Blind Pig Oatmeal Stout | The Blind Pig Brewery

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The Blind Pig Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by champ103 on 09-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Gehrig
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at The Piglet (aka, Blind Pig Brewery). 7/0%, according to the most recent beer menu--yes, they have beer menus at both Blind Pigs a fine, helpful feature.

Two fat fingers of mocha froth top a deep black body. Tons of lacing on the pint glass and good head duration make this an excellent looking beer. Some chocolate and roasted malt on the nose, but not a strong smell. The roasted malt element should be more prominent in both smell and taste.

Good flavor, plenty of chocolate, some caramel, and a hint of roasted coffee. I'd advocate Blind Pig's loading this with a lot more coffee, which would combine quite well with the chocolate. It's good beer, no question. But the taste could definitely be bolder.

It is, however, smooth and on the sweet side, reminiscent of Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout; good stuff. Where Sam Smith's has it on BP's version--in addition to a fuller, richer taste--is in the mouthfeel. BP Oatmeal Stout is smooth but a bit light in carbonation, which is not uncommon for the style.

All in all, a good beer, one I'd like to see BP make bigger and bolder. Still, it's well worth trying, and deserves a regular spot in their rotation of fine brews.

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Photo of champ103
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color with some red around the edges. At first a two finger beige head forms, but recedes to nothing in a second. No lace to speak of.
S: Pretty astringent and metallic which is odd. Not a lot of roasted malt either. Mostly sweet. There is kind of a charred wooded aroma as well.
T: Not as astringent as the nose, which is good. There is a chocolate like sweetness, and a big charred wood flavor.
M/D: A medium body that is a little low on the carbonation. A bit on the thin side as well. Not hard to drink, but not something I am going to come back to.

A rare miss from an excellent brewpub. Not something I would recommend over the many other good to excellent beers available (house and guest beers).

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Blind Pig Oatmeal Stout from The Blind Pig Brewery
3.63 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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