Oatmeal Stout | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 55
Photo of Wasatch
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Can
Best By: Apr 01 17

Poured into a DFH glass a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy/foamy one-finger plus light tan head, which leaves some very nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is pretty nice, malty, some chocolate. The taste is pretty nice as well, malty, chocolatey, nutty, slight roast. Medium body, nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew, true to style.

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Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I find this to be a dry oatmeal stout which is nearly a foreign stout or Irish stout in flavor. There are no flaws in flavor, feel, or aroma. The aroma and flavor incorporate elements of roast, darkly roasted barley, and a hint of coffee char. Overall this is a good beer, but it didn't leave me highly impressed. I would never turn one down, but among the hundreds of choices available today, I wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of SamN
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark, dark, gritty brown color. Thin-ish head of bubbly mocha-taupe foam. Nice lacing. Smell isn't overpoweringly strong, but pleasant. Dark cocoa notes, roasted grains, back end of dark brown sugar. Wish it was a bit stronger, but I have been out in the cold for a while, maybe my nose is numb. Taste is pretty good; nicely bittered dark roasted goodness, rounded off somewhat with the oats. Still a tad sharp tasting, but nothing offensive.Hoppier than most oatmeal stouts but it seems to suit it well. Yup, definite alpha oil in the finish. Touch of yeastiness in there, too. Leaves a nice lingering bitter grain taste. Body seems a tad thin for my liking. Also, carbonation is a little to present. Seems less smooth than other oatmeal stouts I like.

Overall, a good stab at the style. I always love Upslope and everything they do, and this was just another solid beer in their solid lineup. An imperial version of this would be the tits.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

upslope has had a revolution and revitalization of sorts. everything i have had from them lately has been better than i remember them being, and by a long shot. this is a darn good oatmeal stout, classic example of the style really, and i like it being english in its makeup. the malt and yeast are both decidedly english in here, it gives it more of an old world feel and it tastes perfect on a friday evening here where winter keeps lingering long. clear and the deepest brown you can get to before you turn black in terms of color, the head is two inches high on the pour, but dissipating down to a thin film after a few minutes. it smells like oats and roast, exactly as it should. i get the faintest sharpness from the yeast which isnt meant to be there, but the big barley malt base covers it right up. espresso and oatmeal subtleties, some starch, bitterness, and bakery freshness from the yeast. the flavor is even better than the nose, the yeast is way more integrated and classic, it really belongs. there is a mild english hopping too, but most of the bitterness here seems to be derived from unmalted roasted barley, which is awesome. i get chocolate malt for sure too, and a nice milk chocolate middle here. oats give it a ton of body, and it feels bigger than it is. i like beers like that, lets me drink more of them before i feel it too much. maybe not the most nuanced example of the style, but who needs nuance when it tastes this good. one of the best upslope beers i can recall. very true to style, very oaty and creamy, very good.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice sized light brown head receded very slowly above a rich dark brown colored stout.
A decent aroma of roasted grain malts, grain, with maybe a bit of dark chocolate coming through as well.
The taste is similar to the aroma with roasted grain malts and a bit more dark chocolate but still not very much and the over all taste isn't as rich as the aroma is.
Nice dry aftertaste finishes this beer off pretty well.

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Photo of gustavmahler-09
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, with a little head. Aroma subtle. Smells of bread. Taste is weak, no particular flavors. Seems thin especially for a stout. A little humor here. Not a keeper.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was a decent oatmeal stout, but not my favorite. It's just kind of there. Plenty of oat flavor, but not bitter, so it's fairly well balanced. I was just hoping for a little more taste really.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque darker brown color with khaki colored head. Oats, raw cocoa, roasted malts, and some earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied and smooth. Finishes with roast and oats.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a near perfect pitch black, small head of tan foam

Plenty of oats and bitterness in the smell.

Oats, chocolate, mild bitterness, smooth and easy drinking. This is one darned good Oatmeal Stout. Best before April 26th 2016 on the bottom of the can.

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Photo of adamgnoth
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Big foamy head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a roast, bitter, smooth, velvety oatmeal stout. There is something about a big (not in terms of above, but rather the overall taste) dark beer in a can that just allows you to drink and drink and drink. I will for sure be drinking more of this whenever it is around in it's limited capacity.

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: The head is stronger than expected; a full finger rests atop a jet black beer. As the head slowly falls it leaves some nice, thick lacing before the first sip is taken. After a good minute and a half, it finally settles into a thin film of foam covering almost the entire surface of the beer. Underneath, and on the sides of the glass, large bubbles cling to the sides.

SMELL: Tons of roast on the nose here with a little nutty aroma behind it. There’s not a whole lot more here aside from a little dark chocolate, but that’s not a bad thing. The roasty coffee is just really intense and delicious smelling.

TASTE: Not sure if it’s just the big coffee on the nose, but the taste on this one is big time coffee. However, there is a lot more of that dark chocolate on the palate and plenty of nuttiness coming through. Despite the heavy bitterness, there is a subtle, but big enough sweetness to balance the whole beer out. As it warms, the sweet malty flavors begin to overtake the bitter malts. Some subtle, dark fruit flavors also come through.

MOUTHFEEL: The Oatmeal Stout has quite the sparkle for a stout. The body is medium to large. Bitter tones are balanced, especially as the beer warms, by dark fruits and some residual sugars. This is exceptionally easy drinking.

OVERALL: While the Oatmeal Stout is an aggressively bitter, robust, roasty stout, it has just enough balance and body to make this a supremely drinkable beer. I could easily see myself getting lost in a deep session with this beer. Side note, I'm shocked I'm reviewing this before Stoned Trippin. Ha.

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Photo of crob3888
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head, nearly opaque black in the glass. Nose and taste are of oats, roasted malts, some chocolate, and earthy forest floor flavors. Denver knows how to make em!

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Photo of Jason
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

Tan lacing puts on a show atop the black liquid. Roasty nose with some sweetness. Even roasted grain tone throughout, hits all of the bells and whistles for the style. Very smooth within the medium body. A very well put together beer.

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Photo of beergoot
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep, dark brown body with a thick, foamy, sticky head. Aroma emits notes of charred grain; chocolate and carob; faint sweetness. Chocolate flavors; semi-sweet fudge; twitch of sourness; touch of hop bitterness at the finish. Heavy body; smooth and slick mouthfeel; oily; semi-sweet finish with an increasing dry edge as things progress.

This is a fine, low ABV stout that's thick, smooth, and very tasty.

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Oatmeal Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
3.91 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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