Oatmeal Stout | Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BeerBeing on 05-13-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by bmills1608:
Photo of bmills1608
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the Phoenixville brewpub. Very dark in color, dark brown but not opaque. At the bottom of the glass a tinge of red/purple can be detected. Had a finger thick head comprised of medium sized bubbles that all popped fairly quick leaving behind a thin slightly brown oil slick of a film on top. I'm OK with that.

Nose was very nice. Aromas of cocoa and chocolate milk abound, layered in is some light ale yeast esters of the fruity nature. Really pretty full nose, lots of aromas.

Taste is quite full. Very malty and rich, slightly sweet. Tons of chocolate, cocoa, a touch of roasty malt flavors as well. A clean but forceful lactose sweetness makes itself known mid pallette, very slick and malted milk ball sweet, but not cloying. Balanced out at the end very nicely. Mouthfeel is very slick and velvety, drips on the side of the class got a bit sticky. Lots of residual sugars left in this one, perfect for a sweet stout. The addition of oatmeal is unmistakably in the flavor and mouth feel as well.

Overall - Quite a yummy stout. Very poundable for sure. Nice job.

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Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of TheycallmeTim
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a plastic sampler cup at a Sly Fox tasting at Bierkraft in Brooklyn.

A--Dark brownish with too much red in it, even without passing light through it. Looks too much like an Irish Red. Head is decent tannish foam, though.

S--Sweet and dark fruity: I get some raisin along with toffee notes. Not enough roastiness or bitterness for the style, I feel.

T--Similar issues as the nose, unsurprisingly. I do like the surprises of boozy raisins and the almost syrupy slick butter toffee flavors, but where's the bitterness? I'm looking for coffee and cocoa and I'm getting rum-soaked raisin bread with a side of caramel candy. A little too sweet given how thick it is--toes the line of a sweet stout.

M&D--Mouthfeel is the strongest part of this brew, and the best of the ten I tried. Absolutely dead on slick oily smoothness. The oats' presence is undeniable--a real standout in a department American versions of the style seem to botch usually. Drinkability's decent, though without the bitter to cut the sweet, I don't know that I could drink more than a pint of this.

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Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Mr. Goodbar's part of the 2010 cask fetival. Pours an opaque brown with no head, and gives off a chocolate aroma. The taste is initially hoppy, and then the malt kicks in. Some roast, and it has an above average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.Leaves good lacing.

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Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Minotaur
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazingly smooth, dry oatmeal stout. A reasonable head with moderate retention and a thin lacing. It was a little lighter than expected; more of the color of a brown ale-light porter.

Chocked full of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt notes with a bit of residual sweetness and plenty of oatsy/grainy depth and smoothness.

Extremely soft and drinkable.

A very high quality offering from Slyfox and one of the better oatmeal stouts I've had.

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Photo of boelker62
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A very nice start and finish to this one. I am more of a fan of imperial stuts, but the full flavor of this beer is comparable. It’s depth isn’t amazing, but it’s appreciated to get what you expect. I favor this over the Fox’s O’Reilley’s Stout any day. Good finish. Yes, thinner than one would expect, actually making this a more drinkable brew. I recommend in a fluted glass. Something different about the reveal of this vs. a pint or imperial pint.

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Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of weeare138
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears black with a nice, creamy sticky brown nitro head. Lots of sticky lacing scattered around the glass.
Smell is of roasted malts, along with a fruity, raisiny and currant aroma that is making this jump out of the glass.
Taste is of the same aromas with a bit of chocolate and nutty oat that blends nicely.
Mouthfeel is smooth, semi-sweet, and roasty with a creamy slickness along the palate.
Well done brew.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on Nitro at "The Library" south side.

A - A very impressive pour which always leads to a pillow like effect of fallen snow and a full inch of mocha colored head. Beer is an impressive solid black.

S - Not really much to the nose, maybe some chocolate and coffee. I couldn't even detect the hops.

T - What a sneaky bit of hops! The flavors are a soft chocolate and a mild coffee with some bitter pine hops in the finish. In a way it's exactly like "Guinness Extra Stout" same ABV too.

M - Medium and creamy. Hops were not overbearing.

Overall this is one of the very few hoppy English stouts I had and it left a good impression. Great beer overall.

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Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Braddeforest
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of weaselchew
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of curlybird
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jdg204
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this bad boy on tap at the Sly Fox brewery restaurant, good food and atmosphere.

Appearance - Beautiful solid black color that's quite opaque. Nice white head that sticks around the entire time.

Smell - Nice roasted odor with a strong coffee note.

Taste - By far the best part of the beer, the taste was extremely rich with roasted, sweet chocolate and coffee flavors abounding.

Mouthfeel - While the flavor was fantastic it got lost a bit after a few sips. This was probably due to a bit too much carbonation though the first few sips really make it all worth it.

Drinkability - This beer's flavor was fantastic and I highly reccomend it and the rest of the Sly Fox brews to all whom get a chance to partake. I only wish they bottled this sucker more widely for easier home consumption.

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Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of srw
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Biscuit033
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured very dark brown, near black with about 1 finger fluffy cream-colored head which disapated quickly but had good lacing.

S: Smoke, chocolate, coffee.

T: Smoke, sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, and a little bit of pine/citrus.

M: Smooth, full, and creamy with a lingering bitterness that reminds you to take another drink.

D: This is a great quaffable beer that I could drink pint after pint of. This would get 5's for mouthfeel and drinkablity if from the firkin which I unfortunately missed last week.

I don't know why this is under retired.

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Photo of ptat
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at Pinocchio's.

A deep and very dark brown color with minimal head or lace. Appetizing aroma of chocolate and roasted grain. Sweet, creamy chocolate malt and chocolate milk, moderate roastiness, light coffee note. Hop presence is minimal. Overall, delicious.

Soft mouthfeel with low carbonation. Not entirely still, however. Medium bodied but with a light feel. Dry finish. So drinkable and smooth, this one is a real winner for me.

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Photo of PorterThwarter
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beef13
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -24.8%

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Oatmeal Stout from Sly Fox Brewing Company
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