Miner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout
Mountain State Brewing Co.

Miner's Daughter Oatmeal StoutMiner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout
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From:
Mountain State Brewing Co.
 
West Virginia, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #252
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
80
Ranked #28,069
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 14.33%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
134
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 22, 2022
Added:
Mar 22, 2006
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  36
SCORE
80
Good
Miner's Daughter Oatmeal StoutMiner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout
Notes: Coal Black and creamy smooth, this beer holds a light tan head and is surprisingly light in body - so it won't fill you up.
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Had this beer at the brewery during our Christmas road trip to Pittsburgh.

Poured into a jelly jar. Clear dark brown served with a thin beige head that dissipates quickly but leaves good curtain lacing. Earthy chocolate smell and taste. Toasted pumpernickel with a pleasant bitter finish. Nice beer!
Dec 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.52 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.53 by biteme398 from Virginia

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce can poured into a tumbler style pint glass.

OK oatmeal stout. The body is a bit thin and lacks the creamy viscous feel but the roasty aroma and flavor isn’t bad.
Nov 29, 2020
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Rated by breakingbland from Michigan

4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Has a nice balance between malt and hops.
Nov 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2020
 
Rated: 3.43 by socon67 from New York

Jul 31, 2020
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A very nice, all around oatmeal stout. Enjoyed at Mountain State Brewing after our bike ride down from Point Marion. Nice overall coffee and molasses flavor with slight kick going down. Dave didn't care for too much. Yep! Didn't care for it! :)
Jul 12, 2020
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Reviewed by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a giant, persistent off-white head. The body is not coal black -- more of a dark brown with deep, translucent red when held up to strong light.

Smell: Very hoppy -- piney. Brown malt sweetness underneath. Not typical for a stout.

Taste: A little thin or the style. More along the lines of a milder brown porter. Brown malt, bit of oats, balanced by light hop bitterness.

Feel: Fairly light and clean, again atypical of stout (even taking into account the oats).

Overall: It's not a bad beer, just kinda boring. Would pass better as a brown porter.
Jun 11, 2020
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From the 12 oz can in a snifter via Bluejacket74---Cheers brother!
This solid little brew pours a dark brownish black with a very nice
head of tan foam that settles to a thick ring, nice thin firm layer, and
sports some mighty fine lacing. Nose of dark cocoa, faint coffee, and
touches of char with light grain notes. Flavors follow the nose with a
mighty fine presentation of cocoa and dark coffee with char and brulee
with mellow oat and light grain notes with a faint herbal hop. Nice mouth
feel; medium full body, medium light carbonation, and a char and roast
laden finish with some nuttiness in there with warmth.

Overall, a solid little brew from a new to me brewery!

Nice

Cheers
Apr 15, 2020
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Reviewed by SLeffler27 from New York

3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Black in the glass, and extremely dark brown while pouring. The head is fine chestnut and lasts a minute after reaching one half inch, leaving no real lacing on a PBGC Sauvin 2 tulip glass.

The aroma is rich with chocolate syrup and quite sweet. Lightly charred malt takes the edge off. Warmth reveals a light soapiness.

Charred malt opens, followed by cocoa nibs. Bitterness is slightly higher than I think is appropriate for the style. There is some astringency that carries into the finish.

Alcohol seems about as expected. It is well-carbonated with a medium body and woolly texture.

Style scoring aside, this is an enjoyable beer. My first can the other day, left a better impression than this one. Never-the-less, I enjoyed it while unwinding from a busy day.
Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 3.53 by travelguy from Ohio

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.73 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can, no dating that I could find on it. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. I like the aroma, the brew smells like oats, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and coffee. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a bit of nuttiness and burnt/charred malt noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's smooth and easy to drink with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a solid overall brew, certainly worth a try if you come across some.
Nov 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by Boone757 from Virginia

Sep 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.37 by Fr33man from Maryland

Jul 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by deg from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2019
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.82/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Sampling a 12 oz can at cellar temp and poured into my mug. The beer was purchased in Shepherdstown WV at the local beer shop. I also had several of these on draft while staying in the area but am finally getting to review one at home.
The beer pours a dark cola brown color with a fizzy khaki colored densely packed head of 2 cm foaming up. this fades slowly to a sturdy surface layer and clingy edge of bubbles, which remains throughout my sampling.
The aroma is fairly mild, but I do get roasted notes and a little grassy hop note with a bit of dark cacao on the end of the nose.
First sip reveals a fairly light body,which makes it drinkable but could use a little more body. The texture is smooth and the carbonation is fine and tingly. Physical traits make for a crushable stout.
Flavor is roasted malt from the start and some coffee ground bitterness and dark cacao comes through too. The roasted note lingers and is almost charred malt in flavor. I dont get any hops nor any hint of the ABV here.
this is a decent crushable oatmeal stout and makes for a good dark beer option in a geographic area where there otherwise may not be many choices. Worth it to try, but wouldnt chase it.
Jun 17, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by tjstrat from Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.2 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by Guppy314 from District of Columbia

3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From a can, pours as opaque black with a one finger khaki head. Aroma is really subtle. Taste is also subtle (a polite way of saying "devoid"). If I concentrate really hard I detect a sweet roasted malt with a sort-of coffee bitterness. With a slight metallic aftertaste, I'd pass on this one.
Apr 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Precisiondigital from Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Creamy taste... dark color with heavy lacing... smells of oats and nut. Its light in the body for a dark beer. I like it. Tastes like molasses maple and coffee
Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.64 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 2.94 by JoelZ1 from Pennsylvania

Jan 06, 2019
 
Rated: 3.48 by 22Blue from Kansas

Nov 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.34 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Sep 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by doc_craddock from West Virginia

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jul 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Tlock from Hawaii

Jun 03, 2018
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Reviewed by Beejay from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A: Black with a small amount of tan head.

S: roasted malt, caramel, and lactose.

T: slightly yay with chocolate and roasted malt

M: medium light feel, moderate carbonation.

O: decent, but I'm not in love with it.
Jun 02, 2018
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

1.67/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
Pours clear, reddish-brown in color, with 1/3 inch head. Taste is flat cola, mesquite smoked wood, medicine, and light oat. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, and sweet. Might be one of the worst oatmeal stouts I have had in a while. The body is way way too light. I am expecting some char and oat and just get generic cola. Should be way better given the hint of smoke. Hopefully this one tastes better in chili as I am not sure if I can finish this can straight up.
May 11, 2018
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of roasted malts, oats. Taste is lots of roasted malts, smoke, some oats, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, nothing great, but it's a pretty good beer.
Apr 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 22, 2018
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Rated by Dl77 from West Virginia

5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Hands down, the best stout I have ever had.
Nov 10, 2017
 
Rated: 2.99 by jeffgalat from Virginia

Oct 22, 2017
 
Rated: 2.54 by BraveGator from Georgia

Sep 19, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Poured from undated can into pint glass. It pours a dark walnut with some deep ruby hues when held to the light, and two fingers of frothy, ecru-colored head and lacing. There's little to the nose I can smell some subtle oatmeal; that's about it. The tastes are primarily dark roasted malt, burnt coffee, and oatmeal. There's a weird, and unpleasant, bitter taste that I can't quite describe. It's medium-bodied, somewhat creamy, and you don't even notice the 5.2% ABV. Overall, this is too bitter and I'm not tasting any complex flavors of chocolate and oatmeal. The can is undated but a stout should age reasonably well. I'm not impressed with this offering.
Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.41/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A: The beer is hazy dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a two finger high tan colored head that died down but consistently left a thick layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Faint aromas of roasted malts and soy sauce are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and also has some additional hints of sourness. Bits of roasted malts are most noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. No smoothness is detectable.
O: This beer has an unusual bit of sourness for the style and seems like it could have been maltier with a heavier body.

Serving type: can
Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by smithj4 from New York

Jul 29, 2017
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