Da Oaty | The Defiant Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
The Defiant Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kegatron on 07-28-2009

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 8
Photo of plaid75
3.57/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean roasted malt.

The taste was dominated by charcoal and coffee. A touch thin, but with a residual roast.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a decent oatmeal stout whose major drawback is a lack of body.

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Photo of r0nyn
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at O'Donoghue's Bar in Nyack, NY. Served in a Guinness pint glass.

Appearance is the nice thick, dark opaque black of most stouts. The head, while minimal, is frothy and brown and leaves quite a bit of lacing. Not a bad looking brew so far. Smell is of coffee and roasted malts. You really have to take a good whiff of it to smell the different scents, though. Hops are only slightly detectable.

The initial sip yields some more coffee flavor along with a slight tinge of chocolate as well. The malts follow with some sweetness that tempers the coffee and chocolate. This is followed by a bit of hoppy bitterness that isn't as prominent as I thought it would be. The finish is an intermingling of all the flavors and works well enough into a malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, in my opinion. Thicker than a lager, but definitely not as thick as I'm used to my stouts being. Carbonation is minimal and doesn't really present itself at all.

Drinkabilty is decent, I could have had another. Don't know if I would have, though. Bit light on flavor and feel, but by no means an awful brew. You could do better, but then again you could do a whole lot worse, especially around here.

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Photo of Darkhorse09
2.98/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery on 9/22/09.

Dark brown, near black color. Good head, tan, good lacing. Nice looking stout. However, this was sadly the best aspect of this beer.

Aroma is of BURNT oats and malt. Maybe this was the idea, I thought, as I sniffed it. Maybe some coffee. Really smelled like oats left in the oven too long to me. Where are the hops?

Palate is of heavily roasts maled and bitter coffee. Very bitter. Not smooth at all. Just a tough of hops on the finish, but not enough for my liking. The taste lingers in your mouth, but in this case, this is not a good thing. Something is off with the balance.

Mouthfeel is too light for the style. Smooth, yes, but boring.

Decent drinkability. But I dont think I'd have it again. Far too many better oatmeal stouts out there.

Way to aggresive overall. Unbalanced. Disappointed.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Defiant Brewing Company on 7/25/09. 12 oz pour dispensed via nitro-tpa into a pint glass. This was described as an Oatmeal Stout brewed with Belgian sugar.

Pours a dark black, with a thin frothy layer of dark mocha colored head. This stays pretty rich, with lace that hangs in thickish swathes down the sides of the glass. The aroma is coffee and roasted oats, with a thick tang of malts and sugared sweetness. A bit of floral spicy hops and some light warmth pull up the back.

The taste is roasted barley and coffee bitterness, balanced by candied sugar and chocolate sweetness. Light spicy hops pull up the back, leaving a dry and bitter feel that lingers for a good bit. The mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, with more of a bubbly carbonation and very smooth feel from the oats. I'm not sure of the ABV but it feels a little higher, making the drinkibility of this that more impressive.

Nice stuff. Rich and aggressive roasty flavors, yet this remained very well balanced, smooth and drinkable. A well done darker offering from Defiant.

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Da Oaty from The Defiant Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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