Oatmeal Stout
Founders Brewing Company

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From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #170
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,307
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 10.36%
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
1,007
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 07, 2021
Added:
Feb 22, 2004
Wants:
  65
Gots:
  188
SCORE
87
Very Good
Notes: A Founders take on a classic style, brewed with a generous amount of flaked oats, chocolate malt, roasted barley and a healthy helping of Nugget hops, Founders Oatmeal Stout is nitrogen-infused to give it an extra smooth and creamy mouthfeel. An attractive cascade effect gives this beer its forthright visual appeal—and the body and clean flavor deliver on that initial promise.
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Rated: 4.47 by Hend from Wisconsin

Aug 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by sbuck from New Mexico

Aug 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Kolb from Montana

Feb 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.29 by Valkyrie23 from Texas

Jan 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.77 by detroitpat from Michigan

Dec 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Nitro tap. Super roasty with tons of flavor. Drinks way above its ABV. Tons of charred malt, chocolate, and wood. A great beer on a cold night and truly delicious, emphasizing the strength of oats in a dark beer. Fans of stouts will appreciate the full flavor and rich feel.
Nov 30, 2019
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a deep mahogany with a 2 finger tan head. Lacing was present throughout.

Mild coffee smell with a faint oatmeal aroma. Taste is coffee/chocolate/malt with a smooth feel.

Very enjoyable.
Sep 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Samnem from Georgia

Sep 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by alexsergio from New York

May 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a nearly pitch black color with a one finger head of off-white colored foam. The nitro driven head has a great level of retention and slowly fades over time to leave rings of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of an oatmeal and roasted malt smell. Mixed with these aromas are a little bit of crème and vanilla and a hint of an earthy and herbal hop.
Taste – The taste begins with a very smooth oatmeal and nicely toasted and roasted malt flavor with hints of cocoa and caramel. The roasty and oatmeal flavors create a base flavor for the taste and remain strong throughout. The caramel and the cocoa fade a bit as the taste advances and are replaced by some flavors of a very light earthy hop, some very light coffee and a hint of char. At the very end comes some crème and a bit of herb, leaving one, for a 4.5 % abv brew, with a nice smooth and robust roasted oatmeal taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – With the nitro pour the body of the brew is silky, creamy and smooth with a very rich overall feel. For the dark roasted, and oatmeal tastes the feel is fantastic and accentuates the rich tastes even with the lower abv.
Overall – This is a fantastic presentation of a dry oatmeal stout. It is lower in abv (great for sessioning) big in flavor, very easy drinking, and super smooth in feel. A very well done brew overall!!
May 25, 2019
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Reviewed by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
I had this on nitro at the Gingerman.

Pours a deep dark mahogany bordering black with a light brown head.

In the nose it has earthy notes, roasted nuts, dark bread, and coffee.

In the mouth is dark coffee up front, followed by molasses and roasted nuts. It finishes dry and slightly woody despite maintaining its creamy smooth mouthfeel.
Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Apr 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by rdoggg from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.85 by DarthBeer5941 from Indiana

Feb 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.03 by generallee from Virginia

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 3.76 by AleManDan from California

Jan 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by JoeLev from Ohio

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by jgiordano88 from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.18 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

Dec 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by EdFed from Illinois

Nov 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by spiejak from Michigan

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.02 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Wolfdj2 from New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
To anyone not familiar with an oatmeal stout. It is malty, smooth, full of flavor, and very filling. This is a great example of an oatmeal stout. Served in full pint pour at The Colonial in Binghamton, NY.
Sep 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.7 by TexasNigel from Texas

Aug 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by The_Beer_Guru from New York

Aug 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by Yeagerds from New York

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by chiefz1 from New York

Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
op tap at Filet 18, Bloomsburg, PA yesterday

Arrived at the table still settling in the glass. love to watch that. Black body with huge light tan head which persisted throughout leaving a thick sheet of lacing.

Aroma of roasted malts

Smooth drinking beer, with a decent kick of roastiness. No coffee or chocolate taste.

Mouth is between medium & full, finish roasty.

overall, good session oatmeal stout, mostly smooth, but with a nice roasted kick to it.
Jul 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.57 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by sohearn from Alabama

May 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Noooddle from Washington

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.97 by dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

May 13, 2018
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
8oz glass at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square - how is an offering that came all the way from Michigan cheaper than anything made in Alberta?

This beer appears a fairly solid black, yet with prominent amber basal edges, and one finger of puffy and thoroughly creamy beige head, which leaves some decent broken cobweb lace around the glass as it very lazily recedes.

It smells of roasted, bready and doughy caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, mild cafe-au-lait, a further plain graininess, tame dark fruity notes, and some understated earthy, leafy, and floral noble hops. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, a hint of biscuity toffee sweetness, some free-agent ashiness, anise candies, a black stone fruitiness, and more meek earthy, musty, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly non-existent in its wan frothiness (duh), the body a solid medium weight, and quite smooth, with a nice airy creaminess pretty much there from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa and caramel notes holding court in the lingering arena.

Overall - this is certainly a pleasant and approachable version of the style, with lots of agreeable flavours abounding. Easy to drink, and a joy to behold, I can see why they've been making it for so long.
May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Apr 23, 2018
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tried this one on tap at Founders. Very nice rich dark almost-black color with some creamy tan head and abundant sheets of lingering lacing. Amazing appearance. Delicious smooth tastes of chocolate, malt, coffee, mild notes of oatmeal and biscuit. Finishes smooth with nice creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation, little bitterness at the end. The nitro addition definitely helps the beer. Very impressive brew!
Apr 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Apr 13, 2018
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