Old Man Oatmeal Stout | Woodstock Inn Brewery

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80
good
85 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Old Man Oatmeal StoutOld Man Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Woodstock Inn Brewery
New Hampshire, United States
woodstockinnbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.42
pDev:
14.33%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.71/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a fairly solid black color with a creamy tan head on top. Smells a bit sweet, roasty with chocolate, caramel butterscotch and earthy hops playing supporting roles. The taste is kind of a mess. Roasted grains atop a mountain of butterscotch gives a really unpleasant burnt toffee kind of taste to it. Medium body and level of carbonation with a sweet burnt mouthfeel. I couldn't finish this one and the rest of the bottle ended up down the drain. If your going to play with ringworm yeast do a diacetyl rest or something to quell that horrible buttery aroma and flavor.

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2.1/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Good till December 2012.

A real aggressive head, lots of large bubbles, makes six fingers deep of suds, holding up and staying around for a good period, creamy and very weak meringue like looking. Color is a real deep cookie milk/dark chocolate brown head. Body is a very dark walnut black, maybe a hint of red in there too.

Nose is a mild fruit, hints of raspberry and plum, a dense malt body and mild roast. Pretty solid bouquet here.

oh dear lord.. This is umm... sour as all friggin and infected. Massive sourness and not in a fun, genuine, fruit or intended way. Mouthfeel is what it is perfectly fine, but I can't even say more because I can't even hold this liquid in my palate for 2 seconds without spitting it out. Medicinal sour, beyond tart. There is NOTHING stout like or even beer like resemblance in this at all.

This has got to be one of the most unpleasant experiences I've had in a beer in ages. I could not even swallow this beer. Yikes totally undrinkable.

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some light speckled lacing running here and there in a messy sort of way around the glass. The smell was roasty with a full grainy/oatmeal aroma about it. A light chocolate and coffee combination then came about to fulfill a wonderful aroma all about. The taste was once again roasty and grainy with a light chocolate and coffee rolling about on my taste buds. On the palate, this sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed just a tad under for the oatmeal stout style. Am I complaining? Actually, I didn’t mind it for the most part. Overall, not a bad oatmeal stout, I think I could do this again.

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3.54/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 22 oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 2012. Sampled on March 9, 2012. The pour is about as oily black as an oatmeal stout should be with an adequate mocha head. I'll give the apperance a 5. The aroma is enriched with dark malts, oatmeal, and coffee grinds. The body is thinner than I would like in a stout. The flavor also has a coffee-like character with a bitter and moderately dry finish. It is not all that bad.

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tigg924
3.05/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured at Woodstock Inn Brewery

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, dark brown in color, opaque

Smell: roasted malt and chocolate

Taste: light and creamy start, with coffee and dark chocolate coming in the middle

Mouthfeel: low carbonation, medium body, sweet start with bitter middle and dry finish

Overall: Probably one of the least oaty oatmeal stouts I have had. Maybe it gets lost in the cask. Not a bad beer, but considering how many outstanding beers come from Woodstock, not one of my favorites either.

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3.01/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

While they were putting a new keg of the brown ale on, I had a couple of these. It started out well. Nice dark brown to black color with a thick, sticky, tan head. A roasted malt/coffee aroma, kind of muted. The taste was similar to the aroma, but it had a harsh feel, as if it had been burned. Not a very enjoyable beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

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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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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #67 (August 2012):

LOOK: Tiny bubbles, black, big head

SMELL: Charcoal, faintly acrid, Mexican chocolate, burnt raisins

TASTE: Slick, creamy, smooth, medium body, tart, burnt toast, semi-acrid, mild oat sweetness, modest hopping, grapeskin; burnt, dry-ish finish

Dedicated to the collapse of “The Old Man of the Mountain,” granite ledges in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that looked like an old man. A bit off kilter but still noticeably within the style. We’d hoped for more balance, but the burnt flavors wanted to take over with each sip.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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2.74/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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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3/5  rDev -12.3%

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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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.23/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: deep brown; 1 finger light brown head that recede quickly to a thin ring with large bubbles; light lacing;

S: deeply roasted grains; bittersweet chocolate;

T: deeply roasted grains up front with an underlying sourness; smoky finish with moderate bitterness;

M: a little thing; moderate carbonation;

O: the smoky finish was a pleasant surprise, but the rest was a little boring; the sourness in the flavor wasn't to my liking;

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Old Man Oatmeal Stout from Woodstock Inn Brewery
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