Winter Oatmeal Stout | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mduncan on 12-08-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
289
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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12
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Reviews by Bounty628:
Photo of Bounty628
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with an ABV of 6.0%, the Winter Oatmeal Stout is a very drinkable offering and the alcohol of the beer is held off in the background of the beer as the complexity of the taste really allows the taste to be the central point of the beer. In terms of whether or not this beer could be a session beer, there is a good argument to be made that this offering could be a very nice snow storm session beer ideal for a night where you know you are not going to be getting out anytime soon.

The stout pours a robust deep brown to almost black color and there is a very nice tan head that is about two fingers thick upon the pour. The head holds true throughout most of the offering and a beige lacing is left along the glass while the beer is being enjoyed. When held to light, there is a minimal amount of light let through and the carbonation levels within the pour are somewhat muted but work really well for this beer. The low carbonation of this beer allows this stout to have a more smooth and almost creamy nature to it than some other oatmeal stouts are able to offer.

In the aroma, exactly what one hopes for in an oatmeal stout comes wafting out of the glass almost immediately. There is a rich, roasted malt nature to the beer that has coffee, chocolate and dark cherry worked into the aroma. The roasted tones of coffee and chocolate are quite inviting and have almost a warming nature to them in and of themselves.

The taste is brilliantly tied together and what was expected of this beer from the aroma comes through in a big way within the taste. The roasted malts are the real winner in the taste and have a strong and appealing taste from start to finish. The dark chocolate notes in the aroma carry over into the taste and provide a somewhat bitter yet sweet component to the taste. With a bit of perhaps vanilla and/or caramel in the taste rounding it out, this winter stout is rich, warm and abundantly appealing when it comes to the taste.

When it comes to the mouthfeel, the aforementioned lower carbonation levels of the oatmeal stout give this beer a very rich and creamy presence. There is a largely appealing smoothness to the offering that is enjoyable and makes you want to reach for this beer time and time again.

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Photo of ExtraStout
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very dark pour, with a VERY short-lived thin head of light brown foam. Not much carbonation at all.

Nice aroma, plenty of roast, some chocolate and a slight hint of licorice.

Much more hoppy than most stout brews and that's okay with me because I'm an IPA guy. I would have liked more body though, it was a bit on the thin side.

With that said, it was still a pretty tasty beer and I enjoyed it.

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Photo of TimBeaulieu
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Doomcifer
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pkg 12/02/10

Pours a pitch black with a beautiful, frothy, light brown head that goes absolutely nowhere. Smells of milk chocolate, some roastiness, lactose?, smells like sweet & roasty milk chocolate. Taste is more milk chocolatey goodness...this reminds me of a great milk/sweet stout. Rich and creamy mouthfeel...rolls around in your mouth. Almost airy. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle, label tell me "PKG 1/25/11"

Black and glistening in the glass. The head is a spectacular shade of dark creamy mocha, staying and sticking.

Muted nose of lite chocolate, mocha, roasted and just burnt malts.

Flavorful stout, smooth, easy flowing on the tongue and quite enjoyable sipper. More soft chocolate, cafe au lait, and sweetly roasted malts...drying hops on the rear end.

Nicely done, delicate, complex and generally yummy oatmeal stout.

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Photo of tigg924
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at RedBones Somerville

Appearance: black in color, minimal head, opaque

Smell: oats and roasted malt

Taste: coffee, oats, and some nut flavors

Mouthfeel: slightly sweet with a bitter backbone, heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, chewy

Drinkability: A very good offering from Mayflower. I could sit with a couple of these in the winter. They balance the oat and nut flavors just right.

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Photo of jondeelee
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Winter Oatmeal Stout begins with a rich, yeasty, bread-like nose, bearing more than a passing resemblance to unbaked wheat dough. Added to this are aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, chocolate malt, and caramel.

On the tongue, the beer is immediately dark, and obviously a well-made stout: chocolate malts mix with black coffees and light tobaccos with hints of ash. Caramelized brown sugars float around the edges, mixing with just a hint of bitterness from the hops that bites lightly on the soft palate. The oatmeals bring a good smoothness to the mouthfeel, but also add a light rolled oat flavor to the mix, which nicely complements the coffees and malts. Toward the end of the mouthful, as the sugars die off, the tobacco and ash flavors increase, and continue into the aftertaste, which lasts for a good while. Mouthfeel is a silky medium-light, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, this is a good oatmeal stout, and well worthy of a try.

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Photo of juicebox
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of mkimmerlein
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lambpasty
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into my standard heavy glass beer mug.

A- pours jet black with no Amber showing through, looks almost viscous though it isn't. Minimal 1/2" off-white head stays around long enough to say hello then quickly dissipates leaving no lacing to speak of.

S- malt, oats, coffee and toast. Hint of smoke in the background and a slight, vague sweetness like a rich dark bread.

T- malt and toasted oats dominate at first, giving way to bittersweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. A very nice smoky flavor shows up on the back of the swallow and lingers for a bit, almost peaty in essence and very cozy and warming. Aside from the smoke it's got the expected flavors, no huge surprises.

M- silky and smooth with low carbonation, actually a little lower than I expected for the moderate (for a stout) ABV. Overall the mouthfeel is what you would want and expect of the style, smooth and warming without feeling syrupy; a semi-dry finish leaves you wanting another sip.


O- the pour is a little lackluster in appearance, but all other aspects are there. The peaty smoke really adds another dimension to the flavor and was a nice surprise since this isn't declared to be a smoked stout. Overall another great brew from Mayflower and one that I will plan to revisit.

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Photo of genovm
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uzarnayme
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of grahuba
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueKurenai
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tkelley
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into my Mayflower "pint" glass (its not really a full pint! Argh!) .

A - Brown thin head sits on a dark body. Slight highlights that are also a nice brown, not the ruby you see in many stouts.

N - Dark roasted malts all the way. Like a hearty piece of fresh bread. Very little hops. No spice no fruit.

T - Again, dark malts and roast. Chocolate and coffee but only just so. Not overpowering the malts. The oatmeal smooths it very nicely and adds some oaty sweetness.

M - Again, very smooth. Very fine carbonation. Delightful bitter after taste.

O - very good. Nice on a cold evening by the fireplace.

Cheers!

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Photo of bum732
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

S: Big coffee notes and some chocolate roast. Very stout-like earthiness. Some fruity esters.

L: Black, tan head, creamy with good retention. Nice lacing.

T: Semi-sweet coffee malt leading to a dry roastiness. Finishes just a touch of sweetness.

M: Smooth creamy medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.

A really solid oatmeal stout. Almost perfectly to style.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Bjlps
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trappistlover
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(12oz bottle courtesy of plondrigan!). Pours nearly black with khaki head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, milk chocolate. Nice! Taste is roasty bitter with sweetness emerging. There is also a little sour in this-in a good way. Medium bodied with creamy mouthfeel. Finish is slight roasty. Nice beer! Thanks, Paul!

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Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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