Hooligan Stout | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

BA SCORE
84
good
38 Ratings
Hooligan StoutHooligan Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States
oldschoolhousebrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 10-12-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
38
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
10.72%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first discovered this brewery at the Anacortes Oktoberfest and gave them my vote for best at show.
Hooligan stout pours very dark brown with nice brown head that retains well.
Chocolate smoothness to the taste with a generous amount of hop bitterness on the back side.
Very enjoyable sipper that was gone before I realized it.
Top notch stout in my opinion.

 359 characters

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A magnificent pour, with a huge tan head cascading over the pitch black liquid; gobs of lacing are left behind

Smell: Chocolate and coffee with hints of roast and oats

Taste: A bit roasty (almost burnt) up front, but then it dials in the chocolate flavor in a big way; by mid-palate, the coffee flavors arrive to add another dimension; a bit of cookie dough sweetness, after the swallow finishes up the panoply of flavors

Mouthfeel: Fullbodied and very creamy, with moderate carbonation

Overall: A really nice Oatmeal Stout, bringing a range of flavors

Thanks, mdaschaf, for the opportunity

 608 characters

Photo of dwitt24
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ncherf
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
4.03/5  rDev +8%

4/4.25/4/3.75/4
Pours a deep black with a creamy mocha head. Smaller than I would expect, but leaves decent lacing as it disappears down my gullet. The aroma hits as soon as you pop the lid: creamy sweet chocolate. Roasty and smoothe. Really inviting.

Starts off with a smoothe incline of roast bordering-on-but-never-quite-reaching char. Hints towards acrid coffee, but with all the harsh acidity stripped, so you there’s no sharp bite to it, just the backing flavour. Moves into layers of sweet chocolate and molasses, but there’s an almost green bitter hint riding around the top edge. Finish is more of a burnt bitter than the one noted above, with a creamy sweet touch underneath.

Really tasty stout. Nothing that hasn’t been done, but done absolutely well. Grabbed it almost on a whim in honour of the pounding that region had taken in recent weeks (fires and floods, etc), and glad I did from a tasty-beer-standpoint as well.

 942 characters

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):

After the cascading head subsides, the curtain of lacing becomes a show of its own; Stout-black color for this brew. Hints of coffee, charred wood, molasses, yeast, currants and carob fill the nostrils. So silky smooth and full bodied. Starts off a little burnt but never acrid--charcoal with iced espresso and baker's chocolate come to mind. Small dollop of sweetness from the malt and oats. Leafy hop bitterness struggles to even to chip the maltiness, yet the flavor does compliment; the roasted flavors do most of the balancing here, and a lovely job at that. Old school is right, a flashback to what "microbrews" were and can still be. A big beer to wield but our trained palates embraced it to the last sip.

 771 characters

Photo of bespin15
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a two finger head that lasts a while. Some light lace develops.

Smell: coffee and dark chocolate fills the nose with a nice aroma.

Taste: roasted malts, dark chocolate, smooth oat flavor, some soft coffee tones, and a mild bitterness make up a well balanced stout.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Short lasting roasted aftertaste.

Overall: a very easy to quaff beer. Full of roasted and chocolate tones make the taste buds happy.

 518 characters

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Tucquan
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of MonkeyboyATL
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a delicious, creamy and toasty dark brew! Dark brown with chestnut edges in the Morte Subite globe. The head builds up nicely and subsides to a lacy cap. Mouthfeel is rich and sudsy with a plentiful but fine carbonation.

Very dark roasted malt is the main flavor. Some woody notes and a lot of grainy darkness. The mellow malty sweetness keeps this from slipping over the bitter and burnt edge, but there is plenty of charred barley. All very well balanced and hard to stop drinking. Bitter aftertaste is just right.

This was a nice surprise. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

 608 characters

Photo of chumba526
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appears black with a sizable brown head.

It smells of toffee, it smells smoky there is also a bit of a citrus characteristic to the beer as well.

There is a strong sweet toffee or molasses flavor to the beer. A nice bitter chocolate flavor is present. There is a subtle smoky flavor as well and there is also a very slight citrus flavor to the beer. There is quite a complex blend of flavors to this stout. I don't really get any oatmeal flavor and the bottle doesn't say that it is made with oatmeal. My bottle just reads Hooligan stout.

The carbonation is moderate medium. I think this could do with a little less carbonation.

The drinkability is pretty good for a beer that is this rich. However I don't think I would want more than a bottle of this.

Overall a very good stout that has bold flavors and tastes original.

 830 characters

Photo of russwbeck
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dave from Zeno's for pulling this out of his vault!

A: Not as dark as I would expect a big stout, brown but with some hint of red. Nice light brown head that only lasts a bit and doesn't lace hardly at all.

S: A surprising sweetness up front, plenty of roastiness and chocolate malts.

T: The sweetness from the smell comes up front on the taste, which gives way to the chocolate roasted malts. Really pleasant taste.

MF: a bit lighter than most big stouts, which isn't bad. Not much carbonation.

D: Really good, interesting drink that keeps you coming back for more.

 581 characters

Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a thin tan head that died down, leaving a large collar around the edge of the glass and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose along with some hints of roast.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts, except that the roasted flavors are a lot stronger and linger through the finish. There are light amounts of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and quite smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer really exhibits a lot properties similar to a Russian Imperial Stout, except that it is lighter in body and has some pleasant smoothness from the oats.

 705 characters

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 5/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours dark, dark brown with a thin light brown head and no lacing. Mild dark roasted and caramel malt aroma with a light citrus component. A medium stout with dark malts, dark fruits. Hoppy finish. Medium creamy mouth feel. Somewhat unbalanced with the alcohol showing, but a pleasant, satisfying stout.

 363 characters

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of obrendano
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

random pickup from Wine World in Abingdon. Love the name

A - not quite as dark as a stout should be, but pretty close. very dark brown and slight reddish hues when shown through light

S - some light and dark malt tones to be found, a very slight hoppy citrus whiff as well with some pineapple and orange hints, can somewhat smell the alcohol behind everything. decent

T - also decent taste, a little lighter than I like in a stout, but well balanced and flavorful. bitter chocolate, and even the same kind of taste you get from a lighter ale lingering in the finish

M - super smooth! makes it go down very easy

D - I'd have this again, it was nothing out of this world, but a very solid offering from a small time brewery that I would fully support!

 754 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Hooligan Stout from Old Schoolhouse Brewery
3.73 out of 5 based on 38 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe