Folk Metal
Burlington Beer Co.

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Burlington Beer Co.
Vermont, United States
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #104
Ranked #12,345
3.98 | pDev: 7.29%
Mar 06, 2023
Mar 21, 2015
Very Good
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
All around tasty oatmeal stout. Dark pour with a thin mocha cap. Roasty aroma. I would have expected the taste and mouthfeel to be more subtle and softer given the oats, but it's pretty decent regardless.
Mar 06, 2023
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Rated by wbohlen

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Inky with slight red on edge when held to light. On the delicate end of stouts but has some nice bitter notes.
Dec 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Matte black with a dense tan head that retains thick and well as a level blanket leaving wavy lace.

On the stronger porter, lighter stout bent but with extreme expression of characteristics: tobacco roast with baker's chocolate is accented by amaretto within a semisweet finish despite a semi-bitter start.

The roundly medium body comes to a semi-dry to powder dry swallow.
Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 15, 2022
Rated: 3.77 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Mar 21, 2022
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours jet black with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The flavor conjures up dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. A pretty simple, not terribly complex stout. So many of Burlington's beers are outstanding, but I would call Folk Metal simply "capable".
Feb 22, 2022
Rated: 4 by jaxon53 from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2021
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Reviewed by jbertsch from Massachusetts

2.15/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2
My can says 5.5%ABV not the 6.2% on this page.
This beer is a fail. Too bland, watery and slick for an oatmeal stout. Not to mention too expensive for such low quality. Get an Ipswich Oatmeal Stout for far better quality and much lower price.
Nov 01, 2021
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Reviewed by zotzot from Vermont

3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Good Stout color but weak nose and weak watery taste. Really a disappointment overall.
BBCO makes really good imperial and BBA stouts but this didn’t hold up the standard.
Oct 28, 2021
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
No notable head and therefore no lace. Deep dark brown color. Light passes on the edge of the glass.

Dry and coffee like aroma. It smells like the beginning of a fresh pot of coffee being made. No chalkiness.

Moderate body with an elevated effervescence. The coffee flavor is dominant but it has a touch of cream and sugar. Here, I do get some chalk. The black patent malt (I.e. burnt) flavoring is at a minimum.
Oct 19, 2021
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Rated by coolforcats from Vermont

3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
not as full-bodied and full-tasted as I had hoped
Oct 08, 2021
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Rated by cdpowers from Vermont

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Real looker. Bran flakes, coffee, dates. Surprised by the low abv on this one. A nice beer but probably won't have more than one in a session.
Feb 16, 2021
Rated: 4.23 by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
a: jet black color, no light penetrates. thin dark tan head

s: tons of deep roasted malt, milk chocolate, and molasses. sticky toffee and a touch of earthy hops. hot chocolate powder and sweet caramel. not crazy complex, but the nose on this is fantastic

t: roasted malts that provide a nice combination of sweetness and a small bitterness. cola, dark chocolate, and some sweet milk chocolate

m: medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation

o: this is a straightforward Oatmeal Stout, but it was extremely well done. very good beer and a fantastic example of the style
Jan 15, 2021
Rated: 4 by EatonHops from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2021
Rated: 4 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Worthy Kitchen
Deep brown in color with a huge frothy tan head that slowly recedes. Thick rich caramel coffee and chocolate with some light earth and fruit to counter. Nice desert beer.
Mar 02, 2020
Rated: 3.92 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jan 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
16 oz can from ? (no date) poured into a Guinness style pint glass. This can had different cover art and sports a 5.5% ABV. Pitch black with a half finger of dark tan head that moves quickly to a thin layer of lace. The aroma is anise, roasted grains, chocolate, and some vanilla. The taste brings out more of the roast and some smoke, chocolate, coffee, and cocoa. The feel is full, very smooth and creamy with a touch below medium level of carbonation. Overall, worth a try.
Jan 17, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
No can date
Pours a darker colored foamy fizzy 1 finger head with medium retention, light lacing, very dark brown color basically opaque

Nose brings lots of creamy oatmeal and roasted malt with chocolate, dark choc cocoa, little burnt sugar caramelization, roast with a little coffee, little biscuity, possibly milk sugar lactose note, roast level of an export stout

Taste brings lots more roast up front, not charred but big roast and touch smokey even, dark chocolate and cocoa, burnt sugars again and again I think lactose or burnt milk sugars, some creamy oats as well, a touch biscuity and caramel note, almost creme brulee but not sweet just the burnt caramel flavors, medium bitterness increasing to med-high on the finish that dries a bit, more burnt sugars and roast

Mouth is med to fuller bod, rich chewy creamy oatmeal like, medium carb, astringent bitter finish

Overall mixed, this had some oatmeal stout notes with the dark chocolate, light biscuity and caramel notes, but the roast was over the top a lot more like an Export or Foreign Export stout, the burnt sugars and roast were too much, and I felt like there was burnt milk sugar, so a good roasty winter stout, but a clear oatmeal stout I would say it is not
Jan 15, 2020
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Reviewed by samcrowther from Vermont

4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I liked this one a lot. Such an amazing stout. Smells like coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste follows with hints of vanilla and the slightest bitterness. Medium to full body. I will definitely be seeking this one out again, so tasty and easy drinking, highly recommend!!
Jan 15, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and light caramel/toffee

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and coffee and then picks up the dark chocolate and toffee notes. Finishes with lingering roast and toffee

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A very nice and straightforward oatmeal stout that has good drinkability and complexity. Solid
Nov 13, 2019
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Reviewed by brureview from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice beer!
One never knows what to expect with an oatmeal stout.

Thick, opaque midnight brown color, 2F head in a Stone English pint glass.

Fruit esters in the aroma and taste. Different than a lot of other beers in the style. Smooth MF, very moderate bitterness, tangy.

Excellent beer!
Oct 23, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by Beer21 from Florida

Apr 14, 2019
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Rated by LukeGude from Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured into tulip, split with Syd. Nice enjoyable oatmeal stout.
Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Dirk_Chappelle from New Hampshire

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 3.99 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by Velivolus from Vermont

Nov 03, 2018
Rated: 4 by Burt from Rhode Island

Oct 23, 2018
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2018
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
DATE: February 18, 2018... OCCASION: a family fun day of Black Panther and Friendly's ends with some beer and Parks & Rec... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... pours a sable, opaque body beneath a craggy, bubbling brown head that settles to a flat ring... cola, rusty iron, peat, toasted biscuit malts, slight smokiness, and some briny phenol... first draw is medium-bodied, smokey, sweet, with a flat cola's mouthfeel... the finish is gritty, substantial for a 6.3% ABV--though light at the teeth... the flavor profile is sweet, with vanilla, cola, schwarzbier-like bacon, cocoa nibs, and toasted malts that make this a bit more than the sum of its parts: drinkable, balanced, and a reasonable introduction to Burlington Beer Co.... thanks again to Jeff for his Vermont mix pack...
Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 4 by sgregory from Connecticut

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 3.68 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2018
Rated: 3.71 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by RT-Kris from New York

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Looks awesome coming out of the cam. Nice and dark black with hints if browns and tans. Great head, good smell. Pretty damn good taste but dissipates a bit as it warms. Best served cold as the can suggests
Jan 05, 2018
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