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Hooligan Stout | Old Schoolhouse Brewery

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Hooligan StoutHooligan Stout

Brewed by:
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 10-12-2009

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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of RedDiamond
2.55/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Hooligan does little to define itself as a stout, especially an oatmeal stout. It carries a casual roasted aroma with a slight phenolic air. The body is opaque brown but slack with low suds. The head retention or creaminess of an oatmeal stout never materializes, and there's little by way of roasted flavor - just some tired bittering.

Not entirely bad, but indistinct and ineffectual.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.07/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, but transparent at the edges. Small khaki head.

Smell - Roasted malts. Coffee. Dark chocolate.

Taste - Deep roasted malts. A hint of sweetness. Bitter coffee malts. Much like its big brother, but nowhere near as intense.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Mild bitterness.

Overall - Shouldn't have had this after the imperial version. This suffered. Well made but not that exciting.

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Photo of Kopfschuss
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of craigreno
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of mdfb79
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 08/26/10 notes. Had at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a dark black color with one inch of tan head.

s - Smells of bready malts, chocolate, and roasted malts.

t - Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, hint of coffee, and vanilla.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, pretty smooth.

d - An ok oatmeal stout. Pretty standard, nothing really jumped out at me. Wouldn't seek out again but glad I tried.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention is low, but there's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of coffee and molasses. The brew tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a bit of an herbal flavor that I can't exactly identify. The aroma is sweet but the taste is mostly roasty and bitter, more bitter than I would expect from an oatmeal stout. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and has good carbonation. Drinkability is OK, it's easy enough to drink. Not a bad overall brew, I think it's worth a try.

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Photo of froghop
3.47/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a jet black with a medium size brown head, and some lacing.

smell is of some cocoa, sour malt, a little coffee, and a touch of licorice.

taste is smooth at first, bakers chocolate, some sour malt, and a little coffee, ends a little on the dry side with some bitterness in the back.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Briken
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown and fluffy brown head with thick lacing. Coffee and light chocolate aroma. Big roasty up front balanced by chocolate sweetness and an oaty finish. Thick and silky with a dry bite.

A big, chewy stout that’s normally a little expensive but on closeout was worth a shot. It’s certainly above par for an oatmeal stout that’s balanced nicely and feels like a bigger beer, though it’s really just a thick stout.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Buckeyeboy brought this back from his travels... Thanks Jeremy... New to me brewery!

Pours standard black with a dark tan head that dies pretty quickly but leaves nice lace sheets.

Nose is roasty... hints of something that I think are hops.. dry cocoa and bits of dried fruit.

Flavor has all the qualities of a good "Dry Stout"... I don't think I would have picked this out as an Oatmeal Stout... a bit of malt that gets lost in some sorta ashy char...

Medium body.. pretty smooth mouthfeel with a good creamy carbonation..

Thanks Jeremy... I always have a problem picking out the nuances of lower ABV stouts.. but this seemed pretty good and maybe just needs some kinks worked out.


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Photo of GreenCard
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: deep black/brown, opaque, dark tan froth with good head retention

Aroma: roasty malt with hints of licorice, molasses, and caramel

Flavor: medium malt sweetness tamped down fairly quickly by a scrunchy hop/roast bitterness that lingers at the back of the mouth; touch of chicory and molasses; finishes semi-dry with a lasting, raspy bitterness

Mouthfeel: medium body, pert carbonation, alcohol warmth, some astringency

Other comments: This is a nice, scrumptious stout. The bitterness is a bit too raspy during the first few sips, but as your mouth warms up to it, it smooths out quite a bit and becomes a fairly balanced stout.

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Photo of beertunes
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to BellinghamBeerQuokka for helping me fill in this gap. A nice, solid stout with that didn't have too much roast in either the nose or palate. Full yet smooth body. Easy drinkability. Right now the town of Winthrop is in the middle of some terrible wild fires. I hope everyone, including the brewery is safe.

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Photo of obrendano
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

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Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Photo of DruRho
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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

Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of chumba526
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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