Noble Stout | Standing Stone Brewing Company

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Standing Stone Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zeledonia on 06-30-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
Photo of Oregonbrewdude91
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid stout! Had it off the tap at there brewery today in Ashland. Has good hints of steel cut oats and coffee. Head retention was non existent, but didn't bother me at all, I'd say if you can find it grab some. 4/5

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Photo of cbarrett4
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown/black hue with a generous oatmeal hued head. On a funny note, it took at least 3 minutes to pour mine since the line had partially frozen. I let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes to come up to a good temperature.

Smells richly of french press coffee and roasted espresso beans. Has a hint of a mocha character with some smoke, burnt sugar, and roasted nuts. Very roasted character. Very welcoming aromas nonetheless.

Taste is a little more simple than the nose suggests, but still very nice. More coffee and a hint of the oatmeal coming through.

The texture is nice, albeit a little light. This is traditional stout strength (5-6% abv), not the cranked up 8-12% you sometimes see from many NW brewers. I appreciate them keeping the alcohol in check. Though the body is light, and a touch thin, the finish is lovely and lingering. Body and texture remind me more of a porter I guess. The oatmeal doesn't really add much to the texture, sadly.

Overall a very nice stout that really showcases the addition of the Noble Roasters' coffee. Since I was also drinking quite a bit of the Noble iced coffee during my visit to Ashland, I doubly appreciated the brewery keeping that heart in the beer.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, almost black, but looking rather thin. Minimal medium-tan head that recedes fast and leaves little lacing. Doesn't look like it has much carbonation.

Smell is really nice, a great blend of coffee aromas, sweetness and fullness of oats, and some solid dark malts. Sweet and rich coffee beer... yum.

Taste is weaker than the smell; the coffee comes through clearly, but not as well as the smell. Same for the oatmeal. It's decent, with good flavors, but they're just rather thin. A bit of bitterness comes on near the finish, but it's gone quickly, leaving a slightly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is likewise rather thin. Medium-light body, very low carbonation. I find it quite thin for a stout. Finish is rather watery.

Everything about this beer is good, but not quite enough. The appearance, taste, and mouthfeel are all just a little thin. Solid, but not outstanding.

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Noble Stout from Standing Stone Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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