Goatmeal Stout
Iron Goat Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #234
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
86
Ranked #22,770
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.77%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
32
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Iron Goat Brewing Co.
 
Washington, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
86
Very Good
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MacMalt from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I received a can from @woemad in an NBS BIF. No apparent canning date. Poured into a tulip glass. It pours virtually ink black with a frothy, mocha-colored head that dissipated quickly leaving minimal lacing. You can really smell oats, along with roasted malt, brown sugar, and cocoa. It's a roasty brew and the taste opens with notes of burnt coffee and bakers chocolate but the bitterness is tempered by oat sweetness. It finishes with a touch of acidity and bitterness. The mouth feel is lite to moderate with a low level of carbonation and with a temperate 5.6% ABV it drinks very easily. Overall, Goatmeal Stout is a solid example of the style; it's flavorful and easy to drink.

Jul 12, 2020
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dunkel_weizen from Oregon

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Unknown age out of a can into a pint glass. Very strong 2 finger head, carmel dark brown color is very noticeable. Color is solid opaque black, good head retention and soap factor. Nose is muted cacao and chocolate, maybe a hint of oat. The taste is strongly oat and roasted malt forward, finishing with rounded burnt chocolate that lingers, really good full mouthfeel. A tad sweet, as expected.

This is a great oatmeal stout, and will fix my craving for a long while!

May 22, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is way underrated here, a seriously fantastic example of the style, as good a dark beer as i have had in the spokane area to date, really impressive! black and rich looking under a tall frothy tan head with complete retention and thick ring lacing. high roast to the grain in nose and flavor, some bitterness from it, but enough oats and attendant protein and creaminess for this to not even seem a little bit intense, its all so smooth and mellow, must be somewhat higher of an oat ratio in the mash here than a lot of these have. subtle dry baking chocolate, earthiness, and even licorice in the background, but a notable lack of sweeter crystal malt in the middle of this, so it drinks drier and cleaner than is common. the faintest smoke note, dark chocolate, and even a woodiness from somewhere, this is quite hearty at the same time that its supremely drinkable and satisfying on each sip. light raisin to me too, but this isnt fruity, and light coffee too, but this isnt all that bitter. some milf yeast character rounds it out, i like this in stouts, not common enough from american brewers anymore. just a really balanced and creamy feeling stout, something i want to drink every day, especially when the weather is cold like this. very high quality here, objectively speaking its one of their best beers i have had so far at iron goat! a top notch example of the style, well ahead of the curve.

Oct 29, 2019
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StJamesGate from New York

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet with tan; cola + char; licorice, black pretzels, prune, cookie, and light roast to end.

4 4 4.25 4 4

Big deep flavours. Punches above 5.6%. Smooth, doesn’t overdo the roast… all good.

Aug 09, 2018
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mintzmeet from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful beer. Nice roasted flavor. Good coffee notes. "Pours chocolate brown." Nice tan head. "Delicate notes of espresso and cocoa" smooth with a dry sweet finish.

Nov 16, 2017
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Radcpa from Washington

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice very dark appearance with tan head that disipates quickly. Mild nutty aroma. Taste is nutty with a coffee hint very smooth without any bitterness.

Oct 19, 2017
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rgk3 from Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased the 22 oz in August 2016, cellared until end of April 2017 (really not intentional, I just didn't get to drinking it sooner). Poured into stout glasses at 50 degrees.

Dark black with brown/tan head--and LOTS of it. This was super-carbonated. Really too much, as it didn't settle down for quite a while.

The aroma was really off-putting. Dare I say like goat hair (seriously though). It was musty and not in a good way. Shared this with a friend and his take was "horse barn."

Fortunately, we both agreed that the taste was much better and that this was a beer that we would order if it were on tap at a bar. In fact, it tasted nothing like it smelled. Pronounced dark roast. A bit thinner than I expected (like a black lager, really), but that was fine. Absolutely drinkable and enjoyable overall.

Apr 29, 2017
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stevoj from Idaho

3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Another bottle from Jake65. Big, heady aroma, normal taste for the style. Cool name and label. Roast, chocolate, something off in the aroma. Tastes is roasty, some smoke and some coffee bitters.

Feb 14, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle, another cool find at the increasingly awesome local grocery stores in Ponderay, Idaho.

This beer pours a fairly solid black, with subtle basal cola edges, and two chubby fingers of puffy, broadly foamy, and mostly just bubbly tan head, which leaves some random splattered and streaky lace around the glass as it lazily bleeds away.

It smells of roasted, slightly gamey caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, dark sugar, cafe-au-lait, a certain breakfast cereal graininess, faint black licorice notes, and weak earthy, leafy, and floral hops. The taste is bready, grainy caramel malt, a sort of separate toasted ash character, gritty coffee beans, understated chocolate shavings, a soft molasses-like dark sugary thing, and more plain leafy, weedy, and spicy hops.

The carbonation is quite low and unobtrusive in its genial frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and more or less smooth, which seems kind of underwhelming, given the guest grain ingredient. It finishes trending dry, as the malt, cocoa, smoke, and other sundry players converge somehow on that line of reasoning.

Not a bad, if yet somewhat twisted attempt at gerrymandering beer styles (overt smoke in a sweet oatmeal stout, for those not paying attention) - the base oatmeal stout character as resolute as ever, while the roasted character runs a bit rampant, to no one's real benefit. As mentioned, agreeable enough overall, but eventually you're gonna step back, and wonder why you just don't go straight and true in your choice of base beer qualities.

Jul 29, 2015
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woemad from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32oz grunt purchased at the brewery. I’ve had it numerous times, but have never actually reviewed it. Apparently this and the Trashy Blond will be the first bottled beers from Iron Goat, available locally by the end of the month.

Poured an inky black, utterly impervious to light. There was an inch or so of mocha-colored foam. Spotty lace.

Mollasses, dark chocolate and coffee in the nose.

Bitter and sweet tasting, with the bitter, coffee flavor and roasted malt notes and roasted in the lead. There’s a little bit of pipe tobacco and some booziness in the background, although the alcohol content isn't particularly high.

Full bodied, with a velvety, coating mouthfeel.

A really great oatmeal stout, a little more bitter than others I’ve had, but it makes for a more complex beer. I’m excited this will be one of their bottled choices, and expect I will be buying it regularly.

Mar 02, 2015
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RJLarse from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

I had a Tap-A-Draft jug filled with Goatmeal Stout at the brewery. Poured in to a holiday stein.

Pours an opaque black walnut color with a creamy tan head.

Smell is a sweet cocoa and chocolate aroma.

It tastes a lot like the aroma, coffee, charcoal and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, creamy and smooth with a mild bitter finish.

Overall a very good stout. Best in the area.

Dec 14, 2014
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leedorham from Washington

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

Had this on tap at both Jones Radiator and the Tasting room at Iron Goat.

It's always poured a bit cold for my taste but once it warms up you start to get the creamy mouthfeel and roastiness that's supposed to be there in an oatmeal stout.

I do find myself craving more character overall, perhaps that's a function of the yeast they use but I don't know.

It's a good beer, man. One that I'll keep ordering.

Aug 22, 2012
Goatmeal Stout from Iron Goat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 32 ratings