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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
fourpeaks.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
25 IBU

Added by Jason on 06-17-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,702
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
131
pDev:
11.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
23
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of hoppyboy69
2/5  rDev -46.2%

Photo of maddog13lb
2.49/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Decided to finish off my meal in Tempe at Mac's Boiler & Tap with a dark beer. Mac's changes their tap selection often, though Four Peaks is just down the road. MAC's has wonderful specials.

A: Dark brown with a slight head which remains to the bottom.
S: I cannot detect an aroma... maybe a hint of chocolate
T: Slight chocolate, coffee, smoke taste.
M: Extremely refreshing
D: Not the best oatmeal stout I've had, though it's not bad.

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Photo of MilkManX
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Coconuts
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of kp29
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MarkyMOD
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of JoelClark
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MathNut
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Tyecko
3.05/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Phelps
3.06/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Served from a nitro tap into a tasting glass.

Looks: dense. The liquid's thick and black with no head at all, though a negligible amount of bubbles the color of graham crackers grip the sides of the glass.

Smells: like the fair. Peanuts, light roast coffee, and an interesting sweetness I can only compare to warm cotton candy waft out of the glass. Subdued and sweet.

Tastes: undemanding. The flavor is similar to the nose, with cotton candy sweetness and a very light roasted character. Finishes surprisingly dry and crisp finish, with less lingering flavor than I'd expect from a stout.

Feels: surprising. The carbonation is high for a nitro stout, but the body is nice -- just a shade under medium and silky over the tongue.

Drinks: I want to love this beer, but as a fan of roastiness, Four Peaks' Oatmeal Stout always leaves me a little depressed. Pack some more flavor in there and we'll talk.

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Photo of Ute2828
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DAS30
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of grubefresh
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of bcm75
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of bsuedekum
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LittleDon
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

An understated, less bitter version of Guinness. Black, very dense off white head with great retention. Aroma and taste are very mild chocolate with little bitterness. Very hard to find anything here of note. Medium body. Great mouthfeel due to the nitrogen.

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Photo of swthomas55
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub, 4oz sample.

App - black with a dense tan head.
Aroma - roasty coffee-chocolate, malty with prune fruit.
Flavor - milk chocolate, malty-sweet, with barely balancing low bitterness. Oatmeal smoothness is evident.
Mouthfeel - medium body and smooth, with low carbonation.
Overall - very pleasant sweetish stout.

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Photo of kflorence
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BretSikkink
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown to black color, tan head with good stick. Lacing is a bit wimpy.

Aroma of lightly roasted grains, the smell is mild but definitely astringent. Strangely, I'm getting a lactic, sweet vibe from this one.

The flavor follows suit, really only providing the malt-driven side of the equation: mildly bitter roasted dark malts, like a burnt coffee. The hops are weak and tucked away, really making no impact on the flavor profile other than to keep it away from too bitter. The cream doesn't reappear from the nose, which is major points.

Good smooth mouthfeel, oatmeal makes its presence here. Finish is bitter/astringent but not inappropriate. Not watery but not terribly chewy either. I found the flavor not terribly likeable enough to want to keep drinking.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours a finger and half of head on a black body.
The aroma is mild roast.
The taste is slightly sweet overall with mild roasty flavor.
The texture is smooth with low carbonation.
It's great looking and feeling with average flavor.

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Oatmeal Stout from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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