Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout | Otter Creek Brewing

very good
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:
No notes at this time.

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 jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of ramrod666
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of aaronh
2.34/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours rather thin a light colored for an oatmeal stout. Really thin head as well that quickly dissipates. Aroma of carmelized sugar and fresh biscuits. Flavor is strongly of charred marshmallows and pithy grapefruit rinds. A hint of sweetness dances in and out occasionally. Mouthfeel a bit thin and lacks the oily feel of many oatmeal stouts. Drinkability is ok, but the qualities it lacks keeps me from wanting another.

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Photo of bjohnson
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown with a cream colored one finger foamy head that holds its weight during the session. Leaves great lace that looked like a Kandinsky print!

S: Coffee, nutty, chocolatey with a bit of roastyness in there also.

T: Tastes like toffee, chocolate, and a bit of coffee also. There is a little bitter aftertaste, which is nice, goes away pretty fast to make way for the irish cream type finish.

M & D: Mouthfeel is very good, goes down smooth. Wolaver's has done it again, hats off to Otter Creek and upstate Vermont!

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of botham
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a deep chalice. pours a very deep chocolate brown with very dark amber highlights and two fingers of tan head that has good retention and leaves moderate lacings.

aroma is mainly of roasted malts, with a smooth base of chocolate, and ancillary notes of coffee, a touch of vanilla, and a light hint of oak. nicely proportioned in the nose.

taste is quite roasted up front, with the same smooth base of chocolate, and a much less pronounced note of coffee, though the finish does bring out the coffee into the aftertaste. a mildly bitter finish imparts a hop quality to the brew, producing a nice balance, along with a solid malt profile. overall the brew lacks a light sweetness that would compliment the malt, and comes off as a bit bitter for the flavors present.

mouthfeel is full bodied with a semi dry mouthfeel and a bitter finish. the aftertaste is of mildly roasted malt.

drinkability is lacking a bit. the bitterness and dry finish take away from the malt complexity and disconnects the finish from the initial impression of the profile. what is left is a semi-flabby attempt at a stout that falls short of a complete brew.

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

Photo of FickleBeast
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass at the shore.

Pours pitch black with a finger of creamy foam about the top. Aroma is dark, roasty malt. Nice smell of coffee.

First sip is.... pretty smooth, with a fantastic coffee finish. Smooth, creamy, mouthfeel. This has a great flavor to it. The dark malts are the star and really lend a nice astringency to the beer. Finishes pretty dry and refreshing despite the dark color.

I'm a big fan of this one. Best of the mix pack by far.

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Photo of edchicma
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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 stevehagy
4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Strix
3.47/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not quite opaque, a deep reddish-brown in the light. Thin head.

Smells nice, coffee, caramel, woodiness.

Taste doesn't really deliver though. Really has a coffee and tea thing going which I'm not really into. Also burnt, woody, and sweet flavors.

Mouthfeel thin for me, evokes old coffee. A smoother mouthfeel might have helped my impression of this quite a bit.

Drinkable, but fairly forgettable for me.

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Photo of samie85
2.73/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes. Originally consumed 12/24.

A-Pours oil slick black with a white, two finger head.

S-Roasted and chocolate malt with a nice earthiness.

T-The roasted aspect is overwhelming with just a hint of a bittersweet chocolate finish.

M-Thin bodied with medium carbonation.

D-The roasted quality is just too much for me in this one. I tried this about 4 months ago and I figured a little age would mellow the coffee/roastiness. It didn't at all. I'd be hard pressed to try this again.

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Photo of Dodo2step
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- motor oil black with minimal head and minimal head that is light tan.

S- coffee bean and light caramel malt

F- coffee and sweet caramel malt (Mild)

M- creamy but lacks the maltiness i prefer in a stout.

O- a good beer but not a favorite. easy to drink though

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of riversider76
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my first time trying oatmeal beer. Pours a very dark brown,with a slight redish hue.Tan head,and good lace. Smelled like a Dunkel Weizen. Mouthfeel was light and flat. Taste was of oats and malt. It was lighter than I expected,and had a burnt edge.Not bad, but I was expecting more.

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Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout from Otter Creek Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 1,006 ratings.
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