Buck Eye Oatmeal Stout | Boston Beer Works - Canal Street

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3.68 w/ 51 ratings

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-04-1998

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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of braican
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of blackmathdavey
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

On draft at the Beer Works in Logan Airport.

Appearance: A one finger mocha head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown/black color with no vision of anything. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet and bready oats, a little chocolate, roasty, smoke, old ale.

Taste: Same as above with a little bitterness in there too.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, a little chewy, some ashy bitterness, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice oatmeal stout. I'll revisit this one again.

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Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of shigg85
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Gww1864
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of Benjaminwileketchum
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of jeffsuth
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Black body with a thin tan head.

S- Roasted malts with a good grainy oatmeal scent coming through.

T- Roasted flavor with some coffee and oatmeal coming through.

M- Lighter bodied for a stout, but easily drinkable.

O- Good flavor, solid beer for the style.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler, the beer is a dark ruby-brown coloring, almost black, with a thin, off-white film that clings as you drink. Aromas of cream, chocolate, and coffee blending together for a sweet nose. Flavors are more towards the dark side, with a solid bitter coffee backbone giving rise to subtle chocolate and roasted characteristics. The aftertaste is the bitterness of the dark roasted coffee tones, with a bitter, dry finish. Tasty brew.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of WreckingBrew
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Brad007
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on 3/11/11.

This beer pours a pitch black color with a small brown head into my glass.

Coffee and cocoa present themselves in the aroma, which should be expected for the style.

The palate is dominated by flavors of coffee and cream. It's a simple, no-frills layout.

Mouthfeel is slick with only a hint of coffee remaining. Not much else to decipher here. Perhaps a bit thin.

This oatmeal stout is decent at best. It went ok with my meal.

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Photo of tigg924
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Hingham location

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, opaque, black in color

Smell: sugar and roasted malt

Taste: cream, dark roasted malt, some charcoal, and oats

Mouthfeel: medium body, sweet start with a bitter aftertaste and backbone, high carbonation

Drinkability: I have been having a lot of this style lately and this one falls somewhere in the upper middle. I could have several and the beer tastes fine. I would like a bit more oat taste though.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.89/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

@ Beer Work Canal St., my commuter rail is late hangout

Opaque black with dark hazelnut edges. A friendly one finger width sized head simmers down to a horseshoe skim of retention and leaves a lacey silhouetted tree in its wake.

Aroma is roast malt and a little dark roast coffee acrid astringency. Tastes like oatmeal stout tea. There's a tea-like swampyness that ruins an otherwise appealing chicory, bittersweet baker's chocolate and bready oatmeal stout.

Beer Works fizz carbonation. I don't know if they force carbonate to a different level or use a different method but it makes BW lighter beers crisp and BW darker beers fizzy. The carbonation was a deal breaker.

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Photo of erosier
3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Roommate brought this back from his trip to the Lowell Beerworks.

L: Pours a deep brown/black color with a medium bodied and medium sized off-white/tan colored head that laces the glass a little on the way down as it fades pretty fast.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, nice sweet oatmeal, hints of chocolate and a slight sweetness at the end.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, a lot of chocolate malt, some nice smooth oatmeal flavors, and then a bit of sweetness mixed with deep roasted malts.
M: Smooth, light bodied, perfect amount of carbonation.
D: Very drinkable, nice mix of flavors and texture, could have a bit more body to it.

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Photo of nas5755
1.45/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A black beer with an ok head. Appearance was fairly normal, slightly thin looking. Nose was unoticable and thus poor(in a bar setting, but nothing worth noting). Taste was horrible, it was like a watered-down stout, no depth, no nothing, just bad. Mouthfeel was super thin and lame. I never want to drink another again.

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Photo of morebeergood
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Second beer of the night after the Red Sox game yesterday. Served in the usual BBW glass. Nice white head atop a jet black body of beer. Nice looking presentation. Smell was of peat and campfire, very lightly smoked. Flavor was very good. Nice hit of roasted barley then some of that oatmeal flavor, followed lastly by dark malt flavor. Mouthfeel was thick enough to satisfy a stout craving, but smooth enough to add to a high drinkability for this beer. I can see why this well-crafted brew has been a staple on the BBW menu for so many years, and it's a shame that it took me this long to review it. A favorite here.

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Buck Eye Oatmeal Stout from Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
Beer rating: 54.9% out of 100 with 51 ratings
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