Bell's Oatmeal Stout | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Oatmeal StoutBell's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
88.9%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 171 ratings
Bell's Oatmeal StoutBell's Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 12-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,274
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
171
Liked:
152
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
8.82%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
81
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 171 |  Reviews: 64
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2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of jcalabre
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally sampled on 25 November 2002. I am writing this review from my notes. Very dark brown w/ a 2 finger tan head. Some oats & cocoa in the nose. A bit more carbonated than I like, but it does have a nice smoothness about it. A decent oatmeal stout, but there are better ones.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of granger10
3.47/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one poured a black color with ruby highlights and a small head. Smell is quite nice, mainly of oats. Taste is decent enough but nothing spectacular. The body was thin which really hurt this stout. Main flavors of oats and milk chocolate were all that I could detect. The finish produced an off taste that I could not distinguish and did not like at all. This one was decent but nothing better than that.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of BHansen214
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CDubbs75
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trappistlover
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day tasting. Growler courtesy of Mike via Justin. Thanks guys!). Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma had oatmeal, chocolate and caramel. Taste was sweet malt and roasty bitterness. Thin bodied with a slick texture. Smooth finish. A decent, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aracauna
3.56/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice black beer like you expect from Bell's with a big dark tan head that hangs around. Comes across as a dry stout with a mild twist. Roastiness is dominate flavor and oatmeal seems to do little but soften the beer a bit. Otherwise it might be a bit harsh.

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3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

dark brown in color with a big had of tan that came up and over the top. Nice retention and great lacing up and down the sides of the glass.

Roasted malts, sweet with molasses and hints of brown sugar. Nice touches of chocolate as well as a hint of light vanilla.

Mellow and a touch hoppier then I would have thought. Very nice chocolate notes here, really laid down quite well. Hints of molasses again and a decent touch of vanilla poking its head up. The finish comes through with a light bitterness

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Photo of fountainofyouth
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Originally reviewed February 17, 2005. Likely a 2002 or 2003 12 Oz Bottle. Light brown decent head with good lacing. Tar black. Wafts of fresh earth and leather, backed by strong berry aroma. An almost, smoked, burnt pine nut finish. Very light carbonation. Very sweet, yet sour and salty. Lingering lemon and grapes on the palata. Not too dry or too creamy. Nice balance. Alcohol is perfectly blended.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.64/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown bordering on black. Brown tan and creamy head. Unusual texture that looks like a sout stout. Baker licorice in the smell and taste. Hides the oatmeal and dark chocolate. Very carbonated and slightly smooth.

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3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of zac16125
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evarigan
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jdavolos88
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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Bell's Oatmeal Stout from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 88.9% out of 100 with 171 ratings
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