Oatmeal Porter | Carolina Brewery

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3.87/5
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72 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States
carolinabrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
37 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,268
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
72
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at the brewery. It poured a dark cola, nearly black, with one finger of khaki-colored head and lacing. It smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and burnt coffee. The taste features oatmeal and a hint of vanilla, in addition to baker's chocolate and burnt coffee grounds. It finishes with a dry, roasty bitterness. It's medium-bodied, moderately carbonated, and its 5.9% ABV presents no impediment to drinking. Like many porters, it's a tad thin in body. Overall, its tasty and a good representative of its style but it isn't comparable to its famous competition such as Founders Porter, Victory at Sea, Edmund Fitzgerald et als.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap in SC.

Pours with a dark brown body that's opaque in the glass. Very good head.
Light malty aroma. Clean malty flavor with a well chosen mix of grains. Exceptionally smooth body. Medium carbonation.

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Photo of MasterRigger
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quick Take: With a near-black ruby color, it boasts a very robust coffee roast that gets more roastier with time. Although balanced, it does get a little too dry in the flavor.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.23/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hotpauko
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hophead but I enjoyed this beer. From tap at DeMarcos in Fort Mill. Very flavorful but not as heavy and robust as some porters. Dark almost black look with a brownish tint lacing, but foam did not last. Nice smoky aroma especially while inhaling during a sip. A hint of cherry with the smoky flavor, tastes nice on the mouth but doesn't linger very long. A tad sweet. Overall enjoyable no complaints.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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Oatmeal Porter from Carolina Brewery
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 72 ratings