Oatmeal Stout | Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery

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Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery
New York, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-18-2003

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of STEG
4.62/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a pleasant surprise, I went with the choose six tasting at the brewery and this was one of them that I chose. After tasting it I decided to get a pint because the 5oz serving wasnt enough. I was served with a finger of sand colored head with a jet black murky body. Smell was heavy on the coffee and chocolate. taste was more of the same but backed up by pleasant earthy and oat background with a pleasant bitterness at the back. Mouthfeel was smoother than guiness, a beer that I dont really enjoy the taste of ,but this was like a guiness with a bit of flavor. Ended up having 2 pints after the tasting and took home a growler to have later that weekend.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of photonicgnostic
4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from growler into pint glass. Growler filled ~ 24hrs previous to this review.

Black as stout should be (deep ruby against bright 6500K light) Tan head disappears quickly leaving heavy lacing behind.

Very light hop aroma and some roastiness.

Sweet roastiness followed by lingering dark chocolate-like bitterness.

Smooth, but a little thinner than I like my stouts.

Very drinkable. The bitter aftertaste lends itself to pairing with something sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bark brown-black color with a big two fingers of thick brownish head. The head hangs around forever, finally reducing down to a still sizeable layer leaving lots of lace on the glass in the process.

S - Aroma is a mix of lots of roasted sweet caramel malts and some oats. There is also a touch of coffee and caramel in the background.

T - Starts off with some sweet roasted caramel malt flavor with some oats in the background. Through the middle some sweet milk flavor and some chocolate flavors come through. The finish is a mix of roasted caramel and coffee flavors that linger nicely.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-low carbonation. Feels super smooth and creamy. Finish is really creamy and roasty with some nice sweet notes.

D - Very drinkable. The nitro tap really creates an outstanding looking beer here. The flavors are all really nicely balanced and the beer feels really great.

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Photo of rolands6
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured with a very nice and lasting half inch head and dark coloring. Coffee was the dominant taste and smell for me with moderate level of chocolate and some roasted malt flavor. I did not find this beer bitter at all. Very smooth not at all creamy mouthfeel. Very easy to drink and well worth my visit to the Davidson Bros. Brewpub.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

my first beer from Davidson bros, and its a winner. nitro tap does this a lot of favors I have a feeling. the pour is rich and creamy brown, just like a Guinness, with the same thick tan milkshake foam. the nose has some coffee amidst the dark roasty barley and the slightly spicy yeast. the flavor is bitter dark chocolate, earthy raw coffee, and a sweet oatmeal cereal finish. very complex, very layered, very well balanced, a perfect illustration of the style. the lower abv makes it easy to drink a lot of, even though its got a lot of body and only soft carbonation from the nitro. I love the creamy feel, I love the depth of flavors, and I will be keenly looking out for more stuff from these guys.

edit: had it on a regular co2 tap last night, and was really impressed. the bitter comes out of the roast a little more, but the body is still huge and the flavors are all really well integrated. an awesome example of the style, one of the best in the area up here.

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Photo of americanbeerbuzz
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a pint glass. Looks just like a guinesse, a little heavier in body. Not quite as airy in the glass. The beer sits a little heavier, obvisouly cooked in an open kettle, it sits heavy in the glass. A tan fizz holding lots of roasted oat smell. Creamy oat texture in the beer as well. Finished with some coffee chocolate bitterness. Body is light with a creamy finish. Overall:Dangerously sessionable stout at 4.5%.

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Photo of tempest
4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a 20oz pint at Drop Off Service in the East Village. It appeared pitch black with a thick tan head. This is a rich and creamy oatmeal stout, but not too heavy. It's got that great toasty, cookie-like roast of a good oatmeal stout. The finish had a pleasant dry bitterness with a little cocoa. This is a tasty beer, definitely worth a second pint.

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Photo of plaid75
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black hue with a two finger creamy off-white head. There was very good retention and excellent lacing.

The smell featured a roasted malt, coffee and some sulfur.

The taste consisted of a roasted, burnt grain; dark chocolare; coffee and crystal malt.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness with an astringency at the finish.

Overall a good and quaffable stout.

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Photo of eporter66
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Made my first stop (with many more to come) at Davidson Brothers Restaurant & Brewery today for lunch and a few beers. I really enjoyed this Oatmeal Stout!!!

A - Reminded me exactly of a Guinness from the appearance, dark black with a 2 finger head and excellent lacing

S - Nice roasted smell, malts and chocolate come to mind.

T - This was a great tasting beer, exactly what I expected from a Stout, good balance.

M - From the thick foamy head, to the roasted flavor of the beer, this again reminded me of a Guinness

D - Smooth, flavorful, and I could see having a few of these every time I go. My biggest issue will be trying the other beers, because when I go back, I am going to want an Oatmeal Stout!

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ecto
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WesWes
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a dry dark malt scent with some chocolate malts present along with some patent malts as well. It has a bit of a grainy aroma from the oatmeal. The taste is good. It has a thin yet malty feel with a dry grainy aftertaste. I attribute this to the use of oatmeal in the mash. It goes down easy and finishes a bit watery, but with a solid malty taste. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a fine oatmeal stout. I always think that they are going to be much heavier than they are. Nonetheless, this is a good drinker.

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rastacouere
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good at what it is: an honest rendition of the style without defaults nor stand outs. Fairly mild, but still packing a decent roastiness like burnt chocolate, an almost black body, the typical nitro appearance and obvious oats while having a creamy medium body. Lovers of the style will certainly appreciate this.

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3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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