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Scaredy Cat Oatmeal Stout | Vintage Brewing Company

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3.88/5
Very Good
50 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Vintage Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
vintagebrewingco.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by t0rin0 on 11-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,134
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
50
pDev:
7.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 10/9/2010 at the brewpub.

Pours dark brown/black, biege head, low retention but good lacing.

Aroma is chocolate and roast with a hint of pine.

Flavor is way too bitter for an oatmeal stout. Roast, chocolate, and oats are all present with the chocolate being the strongest.

Medium/heavy body and medium carbonation. would be more drinkable if it wasn't so bitter.

Tick.

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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Vintage, review from quickly written notes.

Black body, creamy dark tan mocha foam that lasted for awhile, leaving random spotty lace in the glass. Retention was ok, eventually the head faded into a curved ring of foam that faded seamlessly into the surface skim.

Roasty charred malt, unsweetened chocolate, fairly mild but seems like it will be bitter.

Bitter chocolate and coffee notes, dry bitterness, slightly astringent. Carb level seemed a touch high. Flavorful but the feel is a little out of balance. Tasted ok, but didn't opt for a bigger pour...

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at Three Cellars, Franklin, WI:

Pours black with a thin tan head that eventually becomes wispy. Spotted lacing sticks.

The smell is of dark chocolate and roasted coffee.

The taste of sweet dark chocolate is balanced by a dose of roasted coffee in the finish.

It is very smooth and creamy.

A roastier/drier interpretation of the style. It is smooth and has a combination of sweet chocolate and heavily roasted coffee.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

64 oz growler poured into a Nonic.
6.6% ABV

A - Short-lived cascading results in a dense pile of dark mocha foam atop a perfectly black beer. As the bubbles descend tiny dots of lace remain clinging to the glass.

S - Big and bold, Scaredy Cat's black aroma is rich with roasted malts and all the glorious connotations that go along with it; bitter chocolate and cocoa, dark roast coffee, and thick molasses. Burnt but smooth, the oatmeal rounds the nose out for a loud but welcoming presence.

T - Nutty overtones start the cocoa-and-chocolate-rich beer but burnt characteristics take over almost immediately; burnt coffee next to burnt pancakes with molasses. Brown sugar sweetness and oatmeal finish out, rounding out the otherwise sinister, heavily roasted beer.

M - Oatmeal aids in keeping this acridly bitter, heavily roasted beer from being a little too dark with mild smoothness while leveling out the full body for a more mellow finish that lingers with dryness.

O - Nearing an almost imperial stout-level roast, Scaredy Cat loads in the flavor without the wallop of alcohol. Pushing the boundaries of an oatmeal stout, the heavy roast challenges the smooth characteristics of oatmeal at every level for a beer that's no where near as wimpy as the name might make it out to be.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Scaredy Cat Oatmeal Stout from Vintage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 50 ratings
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