Black Mamba Oatmeal Stout | Aviator Brewing Company

Black Mamba Oatmeal StoutBlack Mamba Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
54.3%
Liked This Beer
3.65 w/ 81 ratings
Black Mamba Oatmeal StoutBlack Mamba Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
aviatorbrew.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tdm168 on 12-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,363
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
81
Liked:
44
Avg:
3.65/5
pDev:
14.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of acurtis
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of oberon
3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours more of a dark chocolate brown than black with a a finger quick to fade beige colored head atop.Big sweetness in the nose,vanilla,mollases,and chocolate,some faint leafiness from hops linger as it warms a little.A little sharp in the mouth wich is odd for an oatmeal stout,I would think it would be fuller and creamier.Flavors of vanilla and some roasted nuts up front on the palate,there is a big shot of a somewhat burnt caramel flavor wich seems to take over the finish of the beer.This is a different kind of oatmeal stout here big on sweetness with different flavors that I don't normally comes across for the style,not horrible but not something I would seek out again.

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Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of tdm168
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the breweries tap house on 12/29/11.

Pours pitch black with a dense layer of brown head that has great retention. The nose has notes of coffee roasted malts and heavy toast. The taste is heavily toasty with faint notes of coffee and roasted malts and finishes with a diacetylic creaminess and an astringent bitterness. It is medium to full bodied, well carbonated, and smooth.

This is a decent beer, but a little hard to drink. The toast, diacetyl, and astringency make it hard to bear.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours a very dark, blackish coloring with a tall, dense, creamy, bubbly, cream-tan colored head. This head lingers quite a bit, too, making this a pretty beer. Small trails of carbonation throughout the body here and there, too. Aromas of booze forward, with rich sweetness of molasses, cocoa, vanilla, oak, and roasted notes. Smells rich and very layered, but not overpowering. Flavors are a little more heavily roasted forward, with a sharpness to the charred and boozy highlights. Coffee and very bitter chocolate forward, as well, with the vanilla and molasses notes coming in the background, but not with enough force to balance. This one is big in the bitter department, and the increased ABV combines to form an underlying sharpness in the otherwise robust, smooth body. Warmth builds as you go, and the aftertaste is a bittersweet blend that is more balanced than the palate experience thus far. More strength to the molasses and cream notes at the end. The finish is slick, crisp, with only a slight linger of rich sweet and booze. Solid brew, but a workout for your palate.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of AngusOg
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Pretty sure mine was infected. I think I would like to revisit this one in the future.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Bung
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz. Fairly dark brown pour, some light tan head, fades to a few wisps.

Aroma, woody, bourbon, chocolates. Malt notes are a bit mild.

Taste, vanilla, some red fruit. Chocolate, caramel, cocoa. Peat. Turns to an ashy acre roast, mostly coffee. A bit harsh finishing.

About mid body, carbonation is a tad high. Abv is not that noticeable, but the harshness overbears quite a bit making this a chore to drink.
Can probably skip this one in all honesty.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Durge
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tommyguz
2.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of JohnBender
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DaPan
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of RichH55
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Black Mamba Oatmeal Stout from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.3% out of 100 with 81 ratings
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