Oil Change Oatmeal Stout | Flat Branch Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
62.2%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 37 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
Missouri, United States
flatbranch.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black as diesel oil, Oil Change is big in roasty chocolate flavors. A large amount of flaked oats gives this stout a velvety smoothness. Oil Change is nitrogen charged to give it a thick creamy head.

Added by maxpower on 01-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,511
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
37
Liked:
23
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
12.43%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 14
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of kurth_92
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of McAfee85
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The name does not lie...definitely has the look of an oil change, black and dark with a good brown head. Classic stout smell with chocolate hint and a very slight bitterness. Goes down smooth from a stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tunnasch
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterKilderkin
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of karst
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown approaching black with ruby glints. A dense creamy thick tan persistant head and lace. Aromas of dark chocolate, burnt sugar and coffee. Mouthfeel was medium/full and satisfyingly round on the pallate. Finishes with roasted chocolate flavors. Aftertaste from lingering coffee and little bitterness make this the best offering I tried at Flat Branch. This is a keeper!

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Photo of maxpower
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick jet black in color, nice nitro creamy thick tan head, nice lasting lace. Aroma of burnt sugar and chocolate, roasted, coffee and chocolate, nice burnt bitterness. Medium body with a thick and creamy mouthfeel, burnt bitter finish, smooth and tasty stout.

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Photo of Dusty278
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: In the light, this brew is a dark brown, like a Hershey's bar in hew. Nice head that sticks around to lace the glass all the way down.

S: Roasted malts and chocolate aromas, quite pleasing.

T: Light roasted chocolate, great slightly bitter finish (Though I could use a bit more, even if it isn't up to style), great brew.

M: Very smooth and creamy. Quite pleasing, it would go very well with a dessert and in fact can be served with ice cream in a float.

D: I usually don't have more than one or two stouts in a row but I think I could drink this for a while if I weren't having a meal. Could be a session beer but it would get quite heavy after a while.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the source. Great appearance. Near black with a creamy beige head. The aroma brings subtle notes of chocolate, hints of bread. A rather weak scent. The flavor is more robust, with chocolate character emerging atop a lightly toasted malt body. Smooth and creamy feel. Quite easy to drink. A solid example of the style.

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Photo of glid02
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at the brewpub.

Pours black with a quickly cascading brown head that settles into a creamy one-finger layer on top. From there it recedes slowly into a thin pancake leaving solid lacing.

Smells of roasted malts with good amounts of unsweetened chocolate and a hint of tobacco.

Tastes very good. Roasted malt and unsweetened chocolate flavors up front are joined near the end of the sip by light tobacco flavors before a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness from the addition of flaked oats with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I could drink a few of these quite easily.

Overall it's not quite rich enough to be great, but as it is it's a very good beer. Worth a shot.

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark black color. 1/3 inch head of a pale tan color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, and slight hop. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and thick with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight hop, and a general sweetness. Overall, a really nice blend, but not a complex brew.

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Photo of zeff80
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a very dark brown, almost black color. It had a creamy/milky off-white head. It left some very nice lace.

S - It smelled of chocolate and oats.

T - It has a creamy chocolate taste. The oatmeal taste is there too, although not as bitter as most of the style.

M - It was milky smooth and soft. A heavy bodied beer. It's almost like a meal.

D - A very good stout. I like the subtle oat flavor. The chocolate taste is just right, too.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Oil Change Oatmeal Stout from Flat Branch Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 37 ratings
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