Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
89
very good
1,007 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
Ratings:
1,007
Reviews:
400
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.61%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
123
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,007 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of dar482
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a deep brown color.

The aroma hits of roasted malts, chocolate, a touch of sweetness, licorice, coffee.

The flavor follows with that subtle milk chocolate, a hint of sweetness in the middle, coffee bitterness, and a soft finish of some residual sweetness and bittering hops. Mouthfeel is medium minus with the smoothness of the "oatmeal" part of the stout not very obvious.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lobina
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Deep classic and simple opaque brown walnut with some real nice red edges for the body color. Head makes about two fingers, fairly creamy looking with espresso to a slightly darker tan brown color. Settles to a nice controlled thin top, creamy collar and scooped bowl like edging.

Excellent aroma. Chewy grains and sweet tones all over. Milk chocolate, creamy milk and vanilla smelling, a real nice cake like quality, fluffy dough and chocolate cake flavors abound.

Palate comes out a little differently. Mild bitter sensing milk like chocoalte in the mid palate but finishes more dark and burnt and powdery for the aftertaste. Warm a big but also a twinge of acrid and sour grain as well. Milky and slightly wet but a decent enough body that handles some good cream like flavors as well. Mild berry twinges of raspberry and fruit like esters that compliment nicely with the chocolate qualities as well. The sourness does dissapate after the first sip at least, even giving into more roast and char complexity as well.

Not bad, just doesn't taste as good as it smells unfortunately.

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Photo of Jon_Hendricks
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a black as night color.

Overall: This beer is a smooth as silk stout brimming with darkly roasted malts and rich notes of chocolate and coffee. The dark color gives way to a surprisingly smooth full-bodied beer. Very Good.

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Photo of paulytasker
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fastestmanalive
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DevineStout9
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
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 rfoltz53
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tibby
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1Special_k
4.26/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Great tout. Ismooth.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ricknelson
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of psweendogg
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Petegrieco
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cjtuggle
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of laurapompeo
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,007 ratings.
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