Oatmeal Stout | Mendocino Brewing Company

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
56.6%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 288 ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by silver0rlead on 10-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,990
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
288
Liked:
163
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
12.37%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 288 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of Nage37
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of jsprain1
3.19/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Very close to black. The color is nice but the brown head retains very poorly. It's gone very quickly.
S- Smell is of slightly burnt caramel, molasses, and a bit of bourbon.
T- Up front there is a nice roasted note with dark caramel and a bit of maple syrup flavor. The finish has a bit of an off sour note though.
M- Excessively light for the style and not nearly smooth enough for an oatmeal stout.
O- This was disappointing. I generally like Mendocino, but this one just wasn't that good.

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Photo of cincybranr
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of headspace
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of MuddyFeet
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Full but a bit too lactic. Sour too. Nice and dark rich color. Pours a touch flat. Not too much toastiness but a nice. It of heavy malts. Nose is essentially nonexistent heavy feel that just oozes off the palate. I like this is a single or double bottle but would not have more than a few in a sitting.

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Photo of ColdPoncho
3.13/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a lovely deep brown/red. A nice compact brown head forms on top.

S - Smoky and roasty with a touch of dark fruits. Molasses. Little tough to find oatmeal.

T - Sweet and light. This beer becomes smaller and less impressive with each catergory

M - Thin, but very smooth

O - This is OK. It's a pretty simple-tasting beer, which is not in line with the nose. This is a bummer, man...that's a..that's a bummer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours mahogany with a thumb of brown head. Good lacing & average head retention

S: Carob & raisins, leafy & minty hops

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well up front, a touch of cocoa powder & light leafy hops too. Chalky dryness, more raisins & just bit of baker's chocolate with leafy hoppyness. Finishes dry, with some, not much roastyness finally showing up to the party once warm, plus more leafy & minty hops

MF: Medium bodied, fairly smooth

An alright stout that's lacking enough classic oatmeal stout characteristic that it leaves me somewhat sad I bought a sixer

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Photo of bearsxco
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very dark brown with a slight caramel colored head that didn't last very long. Virtually no lacing but carbonation lingers to outside of glass. Strong roasted malt and caramel scent. Mouthful is sweet with some carbonation. Tastes as it smells, strong roasted malt with a hint of caramel as you drink. One of the sweeter oatmeal stouts that I have had. Would buy again.

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Photo of caljrjr
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of friedpotatoes
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Danno48
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JamesS
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice deep dark brown with some nice initial head, but ended soon and no lacing to speak of. Nice sweet malty scent, slight roastiness, but nothing very deep and dark. Nice flavors, with a bit of roastiness and a nice bit of sweetness from the oats, but nothing huge and deep. Went down quite well, nice and creamy. Not the best I've had, but a good oatmeal stout.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside Ipswich Oatmeal Stout.

A: Dark brown with two-finger, tan, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Okay lacing.

S: Banana bread, chocolate and coffee. Hoppy.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Strong molasses flavor compared to other Oatmeal stouts I've had, which is interesting. The roasted notes take a bit of a back seat to the molasses.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Smooth but not as creamy as I would like.

O: The Ipswich was creamier and had a slight edge all around. This stout had an interesting molasses flavor though. Still, I think Ipswich is the winner.

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Photo of Skye1024
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of obywan59
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown on the pour, but near black in the glass.3-1/2 finger head colored like hot-chocolate. Excellent lacing.

Smell of coffee and dark chocolate with a twang of citrus.

Coffee and burnt malt in the taste. It seemed disproportionately bitter to my taste. Not smooth as I had expected. Somewhat tart as well.

Medium-bodied with light burn of alcohol on the way down.

Decent, but there are a lot better to choose from.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good deep dark brown pour, tan head in the range of 1" on the top. Mild roast notes in the aroma, even some detectable hops believe it or not.

Good evenflow and balance, the oats allow the beer to be smooth, not bitter, but allow the mouthfeel to still be thick enough to not be described as watery. Not a real distinct chocolate or coffee mouthfeel to it, really just full of two row consistency. Which is fine, not everything needs to be all imperialed out or barrel aged, this is a nice somewhat sessionable stout.

Scored a 6 pack of this for $6.99 at Ledgers's Liquors about a year ago. Drank 5 of them in the last year. Still have one left, in the course of the year, each one tasted the same as the last, indicates its pretty sturdy, sure some beers can taste great in a small window of time, this one tastes good in a large window of time.

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1/5  rDev -73.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick texture. There was a half inch of tan-colored, creamy fairly long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: Had a strong malty smell with traces of oatmeal as well.

T: Tasted of malt, chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal. A very solid, very balanced flavor. Not an overwhelming taste, but certainly well done.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth, dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid, drinkable beer.

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Oatmeal Stout from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 56.6% out of 100 with 288 ratings
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