Oatmeal Stout | Founders Brewing Company

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3.85/5
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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
Ranking:
#12,049
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
1,110
pDev:
10.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,110 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKbrew89
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Taste: creamy smooth from oats, only slightly sweet, Chocolate malts, slick mouth-feel and dry finish. Mild malt and cocoa nose. Blackish brown, opaque, nice soft nitro foam head with refined lattice on glass. Medium to Med/lite body. Smoother than Guinness. 38 IBUs

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap, 03/29/2017

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Photo of SSGCujo
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scotchboy
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ Prefunk, Boise ID. Served in a nonic - great to have Founders in Boise, and this is one I've been wanting to try.

Cascading carbonation rolls upward on this gorgeous nitro brew, the head is light tan and retains well, body is nearly opaque brown, very inviting. Muted nose and flavors though, suggestions of chocolate and roast, but fairly light in both categories, and the oatmeal character is not prominent either. There is a little fruity sweetness, and the body is lighter than I expected (though this is a 4.5% beer, so...). Overall I had higher expectations for this given the brewery and the high scores, but it is what it is and its nice having an oatmeal stout option under 5% abv.

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Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dhmxray
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of webbcreative
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a jet-black color with light brown bubbles quickly rising to the top. It smelled of chocolate and oats. Tasted of chocolate, toffee and burnt toast maltiness. Creamy and smooth.

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbenson
4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: served in a tulip glass. Had a 3/4 inch brown head with no carbonation. Dusty black
Smell: Strong odor of bourbon, molasses, sweet french vanilla, espresso, and toffee. Exceptional!
Taste: Notes of vanilla, dark chocolate with noticeable dry hop character. The malt character is toasted and light. Overall the taste is sweet and salty.
Mouthfeel: Thick like sweet cream or half n' half. The mouth-coating aftertaste is dry and refreshing. Overall, the mouthfeel could be a little smoother.
Overall: Amazingly pungent beer with an appealing taste profile and a slightly underwhelming mouthfeel.

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Photo of Budlum
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kraticus41
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.22/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this on Nitro-tap at Holy Hound in York served chilled in a pint.

The color has that distinctive cascade of a nitro poured stout black fade up to dark medium brown like coffee. The smell is very fragrant with malt that is mostly roasted aroma however subtle note of chocolate and caramel are there too perhaps. The feel is liquid luxury and this is coming from a person who normally doesn't like nitro dispensed beers even stouts. The reason I think it is so great in the feel is there is no stripping of the body and the bitterness is not enhanced it all stays balanced with nice creamy texture.

The flavor is almost as good as the smooth feel the precedes the taste with a slight roasted and mildly bitter entry yet the oatmeal smoothness is the part that makes it most enjoyable this rounds the edges of the slightly burnt malt flavor and gives a slight French roast quality with both bitter and roast almost smoke-like flavor in the back with dark chocolate and coffee-like roastiness leading in the flavor yet a nice amount of caramel to add a touch of sweetness too. Overall this is a top quality example of the style in my opinion you can't go wrong when it comes to Founders stouts

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Photo of RAFH
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a 5 ounce pour at the Founder's Brewery Restaurant on my birthday in 2016 with my Dad and his wife Sherrie. Nitro definitely creates less carbonation and seems to give it a creamy aftertaste, but it also seems to dilute the flavor.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jgearhobber
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpeinberger
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oldvines
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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