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Oatmeal Stout | Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

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3.85/5
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63 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LotsofLupulin on 01-23-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,280
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
63
pDev:
6.49%
Bros Score:
3.82
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from Happy Valley BevMo 3-18-17 for $2.59. Best by 4-20-17 but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured black with a nice tan head with the initial pour.

Nose is nice and roasty with faint hints of sweetness.

Taste is really well balanced. Nice roasty malt base with a good dose of northwest hops eliminating any extra sweetness one would expect of the style.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth - true to the style.

Overall a really well made oatmeal stout. Definitely right up there with the best American brewers.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this at a Denver Airport kiosk. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that isn't leaving much lace. The scent had hints of vanilla and chocolate. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Overall it is a solid sessionable stout.

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Photo of SFACRKnight
3.87/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a nice brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice small thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee. The taste is malty, chocolate, toffee. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of JohnBender
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of janebender
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrsqc7
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Perfectly opaque with small, durable deep brown like burnt butter.

Taste is dark malts up front followed by perique tobacco with burnt fruits such as plums and flatlake cherries. Lightly carbonated - the robust malt flavors coupled with hop oils make it seem fairly robust.

Pretty good but not the best.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The color is black and no light will be seeping through this brew. There's an inch of frothy brown foam resting on top. It dissipated to a fingernail after a few minutes. The nose is dark malt melding with flaked oats. It tastes just as it smells with dark, bitter malt interplaying with sweet flaked oats. The mouth is silky smooth and viscous.

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Photo of shigg85
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knobs303
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petersonmatt22
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
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 cultclassic89
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid.

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Photo of SamN
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
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 +7.3%
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 +7%
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 GRFounder
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gustavmahler-09
3.58/5  rDev -7%
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 -2.6%
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 BdM
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Oatmeal Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 63 ratings
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