Oatmeal Stout
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #232
Ranked #22,364
3.86 | pDev: 6.48%
Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Colorado, United States
Very Good
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Feb 15, 2019
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Scottsbeer from Florida

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jul 17, 2019
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funku2 from Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 18, 2020
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a black color with a one finger head of just off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a roasted malt smell mixed with some other aromas of oat and a little bit of chocolate. Along with these aromas comes some notes of char and a bit of vanilla.
Taste – The taste begins with a nice roast malt taste that has a rather strong oatmeal flavor. Upfront the roastiness is a little bit more bitter with some other light dark chocolate tastes and a bit of char. As the taste advances some molasses sweetness and a bit of vanilla crème begin to develop and smooth out the bitter a bit. Toward the end some caramel and some milky tastes arrive and leave one with a nice roasty and lightly sweetened oatmeal taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is average. The thick body is fantastic for the rich dark and oat flavors of the brew and make for a great mouth coating feel.
Overall – A nice and approachable and very flavorful oatmeal stout. This one is flavorful, sweet, but not too sweet, and bitter yet smooth. Quite nice.

May 10, 2019
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ju53o8nyg9 from Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 16, 2020
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Kolb from Montana

3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 26, 2019
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Scott17Taylor from Iowa

3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep and dark with a big fluffy khaki head,
The aroma is rich roasted dark malts.
This is a damn good oatmeal stout, it’s big and rich. The oats really give it more body than many other low abv stouts. It’s very roasty, but not overly so. There’s some chocolate sweetness before finishing with a fairly pronounced earthy hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is slick and refreshing.
Overall, it’s a solid beer. I like low abv stouts. Could drink this all day.

Feb 21, 2020
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Jason from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -1%
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.

Dec 21, 2015
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Feb 03, 2016
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arizcards from Arizona

4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

Jul 07, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours fudge colored with a one finger khaki head; decent retention and some spots of lacing

Smell: Very roasty, with dark bread and a hint of chocolate

Taste: Roast and chocolate forward, with an assertive earthy bitterness developing; the finish is somewhat aggressive in a bitter, roasty direction

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For an oatmeal stout, this beer zags where it should have zigged; the finish is a detraction

Feb 13, 2019
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Franziskaner from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Mar 03, 2017
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Wasatch from Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Revisit: 15 Mar 19
12 oz. Can
BB: MAY 04 19

Poured into a Tired Hands glass a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy two-finger tan head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee, nice roastyness. The taste is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee, nice roastyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.

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.

Apr 05, 2017
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LXIXME from New Mexico

4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Mar 18, 2016
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cfitterer from Montana

4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 27, 2016
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EnojysAnyBeer from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

Sep 28, 2014
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sunsjammer from Arizona

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can from Total Wine Arrowhead.

Feb 02, 2019
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omahawk from Nebraska

3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent oatmeal stout. Pours a ruby brown to black hue with mild foam on top. Nice roast smell isn’t he aroma. Taste is higher on the grainy side than expected, light roast flavor with hints of caramel malt. This is almost a porter malt profile to me. Mouthfeels is not wuite as creamy as I expect with an oatmeal stout but still good. This is a decent beer, not a great example of the style.

Jan 06, 2019
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SamN from Colorado

3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Mar 25, 2016
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allforbetterbeer from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Apr 06, 2016
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elglueckert from Montana

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 28, 2018
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StoneTSR from Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +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.

Jan 03, 2016
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sendbeer from Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 05, 2016
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a77cj7 from South Dakota

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 28, 2016
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 06, 2016
Oatmeal Stout from Upslope Brewing Company - Lee Hill
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 82 ratings