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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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 293
Photo of jbertsch
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with little head. It doesnt look as creamy and frothy as i like an oatmeal stout to be. Aroma provides a little smoke, powdery oats, peat moss, and a touch of chocolate. The taste is nice - chocolate and oatmeal are definitely there. Charcoal and Peat moss is brought to mind again on the flavor profile but chocolate milk is what lingers on the finish. Mouthfeel is unfortunately a little flat with lower carbonation...slight oily slickness to it. Again, I wish this felt creamier. But overall it's a tasty oatmeal stout that excels in flavor...if it didn't just lack on the looks and mouthfeel department it would be perfect.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a growler of this yesterday after I attempted to go to the registry in Plyomuth only to find out that their hours chagned from 8-4 and I got there at 4:10. Anyways, finally got a chance to stop by the brewery, which is only a 2 minute drive from there. The beer was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: The beer is jet black and poured a one finger mocha head that reduces into a thin layer that leaves a little but of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee and mocha come to the senses right away. Followed by sweet malts and oatmeal, and some bitterness from the hops.

Taste: First off you get those roasted coffees and chocolately mocha feeling up front. Then the sweet malts, vanilla, and oatmeal follow.

Mouthfeel: The beer is creamy and smooth. A little chewy and mildly carbonated too.

Overall: This is actaully a decent oatmeal stout. I will grab another one whether on draft, bomber, or a growler if I am in the Plyomuth area once again.

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Photo of ksimons
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
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 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 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 u2carew
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz longneck.
A) Pours nearly opaque from the bottle. A nice finger thick, brown head on top. Settles to a nice lacing at the edge of the glass and on top. In the glass definitely an opaque body.
S) Subtle hints of dark cherries. Chocolate. Bready. Roasted grains.
T) Robust flavor. Smoky. Bitter chocolate. Hints of roasted coffee.
M) Full body. Smooth. Creamy. A nip of dryness in the finish.
D) I would definitely drink another one.

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

A: Pours a deep, dark brown with a finger thick, tan colored head that quickly dissipates.

S: Scent consists of roasted malts up front, with molasses, which takes over the smell and maybe hints of chocolate and vanilla.

T: The up front taste has nice roasted malts that linger throughout. This is followed by slight hints of chocolate and a sweetness, from either dark fruits or the molasses. The finish is dry with some left over roasted malt flavors.

M: Medium bodied, carbonation is low. Very smooth and crisp, dry and woody.

D: This is my first beer from the brewery and it is a pretty solid brew to say the least. Very well balanced, nothing crazy, but a nice consistent and delicious beer.

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

appearance - dark mahogany body with tan head

Smell - cocoa, chocolate, oats, coffee

Taste - chocolate, oats, roasted malts, cocoa

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly sweet upfront, slight bitterness, slight smokiness in the back end. Flavors linger in the aftertaste

Overall - good oatmeal stout that I'm glad to have tried. Worth a shot.

Price point - 1.89/12 oz bottle

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

Enjoyed at a monday night tasting at Julios.

A - Pours a deep, rich brown not quite black with a slight mocha head that leaves average side lacing as it fades.

S - Very sweet roasted malts and fresh ground coffee beans (due to the bitterness and roast malts). A bit too sweet for me.

T - More of the same as the nose with lots aof rich, roasted malts and espresso flavours along with some light chocolate. The malts are abit too sweet.

M - Smooth, creamy, with good carbonation.

O - I enjoyed this stout. Its fairly standard and easy to get around here. An acceptable stout.

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

Bottled on 12/20/10

A: Pours a dark black with absolutely no head save for a tiny amount of lacing around the outside edge.

S: Roasted malts with a scent of oats and a light amount of chocolate. Notes of vanilla and mild molasses are present as well.

T: Starts off with a roasted malt, bittersweet coffee and semisweet chocolate taste and moves into a light oatmeal and nutty flavor. More malts and oatmeal are present towards the finish, but are a little on the light side.

M: Medium-light body with a light amount of carbonation, suits the beer well. A little creamy and somewhat on the "dry" side.

D: The flavor is quite good and definitely makes a nice winter beer, very drinkable.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 11/26/13. Sampled on January 16, 2014.

The pour is a deep dark black color with a short-lived light brown head. Impossible to see through even held to the light.

The aroma brings out the dark malts and oatmeal characters but in a downplayed sort of way. Also a bit of smoke and light sweetness.

The body is in the medium range with a smooth texture.

The taste has a smoky, creaminess in the malt character that abruptly explodes into an earthy bitter dryness that does not linger long. Oatmeal can also be found. It definitely has some very nice features to it.

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Photo of Floyd12
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
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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Photo of tzieser
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
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 +3.3%
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 +3.3%
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 illpass78
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +3.8%
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 OtherShoe2
4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +3.8%
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 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 Stockfan42
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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 +4.6%
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 GbVDave
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Winter Oatmeal Stout from Mayflower Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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