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Miner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout | Mountain State Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain State Brewing Co.
West Virginia, United States
mountainstatebrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by WVbeergeek on 03-22-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,678
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
155
pDev:
14.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 41
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a decent and unique oatmeal stout, but a step behind the best examples of the style. the weird thing is in the look, where all the white chunky yeast particles chug out of the bottle and float around the in otherwise oils black beer with a short and short lived just off white head. it smells like vanilla extract, crazy how forward and obviously identifiable that element is, I don't think there is vanilla in here, but man can you smell it. the flavor is nice, a little thin in body and a little sweet, but you taste the oats and the black malt working together real well, and I surprisingly also taste some cool yeast, sort of English and biscuity, rich and interesting. nice bitter roast, no vanilla really at all but a little molasses sweetness, even licorice notes as it finishes. well made I think, but could use a little refinement. I think the sweetness is a little high and the body is a little light for the style, but its taste beer and if I had more than one I would have happily consumed two or three bottles in a sitting. I liked these guys better than their rating almost across the board.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of metter98
3.41/5  rDev -1.7%
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

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear extremely dark cola brown, approaching jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with a light aroma of charred malts. Hints of earthy hops.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted, toasted, chocolate, and charred malts with a hint of brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by a light presence of earthy hops. There is a moderate amount of roasty bitterness which fades away pretty quickly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Enjoyable but not great due to the very thin/watery mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is easy to drink. I could easily have a couple of these even tough it is a touch one dimensional.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Had during a stop during our drive through West Virginia.

Pours very dark with a slight tan head. The nose brings some slightly-roasted malt and a little bit of chocolate. The taste is mostly roast and doesn't bring too much else. A bit dry and overly bitter from the roast. Drinkability is good enough, but this is a bit one dimensional and doesn't hit the right spots.

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2.16/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of smithj4
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken 2/6/11. On tap at the brewpub (Maryland location) served in a pint. Appears dark brown with a creamy finger of tan head that recedes quickly leaving patchy lace on the glass. When held to the light, it displays clarity and lighter brown around the edges.

The aroma is quite muted but has a light roast character. A bit of chocolate malt and coffee tones are evident. This brew was served excessively cold and even once it was warm it still was a very muted aroma.

The taste of this brew is equally light and muted when considering the lack of aroma. What does come through is lightly roasted malt with a mild bitterness. Coffee, light grain flavor. Mild citrus hop flavoring towards the back. Lingering grain aftertaste.

Medium bodied and modestly carbed. A little watery in the feel and lacking that typical oat smoothness. Regardless fairly drinkable and completely fits the bill of this brewery's description: Light crafted ales served in an area that drinks light beer.

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3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Had on tap previously with a rough note to review back in July 2013, bottle says brewed and bottled in Baltimore so let's see here.

Nice deep walnut brown dark body, little highlights of red but not much. Head is a nice creamy espresso brown, three fingers and settles to a good bowled puck with real nice lacing. Pretty solid looking.

Aroma brings a mild char, but more of a nutty sense and a bit of brown ale like toasty quality. Not much sense of creamy character coming off, but some decent sweetness and chewy grain like hints give the impression something might be coming in that vein.

Palate comes more towards porter lightness and a flavor that hints at faint char and a bit of ash. Light with not much creamy depth, but some good charring and toasty notes in the mid palate, almost getting towards piping tobacco quality in flavor also. Washes a little to light for an oatmeal stout, a bit of metallic twinge in the finish but very small and not really distracting.

Overall ok, interesting to go back and revisit this.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Tone
4.03/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong roasted malt, hint of coffee, and a hint of sweet malt. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of strong roasted malt, hint of coffee, slight alcohol, piney hops, slight chocolate, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, average appearance and aroma, but good complexity and blend.

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Photo of Gavage
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: black in color with a big 3" head that slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Some moderate lacing paints the glass.

Smell: roasted malt and softer chocolate tones are detectable.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, prunes, milder coffee tones, and some oat presence. Bitterness is mild.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Smooth from start to finish. Long lived aftertaste.

Drinkability: this beer was easy to drink and it hit the spot. A few can be easily had in a session.

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3.06/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bottle share, thanks to Jeremy. And a tick for WV. Black, but kind of flat, toasty but dull. Dry finish, sort of metallic. Must be made out of coal...

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Miner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout pours very dark indeed, with an off white head. Aroma is of roasted malt and an almost lactic sweetness. In the taste, vanilla, some roasted malt and certainly oats all contributing to a rather sweet stout. A little bit of chocolate. Surprisingly light bodied for the style, and the oatmeal adds to the smooth silky finish. Definately the best beer I've had from Mountain State, I'd stick with this one.

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3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Buckeyeboy provided the elusive WV tick! Thanks buddy! Standard black with good dark brown foamy head... no real lacing, looks a little thin on the pour. Dark malt with a little char in the nose, not enough sweetness to balance IMO. Flavor mirrors the aroma and could again use a little more malty sweetness to help tie things together... Lighter than expected body too unfortunately.. Still a decent beer, just could use a little dialing down.

3.5/3.25/3.25/3/3.25

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Photo of wrightst
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of pathman
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Dactrius
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JNForsyth
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Miner's Daughter Oatmeal Stout from Mountain State Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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