Terminal Oatmeal Stout
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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3.82 | pDev: 8.12%
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
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paco1029384756 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black with one finger of tan head.

Scent of chocolate, some hops, and roasted malts. Nice balanced scent with a good hop presence.

Taste of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, faint hops, and some molasses. A quality Oatmeal Stout.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with low carbonation.

Jul 09, 2009
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botham from New York

4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the brewpub in Chicago. poured into a pub glass. pours an opaque black with a single finger of solid, creamy dark brown head with moderate lacings and good retention. aroma is of light coniferous hop spicyness and a base of dark roasted malts. taste is of rich roasted malts with a subtle base of dry hops and a lasting aftertaste of mellow and warming black malt. mouthfeel is great. a superbly smooth and thick brew with a nice malt complexity and a lasting warmness on the palate. drinkability is great. thick and rich with a nice hop quality. well proportioned with a richness that makes oatmeal stouts great. cheers!

Nov 01, 2008
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rhoadsrage from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
7%ABV on the sign
A- This beer has a black dense body with a creamy bubble warm brown head that sticks to the glass and soon fades to a ring. The beer is too dense to see any carbonation or light.

S- The smell of dark roasted malt has a deep chocolate hint and a nice green hop bitterness that increases as the beer warms.

T- This beer has a dark black roasted malt flavor with notes of cream and graham. The malt flavors are pretty fruity with notes of prunes and a soft coffee roasted quality. There is a tartness to the malt that is very nice. The finish of the beer is a green hop bitterness mixed with a smooth black malt bitterness. As the beer warms the hops gain strength over the malt bitterness.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a slight chewy note and a tight fizz at the finish. There is no real alcohol heat until the last few sips but even then it is very soft.

D- This beer has a big complex malty flavor with hops big enough to contend with them. There is a nice bitterness and tart hint to the malt making it a true stout and not just another porter with a different name.

Sep 05, 2007
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ndekke39 from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ordered on-tap at the Chicago brewery, this beer poured an opaque black with a medium-sized, off-white head. Very heavy lacing on the side of the glass. Smells of dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. Taste begins with a dark, heavy coffee and chocolate, continues in the middle of the tongue with heavy hops, and finishes with hints of the hops and a light nuttiness. Low carbonation and medium thickness in the mouthfeel. Overall, as expected from a stout, it's very heavy. But its well-balanced flavors complemented a chocolate dessert very well.

Aug 09, 2006
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bruachan from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

looks like an RIS (opaque black with a very dark, caramel-colored head)

dry roasted flavors from highly kilned malt, i get some bitterness from this. the mouthfeel isn't as smooth as i would have hoped from an oatmeal stout. it's possible that i would have identified this as an outmeal stout, but with the usual smoothness missing...who knows

tasty, but hardly worth raving about

Jan 15, 2006
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DaPeculierDane from Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had two pints of this one. One I ordered at the bar and one from a waitress. Both times I double checked to make sure that I had received the “Oatmeal Stout” and not the “Imperial Stout.” Both times my servers assured me that I was drinking the Oatmeal Stout. I’m still not so sure.

This beer very closely resembles the Rasputin. It pours a jet black with a dark brown, thick and sticky head.

The aroma is loaded with alcohol. After I got past that I took another whiff and felt as if someone had just pushed my face into a bowl of freshly ground coffee. I just love it.

The alcohol is also very present in the taste. This is one strong brew and it’s loaded with big roasted coffee malts.

The mouth feel is exceptionally dry and acidic. Also very coffee like.

Highly drinkable for me but I’m a big coffee drinker. I’m not sure if others would feel the same way.

Again, I have to reiterate, this tastes much more like an imperial stout then an oatmeal stout but I still enjoyed it very much.

Nov 22, 2005
Terminal Oatmeal Stout from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 9 ratings