Black Cobra Oatmeal Stout | Third Base Sports Bar & Brewery

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Black Cobra Oatmeal StoutBlack Cobra Oatmeal Stout

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Third Base Sports Bar & Brewery
Iowa, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with 55 lbs. of oatmeal in every batch, this blend of roasted barely, chocolate and black patent malts is rich, creamy and smooth. And since it’s our take on the style it’s extra, extra roasty. Why? Cause that’s how we like it.

32 IBU

Added by stirgy on 07-24-2004

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.88/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap 2/5/05 at Cedar Brewing. Arrives with nice black pour with hints of red coming through the light. An off white head that leaves some nice lacing down my glass. Burnt, roasty malt nose with hints of chocolate. Not overly powerful aromas, but nice overall.

First sip brings some roasted chocolate maltiness with some hints of bitter coffee in there as well. A slight burnt character makes this stout quite enjoyable.

A bit thin on the mouthfeel but it still has a nice creamy texture and overall smoothness. I wouldn't mind having a few of these and it's one of the few stouts I could see sessioning with.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.37/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap 9/15/04 at Cedar Brewing Co.

Very Dark brown to black with a low light brown head. Strong roasty espresso aroma and flavor. Fairly light bodied for the style but has a nice roasty dry finish.

One of Cedar's better brews and in my Top 3 there.

Per CB website: Malted barley and a blend of roasted barley, chocolate and black patent malts. This black colored beer is creamy and rich. Suprisingly smooth with a little bite.

4.2% ABW / 5.25% ABV

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, yeast, and chocolate. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness present. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight oatmeal, hint of hops, slight yeast, and chocolate. Overall, good body, but still too bitter even with the chocolate and oatmeal additions.

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Photo of LukeGude
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of mentor
3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cool 16 ounce glass served at the brewpub one lazy Saturday afternoon (July 2004). Appearance: Pitch black with a half-finger creamy head. No lacing stuck to the side of the glass and the froth eventually settled to a tiny ring around the edges of the liquid. Smell: Chocolate and coffee. A hint of some sort of a tang. Taste: Lacking in the necessary malt sweet. Mostly was chocolatey flavors with detectable roast grains providing a hint of coffee. Hopping was near absent, but I detected faint citrus...did they use Cascades in this? The tang I got out of the smell was also in the taste. I wonder if this might be some tart tannins that were extracted from the grains. The beer was nearly warm the last couple gulps and the flavor did not improve. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, at bit less than a beer-geek would like in a stout, but still acceptable. Overall: Average. I couldn't see ordering another so I didn't stick around.

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Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iowacraft
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of katan
3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler bought at the brewery, into a pint

A - Pours a deep dark brown to almost black, with just a hair of amber highlights. An impressive head formation and retention. Off white, mocha in color.

S - A light grainy yeast scent, more of an oatmeal note- I believe this was listed as an Oatmeal stout at the brewery.

T - A light grainy, husky note comes through first. Some light sweetness, oatmeal is present. Mid-stream gets more bitter, balanced. Somewhat coffee like. Finishes with a smooth bittersweet chocolate note, and just a hair of roasted barley.

M - Solid body, solid but light carbonation. Very appropriate for the style. Leaves behind a very acidic, grabbing aftertaste.

D - Not great drinkability. The ABV is perfectly fine, and the beer is not overly filling. I struggle with the flavors, as they get more burnt and overwhelming at times.

This was not the growler I ordered, so I have to admit that I was disappointed at first - but not a bad beer.

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Photo of mynie
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Very dark porter with ruby hues. Almost no head but it did have nice lacing.

It smelled like burnt cereal and chocolate, like most good porters, only the smell was really faint and almost soapy. It tasted pretty good, but not very strong, with strong essences of coffee and chocolate. Nice flavor.

If I had one complaint with this beer it was its thin, unsatisfying body. It was like I was drinking Bud Light. Its body made it hard to drink.

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Black Cobra Oatmeal Stout from Third Base Sports Bar & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 11 ratings