Oatmeal Porter | Carolina Brewery

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3.87 w/ 72 ratings

Brewed by:
Carolina Brewery
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
37 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-21-2003

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of nickd717
2.61/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the brewpub in Chapel Hill.

Dark brown in color with a nice lasting tan head.

Roast and dark chocolate on the aroma, with a hint of cardboard that has become a common theme in many Carolina Brewery beers I've had.

Slight vinous notes and cardboard on the flavor with a roasty and chocolatey malt base.

Rather dry with medium body and average carbonation.

The description mentions that this kind of beer was originally called "entire butt," and after drinking this beer I can understand why. Just kidding, but still it was below average.

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

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of VncentLIFE
3.3/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours very black with brown hues
Generous head that leaves a quarter inch head that sticks around. Decent Lacing

Smell - Dark roasty malts with a very slightl sweet smell with some chocolates mixed around in there.

Hello Guiness. First comes the sweetness which hits you straight away then disappears just as fast.Then come the dark roasted malt. Tastes strikingly similar to Guiness. A tad heavier though.

Leaves that roasted malt flavor lingering with a slightly syrupy soda type sweetness mixed in somewhere.

This is probably Carolina Brewery's second best beer behind their Flagship IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this one on a past ticking trip to Asheville! Served from tap into a Green Man shaker. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, oatmeal, and subtle dark chocolate. The flavor was of roasted malt, toasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, oatmeal, spice, and subtle pepper. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. If I am honest this really wasn't a top-tier porter. I did like the fact that it was trying to be complex, but it just fell short due to some flavor clashing going on. The toasted malt was slightly invasive on the palate and really lingered at first. Once you got used to it you could enjoy some of the subtle flavors going on, but by that point it was a case of too little too late. Glad I got to try it, but doubt I would go out of my way to do so again in the future.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Mitzvahman72
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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3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Oatmeal Porter from Carolina Brewery
Beer rating: 77.8% out of 100 with 72 ratings
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