hops.

T: Flavors of dark chocolate, roasted malt and oats start out. There’s a good hops presence for a beer in this style. The after-taste is bitter-sweet. This is one of the better tasting organic beers that I’ve had.

M: Crisp and very smooth, very heavy body, medium carbonation, dry but sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easy, extremely filling, good representation of style but not quite up there with other Oatmeal Stouts that I’ve had. Since the beer is so filling I can’t see myself having more than one or two, but it’s a good sipper.

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4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours almost a deep ruby more than black when held up to the light this a very thin head,aroma of malted milk and bitter chocolate also a small does of nuttiness.deep roasted malt flavor with some milk choclate thrown in and a nice earthy/nutty finish.Not to sweet I get an almost caramel corn aftertaste to this brew wich is very appetizing and different.Alot of flavor here from chocolate to earth to that caramel corn a real nice nightcap for me here.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of ZEB89
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz. - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Dark brown, near black body. Fairly clear. Thin, bone white head.

Smell: Aroma smelling of roast, sweetish toffee, dull chocolate, and, yes, even some oats.

Taste: Roasty, dark malts with a mild toffee sweetness and minor hint of oats. Light earthy bitterness. A semisweet chocolate flavor develops more upon warming. Splash of cola. Dry, earthy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A decent, drinkable oatmeal stout. Plus, it's mostly organic. Doesn't that make you feel good? I know it does me!

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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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