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Oatmeal Stout | St Andrews Brewing Company

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
St Andrews Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mick303 on 11-12-2012

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled and part of a postal service ale delivery package prepacked set
Handsome looking dark ale

Very creamy and a great way to end a night of Scottish ale

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4.08/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KurtisAyr
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of mick303
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle, with best before (Apr 2013). Pours a jet black colour, and a coffee tan soapy head (about one finger). This leaves an excellent film and lace.

Aromas are quite forward with strong coffee, roast malt, dark chocolate notes. A bit of a burnt caramel sensation. Quite roasty, with a pronounced bitterness.

Taste has an initial bitterness of coffee grounds and an undertow of fruitiness. Bitter chocolate and toffee notes as well, a bit of a cherry fruitiness. Pretty well incorporated, and the balance is pretty good, though it lacks a wow factor and has a couple rough edges toward the end.

Mouthfeel is pretty malty, the oats lend a nice smoothness and this drinks very nicely. A bit of the bitterness in front and a great balance. The finish is crisp, malty, but pretty unpronounced. Very drinkable, bitterness is restrained but complements the roasty malt. Although I tend to prefer bigger stouts, this is quite nice and refreshing.

A very solid interpretation. This brewery has done some great work recently and it is great to see them succeeding and putting out new exciting brews. This particular beer offers a lot of flavour and a good complexity. Pretty drinkable, better than average, quality beer. For what it is meant to be, a well-made local beer in a fairly traditional style its a winner.

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Oatmeal Stout from St Andrews Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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