Oatmeal Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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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#12,017
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
1,110
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,110 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of Noooddle
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of biboergosum
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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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried this one on tap. Very nice rich dark almost-black color with some head and lingering lacing. Delicious smooth tastes of chocolate, malt, coffee, mild notes of oatmeal and biscuit. Finishes smooth with creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation, little bitterness at the end. Nitro helps maintain the creaminess. Very impressive beer.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Aegelis
4.68/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Deep, complex, chocolately, sweet and remids me of a fragrant grill. It's beautiful to the eye, dark as night and produces a roasted chestnut caramel froth. I have no idea what is oatmeal about this stout nor do I care, because this deliciously heavy dessert replaces a slice of dark chocolate cake. I was a bit reserved at selecting at the store because of the price, but the potency makes the 4 for $11 price forgiveable. It's a delicious treat and would blame no one tapping the glass for last drop. One of the best, I'm now officially a fan of Founders, challenging them to make something that I don't like.

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

Photo of steinhauser10
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SailIntoTheStout
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MTKATL
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at Monks Pub in Chicago...nitro pour baby! It poured an opaque dark with thin tan head that isn't leaving any lace. The scent was roast and grain. The taste was nicely balanced and easy with espresso and grain presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer.

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Photo of Shantto
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jacobier10
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On nitro @ Beef Trust Kitchen & Bar in Pompton Lakes, NJ.

Pours black with a cool cascading effect from the nitro pour, which never gets old to look at. Creamy tan head rests on top. Very mild aroma of chocolate and coffee. It's faint though, likely due to the nitro. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor. Smooth and creamy. Medium-full bodied.

Likely a better beer on regular tap but still a good offering, if a bit lackluster. Paired nicely with a roast beef sandwich.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of khargro2
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AmishLightning
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Oatmeal Stout from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 1,110 ratings