Fiddler Oatmeal Stout | Potosi Brewing Company

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80
good
70 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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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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4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of dhannes
4.19/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a chilled bottle into a standard pint glass.

A=Dark brownish red, with a 1/2" foam head that lasted a half minute or so.

S=Faint...malty with slight cocoa presence.

T-Smooth...no harshness to speak of. A moderate malt presence with a slight sweetness.

M=Heftier than most...could have been a tad thicker.

D=Very enjoyable...not too bitter, nor too sweet...very little carbonation...nice rich flavor. I cannot detect the alcohol at all. To date, my favorite Stout and my favorite Potosi product (I've only had this Potosi offering, however).

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Photo of bashiba
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep dark black with a nice dark tan.

Had a nice cereal grain smell with some nice chocolate and burnt grains.

Has a nice black smoked malt flavor with subtle hints chocolate and coffee with a nice bit of anise in the finish. Finishes slightly sweet along with some nice fresh hops for a decent bit of balance.

Has a nice thick and chewy mouthfeel.

Very solid Oatmeal Stout, I think Potosi's best beer to date.

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

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4/5  rDev +18%

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4/5  rDev +18%

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

Pours black with a creamy tan head that leaves slight lacing.

Aroma is bitter, charred dark grain balanced by dark fruit sweetness.

Taste is more of the dark fruit sweetness from the nose up front - plum and date stand out. Then dark chocolate, and charred dark grain bitterness takes over. Finishes with anise and lingering alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium-full. Very smooth and silky.

A tasty and flavorful stout. Sweet and then bitter and smokey. Nicely done.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.8/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of FreshHawk
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark mahogany with a small, foamy, creamy, light cafe colored head. Doesn't stick around too long leaving a thin circle of lace.

S - Decent aroma but not what I expected from an oatmeal stout. Chocolate covered dark fruit aroma. Raisin, prune, and fig. Some burnt malt as well. Smells much more like an Imperial Stout than an Oatmeal Stout. As it warms a bit more chocolate and cocoa comes out.

T - Like the nose suggested, this is more like an imperial stout than a oatmeal stout. Dark fruit and chocolate dominate the taste. Starts with dark fruit. Hints of smoke and charred wood come out mid-sip to the finish. Chocolate and cocoa show up throughout. Some bitter, roasted malt as well. Has a faint oatmeal aspect but nothing that would suggest it is an oatmeal stout.

M - Medium to thin body (closer to medium) with decent carbonation. Quite smooth and creamy. Not quite as full or chewy as I would like though.

D - Easy to drink and there is no way I would suspect it is 8% ABV. Not too sweet, bitter, tart, or anything... just well balanced.

Notes: Interesting and nothing what I was expecting. More of an imperial stout than an oatmeal stout. Dark fruit and chocolate make up most of the flavor along with some roasted malt. I liked it but did not love it. For the price and the ABV it is quite nice.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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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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Fiddler Oatmeal Stout from Potosi Brewing Company
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