Oatmeal Stout | Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Arkansas, United States

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Redrover on 02-14-2013

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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 8
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Photo of AlarmClock314
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best by date of 8/1/15, 6.0% ABV. Pours mostly opaque black with a large-sized brown head. Smells of oats and roasted malt. Taste follows very closely with a strong oat profile and ending with some moderate malt bitterness. Pleasing mouthfeel and very drinkable. Overall, it's a little straightforward but really shows off a solid oatmeal stout.

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Photo of JamesLouise
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of sandy_gaara
5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fs_native
4.41/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black, opaque color with a dark thick head. Moderate to heavy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Oatmeal provides silky mouth feel. More sweet than acidic. Moderate roastiness.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Fresh pint from the tap at One Eyed Jack's in Bentonville, AR.

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Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours mahogany with 3 fingers of caramel head. Good head retention & above average head retention

S: Roastyness & carob

T: Follows the nose, dryness, a touch of leafy hops & lactose sourness up front. Roastyness & a little bit of black currant as this warms, dryness, & a bit of charcoal. Finishes dry, roasty, with a bit of dark chocolate

MF: Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, that goes a little more prickly once warm

This was a little better on draft, still not bad at all

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Photo of Pawn1257
4.79/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great stout, great beer for any time of the year, but I especially enjoy it from fall/winter

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.13/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This is the first review of the bottled version on BA. I picked it up at Lake Liquor in Maumelle.

22 Oz. No dating, 5.9% abv on label.

Pours out to a volcanic light brown head that is gooey-thick and bloated with excess carbonation (stout should not be that gassy) and settles to a permanent thin head that leaves bits of foam behind. Color is correct for style (we all know what that is). Aroma is big and roasty/malty with a hint of sour dairy in there (sour cream? Vanilla Greek yogurt?). The flavor is much of the same as aroma including the cream note. (Is this a characteristic of oatmeal stout?) Bitterness from roasted grains and hops to balance the sweetness. Mineral finish (which is nice in my book). Muddy/truby taste builds on the tongue and in the nose as it warms. Mouthfeel is thick and oily but the excess CO2 detracts by causing it to foam up in the mouth. Maybe it needs to sit out and warm up closer to room temperature? Maybe I need to stop reviewing stouts because I'm losing my sense for them? Who knows, but this beer seems to be a bit overcarbonated and not quite on target. Not bad, just not terribly remarkable.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Allurex
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mxsummar
4.42/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -72.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Has to be infected, sour coffee oatmeal stout.

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Photo of rtrasr
3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Had this recently on tap. Typical stout color, rather thin head. There are roasted nuts in the taste. The Oatmeal imparts some sweetness. The mouthful is rather light for a stout. This brewery is definitely worth watching. Their IPA's will make some waves. As for the Stout they are young enough to make changes without damaging their identity. Core should do a Porter as well.

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Photo of champ103
3.24/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock.

A: Pours a dark brown, with a bit of ruby around the edges. A one finger beige head forms, and recedes to nothing. Not much lace is left behind.
S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Pretty standard stout aromas.
T: Follows the nose with roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Sweet with a bit of dark fruits as well. Again, fairly standard.
M/D: A lighter body than I would like for the style. Thin and watery. Not hard to drink, but one is more than enough.

Just kind of ho hum. Pretty much the definition of average. I was interested in trying another AR beer, but this did not hit the mark.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrover
3.47/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I had this on tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock. I had never heard of the brewery before and was anxious to try it after the bartender gave it a good review.

Served in standard pint glass, the beer is black with a dark tan head.

It has an aroma of roasted malts and dark fruit.

It is slightly sweet, lots of roasted almost charred malts, a hint of oatmeal and a bit of plum. There is something Band-Aid like and medicinal in the finish which upends a promising start.

The mouth has decent heft and soft carbonation.

I like everything except the band aid thing. I would try this again the future to see if I had an off sample or if the recipe has been tweaked.

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Photo of estlinska
3.14/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served on tap in a standard shaker on 3/17 at the Saucer. Pours a deep dark brown to black the color of burnt and charred wood with a soft brown sugar head filled with big bubbles. Good lacing throughout. The smell is mostly roasted chocolate malt and some burnt sugar smell. Lots of oatmeal aroma. The taste is all the smoothness and sweet of a oatmeal and it kind of overpowers the bear completely. The malt is sort of an afterthought. Very limp body overall. There are many better oatmeal stouts out there.

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Photo of Hogbrew02
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doowhat
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Photo of beer_lover13
4.7/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a tasty stout

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