Tenaya Creek Hauling Oats Oatmeal Stout | Tenaya Creek Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tenaya Creek Brewery
Nevada, United States
tenayacreekbrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by UncleJimbo on 04-28-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of nick_asian
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of UncleJimbo
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on-tap at the brewpub in April 2006.

This oatmeal stout poured black with creamy, brown foam that slowly settled and clung to the glass. The smell was oatmeal and licorice, malt and hops, with a hint of chocolate. The taste was richly malty with a note of licorice, some oatmeal, a touch of sweetness, and a hint of yeast. There was a nice hoppiness on top of the malty backbone. Wonderful flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and creamy with full body and good carbonation. The residual malty and hoppy flavors lingered pleasantly. This was a very nice Oatmeal Stout (and reminded me of Bell's Oatmeal Stout).

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Photo of Vylo
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Idrankthat
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Broden
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of Lordlamont
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twonder23
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pkalix
4.11/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Awesome frothy coating down the glass on this one! I really like this although it is a bit thin and 'amateurish'. Probably the best tenaya creek ice tasted do far.

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Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of flux702
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of azdback
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Duffman79
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pagriley
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark with 2 inch mocha head
Lots of roast and dark chocolate on the nose
Palate follows with smooth mouth feel and great body for a lower ABV beer

Overall a really solid oatmeal stout

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Photo of richj1970
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Mahogany brown tending towards black with a small tan head.

S: Oats, biscuit, coffee combined with nicely roasted malts.

T: Baked bread with semi sweet chocolate morsels and a hint of oak.

M: Medium body and maybe a tan thin for my tastes.

O: Decent stout, but drinks a tad bit more like a porter. Enjoyable none the less.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. As an unapologetic fan of a certain 1980s pop-rock duo, the name of this beer takes me a lot farther than the cutesy brewing theme espoused on the label. M-E-T-H-O...

This beer pours a solid, chestnut brown-tinted black, with the slightest of basal cola 'highlights', and two fingers of puffy, beige raw cake dough head, which leaves but a low berm of ebbing lace around the glass as it hurriedly evaporates.

It smells of grainy, bready malt, al dente oatmeal, more bitter than sweet cocoa, black licorice - of the diluted ouzo sort, and tame earthy, leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, fairly dense chocolate malt, a free-radical bready graininess, understated oatmeal porridge, faded dry licorice root, working-class weedy, earthy hops, and a somewhat unexpected, and thankfully subtle metallic alcohol edge.

The bubbles are present, and do an all right job of obeying the style's tacit rule of keeping to themselves, the body a decently hefty medium weight, and smooth enough, the hops and weirdly relevant booze having just a bit too much ingress. It finishes mostly off-dry, the dry chocolate oatmeal mush (I'm not getting the purported cookie stripe) sensibility planting its flag, square and true.

An agreeable enough oatmeal stout, the standard milky smoothness tempered to a fair degree by the graininess of the oat influx, and the increasingly sharp licorice edge. While not exactly 'Out of Touch', this is a small sidestep from the norm, and enjoyably drinkable for it.

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Photo of MikeC144
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of fivetime
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.66 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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