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Coffee Oatmeal Stout | Kind Beers Brewing

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Brewed by:
Kind Beers Brewing
North Carolina, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Bung on 05-14-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Bung:
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4/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think I picked this up at Brawleys. Corked and caged, man some of these are a bear to get open. The standard dark brown/black pour, nice layer of light tan head that retained well.

Aroma is roasty, light chocolate. Large coffee component.

Definetely a coffee stout. Roast malt, dark chocolate, cocoa are more secondary here. Very faint oat tart. Don't necesarily get a whole lot of oat out of it. Pretty dry finish.

Mid bodied, nice carbonation. Nice coating, maybe the most prominent sign present from the oat. Just the faintest warming. Drinks easy, but you need to enjoy a coffee stout.

All around solid. I'd dare say it is close to Valdez for an organic, but the coffee is a tad more acrid here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of whitekiboko
1.5/5  rDev -52.5%

Photo of beerFool28607
4.25/5  rDev +34.5%

Photo of n2185
3.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

After struggling for 10 minutes with the overly-long synthetic cork, I managed to finally get this beer open.

A: Pours black with a finger of tan head that recedes into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: Roasted malts with some sweet chocolate aromas along with a fairly strong creamy coffee smell dominating.

T: Similar to the aroma, roasted malts at first followed by some semi-sweet chocolate and then creamy, but slightly muted, coffee flavors. The finish is slightly bitter with touches of char and a little watery.

M: Medium-thick body with low carbonation, the watery finish keeps this beer from being as creamy as I'd like.

O: A decent coffee stout. I would like more bold coffee flavors with a creamier body, but it's far from an unpleasant beer.

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Photo of stakem
2.81/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Thanks to BA Handle for the opportunity to give this a try.

750ml synthetic cork and caged bottle. Unfortunately there is quite a bit going wrong with the packaging of this brew before I even get a chance to try it. Fortunately there is enough in the bottle for me to get a feel for what this beer and brewery are about. This almost looks like it was opened, or was attempted to be opened before. There is seemingly a quarter of the bottle missing which looks like it leaked out from around the cork. The cage that kept the cork in place is off-center and doesn't even sit tight against the cork. At one time it must have because there are 4 even lacerations on the top of the cork which shows where it might have sat previously? The wire mesh was even twisted in the opposite direction... was this bottle tampered with or do the brewers of Thomas Creek or "Kind Beers" enjoy doing things backwards? On with the beer itself...

Poured into a snifter, this brew streams a very dark brown and comes to rest inside my glass at a color nearly black. When held to the light, it appears with lighter brown coloration and clarity along the edges. A forceful pour produces a faint head composed of very large bubbles that fade and hold along the edge of the glass. A swirl hardly revives a couple of bubbles from solution let alone revive a head. There is no lacing effect left on the glass. While the color of this brew is attractive, it looks lifeless and without carbonation.

The smell of this brew is where the experience picks up and gets quite enjoyable. It smells of deeply roasty coffee, quite fresh. The scent of the coffee is so bold you can seemingly pick up on the citrus aspect of the coffee beans with every whiff. On the backend there is a slight sting of alcohol giving the first indication of the listed 8% abv. As the brew warms up, there is alight almost vanilla aspect mixed with chocolate. Very well done, the aroma of this brew is fantastic. The only thing keeping me back from scoring it a 4.5 or perfect 5 is the sheer dominating aspect of coffee leaves hardly any room for the grain and other aspects to shine.

The first sip of the beer gives me plenty of doubt yet curiosity. It is roasted and lightly bitter from the roasted grain and coffee combination. There is a semi-sweet chocolate grain aspect but lots of roast leading to almost char and dirty to earthy quality. Freshly brewed coffee runs rampant through the profile that is very enjoyable with a light touch of some sweetness that seems like vanilla. There is a fusel tinge of alcohol across the back that not only provides a warmth all the way down the back of the throat but also a lightly solvent flavor which isn't that bad coupled with the rest of this brew's flavor.

The feel of this brew is unfortunately the worst aspect of the experience. Just as the appearance led me to believe, it is lifeless. Completely under carbonated to the point of being flat. In addition to the lack of carbonation, it has a very thin, watery feel much unlike what I expect from an oatmeal offering. However, the only saving grace to the feel is the alcohol's incorporation. It seemingly evaporates from the mouth giving the only sensation to this brew's feel. Overall this brew has serious potential for being an awesome offering. I think some issues need to be worked out either packaging or carbonation and this could be a real winner. I wouldn't mind giving this brew another try maybe on tap where the feel of the bottle is taken out of the equation.

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Coffee Oatmeal Stout from Kind Beers Brewing
Beer rating: 3.16 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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