Oatmeal Stout | Wedge Brewing Company

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Wedge Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ncvbc on 04-08-2009

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of ncvbc
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep and dark, basically black with a creamy tan head and excellent retention. Leaves rings of chunky, thick lacing down the glass. Good smell of chocolate and lightly roasted malt. Taste is excellent with rich chocolate and again, roast malt. Nice oatmeal flavor. Just a touch of an earthy hop bitterness toward the finish. Mouthfeel is decadently creamy and silky smooth with perfect carbonation. Truly a sessionable Oatmeal Stout if there ever was one. I had a few pints after trying it.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice appearing near black, brownish pour. Sizeable cream colored head. Nitro-like head though this was on a traditional tap. Aroma was roasted malt and oatmeal with hints of chocolate. Very creamy medium body. Taste was a great balance of chocolate, roast malt. Slight coffee finish. One of the best oatmeal stouts I've had in a long time, everyone has gone to much more aggressive style stouts. A drinkable, flavorful session stout.
The best beer I had all weekend, better than the Foothills Peoples Porter, which was still pretty good.

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Photo of metter98
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On nitro-tap at Wedge Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color - faint hints of red are visible when the glass is held up to the light. It poured with a quarter finger high creamy, dense tan head that hardly died down and left lots of bubbles coating the edges of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of roasted malts along with notes of coffee beans and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and the combination of the oats and nitro-tap lend lots of smoothness to the mouthfeel.
O: This stout is very flavorful and easy to drink; the nitro-tap makes it look and feel even better.

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Photo of Kris450
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This oatmeal stout had incredibly smooth drinkability. The coffee and carmel notes lingered long after I had swallowed and the rich dark malt made me wanting to go back for more. This is the best oatmeal stout I have ever had and is the standard on which I rate all other microbrew stouts. Two thumbs up.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to have a chance to finally try a bunch of new brews from Wedge. Pretty much cleaned the taps out over the last week there.

Pours out nearly completely black with a nice two finger head of tan that caps the top very nicely. Really just a nice looking stout as it settles down it coats the sides of the glass very nicely as well. Aroma is sweet chocolate, light coffee and vanilla notes, a touch of cookie dough, very well rounded I have to admit. Smooth, light feel though, but nicely carbonated and enough of a body to let the flavor sit on the tongue and the sweet, chocolate and lightly bitter coffee settle in nicely. Clean finish with a nice and well rounded vanilla flavor.

Very solid offering that I would not mind trying again at all.

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Photo of atsprings
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap upstairs at Barley's in Asheville served in a standard pint glass a deep opaque black with a typical nitro head that slowly diminished to a ring and left spotty lacing. Aroma was crisp oats and roasted malts. The taste was a nice robust amount of roasted malts with a smooth oat touch to it. The beer was smooth with the usual nitro carbonation. This one was quite enjoyable, even on a warm spring night.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of chinchill
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On nitro-tap at the brewery in Asheville. Served in a standard pint glass.

Opaque black with a creamy, tan nitro head that has good retention but that eventually reduced to a thin top-coat. The glass was well coated with lacing for over 1 cm above the beer.

Aroma: sweet malt and oats with a bit of an off-note.

T: a rich flavor of oats and roasted malts, but also a bit marred by the off flavor (Brett?). Too sweet, especially upfront.

M: smooth with well-chosen, light nitro carbonation.

O: mixed reaction due to the off-notes ... Disappointing.

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Oatmeal Stout from Wedge Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 14 ratings