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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

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Wolaver's Oatmeal StoutWolaver's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.98/5
Very Good
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
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
123
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,006 |  Reviews: 401
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of barleyroad
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok like this is Brown, dark and it is that simple, no need to get fancy. Smooth, toasty and creamy. Nicely done. Oh you want to know about the taste. Well roasted and toasted very well and leaves the mouth/tongue clean. The feel on the mouth is, "give me more" and refreshing to boot. Overall this is a well brewed oatmeal stout.

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Photo of NickyDee21
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of amir
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of RyanGoodman
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass, Home2Suites Style. Pours damn near opaque with chocolate highlights along the edges. A nice, fluffy, billowy head of mocha color tops the beer and remains a steady influence for quite a while; very nice. Head recedes slowly into a .25in facade depicting a cappucino froth.

Aroma left much to be desired. Smelled like "beer". Some slight roastiness, but thats about all. Very disappointing. Alkalinity and maybe some salt?

Solid flavors here. Very roasty. Good dose of coffee, bready, burnt toast, charred oak. Very nice indeed. I dont really get any oatmeal influences be it in the mouthfeel, flavor, or aromas, but still a very nice beer. Slight dose of fruitiness. Diggin everything.

Mouthfeel is medium to full, fairly chewy, slightly oily. If only the aroma was indicative of what was to come in the bottle. A very nice representative of the style and surely deserves a second or third visit.

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2/5  rDev -49.7%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mattbk
4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dark black, I don't see any light getting through this. Looks fairly thick, as it should. Nice creamy head, slowly dissipating.

S: Deep, deep roast. This is one of the best roast characters I have ever gotten from a beer. The roast is sort of indescribable; not coffee exactly, and not burnt, just - roast. Very inviting.

T: The taste is a really good balance of sweet and bitter. There's some bitter hop flavor at the end too, although this may be from black malt. The flavor is not as roasted as the aroma. It's a bit more on the coffee side, no real chocolate flavor. Those may be finishing hops I am tasting, a bit piney, not overly so though.

M: Mouthfeel is close to perfect, medium-heavy, not so heavy that it is filling, light and big bubbles, not at all prickly. Just a bit creamy. I suppose it could be just a tad heavier, but I don't have much of a problem here.

D: I feel this is a truly great beer, although the aroma is really what stands out. I'd take this over Sam Smith any day of the week.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of MrHurmateeowish
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Market Basket in Somersworth. Pours a murky dark brown body with a good inch of khaki-colored head leaving some decent stickage. Toast and espresso waft from the glass. Toast, espresso beans, nut, and a dash of dark chocolate flood the palate. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Wow. For this just being an oatmeal stout, this is truly stellar. Seek this one out.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of andrewinski1
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. This has a nice one inch medium tan creamy head on top of a pitch black malty body.

The aroma is nearly ideal; bitter chocolate with hint of mocha.

The taste is dry with lots of bitter dark chocolate and mocha. There is a bit of floral hop flavor in the finish.

The carbonation is sharp and this is light to medium bodied.

This is very very delicious. I will get this again for sure.

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

Pour: A very dark brown with minimal head
Smell: Roasted malts, with a sweet hint of chocolate and coffee
Taste: Creamy and you can immediately taste chocolate and hints of coffee. A very smooth beer with mild carbonation. Finishes with roasted malt character.
One of the best Oatmeal Stouts of I have ever had. Highly recommend.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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