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Mikkeller ApS
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #43
Ranked #5,290
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
May 09, 2022
Sep 24, 2014
Brewed with cocoa and vanilla.
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Ratings by ryan1788a5:
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Reviewed by ryan1788a5 from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch black pour, one finger of brown head. Spotty lacing.

S: Heavily roasted malts, bit of acrid smoke, earthy aromas of pine and bark, starchy oats, dry bakers chocolate, vanilla extract, very faint whiff of berry fruits.

T: Opens with a lot of roasted malt- woody, bit of black coffee, roasty, kiss of smoke. There’s an earthy/piney hop dimension too. The cocoa and vanilla begin to really set in on the mid palate. Big estery complement of raspberry too. It is all a bit reminiscent of a raspberry sundae. Bitter hop bite returns and sets in on the long finish.

M: Thick and hefty body. Very soft and velvety, somewhat coating. Gentle carbonation. Nice luxurious feel.

O: It’s a little bit of a confusing beer, and the desserty side of it clashes with the more bitter aspects brought by the hops and heavily roasted malts. They probably should’ve dialed back a bit on the latter and let this go more into “pastry stout” territory, especially in this day and age. It’s not a bad beer, just a little disjointed and not quite as advertised.
Apr 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Fairly moderate roasty aroma, notes of coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Impressive flavour, distinct notes of French roast coffee ( = not as smooth as Beer Geek Brunch Weasel), also distinct notes of cocoa and vanilla. Would like to sample a version of this one matured on oak barrels. As it is, it is still a very good beer.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
330 ml can from back pre COVID in 2019. Pours a thick deep black with a thin fine tan head
Nose is chocolate and a whack of vanilla - there is a mild roasty note, and almost a hint of strawberry.
Richly malty - sweet chocolate and layers of vanilla - again a bit of berry on the palate; dark fruit and a slight caramel flavour finishes - there is just a little earthy bitterness at back, but sweetness dominates.
Thick, rich and sweet mouthfeel with the feel of a chocolate dessert with strawberry cream beside.
Jun 07, 2021
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Reviewed by withoutsorrow from Washington

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
I had it several years back & it was done with great perfection on sweetness & flavours living up to its title. Would be nice to try this now after several breweries flood the market with these decadent stouts these days.
Jan 28, 2021
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Rated by Eyedoc27 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
More malty and hoppy than sweet
May 10, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by NightINgale from Russian Federation

Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by samEBC from Belgium

Sep 12, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by shelby415 from Oregon

May 19, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by PvtSnowball from Florida

May 18, 2019
Rated: 3.65 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Apr 02, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Reviewed from notes. Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown and opaque, with a thin tan head that recedes fairly quickly for a stout. A low amount of visible carbonation.

S: Dark chocolate and cacao nibs make up the biggest portion of the aroma, but it's less of a punch-in-the-face than the chocolate-only version. Vanilla, roasted malts, and tobacco. Oatmeal and mild char, and some caramel as well.

T: Dark chocolate, pipe tobacco, and roasted malts. Vanilla that’s pretty sweet but not quite Yankee Candle territory. Oatmeal, caramel, then mild char again. Dark roasted bitterness, oatmeal fullness again, and mild caramelized malts as well. The roasted bitterness is almost substantial enough to stand up to the sweet flavors of chocolate and vanilla at the swallow, but the chocolate wins out.

M: A nice full body for oatmeal stout. Low but as-expected carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence is quite well-hidden - I don't think it tastes double digits at all.

O: Tasty, but I think the chocolate version was preferable to this one. This still has the dark roast and char flavors, but the chocolate stands out less and is replaced but the quite-sweet vanilla. The vanilla isn’t overly artificial, but when it pokes its head above the chocolate and char it’s as a really sweet flavor - probably too sweet. Certainly not bad but I don’t think it was worth the price of admission.
Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 2.62 by vfgccp from New York

Jan 19, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by YvesB from Belgium

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by edthehead from Maryland

Jun 25, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Georgiabeer from Georgia

Jun 24, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.31/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Shiny, gloopy ink black with a large, air-bubble pocked mocha foam that quickly settles to nothing but a thin ring.

Smell is sort of artificial, like an instant brownie batter mix, with dark chocolate chips and vanilla frosting.

That cloying vanilla frosting is present in flavor too, with a goopy dark chocolate that leaves minimal room for beery flavors. There's a sort of cherry almond in the swallow, and only the slightest hint of roast. It's tasty...but also difficult to drink much of. Ergo, the 16 ounce format is ill-advised.

This is quite sweet, sharp and sticky with an almost acidic sort of booze. A mild velvety fizz tries to mitigate this, as the finish is semi-dry with a sting of heat on the way down. Why is the average score for this so high??
Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 3.73 by Bum4ever from California

Apr 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 02, 2018
Rated: 3.34 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana

Feb 21, 2018
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