Oatmeal Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2004

BEER STATS
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#17,668
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
1,126
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolfdj2
4/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of TexasNigel
4.7/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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3.57/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oatmeal Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,126 ratings