Fiddler Oatmeal Stout | Potosi Brewing Company

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80
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70 Ratings
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Fiddler Oatmeal StoutFiddler Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Potosi Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
potosibrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by uwmgdman on 11-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
70
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of enelson
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alarmclock314
3.47/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, no date, 6.5% ABV. Pours clear amber with a medium sized light tan head. Smells of sweet and roasted malt with some licorice, earthy hops, and oats. The taste follows exactly with sweet/roasted malt, licorice, earthy hops, and some oats. Below average taste/smell intensity. Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Thinner body for the style and above average carbonation. Overall, it's closer to a Porter in look/mouthfeel, but has an good smell/taste if you're okay with sweet licorice.

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Photo of Millersbrewers
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown, with a reddish tinge. One inch tan head that holds pretty well, with good lacing.

Smell is slightly off-putting for a stout, has a cloying sweetness mixed with a bit of smokiness. Smells more like a traditional porter than an oatmeal stout. Has a bit of an unfinished, homebrew-like sweetness in the aroma

Taste is a mix of roasted chocolate (maybe caramel) up front. There is a bit of sweetness but the acidic taste takes over in the end. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium, thinner than most oatmeal stouts. It's a pretty easy drinker.

Overall a perfectly drinkable beer, especially considering the abv, that needs a bit more balance in its roasted malts

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Photo of jwc215
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark brown to black with a thin bubbly head that fades to a ring. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of chocolate and licorice.

The taste is of candy-like chocolate licorice - reminds me of a combo of chocolate and licorice Twizzlers and Tootsie Rolls. A bit of roast, but not enough to give much balance to the sweetness.

It is lighter-bodied, slightly watery, pretty smooth. Alcohol well-covered.


An oatmeal stout with a candy-like sweetness. And, it's a bit thin. Overall, for a sweeter, thinner oatmeal stout it's decent enough. But, with so many richer, better balanced ones out there, I doubt I would revisit this one.

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3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Angerhaus
4.01/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LittleGus
2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ShawnL
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of invalid665
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickKlopfenstein
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of TastyIsBeer
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Capt_kirk
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Vixie
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The color reminds me a bit of a class of cola, looks black at first, but is actually more a dark brown with a reddish tinge on the edges. Has a small tan head that quickly turns into some lacing.

Starts out sweet, like a toffee or caramel. There's also a bit of coffee and chocolate.

Tastes a lot like it smells, bit of sweetness up front like caramel. There's chocolate and coffee as well, and maybe some cherry. Kind of reminds me of the flavor of cherry and chocolate blended together.

Goes down fairly smooth, but a bit thin for the style.

Not a bad beer, goes down easy, and the alcohol is well hidden. The one thing I would like is more complexity, it could use more depth of flavor. Still, it is an easy beer to drink, and has enough flavor to make me glad I gave it a try.

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Fiddler Oatmeal Stout from Potosi Brewing Company
3.39 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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