Caboose Oatmeal Stout | American Brewing Company

Caboose Oatmeal StoutCaboose Oatmeal Stout
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Caboose Oatmeal StoutCaboose Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
American Brewing Company
Washington, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beertunes on 02-28-2011

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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of ms11781
2/5  rDev -48.3%

Photo of Diebythehops
2.24/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured out of a bomber. First indication of a problem was the smell--nice roasted notes were infiltrated by an offputing aroma reminiscent of the draft beer at my college's bar.. whose tap lines I'm sure go months at a time without even a glance from a bottle of soap. Taste followed the nose: notes of coffee, but badly tinged by lactobacillus. Too bad, I was looking forward to this one. I suggest that the brewery look into their quality control because, glancing at the other reviews, it appears I am not the first victim of a contaminated bottle of this stout.

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Photo of Pens1967
2.39/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22 oz. Bomber. The beer is a dark brown, almost black that allows no light through with a one inch cream colored head. Smell was not like any of the other reviews and the taste was extremely sour. This must be an infected batch. Couldn't finish the glass and ended up as a drain pour.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of drone
2.69/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Great body and head on this one, but the taste really fails to live up.

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Photo of MightyM0use
2.84/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours into a healthy dark brown, almost black with a creamy brown head. Unfortunately, a clean pour is nigh impossible. Out of a 1p6oz bottle, I was only to get roughly a quarter into my pint glass. This beer is so incredibly over carbonated that after maybe three or four ounces, my glass was full of foam on a soft pour.

The aroma is strong of coffee with light cocoa and earth tones.

On taste, this beer is incredibly bitter, there is almost no balance of hop to sweetness. Initially a strong coffee flavor, finishing roughly with the strong flavor of alcohol. This isn't too strong of a beer, 7% ABV so not only is that surprising, but it's a very weak characteristic.

The mouthfeel is incredibly rough, as this beer is overcarbonated. It's possible that some age will take this off, but as it stands the beer's initial flavor is masked by the carbonation.

Overall, I won't be getting this beer again. Nor can I advise my friends or anyone I know to.

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Photo of towlea25
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of DucksFan16
3.11/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpalestino
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of maximum12
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to bfg75 for sending me a load of good beer from the PNW, including this extra from a heretoforward unheardoftome brewery. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

Pop goes the cap. Rolling goes the fog. Pour - holy shit! Emergency mouth-to-glass after about two ounces foams up like Ole Yeller, boiling up & over the edge. Infected, or overcarbonated? Ten minutes later the bit of beer is ready to be examined. Black. OK. Nose is nice sweet malts, chocolate, but with a dose of earth. Earth? Doesn't seem right.

Just looked up. The remaining eighteen ounces is creeping, creeping down the neck. The foam is about one-third of the way down the bottle. Maybe it's possessed.

Caboose Oatmeal Stout is, shockingly, not infected. At least overtly. I'd have bet against it. What it is, is massively overcarbonated, to the point of obscuring the beer by about 68%. Underneath it matches up with the nose: nice chocolate bite, sweet, but with a previously undetected char that sticks the mid-section. Lingering bitterness. That earthiness sticks its wide-load in, but it's much weaker than in the nose.

Like drinking a champagne stout. There's clearly something off about this beer, but I have a a good whiff of the solid beer underneath. But this bottle is just decent.

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Photo of Marshman
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSVT
3.36/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours dark brown nearly black with a big brown head that fades to a ring and leaves lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with big notes of cocoa and smoke and then the hops show up in the background.

T: The taste is very similar to the nose with decent notes of chocolate, smoke, and citrusy hops.

M: The feel is medium and creamy.

O: This is a very average, at best, Oatmeal Stout and one I probably would pass up if I saw it on the shelves. Not the biggest fan of too much hops in my stouts and this one had just a bit too much.

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Photo of pianoguy
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle

Pours a solid black body with a tan head. Good retention and lacing

Fairly prominent smells of cocoa, chocolate and coffee .Very nice !

Started to taste like it smells... but there is a big bitterness here that overpowers the taste and lingers as an aftertaste.

Full feel

Overall; Smell is really nice and I wrestled with giving it a 4 for smell... But it seems like this brewer wanted to put a bitter spin on an oatmeal stout. I am a big fan of the bitter... but not in an oatmeal stout. I prefer a sweeter oat meal stout.... it might work for my beer drinking brothers and sisters that crave the bitter (even in an oatmeal stout)

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Photo of efsulliv
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Bung
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Ajlvt
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of elektronen
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of coldriver
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of yaksurf
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BeerHewitt
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SJbigtuna
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Caboose Oatmeal Stout from American Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.8% out of 100 with 113 ratings
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