Odin Oatmeal Stout | Solvang Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Solvang Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our “Oatmeal Stout” is bold yet balanced, rich and roasted with a delightful creamy and smooth-bodied profile. Dark-roasted coffee aromas and flavors of espresso, bourbon and semi-sweet chocolate entertain you palate and transcend you into a divine enjoyment of this ale.

Added by t0rin0 on 01-01-2011

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by artdob:
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3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Was hoping to try the black IPA but they were out today, so went for option number two which was the stout. What I would expect if one merged a standard oatmeal stout and guinness. Nicely balanced with a hint of sweetness. $5 for a pint which hit the spot. Didn't see a sampler on the menu which would have been a nice option for their on premise brews.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bung
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of g_jenkins
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of metter98
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Solvang Brewing Company, Solvang, CA

A: The beer is opaque brownish black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense light beige head that has very good retention properties and consistently left a short head coating the surface and the sides of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of chocolate are present in the nose along with notes of gunpowder from a cap gun.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of gunpowder along with hints of chocolate malts.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit smooth and thin on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. It becomes a little smoother as the beer warms up.
O: This beer is lighter in body, a little thinner, and not as smooth compared to most other oatmeal stouts.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of iluvBA4life
2.28/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

You would think being a mile away from Firestone Walker Tap room would be enough motivation to make tasty beer. Nope, not happening. This oatmeal stout was raunchy, and should have at the very least been labeled as a dry stout. I hope someone buys this place, and does it justice, as Solvang is a lovely place to visit, and needs some beer the town can be proud of.

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of t0rin0
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled 11/28/2010 at the brewpub.

Pours dark brown, hazy, off white head, average retention and lacing.

Aroma is chocolate, molasses, roast, and a little bit of earthy hops.

Flavor is fairly complex with chocolate, oatmeal, syrup, molasses, roast, and nuts. Highly bitter and a lager quality to it that I can't explain.

Body is on the lighter side of medium. Drinkability is there but the bitterness detracts a bit.


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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Odin Oatmeal Stout from Solvang Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 12 ratings