Bootleg Oatmeal Stout | Bootleg Brewery

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Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 09-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by danieelol:
Photo of danieelol
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the very generous mulder1010

Pours dark black with subtlish head and lacing.

Smell is licorice straight off. A sort of organic note reminiscent of Maui Coconut Porter. Bit of yeast/booze too, which really adds character. Definite aniseed here, like Ricard.

Taste is further herbal licorice. Tastes like it actually has licorice in it, lots of herbal notes. Solid roast and some fruity hops and has a decent finish.

Mouthfeel is again quite light.

Lots of flavour packed into this beer and definitely a solid Aussie stout.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MrKennedy
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle, thanks to ADZA for this as an extra. Into an Midnight Sun glass.

Pours black with only the slightest hint of red around the edges. Nice mocha foam on top that recedes to just above film.

Smell is strong, coffee and plenty of it initially. Then licorice takes over and there is even more of that. 5.5% ABV are you sure!! This smells way bigger!

Taste is licorice and coffee and both aren't restrained. The oatmeal serves its role in smoothing out the feel of this and this allows the two flavours to really bignote themselves.

Nice soft feel from the liquid, some bitterness from the licorice and coffee which is necessary. Does well here. Still, it certainly doesn't drink like many other 5.5% ABV stouts that i've come across.

Good beer, tastes way, way bigger than you'd expect. Glad i'm not driving as i'd be nervous! Enjoyable relative slow-sipper.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a large, lasting light tan head.
Nose is rich with lots of milk chocolate, cocoa and softer roasted coffee. Very soft and cream, no aggressive roasted malt. Very nice.
Flavours follow along the same lines, complex with no harsh roasted notes. Plenty more cocoa and soft coffee with some distinctive oatmeal lingering in there too. The main problem is some faint burnt notes.
Body is suitably thick. Carbonation is somewhat higher than I would have liked.

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Photo of Macca
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours like a glass of coke. Similar colour to the beer and the head with similar head retention.

Dark roasty nose. Strong coffee aroma. Touch of cola. A bit of milk chocolate. An earthy spice aroma that I can't quite pick. Licorice. Smokiness.

Bit more of the chocolate on the palate. Licorice still there and dominant for me. Coffee - burnt.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Carbonation to high for me.

Liked the nose and taste but the mouthfeel let it down for me.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330 ML bottle poured into a tulip
Thanks to ADZA for the bottle

A-- Pours a dark cola color and settles black. A little bit of ruby at the bottom of the beer but a nice share of midnight black. One finger of dark mocha colored head. Almost dark leather. Decent amount of retention to this. Finally settles to a good film. Touches of lacing.

S-- US style root beer. Nice. Some coffee, herbal licorice, rolled oats, chocolate dairy milk and fresh carmel. Good powerful nose.

T-- Herbal licorice for the most part. Very powerful taste. Bits of coffee, rolled sweet oats with carmel and maple syrup. Really a lot closer to a malt shop root beer taste. Where is the ice cream??

M-- Prickly carbonation, slightly heavy medicinal feel to this. Especially with the herbal notes of licorice. Cleans up in the mid and back palate and can get the chocolate dairy milk silkiness to this. Dry and clean but a sweet, herbal licorice, carmel and oat finish. A bit heavier than the 5.5% would lead on.

O-- Nice beer but a bit bigger than what it is. Really powerful herbal licorice hurts the overall score but a pretty decently made beer. More oat notes would be nice.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola colour with beige head, nice and dense with crema appearance. Lace is thick and dense, could be stickier. Looks good.

Smells dark and spicy. Plenty of coffee bean, licorice and tobacco. Hint of cocoa on there and maybe some cranberry. Pretty nice spicy nose.

Taste feels a bit empty at time. Dark from get-go with bitter chocolate, touch of coffee on the mid that returns for the back with touch of pepper, licorice and a dry pull from the yeast. Subdued palate compared to nose which is not unwelcome. Decent.

Smooth mouhfeel, velvety with nice yeast pull but otherwise glidey as.

Good oatmeal stout; great, even. All the right characters in good proportion.

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

This is a special one off brew from Bootleg Brewery its a oatmeal stout brewed with rolled oats and star anise,it pours a dark black colour with average carbonation that leaves a one finger head with subtle lacing,it has a strong aroma of aniseed and dark expresso,it has an above average mouthfeel which feels quite stickyish on first sip and the aniseed/liquorice aroma comes thru very dominant on taste aswell as some dark chocolate and expresso notes too with a little finish of hops right at the end but not much,i think their use of star anise has definately affected the potential of this brew as it comes thru quite dominant and star anise is something u only need a little to use of as its quite strong so in saying that the drinkability isnt the highest for me but if u like liquorice u might think different to me.

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Photo of shambeano
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a lighter black, with about an inch of fluffyish off-white head. A fair bit of red tinge around the sides when held up to the light. head subsides somewhat slowly, leaving nice film of head. Looks pretty good.

S- getting some raosty coffee and a hint of dark chocolate, some licorice, a touch grainy (but in a nice way). smells pretty good as well.

T- a touch roasty all the way through, but im getting a lot of licorice and yeasty flavours in the middle, a little burnt bitterness at the end. i like the flavours, but i find the licorice and yeast a bit overpowering.

M- on the heavier side, creamy and smooth, leaves the tongue very dry. feels damn good.

O- looks, smells and feels great. But the flavour, whilst being multi-dimensional, was really dominated by the herbal, licorice component, bringing the whole experience down a bit for me.

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Photo of brendan13
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours very dark brown with a 3cm tan tinged beige head that slowly falls to a thin whisp leaving a bit of lace.
S - Milk chocolate and lightly roasted coffee notes.
T - Taste is very much the same but with more roasted barley burnt bitterness coming through.
M - Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation.
O - A nice Oatmeal stout but a touch too much burnt bitterness coming through. Slightly lower carbonation would be better too. Worth trying though.

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