Winter Oatmeal Stout | Mayflower Brewing Company

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Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Mayflower Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by mduncan on 12-08-2010

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Ratings: 297 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of BigCheese
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Ink black, thin dark cardboard head,

S: Pretty pungent off the bat, dark roasted espresso and dark coco. Some roasted and smoked malts also.

T: Coffee, more of a sweeter malt base. Molasses, raisins, chocolate covered cherries, and bread crust. A bit of herbal hops come through too. Has a certain salty/savoriness too. Maybe some lactose too.

M: Not quite as rich as other oatmeal stouts. More syrupy than creamy, oily. Low/medium carbonation. Still pretty full bodied. Somewhat session-able for the style.

O: A real tasty brew, perfect for a snowy post dinner sipper. Not overly rich. Not the best oatmeal stout I've had but a real solid brew. Matches the quality I expect from Mayflower. I recommend.

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Photo of DownWithSocks
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Special thanks to Reagan1984 for this!

PKG 1/25/11

A: Pours pitch black with a rich and creamy, dark mocha colored head on top. Retention was decent with the foam eventually melting down to a thick, unbroken collar and thin, whispy skim. No lace was left behind.

S: Interesting nose that's heavy on the charred malt, dark chocolate, molassas, and dark fruit. Also detected a hint of piney hops.

T: See above. Pretty heavy on the charred/smoky malt with nice balance from the other players mentioned in the smell. Hint of fudge brownie, as well.

M: Big, rounded, and spicy with some very well integrated dark fruit and chocolate sweetness, dry/roasty malt, and some prickly smoke on the tongue during the finish.

D: A killer winter session beer. Way more interesting than your typical Oatmeal Stout. Loved how smoky/roasty this was.

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Photo of ed0uble
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Dools9
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Mayflower Brewery...

A: Dark black color, light brown/tan head, pretty good amount of lacing.

S: Sweet roasty malts, coffee and light chocolate notes, a bit of smoke.

T: Follows the nose, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, touch of vanilla.

M: Smooth and creamy, minimal carbonation, light-medium bodied.

O: Had this fresh off the tap in thier tasting room and enjoyed it very much. Suprisingly good drinkability, a very good oatmeal stout. Will pick up a sixer soon.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of Stockfan42
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black body. A creamy brown head that reduces to a thin lace around the glass.

Aromas's of Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and dry fruits.

Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. Has a very bitter bite but that settles as the carbonation does.

Mouthfeel isn't as creamy as I expected. It's pretty light and more so just bitterness and carbonation going on. Goes down pretty smoothly though. Wasn't expecting this from a oatmeal stout.

All in all it's a pretty tasty stout. I'll deffinatly try this again.

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Always looking forward to new stuff from the people at Mayflower. This Oatmeal Stout pours out a dark brown/almost black with ruby hues on the side. Not much more than a small amount of lacing serves as the head, though it is much darker than I was expecting. Notes of char and smoke begin the smell, followed by some dark fruit, metal and cocoa. Bitter coffee, chocolate, smoke and charred grain are at the center of the flavor profile, which is complex but not overkill. The mouthfeel is pretty light for this style, but it adds to the drinkability in a big way. This is definitely a dark beer that is not a meal in a bottle, and is sessionable too. This is some good stuff here from Mayflower. It nails the English smells and flavors found in the real thing. Cheers

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Photo of LutherBrau
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vogey77
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Doomcifer
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
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 pauldig
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a very thin brown head that fades very quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains roasted malts, coffee, oats, chocolate and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out creamy with flavors of milk chocolate and coffee up front that are quickly followed by bready flavors of oats and a hearty roasted malt character. The hops presence is very mild but is exactly where it should be for the style and still creates a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and viscous, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very good milder stout to drink for a long time.

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Photo of Jayli
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/11 poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours a deep, dark opaque brown that borders on black. A one finger of creamy brown head sits on top. Head retains nicely and leaves minor wisps of lacing.

S: Nose is a fantastic mixture of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee.

T: Taste starts with a not of a bitter coffee bite before moving to a milk chocolate, roasted malts and hint of oatmeal. A toffee flavoring comes in before being overcome by a bitter dark chocolate. Finish has a bit of espresso that lingers and a very light citrus hop bite.

M: Lighter side of medium body, medium carbonation, crisp body that starts off slightly thin but feels thicker as the beer warms.

D: Goes down easily, quite tasty, not too filling, mild kick, nice representation of style. The only thing I would like to see on this is a bit thicker body. Otherwise, completely a beer to sit with for the evening.

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Photo of ErrandWolfe
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black with a nice foamy chocolate brown head. Not much retention, no lacing.

Richer aromas here. Some of the standard coffee and deep roasted malt, but you get some light molasses and licorice. Pleasant sweetness and some charred smokiness in the nose.

Full flavors here. Initial sip has some nice bitter-sweet elements, with nice dark roasted malt and some sweetness. You get the oats and grain as the palate clears, which leads to a long lingering light coffee bitterness. Bitter and sweet. Nothing sour, over-boiled, or off in this one. Great balance.

Wish this had a touch more body. A little thinner than expected, but not to a fault. Just my preference.

Easy drinking here. Shared a 6 and everyone loved it. One of the better, if not the best from Mayflower.

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Photo of mlazzaro
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

brown head, completely opaque black beer. tiny bubbles, but weak retention. mostly chocolate aroma, with a English or Irish ale yeast mixed in. smells good. pretty intense for a oatmeal stout. great roasted barley and chocolate malt flavors. bitterness is solid. mouthfeel is really effected by the dark acidic grains. I do really like the beer, but the oatmeal is a bit lost in the other malts. 6% ABV is apparent. Much, Much better served warmer. good sixer for the winter.

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Photo of illpass78
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: It's a deep, dark brown - nearly black. Lighter brown around the edges. Very short tan head dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

Aroma: Smells of baker's chocolate, black coffee, oak, and earth. Inviting.

Taste: The chocolate and coffee are right up front, along with some oats and a subtle grassy bite.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat dense - almost heavy - but really smooth.

Overall: Really nice stout from these Plymouth dudes. Strikes me more as a straight-up stout than an oatmeal stout, but does have a nice smoothness to it. Would have again.

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Photo of northos
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tzieser
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

on tap at the pour farm tavern in new bedford. Served in a standard pint glass.

Pours a pitch black color with a nice tan head with good retention.

nice roasted malt nose. Sweet notes are dominant. nice.

a tad sweet up front, with a great roasted malt bill. A nice smoke character is there as well. Very smooth throughout, finishes a bit dry.

Chewy mouthfeel; good drinkability.

Excellent oatmeal stout. I will get this again.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mayflower Brewing Company - Winter Oatmeal Stout, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours thin viscosity black with a small foamy head that dissipates quickly and no lacing.

Smell - Aroma is chocolate, oatmeal, and roasted malts. Well rounded. Big oats. Sweet.

Taste - Thin but packed full of oats with a side of roasted malts, tasty.

Mouthfeel - Thin with moderate carbonation. Lingering oats. Zero booziness and easy to drink but the brew starts to lose steam here a bit.

Overall - For a non-imperial (read: thin) oatmeal stout, this is good.

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Photo of Gatch
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black with a medium brown head that froths up quickly and fades just a quick. No lacing or head retention.

S: Roasted malt is heavy but there's some molasses and earthy, smoky notes.

T: Nicely smoked and roasted malt with a creamy body and a soft, oat-tasting finish.

M: Lightly carbonated with smooth and easy drinkability. Great feel for the style.

O: Nice, traditional oatmeal stout and I look forward to more from Mayflower.

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Photo of liquorpig
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NinjaJesus
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A delicious stout with a great smell. I really enjoy this on a truly frigid day. Sadly, we haven't had too many of those this year. Still love it

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Photo of Floyd12
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer from a 12oz bottle, poured into a pint glass.

A- Poured an almost black color with a light brown head that rapidly dissapated.

S- The roasted malts used in these beer have a strong aroma of both chocolate and coffee, making for a very sweet and inviting smell.

T- When you first taste this beer there is a slight ashy taste to it but, but the chocolate and coffee undertones quickly take form leading to an excellent after taste. Almost all bitterness subsides as the carbonation dies.

M- A thick and full bodied beer. But as I drank towards the end it picked up a more watery quality to it. The low carbonation worked very well for the creamy and roasted style though.

D- It's very smooth and has a high level of drinkablility. The creamy roasted taste makes this something that could even be enjoyed by non-beer drinkers.

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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 297 ratings
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