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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Ratings: 1,006 |  Reviews: 400
Photo of DoubleMalt
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.1/5  rDev +3%

Photo of sitarist
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep black with deep ruby hues. The head is 1 finger, off white, and fades quickly to a small ring. There is some lacing.

The aroma is sweet and inviting, oatmeal is present, with dark chocolate, some nuttiness also. Reminds me of a granola bar!

The flavors are sweet, and nutty. There are hints of coco, oatmeal, nuts, and a honey sweetness. I'm still going with granola bar.

It feels thick and sticky on the palate, but not heavy.

Big flavor, light body make this very drinkable. A nice beer to keep on hand and share with friends.

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Photo of jockstrappy
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a rich, burnt mahogany color with a creamy light brown head. Aroma consists of roasted malt , coffee, and dried fruit. Taste is mainly coffee and roasted malts, with a fruity hop bitterness that provides great balance and complexity as it warms. Very slick mouthfeel for the style, as the finish is fairly clean with only a mild coffee and hop aftertaste. I could do a 6-pack of these no problem.

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Photo of greenmonstah
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into tulip glass

A - Pours a dark brown with ruby edges. Half a finger of light tan head. Nice lacing

S - Smoky roasted malts and dark chocolate. Deep coffee aroma. Perfect smell for breakfast.

T - Deep dark coffee. Baker's chocolate. Slightly smoky roasted malt. Finishes with more coffee bitterness.

M - Medium bodied and a little creamy. Plenty of carbonation.

O - One of my favorite oatmeal stouts. Perhaps my favorite thing to drink with breakfast foods -- eggs, toast, bacon, and some hash browns. Wow.

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Photo of BCMan
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is very good as a session beer. A lot of people don't think of stouts this way but being a big fan of the stout it's pretty easy to throw a few down.

This beer poured up dark and almost root beer in color. The aroma is very sweet. The taste is sweet but slightly bitter in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth but a little this. After tasate simply makes you want another sip. Very successful for an organic brew. Tree Huggers will love this one! I'd definetly recommend it.

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Photo of jcoleMA66
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Poured from a bottle, it's a dark, nearly black beer. The head is a creamy off-white, but it's fairly thin and dissipates quickly. Like most oatmeal stouts, the nose is quite mild and has a faint aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is much more substantial than the nose and consists of well roasted, but not burnt malt, coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. At the very end you can finally taste some hops. It's a rich, but not overly bitter beer. The mouthfeel is suitably thick and smooth. Some have said it's even a bit oily and I can't say I disagree. I think a better description would be slippery. Drinkability is high, though as filling as this beer is, I don't know how many you could actually drink. But you'd definitely want to have more.

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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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Photo of hyland24
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- The beer poured dark brown almost black with a two inch bubbly tannish brown head that settled down to about an inch. First sip left a sheet of sticky tan/brown lace.

S- Roasty malt smell with hints of coffee.

T- Coffee right off the bat, followed by a slightly burnt roasted malt flavor with a smoky aftertaste.

MF&D- Thin for a stout but slightly sticky which coated the mouth well. Mild carbonation that goes down smooth. Normally I dont consider stouts session beers because of the heavy body but this one qualifies due to the thin to medium body and creamy drinkability.

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Photo of wattersmike90
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of francisweizen
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a jet black brew with a nice brown/tan head of foam. The aromas are of roasted malts, oats, sweet hops, and slight alcohol. The taste is very roasted, yet sweet, with some nice hops on the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, just about perfect, IMO and the drinkability is good as well. A nice version of the style!

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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 thekevlarkid
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Onyx black with red highlights if held to the light. Tan head and a full three fingers thick head that fades to a clingy cap. Laces very well. Yummy aromas of coffee, chocolate and malt. Good flavors of mocha, straight coffee, and generally quite drinkable. Medium to heavy body but could be heavier for what it is. Smooth despite the medium carbonation. It's a good stout and a great example of the style but slightly lacking in gumption.

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

12 oz. Dark brown pour, not real opaque. Pleasant roast malt aroma, some chocolates. Body is fuller than the appearance would lend one to believe. Solid medium body, with the creamy oatmeal or rye like body. Body reminds me a bit of the Left Hand Terra-Ryzed. Taste is nicely balanced malt, coffee and chocolate. 5.9% abv?, would not assume it is even that high. Pleasant drinker. Definetely one of the best organic stouts and brews period I've had.

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

Here’s a dark, deep, solidly black liquid with a great tan head. The aroma of this brew is really something. Intense and ever-present roasted oats…mixed liberally with roasted barley. Also, you’re hit with smells of coffee, hard rubber, and smoke. Mmmmm….this is one of those beers that you can just smell all day long. The taste follows through, but to a lesser degree. Oats throughout the taste…chocolate, burnt and roasted malts. Just slightly oily, but not quite what the smell lead me to expect. Smooth finish. Very enjoyable.

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

Pours black with a brown head and very malty nose. The first taste gives off very malty, oaty body with a slight sweetness. This has to be the most oatmeally stout I have ever had. It is almost chewy and goes great with cookies. I can taste the quality of Wolaver's brewing and maybe the organic ingredients add to the flavour. You can't drink too many of these but this is a nice pint.

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Photo of masonstorm
4.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 DNICE555
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in a pint glass at Flatbread in Canton. Complimenting a deliscious nitrate free pepperoni pizza perfectly. Tried side by side with my good buddies C-Note and Mikey Larse.

A - Hearty black body with a tan grainy head

S - Smoke and oats

T: Burnt oatmeal, bitter chocolate. Malty finish.

M - Thick, rich, creamy, hearty.

D - Solid oatmeal stout - I could drink a couple but I would get full pretty quickly.

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Photo of ricp215
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phenwayphrank74
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Pours almost black..head was small but lacing was good. Smell is a blend of roasted malt and light oaty combination. Taste is very deep on malt with a beautiful dry finish that ends in a nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is excellent...dry, somewhat chewy..a nice blend. Very easy on the driinkability scale. Could definitely have another. Good choice for stout lovers.

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

Pours a murky, thick black color with maroon highlights. Tan head forms about one-finger high and deposits moderate lace on the glass.
Aroma is dark malt, oatmeal, leafed hops, oatmeal and light bread and butter hit.
Flavors of brown sugar, dark caramel and hint of chocolate are detected first. Later some coffee, some grain and a light hint of bittering at the end is noted.
Mouthfeel is great. Smooth and creamy and long on the palate.
Drinkability is very high, nice and creamy and good stuff.
Thanks to PBrian for this one.

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