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Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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3.87/5
Very Good
101 Ratings
Diamond Head Oatmeal StoutDiamond Head Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
howesound.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional oatmeal stout with an intense roast barley flavors and mildly hopped using Willamette and Nugget hops. The robust flavour is balanced with a smooth creamy finish. It is named for the razor's edge ridge that comes off the south flank of Mount Garibaldi's Atwell Peak.

25 IBU

Added by thesilverhand on 11-29-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,173
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
101
pDev:
9.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of mattmarka1
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick texture. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. No real lacing here.

S: A kind of underwhelming aroma of malt, oatmeal, chocolate, and dark fruit.

T: Tasted of some light chocolate notes, a hint of toasted oats, dark fruit (plums), lots of roasted malt, a light hoppiness (more in the finish than anywhere else), and some vanilla. Like it is with many oatmeal stouts, this flavor is a little on the thin side. Not a bad taste, but could have used a little more oomph.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a surprisingly lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Definitely a beer with flaws, this brew has its bright points. Worth a try.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh boy oh boy oh boy. I love me a good oatmeal stout, and this one definitely hit the mark. It is dark, with a head that hangs around to remind you what's in your glass. The overall taste and flavour are rich and warm, with nice proportions of chocolate, coffee and roasty malt. It reminded me of puffed wheat (in very good way), and I thoroughly enjoyed this particular brew.

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Photo of Idrankthat
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBen5
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VTWicked
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Exeter
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imfinished
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BCborn
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of graybayou
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served just under room temperature, this brew is far and away the best stout I've had in a long time. Such a rich roasted essence with strong flavoring from each of the ingredients.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and toasted oat aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and toasted oat flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is a better mix in the aromas to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.84/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Nominoe
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of od_sf
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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