Oatmeal Stout | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
25 IBU

Added by Jason on 06-17-2005

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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Windmill_1
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Mosul
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of downhilldrift
4.45/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Though a bit of a lighter stout, the Oatmeal Stout has a darker roast scent than I expected. It's a delicious dessert beer that has a creamy feel, and goes down surprisingly easy. The softer tastes are easy to miss, but after a second drink the lighter flavors really come out. Four Peaks also offers an Oatmeal Stout shake, which is really good as well.

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Photo of humuluslupulus8
4.31/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer was a very dark brown color, almost black. It looked transparent, and there were practically no carbonation bubbles rising inside the glass. The head was thick and cream-like in appearance with a light tan color; it left plenty of lacing on the glass.

S: I mostly smelled coffee and bitter chocolate with a little bit of yeast.

T: The beer tasted very similar to how it smelled. The coffee flavor was strongest, and a bitter, dark chocolate flavor was also present. I did not taste hops or alcohol too much.

M: This was the one of the smoothest beer I've tasted, and it felt thicker than other beers I've drank. There was very little carbonation.

D: Overall, this beer was very tasty, and I would recommend it to others; especially those who like dark beers. I agree with other reviewers that this is more of a dessert beer, and it could easily be the dessert after a meal. This beer reminds me of 1554 by New Belguim, but I like the oatmeal stout better.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Got a pint of the Oatmeal stout which was to my surprise served nitro style. It was pitch black with a good 2 finger foam head. The mouthfeel was obviously soft and a pillow to my tongue. The was of a slight chocolate taste with a mild bitterness. Aroma was roasty coffee nose and overall a solid stout.

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Photo of Bszymkow09
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of permian-boozer
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of TFMyriad
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Number3red
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of rocklibster
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbphoto88
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black Guinness like color with mahogany reddish highlights. The head is very reminiscent of a Guinness with its fine creaminess and retention. I didn't see the pour but it looks like its from a nitro tap despite the obvious over-pour and spillage by the bartender. There was only half an inch of khaki brown head on the top of the beer but the side of the glass wore at least another quarter inch.

Smell is of dark roasted chocolates, coffee and deep rich malts. Smooth smells that work well together are quite pleasing to jam you nose in. It was so good I accidently dipped my nose at least twice.

Beautiful creamy texture to this brew. A smooth almost milky (coating) mouthfeel with coffee , chocolate and rich warm malts. Dark roasted almost bitter flavors plays well with the creaminess. The aftertaste reinforces those flavors and lets them linger on the palate. Quite nice.

Little to no carbonation brings out the flavors of this beer and adds to the milky mouthfeel. It compels you to drink and allows you to slug it down fast. One of the better oatmeal stouts out there.

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4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the rare beers that nitro totally works for for me. Gorgeous, as is often the case w/ nitro, huge, symmetrical cylinder of foam atop, gleaming jet black body. True to form for nitro, as well, the nose is muted, soft roast about all to be found. Taste is nice, though, a touch of sweetness amidst some roast and a touch of acidity. Smooth as ever, perhaps inching around a bit of wateriness, but then kinda coming back together on the swallow to feel smooth and rich. This has been good for a LONG time, and I still happily order it whenever I'm in the pub (when I'm not drinking tasty cask beer). Good stuff, FP.

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Photo of tubeyes
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jillmart
4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is at the Tempe location. I was passing through while travelling.

A: A very dark brown, good creamy head.

S: I honestly didn't detect much of a smell. If anything, it was just a hint of chocolate.

T: A good healthy mix of coffee and chocolate. I was pleasantly surprised how good this was after I could barely smell anything.

M: A very smooth beer that went down easy. Very easy to drink.

D: I was pleased with this beer. I would recommend it to others who typically gravitate toward stouts and porters.

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Photo of MA08
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msubulldog25
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My final beer on 3/28, a 'dessert' beer if you will. A pintful of nitro goodness (not advertised as such), listed at 5.2 % ABV.

A: Super blackness, capped with an extra-creamy head, light tan in color. Creamy lace in long, draping sheets.

S: Malty, dark, and full of chocolate and coffee roastedness. Mild spices and sugars, develops into a "baker's chocolate" sweetness with cereal grains throughout.

T: Delicious cocoa sweetness, mild spicing. A sugary, cereal-like maltiness, full of bakers chocolate shavings.

M: Velvet-like, extremely creamy. Whenever a beer is forced through nitro, it can't help but get a '4' on the mouthfeel grade. Another smooth, lovely mouthfeel.

D: A fine ending to a nice afternoon, a recommended stout in a near-perfect setting. Despite no awards, this is a lovely example of a delectable style; it gets my recommendation.

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Photo of denver10
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pourd a dark brown with a nice rich, nitro styled khaki head. Decent aroma but a little minimized by the nitro; roasty, sweet from the sugars from oats, and hintings of some coffee. Flavor stood up to the nitro quite well, roasty, creamy, sugars from the oats, a hint of some coffee, and an ever so slight charred finish. A thinner to medium and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice low abv stout. One I could easily drink much more of.

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Photo of RDW
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Went to the brewery with my dad earlier this evening for dinner and beers, as we are on vacation in Phoenix for another day. Had this beer on nitro tap. Served in a standard pint glass, this beer is a very dark brown, almost black color with an off-white/slightly tan colored head that is about an inch thick when first served. Settles to a solid 1/4 inch covering. Good lacing too. Aromas of dark, very roasted malts along with coffee and cocoa notes and a hint oats. Flavors of dark, very roasted caramel malts with some subtle sweetness that gives way to bittersweet dark chocolate and black roasted coffee notes. Rounded our with some oatmeal-esque graininess and a slight hint of hops. Has a slightly crisp, but mainly frothy and smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with light to moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the good way. A solid beer indeed.


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Photo of Mpontiakos
4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Auraan
4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured with a beautiful cascade, which settled into a deep brown/black with a finger and a half fluffy tan head that stuck around. Scents of roast malt and some burnt grain. Not amazing, but it was stout-like and made me excited to taste it. Flavor is roast malt, black coffee, and some burnt flavors. Standard session stout flavor, not picking up a whole lot of oatmeal. Mouthfeel is excellent, smooth and creamy nitro stout texture with a medium body. A very good sessionable stout, one of my favorite Four Peaks offerings. It suffers slightly from not being quite as heavy on the oatmeal part, but it's a good stout.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours a color that's one shade away from black with dark ruby highlights and a one-finger tan head. The head sticks around for quite a while before settling into a patchy layer on top and leaving decent lacing.

Smells of roasted malts with a good amount of milk chocolate. There's not a lot going on here, but so far everything's done correctly.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Roasted malt flavors up front followed by milk chocolate flavors that hit right before a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a great thickness, but the carbonation was a bit too far over to the soft side.

Drinkability is good. I could certainly order more than one of these, though it'd be a lot easier if it wasn't 75 degrees outside.

Overall this was a very tasty Oatmeal Stout. Nothing stood out as spectacular, but nothing stood out as spectacularly bad either. Worth a shot.

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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +5.5%

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