Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.98/5
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:
400
Ratings:
1,006
pDev:
10.55%
Bros Score:
4.3
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
123
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,006 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of AaronHomoya
4/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.85/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is by far the best beer I have ever had in my entire life. I for sure haven't had every beer in the world, but so far this is the winner. Color is a black as could be. Smell is amazing, smells malty and smooth just like a stout should smell. Taste is out of the world, so smooth, so creamy, so malty, so GOOD! And of course it's drinkable, how couldn't it be with it tasting that good? I don't know what else to say 10/10!

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Photo of dreis
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of AdamElb
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of meb3476
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of redfish2942
4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dan3279
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of DerekP
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As usual, I poured a 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Black and opaque look. A nice grayish-beige head. Sticky-dry lacing.

Smells of freshly ground coffee - dark roast. Dark chocolate undertones, slightly subdued by the coffee presence.

Tastes like cold coffee, with a ratio of 5 scoops to 3 cups. Let it warm up a bit and you'll enjoy a grainy-bitter quality, but one coupled with enough sweetness to balance it all together. The coffee dryness hangs around as an aftertaste that I can't complain about.

A medium-thick brew; personally it is perfect for the style. It can hang around the mouth for quite a bit without a fuss, but still lets you know it's meant to be respected.

In my opinion, Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout is the beer version of coffee. I love it!

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Photo of MrDanno96
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of blange3
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of domnalbrecc
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dvanhandel
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of zdeck37
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Sailracer
2/5  rDev -49.7%

Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ctrevino
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of Joestradamus91
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HugoGrim
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint. The label states it was bottled on 8/28/2006.

Black almost red body with a thin cream head.

Aroma is quite complex: oats and coffee, but with an underlying spiciness.

Flavor is full and quite smooth. Quite a good oatmeal stout, it paired well with some after dinner cheeses.

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Photo of hkyplyr73
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The coffee and the chocolate malt add a robust taste

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Photo of Shiredave
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown color with a thick tan head that clings in streaks on the glass. Head slumps after a few minutes and dissapears.

Aroma is dessert - coffee and chocolate cake! Great chocolate malt aroma along side rich toffee notes and a hint of faint floral hop.

More chocolate and toffee flavors up front, smooth and lush from the first sip. Creamy oat texture and medium boidied mouth feel makes this a very drinkable stout.

My only complaint is a rough burnt grain aspect on the finish. Hop bittering is subdued but the burnt, bitter aftertaste is all from the grains I think. A very good example of the style overall.

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

Poured dark brown, from a 12oz. bottle (no freshness date) into a pint glass. Pretty opaque. Soda-like head, just off-white. Displayed pretty good retention, and nice drapery lacing.

Coffee on the nose, lots of roasted notes. Milky sweetness in the background. Oats.

Grainy malt taste, oats. Dark chocolate. Aftertaste of coffee powder, pretty dry and somewhat bitter. Good balance between malt and hops.

Well carbonated, light in body, this is a crisp, flavorful, and quaffable beer.

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Photo of TheBeerSipper
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thunderballroom
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of LarryKemp
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This stout poured a pretty puny medium tan head that disappeared quickly. The beer itself was a extremely dark amber brown.

The aroam was dominated by the sweet and roasted grains.

The taste was exceptional. The chocolate dominated the tongue although some bittering was able to jump into the finish. In the finish, the front of my tongue still held the nice sweetness, but the rear of the tongue and the roof of my mouth got the bitterness.

The mouthfeel was surprisingly light. Much more medium than full and I was not able to appreciate what the oatmeal contributed to this beer.

I like this beer and recommend anyone trying it. It is not one of those full bodied stouts that I REALLLY like but the aroma and taste make it a good beer.

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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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