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
mayflowerbrewing.com

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
Ratings:
294
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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12
Gots:
39
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0
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Photo of BostonPhilly
3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bruachan
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

nice and viscous pour with brown-sugar-colored froth (though this faded all too rapidly)

almost smoky roast smells; chicory; molasses. rooty

smoooth finish on this bad boy. i guess i'll work backwards. bitterness inhabits the finish, as well, to make sure the brew doesn't slip beyond the frontiers of my tastebuds. spritzy carbonation, too, to counter said slippage probability (i wouldn't be too offended if the oatsmoothiness were allowed to stand in its own spotlight, however). some sweetness but no more than can be carried by the medium body

hop flavor is herbal yet woody

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Photo of mountdew1
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a completely dark brown/black with a thin ring around the edge of a mocha brown head. Aroma was malty, slightly smokey, with a bit of sour. As it adjusted to room temp, hints of chocolate surfaced. Taste was malty, with a smidge of bitter. Finished as a oaty wheaty bread. Felt great in the mouth. Coated very well, with a hint of carbonation. Easy to drink, more of a sipper, but not bad at all.

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Photo of sendsilk
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my trusty "Crab House" pint glass. BOttle received in trade and dated: best by 01/10/11. I waited another 6 months to see how this turned out. Love some age on my stouts. And I SERIOUSLY love the fact that they date their beers. Should be mandatory, at least for the IPA segment, rat bastards, selling me year old IPA's. Anyway, onto the review!!

A- Looks good, nice and dark, small head very little lacing.

S- Allright, nothing to jump up and down about.

T- Pretty good, not bad, not great. Everything I have had from Mayflower has been pretty solid. This is just below that bar.

If I haven't lost you by now, I should have. If you get it, drink it as it's decent but don't trade the kids in for it. Unless they are total brats and driving you friggin nuts all the time. Than it's understandable.

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Photo of MaryEllen3313
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Guinness Imperial Pint.

A: Pours midnight black with a two-inch mocha colored head. The head recedes rather quickly, but leaves behind some sticky lacing.

S: A very distinct smell of cream and vanilla strikes the nose first. It actually smells rather like vanilla ice-cream. Then comes the unmistakable smell of oats: earthy and starchy. There is a certain spicy herbal smell as well, but I can't tell if this is coming from the oats or from hops. Light whiffs of coffee and hints of chocolate lie somewhat dormant underneath the symphony of oats. A bit of cherry-like darkfruit is coaxed out of hiding as the beer warms. The bottle states that this beer was brewed with three types of oats. I believe it. There is a lot of depth in the smell of this beer, much of it coming from the oats.

T: Starchy oats open. The creamy impression that was so dominant in the nose is definitely here, though not half as forceful in taste. Mild fruity esters evoke black cherries. That slight herbal spiciness is there, but it is still vague. Taste stays very sweet, with impressions of milk chocolate and maybe even some cola at times. It dries a bit toward the finish with flavors of earthy oats, espresso, and just a hint of smoke.

M: Moderately thick, smooth, and creamy. Carbonation is very lively.

O: This beer has an excellent nose, but the taste is subtle and tame in comparison. It did not quite live up to my expectations, but it should be noted that my expectations were extremely high, having thoroughly enjoyed Mayflower Porter and a few of their other beers. This is still a solid beer from Mayflower, and worth a try.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of genovm
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Shaymus
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ScaryEd
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Rhf9120
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours black with a this tan head. This beer smells of coffee, oats and has hits of malts. The flavor is spot on in my opinion with caramel, coffee, oats and again hits of malts all making an appearance. The mouth feel was pleasant, had a medium body but a little more carbonated than I would have thought. Overall I thought this was a good oatmeal stout and I would drink it again.

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Photo of wshinevar
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

A - Jet black body, off-white head fades quickly, leaves minimal lacing.
S - Malt sweetness, chocolate, roast & toast.
T - Roasted malt, coffee, slightly burnt toast. No hop presence (not that I expected any)
M - Medium/thin. Low carb. Very smooth from the oats.
O - A good stout, not sure why it is winter, other than maybe the time of the year. Certainly appropriate for that. Happy to have tried and definitely worth the price of admission, but I probably won't rush back to it.

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Photo of JohnofUpton
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of frosted33
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of scxcrunner
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of LoudRed
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jlordi12
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of SteveCarrozza
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeAndrews
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Rcaisse
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 294 ratings.
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