844 Oatmeal Stout | Western Pacific Brewing And Dining

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Western Pacific Brewing And Dining
California, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rayjay on 05-24-2009

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ordered a pint of this at the brewpub on Friday (09-04-2009) around noon. Review written from notes.

Served in a frozen pint glass - bleh.

Appearance: Body was nearly pitch black, but showed faint brown light through the bottom quarter of the glass. A small, creamy, tan head sat on top initially, but it receded to a creamy, film-like cap relatively quick. That's okay - a quick swirl rejuvenated the head instantly each time. Droopy, web-like lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: I made sure to let this one warm up first. I suggest you do the same. Roasted malt, oat flakes, and caramel made up the core of this one. Dark chocolate came in more as an undertone. Solid.

Taste: Lots of roasted malt upfront, with caramel carrying the torch through the finish. The oats attacked the corners of the palate. Acidic, dark-roasted coffee peaked through in the finish. Very well-balanced and flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied as far as oatmeal stouts go. Some moderate bite from the carbonation and other ingredients. Each sip finished a roasty and a little spicy - occasionally sharp/acidic. Smooth yet active, like it should be.

Drinkability: This was a solid oatmeal stout. The flavor profile was nice and strong, and the feel was very enjoyable. I'd definitely order this again.

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Photo of rayjay
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid traditional oatmeal stout. Easy to drink. Refreshing sweetness and creamy nitro mouthfeel.

Water profile is a bit soft, I think it could benefit from bicarbonate. Would also help hop bitterness extraction, which is a bit harsh but still enjoyable. Cascade hops maybe? Gentle lactose and maltose sweetness help make it easy to drink. Light mouthfeel for such a sweet beer.

Well made and recommended!

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844 Oatmeal Stout from Western Pacific Brewing And Dining
3.8 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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