Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Black Oak Stout | Hollister Brewing Co.

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co.
California, United States
hollisterbrewco.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 02-13-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
1.52%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Photo of bulletrain76
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub. Black with a tan head. Chocolate and belgian yeast aromas with a little pear skin as well. THe flavor strikes a good balance between smooth roast, chocolate, and light yeasty fruitiness. The roasted malts cover a lot of the yeast character, but this does a good job at an American version of a Belgian stout if that makes any sense. It lacks the bitterness and roasty edge of American imperials, but the malts still dominate the show. Full bodied with tight carbonation. If anything, it is a tad too sweet and malty, but it is definitely good stuff. From what I could gather, no oak was used in the beer, and the bartender wasn't sure where the name came from

 683 characters

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black with a moderate sized tannish head. Decent carbonation. Nose was nice with cocoa, espresso and some yeast. The beer description mentioned Belgian yeast was used and it worked out great. Provided a good and unique twist to this American Stout. Well balanced and tasty brew. Could not recall the ABV but it was between 8-9% ABV. Mouthfeel could have been a little heavier but it tasted good. To many of these and it was DD time.

 446 characters

Black Oak Stout from Hollister Brewing Co.
3.95 out of 5 based on 3 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
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe