Oatmeal Stout | Marble Brewery

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States
marblebrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by taxguyjase on 12-23-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
125
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
19.11%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
22
For Trade:
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Photo of Nic1524
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the most complete oatmeal stout I have ever had! As soon as you pour this beer into a glass it feels your nostrils will wonderful chocolate and coffee notes. These are the exact flavors that attack your taste buds. I dare you to find a better oatmeal stout... It won't happen!

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Photo of LXIXME
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A big light brown head takes its time to settle into a pretty nice lacing above a clear ( I think ) super dark brown to black colored beer.

Super dark roasted malts with the aroma of them being burnt harbor some bakers chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal aspects.

Rich dark roasted malts with unsweetened chocolate, light roasted coffee, and a thickness of oatmeal taste.

A creamy yet lightly dry aftertaste with some of the dark roasted malt characteristics hanging around on this full bodied creamy thick stout.

A very well done oatmeal stout, not to much chocolate or coffee coming through, yet it has that full roasted malt body that makes you want to take another drink and another, etc.

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Photo of NewMexJim
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Looks - pours nice black, carbonated body with a light brown head that leaves some lacing on the glass.
Smell - light sent of malt, coffee, with a hint of chocolate.
Mouth feel - very smooth w/ a slightly sharp taste of the roasted malt and coffee that lingers on the palette.

This is a very satisfying beer that's good with food or very drinkable by itself - not an overpowering stout. A fine beer from Marble Brewing of Albuquerque, NM.

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Photo of denver10
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark, dark brown, just about black, with a nice mocha head and decent lacing. A deep roasty aroma paired with very light sugars from the oats, slight but enough to let you know this is an oatmeal stout rather than american stout; coffee and cream, bakers chocolate, roasted barley, and sugars. Flavor starts of a roasty with some sugars from the oats, but then midstreams everything picks up and the flavor kinda erupts, big coffee that grows in its burntness as it develops, bakers chocolate that also continues to develop into the finish, and all with the sugars from the oats to add some balance to everything. A smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, Marble with a fantastic beer here. One of the best stouts I have tried.

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Photo of braiden
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: black! The head looks like a beer jello
smell: like grains
taste: grains and spices
feel: full bodied
overall: thick smooth and flavorfull are the words to describe this beer

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Photo of thekevlarkid
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bomber bottle this beer was an opaque black color with three full fingers worth of tan head. The retention was excellent as a thin cap that left thick band after band of lacing all the way down my glass. The aroma was rich and earthy, a blend of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and a hint of molasses. The flavors were delicious! I tasted lots of chocolate, roasted malt, hints of earth/wet soil, mocha coffee and sweet malt. The bitterness that appeared towards the end balanced the sweet elements well and the flavor of milk chocolate lingered on my tongue after the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and a bit frothy, the body full and the carbonation perfect. An outstanding version of this style and one of the best I’ve had in a long time. Go Nuevo Mexico!

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Photo of coltonbrimhall
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-dark black beer with thick foamy head
-some coffee alot of oatmeal and a malty smokiness
-taste great flavor dances down your throat for coffee and roasted oatmeal
- thoroughly coats your mouth with thick lingering notes
-overall amazing one of the best beers i have had plan on buying alot of this beer

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #38 (Mar 2010):

Towering, robust brown head. Yeah ... this beauty is black through and through. Aroma burst with burnt caramel, freshly ground coffee and cocoa powder. Creamy, dreamy medium body; semi-silky. The taste buds have a lot to cover here, from a slight fruity yeast tone and hop bitterness, to charred grain and burnt sugar flavors. Hints of choco- late cake batter, burnt biscuits and an iced coffee show off the complexity here. The sweetness that builds up is a perfect balance against the roasted grain; hint of dark fruit within the roasty finish.

How much more sessionable can a beer get? Right to style without any attribute jump- ing up too high--a prime example for Oatmeal Stouts.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is about as close to a perfect oatmeal stout as one could get. Super dark with a thin tan head that leaves quickly and reminds you it was there with some nice spotty lacing. The aroma is filled with roasted malts, oats and a faint hint of coffee. The taste of this beer is the same as the nose with nice sweet roasted malt taste as the main flavor with a hint of oats and coffee. A wee bit of dark chocolate appears at the end and seems to be a component of the bitterness. This is a really nice drinking stout.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: About as black as black can be. Great foam.

Smell: Great chocolate qualities. I'm picky about chocolate levels, but this is great!

Taste/Mouthfeel: An incredible stout. Coffee and chocolate with a superb burnt character in the finish. One of the best. Good velvety texture in feel.

Drinkability: I could drink and enjoy a few of these.

Overall: I only tried a bit, but it's already one of my favorite stouts.

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Photo of taxguyjase
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Have had this beer both on draft and in a bomber (which is a recent development for the brewery). Either way is delicious

Marble created a lovely brew in this one - an expresso colored bomber of bliss. Once poured from its glass prison, you'll get a really foamy toasted almond head with tons of tasty aromas. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and toasted malt are really evident and are expected for the style. The flavor fits all of the scenty goodness and is extremely well blended, so as not to overwhelm with too much robustness. And you can taste the oats, which seems right given it's an OATmeal stout. I've had other oatmeal stouts where you didn't get that taste and it just seemed downright improper. While not a thick beer, the brew does have some body to it. If you were to gauge it on a scale of 1-10, 1 being Bud Light and 10 being molasses, then I'd give it a 7. The aftertaste consists majorly of malt and coffee, but is subtle and enjoyable. This beer is on tap at the Marble Brewery all year long, but also can be found at various restaurants in town - I recently had it at Savoy up by Juan Tabo and Montgomery. They have recently made this a bomber that you can find any good liquor store in town (Quarters, Kelly's, Jubliation, etc...). Just waiting for it to get in six packs... Anyway, go get this beer!

Appearance - 5.0/5.0 - Dark expresso, foamy almond head

Smell - 4.0/5.0 - Subtle, but definite scents of coffee, malt and chocolate

Taste - 4.5/5.0 - Well blended malt and coffee flavors, with a definite sense of oats

Feel - 4.5/5.0 - Medium bodied, with good coverage of the mouth and enjoyable aftertaste

Drinkability - 4.5/5.0 - Most definitely -would have gotten a 5.0 if I could get it in six packs.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look: Oh, yes. Nice and dark beer. The head is a rich caramel color and it stays around, even after taking a sip. Excellent looking beer.

Smell: Malts with bit of oats. Fairly good smell.

Taste: Malts mix with chcolate throughout the taste. Maybe a tinge of oats towards the end.

Feel: Great mouth feel. Smooth and rich, although not outstanding in this regard.

Overall: Really good beer! Pleasantly surprised. The look of this beer is top notch.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of rangerred
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours pitch black with a half finger dark tan head. Poor head retention but pretty good lacing.

Aroma is full of roasted malt along with a touch of coffee and cocoa.

The flavor is dominated by roasted malt but there are strong hints of cocoa nibs along with a little bit of coffee. There is a mild underlying sweetness along with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. Light bitterness is present towards the finish.

Overall this is a top notch oatmeal stout. Excellent flavor and mouthfeel make this another home run from Marble Brewery.

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Photo of mactrail
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Mellow, black, and richly flavored. Malt gives a nice sweet tang. Just a hint of the sour charcoal burnt malt in the aftertaste. Shades of roasted barley, a touch of caramel, then the hops. Not too bitter, just enough to leave a glow. Looks exactly like most stouts in the pint glass with an OK dollop of foam.

This is such a well-balanced beer. All the flavors make their appearance and fade away politely. Dry but with a pomegranate fruity hint. Nice rich mouthfull, well carbonated. My favorite regular stout so far this year.

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Photo of prsguitarsr4me
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another success from Marble. They are really brewing some great beers. This one is very smooth and creamy, served just at the right temperature for the style. Had it at the tap room in Santa Fe. I also bought 2 bombers, and enjoyed it out of the bottle as well. I'd like to see Marble brew an Imperial Stout, as they've really got some interested beers that generally aren't too high in alcohol. This one is 5% and I think if they brought up the intensity notch slightly, this would be a really exceptional beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

love marble, every beer i have from them impresses me for different reasons. this oatmeal stout pours as black as any beer ive ever laid eyes on. its jet jet black, inky and thick, but not syrupy at all. theres a solid two inches of light brown foam on top, with fairly solid retention. i smell burnt malt, minerals, tobacco, and literally no sugar at all. its certainly not the nose i expected, but it makes this beer that much more dark and mysterious to me. first seem is holy roast batman! never had such richly toasted malt without the bitterness of burnt grain, impressive feat. the oats provide a little bit of roundness to the flavor and feel, but dont seem to add any sweetness at all, although this beer isnt bitter either, its just balanced perfectly. some light dark chocolate notes in there as well toward the finish. great mouthfeel, soft and creamy feeling. majorly full bodied but this is barely filling. average carbonation for the style. overall another fantastic and interesting brew from marble, who continues to make true to style beers that are a level above what so many others are putting out. this is da bomb!

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass at the Santa Fe taproom.

Frothy dark-khaki head a finger and a half thick could be scooped out with a spoon. Body is pitch-black. 5

Delicious dark chocolate and creamy caramel aroma with a floral bouquet. Great smelling brew. 4.25

Bitter dark chocolate is captured here perfectly, along with caramel, coffee and vanilla. The finish has a floral flourish and tinge of resinous hop flavor. 4

Bitter and coffee-like, but with a rich, viscous smooth body, this is an easy-drinker with big taste. 4

I've neglected this beer for two long in my constant quest to try new beers. This could be easily a staple in my fridge if only I could stick to one beer from time to time.

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Photo of BobZ
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Growler poured into my Duvel Tulip. A big thanks to GHB for a growler as an extra.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a surprising large 2” to 3” frothy tan head in color. Sticky lacing remains along with a 1” head throughout the beer.

Smell: Dark roasted malt with hints of chocolate.

Taste: Impressive, rich creamy roasted malt with a pleasant chocolaty bitterness. I am also picking up some hints of coffee from the roast. A nice flavor profile for a very solid oatmeal stout.

Mouthfeel: This is where this brew really excels, creamy, perfect carbonation, and exceptionally smooth.

Overall: I was surprised to receive a growler from New Mexico and even more surprised that the beer retained its carbonation as if it had just been poured. This is truly a well crafted stout that I was very happy to try.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- dark brown black color with a decent tan head and good lacing

S-roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, molasses

T- dark roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, slight burnt sugar, mild bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate light to medium carbonation, smooth

O- really enjoyed this stout, good flavors and easy drinking

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Photo of Flashsp2
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Marble Oatmeal Stout

Bomber into medium chalice. Dense dark brown body with ruby
highlights. The head is mocha colored and thick and creamy. Beautiful
lacing too.

Roasty, sweet creamed coffee, toffee.

Chewy malt, dark caramels, mocha, pine, toffee. Tastes green, like its
maybe a bit too fresh. Still yummy though.

Soft, chewy, with a moderate heft and a low-medium carbonation.

Tasty brew that I could consume in copious amounts. This bottling
probably needs another month to blend.

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Photo of BeardedBoffin
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a dark brown to to color with a nice cap of mocha colored foam. A nice looking brew. The nose is dark with chocolate, carob, and caramel. Very smooth on the palate---the dark goodness just slickly flows along with just the right amount of oatmeal. The dark malt peak through with cocoa, mocha and sweetness. The grain is there, though. The malt brings a slight bit of welcome bitterness. A nice well built brew: tasty, smooth, and very drinkable.

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Photo of jpr022
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome. First review (of any beer). This beer was exactly what I wanted to drink. I never knew quite what made an oatmeal stout. This beer makes sense for that category.

Super drinkable. Would have six of 'em but I gotta go back to work.

In Santa Fe.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle stamped 12 15 11 poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Big loose pancake batter head with decent to good retention and low stick. Jet bllack body.

Smell - Roasted coffee. Dry cardboard.

Taste - Dry coffee. Faint chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Dry, but mouth mouth puckering. Smooth. Refreshing for a stout.

Overall Drinkability - Easy to drink. Inoffensive. A little plain.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Dark brown body, not quite black but close. One finger offwhite head, good retention time, a bit of lacing.

S- Milk chocolate, roasted malt, espresso. A bit nutty, even a bit of cocoa. Solid nose.

F- Very drinkable profile of roasted malt, milk chocolate, nuttiness. Not complex but tasty and pleasing without any off-flavours.

M- Medium bodied, silky smooth, good carbonation, super easy to drink.

O- Very easy drinking oatmeal stout with nice body on it. I liked this one a fair amount and would drink it if it were local.

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Photo of calcio360jrd
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at marble tasting room in Santa Fe. Nice oatmeal stout.

Wonderful smell of toasty coffee and that nice lingering head that good stouts have. Not a tremendous amount of abv that I like, but a very session able beer. Gonna try a few more of their beers at the actual brewery in Abq this week, figured this was a good 1 to start with

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