Winter Oatmeal Stout | Mayflower Brewing Company

Winter Oatmeal StoutWinter Oatmeal Stout
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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: 294 |  Reviews: 98
Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good stout. Deed black in color. A bit watery for my taste, but flavorful.

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Photo of DoctorB2B
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of albern
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is quite good, it has more the burnt and smoked oaky flavors of an Baltic Porter, but this is a nice fairly mild oatmeal stout nevertheless. It pours a nice thick, inky black with a nice dark tan head. The retention is okay, not tons of lace. The nose has the cellared oakiness, a touch of molasses, and some residual coffee aromas that make it reasonably enticing. These qualities will stay true for the taste.

The taste is very nice if for no other reason than the brewer is not trying to jam way too much ABV into a beer that doesn't warrant it. The beer is fairly full bodied, has a nice smoked oaky and molasses character. The oatmeal comes through on the silkiness on the tongue, but it doesn't quite live up to expectation in that there is too much foreground with the slightly burnt flavors, and not enough real chocolate and dark malt qualities where they should belong. As the beer warms, there is a touch of spice hidden away and this adds some complexity. The aftertaste carries on with a bit too much cherryish oaky quality and it just lingers a bit too long. This is a nice beer though, very drinkable for sure.

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Photo of ms11781
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Packaged on 12/02/2010. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Pours jet black with a very, very thin tan head. A little lacing at first, but it seems to fall back into the glass fairly quickly.

Smells of roasted malts and dark chocolate with what seems like black licorice in the background. Sometimes I'm getting the roastiness, chocolate and licorice, other times just the malts and chocolate.

Taste is similar to the nose. All roasted malts at first with some darker chocolate but some slight coffee notes instead of licorice. As I get further into the beer it seems that maybe the nose is a bit stronger than the taste.

This brew is a bit thin for a stout. Probably lies somewhere between a stout and a porter, possibly closer to porter characteristics, actually. Very little carbonation.

Not sure what the ABV is on this one, but after a couple it seems like it's on the lower end. Light enough to have a few but just heavy enough to prevent more than than that. The flavors are interesting enough to make you want to try a second but you might be ready to move on after that.

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Photo of Auror
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Proclarush
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ksimons
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours an inky black color with just a touch of lace around the top

S-smoky, roasted malts and caramel sweetness

T-roasted malts and coffee, sweet caramel, with just a hint of hop bitterness

M-medium body, leaves a nice roasted taste in the mouth, very light carbonation

D-drinkable, could be a little richer but overall a very nice beer

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of dental
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of h4ger
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Massbmx
3/5  rDev -23.9%

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 Mikecap
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Horbar
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BColton1
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 tpauer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AirBob
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review from 11/2/14

A - 3+ inches of dense milk chocolate brown colored head. Solid back body. Great retention and lacing.

S - Bitter hops. Milk chocolate and blonde roast coffee. Cocoa powder.

T - Sweeter dark chocolate and mild coffee bitterness. Finishes with unsweetened cocoa.

M - Low to medium carb. Full bodied and creamy. A little watery in the finish.

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Photo of lic217
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Lawnboy33
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Tschnab
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- a very dark brown almost black with a dark brown head and some lace.

S- some rich chocolate malt brings a coffee and semisweet chocolate aroma, malt, and a little bit of carmel sweetness.

t- a very classic tasting oatmeal stout with a nice creamy feel that is just a bit too thin. Some vanilla and a good amount of dark chocolate are here as well.

O- a good oatmeal stout, good winter seasonal.

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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81% out of 100 with 294 ratings
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