Oatmeal Stout | Mendocino Brewing Company

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by silver0rlead on 10-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
288
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Acforster2
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of JBarx
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a near pitch black with cola brown edging and a tan, finger width head. Retention is subpar, but leaves behind a significant, sticky lacing.

Smell - Rich chocolate. Slightly bitter notes.

Taste - Starts with rich chocolate, as notes of roasted coffee poke through. Slightly unbalanced. Not much in the way of hop character, and it causes this to be a bit overly sweet. Finishes in nearly the same place at it starts. Simple and straight-forward.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Carbonation is spot on, leaving just enough tingle to keep this beer feeling lively.

Overall - A promising stout, but it falls short of being great. The lack of hops causes this beer to be too sweet and one-dimensional, and kills any chance of being sessionable. Probably works best as a desert beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of secondtooth
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep black with ruby undertones. Fairly thick head of tan bubbles. Nice and thick lace. Solid appearance.

Nose is burnt malts and chocolate. There's a hint of graininess somewhere in there, too. Maybe that's the oats I'm detecting?

Taste is charred malts up front, followed by an astringent, almost vinegar tone. Ends on a burnt cocoa vibe.

Overall, quite average. I wasn't too impressed.

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Photo of TaySuth
3.32/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Very dark brown in color with a half finger head of brown foam that quickly recedes to a ring with moderate lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt with caramel, molasses, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Pretty good.

Taste: Coffee flavor hits first followed by smooth chocolate with hints of molasses and caramel. It is good but nothing amazing.

Mouthfeel: Light carbonation but it works well with the beer. The body is just a little heavier than average.

Overall: A nice stout but nothing that I would seek out again.

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3.66/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The aroma of the Mendocino Oatmeal Stout promises lots of oatmeal flavor along with oily hops and perhaps some molasses. Full of big, earthy flavors, this is a very smooth stout. Roasted oats dominate (as they should), followed by bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, and wood. Floral hops make a nice presence at the end, but don't overshadow anything.

Quite quaffable, but I wouldn't be opposed to more oatmeal in this

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 288 ratings.
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