Oatmeal Stout | Marble Brewery

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89
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40 Reviews
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marble Brewery
New Mexico, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by taxguyjase on 12-23-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
125
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
19.6%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
21
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 125
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 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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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 koopa
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber received as an extra in a trade with a generous BA thanks!

Appearance: Pours a super deep mahogany to black with an opaque body and a 2 inch medium khaki crown that displays some retention and lots of lace.

Smell: Mild notes of roast and whispers of chocolate.

Taste: Mild notes of chocolate and whispers of roast.

Mouthfeel: On the thick side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Not offensive but a bit blah.

Overall: Ho Hum yet quite drinkable.

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Photo of illidurit
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark reddish brown color with a thin khaki head. Super roasty aroma with hard black malts. Roasty acidic malt flavor, black coffee, subtle licorice. Definitely not a 'sweet' sweet stout. Tends further towards dryness. Solid body, creamy, and fulfilling.

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Photo of bbeane
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Poured into my DFH snifter... starts with a finger thick light-brown head that disappears leaving behind spotted lacing. Beer is black in color with no light visible through it when held up to the light

S- Not super aromatic... toasty aroma with hints of chocolate

T- Starts out a with a some bitter toastyness, coffee... then finishes with some more coffee and chocolate

M- Full body with light/medium carbonation

D- This is a good one IMO... great flavor with not alot of alcohol. Can't factor in price, but if this was readily available to me, it would definitely be a regular beer for me

CHEERS

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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 OakedCanuck
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into Maudite goblet. From notes

A - Black with dark brown edging. Mocha colored head with excellent, well covered lacing

S - Roasty coffee, chocolate and some hops, not overly enticing

T - Some roast coffe, Chocolate milk, some nice lactose sugars, grainy oats and some nuttiness

M - Medium body, medium to low carbonation, dry and very creamy.

D - A decent, lower ABV stout, which makes it easier to drink. wouldn't mind it a bit stronger, maybe Marble could try out an Imperial.

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Photo of kbutler1
3.26/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head. Decent lace on the glass as I swirl it around to get some aroma out of it. Leather, tobacco, roast, and coffee apparent in the nose. Roasted malt and leather abound in the taste as well. Medium mouthfeel. I'm either missing the chocolate notes or it isn't really there in this one. Coffee flavors are nice. The flavors flatten out nicely and end cleanly with only a mild lingering bitterness. Overall, decent but not outstanding either.

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Photo of mothman
2.61/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours into snifter.

Pours 1/2 finger of tan head that fades down fast. Leaves slight splattered lace. Color is black.

Aroma: Oats, roasted malts, coffee, and a manure flavor. Very odd. Kind of creamy. Some chocolate.

Taste: It is odd because I get the manure again out of this beer. It is very dry and roasted. Has notes of coffee and chocolate. The off flavor really takes away from this beer.

Mouthfeel: Roasted and dry, a bit creamy. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends very dry and roasted, again.

Overall, not the best example of an oatmeal stout. Has an off flavor that I can't get over. Not something I want to drink a lot of.

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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 htomsirveaux
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle tried 20 Mar 2010. Courtesy of K&J, thanks!

Poured with a medium dark brown fizzy head into a Celis (bite me Miller) shaker pint glass. Very dark brown in color, opaque. Aroma is mild, slight roastiness and earty mushrooms. Starts roasty, slightly chocolately but quickly turns a bit sour. Dry with a lighter than expected body. Oats are noticeable but don't make a huge presence. Touch of caramel and resin in the finish. Light chocolatel aftertaste. Ethanol is mild.

Decent but would have liked more contribution from the oats and a slightly bigger body.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber without a freshness date. Pours a super-dark crimson color, nearly black unless held up to light. Foam is rocky top, topographous and long lasting. Lacing is excellent as well. A great looking beer.

Nose is a bit heavy on the bready yeast to classify as a 'clean' oaty stout, but that is ok with me as long as there is still a healthy dose of chocolate and oats, and there is. Nose is mildly faint and lacking a little bit of depth, but what is there smells pretty good.

Taste is quite nice as some leafy hops make an appearance. Nice balance of sweet lactose and oats with a mild roasted malt flavor. Very, very drinkable beer, chuggable even. The mouthfeel suffers for that a little as it leans towards the thin end of the oatmeal stout spectrum, could use more creaminess. Overall though, this is a very nice offering from a promising new brewery in the desert. I would drink this on a regular basis if I lived in Albuquerque.

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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 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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