Milly's Oatmeal Stout | Stark Brewing Company

Milly's Oatmeal StoutMilly's Oatmeal Stout
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Milly's Oatmeal StoutMilly's Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Stark Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our award winning ale is a traditional sweet stout. Rolled oats bring out the flavor and richness. It is full bodied and is a meal in itself.

35 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-15-2002

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Ratings: 92 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color with a thin light brown head that fades quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains strong chocolate, roasted malts, toasted oats, coffee and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of toasted oats and a hearty but not too heavy roasted malt character. Then some sweet flavors of chocolate and coffee come in. The hops presence is very mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium-to-heavy body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid stout to drink for a while.

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Photo of Dope
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No canning date that I could find.

A: Pours near-black with a very tall and very frothy light brown head. Great head retention and thick tendrils of lacing everywhere.

S: Burnt toast and a tiny bit of chocolate. A little bit sweet.

T: Hmph. Sweet and creamy up front, followed by a deluge of burnt pretzel and dark chocolate. Interesting contrast. Finish is dry with lingering charred bread.

M: Light bodied, creamy.

O: Not a bad oatmeal stout. Creamy at first and then dry and bittersweet. A bit of a departure from most oatmeal stouts which border on milk stout (very sweet).

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Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SawDog505
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on draft into a tall tulip glass at The Holy Grail. Pours a beautiful near black, with a two inch tan head that leaves some wisps of lace behind.

Smell is grainy biscuit, toffee, sweet chocolate, and some vanilla.

Taste follows biscuit, mild coffee, chocolate, toffee and vanilla .

Mouthfeel is almost medium creamy, mild carbonation, fairly dry, and excellent drinkability.

Overall this is a very nice brew for what it is being only 4.9% ABV.

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Photo of Dakin
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Look: Straight molasses with head that resembles whipped cream. Thick lacing left on glass.

Smell: Vanilla, roasted malts, hint of black coffee.

Taste: Decent taste. Slight bitterness at first, yielding to coffee with a malty finish.

Feel: Mouth-feel is medium to heavy.

Overall: Alright. Nothing exceptional yet, but i'll give this brewery a chance.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vdamato_25
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was phenomenal. Thick, subtlety sweet, and very smooth. If you go to Stark and do not get at least a taste of this beer, you are missing out.

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Photo of Prost76
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brushkanna
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oats, roasted malts, lactose. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, oats, light sweetness, highly drinkable. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a tasty and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of JratBones
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deadmonkees
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StringsAreWings
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Odd how this pours with virtually no head then forms one mild one from the microbubbles that arise. Pitch black with minimal lacing. Not seeing others site this. Did I get a shelf turd?

S: Smells pretty good. Typical oatmeal and malt nose but it smells fresh.

T: Tastes pretty good too. Not outstanding but a well rounded oatmeal and malt profile with what seems to be a lingering note of coffee in the background.

F: Under-carbonated. I am OK with that on a stout but this is a bit too flat for my liking. Wet finish.

Overall this is a very generic but drinkable oatmeal stout. Nothing to go crazy about but on par with something like Otter Creek's Couch Surfer with a bit of a coffee aftertaste. Offered at a low cost however for a decent local brew ($8 a 6pk of 12oz cans).

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Photo of AIFeldstein
2.77/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of braican
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FrontierSeldon
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkeefe1800
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_42
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a medium tan head that leaves lacing.

Smells of roasted malts, and a hint of coffee

The taste was actually a bit bland. Roasted malts and coffee with a tad bit of sweetness but nothing too strong.

Mouthfeel- Creamy and smooth with a tiny bit of carbonation. Really nice texture.

Decent oatmeal stout but I think it suffered in comparison because I have been drinking a lot of Trillium Pot and Kettle lately which is just a better example of the style IMO

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Photo of LostHighway
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Woah, added to BA in 2002 from Manchester, NH. Never heard of this one, guessing newly canned or sent out of NH...

A- 12oz can pours into my glass with a pitch black body and a fluffy tan cap. The head dissipates just about as fast as it formed and dies out to a tiny ring at the edges. Lacing is composed of spotty rings.

S- Rich roastiness comes to mind with a very apparent chocolate presence right up front. Cocoa powder, brownies, deep roast coffee, charred grain, toasted oats and hints of sweetness. All around clean and smoothed out.

T- Decadence from the roasted malts right off the bat and it is clear that the inviting aroma was not deceiving. Milk chocolate in the forefront right along side blackened barley that provides just the right amount of char before being astringent. Toasted nuts, complex caramelized sugars, espresso bean, toasted oats and overall it is of low-medium sweetness. Hops are realized as earthy and resinous hints come out in the finish.

MF- Silky and smooth but this particular can seems to be lacking a bit of carbonation. This doesn't end up being much of a problem as the flavors are rich and hold their own but a bit more creaminess would have been great. Slick and comes off as just a bit flat.

No expectations going in and leaving knowing why this brew is award-winning. For 4.9% it not only has a flavor as rich as beers 7%+ but it still drinks very easily. Great clean roastiness with plenty of chocolate notes right up front.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is very dark, cola brown (SRM 29-30). A thin, fine, beige foam leaves spotty lacing while the head retreats within moments.

A Pretentious Beer Glass Company "Malty" glass captures the boozy character of this beer. Other characteristics include chocolate syrup and milk. While well done in its simplicity, I seek greater depth and breadth from this style.

Light bitterness is in balance with sweetness. The flavor carries dry brownies, sweet black coffee, and faint roasted malt. Slight character builds with warmth and a long mild finish.

There is no perceptible alcohol. Carbonation is light and prickly. A medium-to-light body reveals the texture to be creamy.

This is one of those surprising finds from a random pick. While there is nothing superlative about it, it is very easy drinking and enjoyable in its own uncomplicated way.

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Photo of malfunxion
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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