Old Man Oatmeal Stout | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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Old Man Oatmeal StoutOld Man Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A creamy unfiltered oatmeal stout with roasted and black patent malts shinning through. Complex, medium to dry palate with a bittersweet finish.

Added by Todd on 08-25-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of Oldejoe
4.43/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look. Dark mahogany, smallish head, medium brown.
Smell. Molasses, earthiness, bit of yeast.
Taste. Good sense of molasses, sweet malts, dry finish but little hoppy bitterness.
Mouth feel. Medium heavy body, slightly chewy, dry-ish on the back tongue, not much happening on upper palette, good robust feel to it.
Overall. Way better than was expecting. I like the molasses-earthy feel/taste, I like the sweet malts and I like the dry finish without the hops. Drank it after it had warmed up for about 20 minutes which definitely helps these dark robust beers.

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Photo of JRoPA
4.35/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.12/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth and creamy. Nice malt finish with just the right amount of bite. Robust Chocolate, and a solid mouthfeel made for a well rounded stout imo

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.95/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a smooth blanket tan head. Great retention but not the perfection I expect from a nitro tap.

Smells like dark roast malt. Tastes like it too. Light body, a bit water if you're looking for a dense, chewy stout.

My favorite from Woodstock Inn. It's neither complex nor chewy but I love it as a sessionable stout when the mood hits for dark beer.

A fine way to wash down a Moosilauke summit.

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3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Truh
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Climbed the carriage trail with this one on 7/26/2004. 16-oz. pour at the Woodstock Inn Brewery in a shaker glass.

An eighth of an inch, creamy, mocha-colored head, and very tight; thought we might be able to stand a quarter on top of it, and one of my so-called friends, Jim, tried to do just that, much to my chagrin. Deep, unfathomable, jet-black hue that Kumar said reminded him of the dark side of the moon. Jumpy blackberry and junipers on tongue, with a creamsicle sweetness following afterwards that dissipated quickly with little clinging. Further notes of charred oak with some roasting peat that were pleasant additions. A medium-bodied, and very clean, stout.

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3.87/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap. Although the head was not as robust as I would have thought for an Oatmeal Stout, the aroma was great. Lots of roasted malt and a hint of smoke. The taste followed the same theme with a slightly sweet malty start, but then a roasted and smoky finish. I really liked this beer and how it wasn't just a sweet, thick stout. Had no idea it was only 5% abv. Good for them packing all that flavor into a lower abv beer

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3.86/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blue Echo and I swung by the Woodstock Inn and Brewery after hiking up Cannon Mt. We were in the mood for something dark and hearty, and the oatmeal stout seemed the best bet. The obsidian brew was poured into a takll shaker glass, with a lingering nitro-tap head. The brew looks like a beer for guiness fans, but packs more flavor and body. The aroma is of burnt grains and the flavor profile is a bit more complex, but not outstanding. The dominant notes are burnt malts, oatmeal, and nuts. There are some subtle chocolate and toffee flavors and a bit of a sourdough finish. It's a solid, full bodied, and drinkable brew.

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3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into pint glass in November 2015. Drink before April 2016 printed on the bottle.

Appearance: Deep black with dark tan head. Beer color is opaque but not cloudy. Head is thick, and leaves a thin film on the glass.

Smell: Aroma filled with mix of roasted malt and coffee. There is a hint of chocolate as well. Nice variety and balance, with a little hops aroma.

Taste: There is a nice mix of sweetness from the malt and a little bite from the hops. There is a strong roasted coffee flavor, and also a little chocolate flavors, balanced with a bit of hops. This was done in a nice combination, but I expected a wider variety of other flavors. The flavors in the aftertaste was good, and they lasts for a minute or so.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, and very smooth, but thinner than I expected from a stout. About the same mouthfeel as Guinness Draught. Mild alcohol, which confirms the 5.13% on the bottle.

This is an extremely smooth full-bodied Oatmeal Stout. It is an interesting combination of flavors, and I would drink this again. Not as full-bodied or complex as some other stouts I have tasted, but overall a good beer.

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3.76/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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Old Man Oatmeal Stout from Woodstock Inn Brewery
3.42 out of 5 based on 85 ratings.
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