Folk Metal
Burlington Beer Co.

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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #76
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #9,746
Avg:
4 | pDev: 6%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
82
From:
Burlington Beer Co.
 
Vermont, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
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

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can, sample from the brewery.

Pitch black liquid, thin tan lace stays around for a while. Mocha nose, very roasty but not burnt with a kiss of sweetness. On the sweeter side, perfectly fine for the style so long as there is enough roasted character to back it up which this beer does. Silky and creamy with some dark fruit in the back, modest hopping but the roasted character keeps an even keel here. Good drinking all around.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pitch black pour with a micro thin toffee colored lacing ring.

S - Dark roasted chocolate, some char, roast, and light charcoal.

T - Dark roasted chocolate with a creamy finish. Lingering bitter roasted finish.

M - Big medium creamy body, velvety.

O -A nice stout for every day drinking.

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Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 7/8/16

A: Deep, dark brown - black at its core, brown around the edges - pours with a medium sized, light beige head, slowly fades to a few wisps, maintains a small collar and leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Roasty and toasty with some oats - pretty typical for the style, but I'm not complaining - roasted barley, some toasted malt, touch of burnt - chocolate malt and dark chocolate - caramel grains and some light sweetness, caramel and molasses - straight-up flaked oat aroma

T: Nice malt profile, with some toasted, roasted, and lightly burnt flavors - toasted grains and toast - some roasty flavors with a hint of coffee - lightly burnt chocolate malts, touch of char, some dark chocolate and baker's chocolate - big oat and oatmeal flavor - overall flavor is like toasted, lightly burnt oatmeal (but in a good way) - light earthyness and a touch of minerality

M: Medium body, silky smooth thanks to the oats, medium carbonation, oats in the finish

O: Oats totes mcgoats

Burlington Beer Co typically adds a unique flair to their beers. Folk Metal, oddly enough, does not fit this pattern as it's a rather traditional oatmeal stout. There's nothing really else to say; it's a solid oatmeal stout.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
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...

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kelp
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trevorpost
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rifugium
3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LukeGude
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into tulip, split with Syd. Nice enjoyable oatmeal stout.

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Photo of benzalman
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a snifter.

A: Dark brown color. Creamy light brown head retains well. Wispy lacing.

S: Bitter dark chocolate and intense roasty notes. Black coffee, roasted barley, a little acrid and burnt. Spicy hops. Hint of plum.

T: Quick hint of cola and molasses. Bitter dark roast flavors take it from there. Black coffee, burnt toast, heavily roasted barley, soot and char, acrid. Bit starchy. Some spicy and oily hop flavor. Trailing smokey finish.

M: Fluffy and full in texture. Medium body. Ample scrubbing carbonation.

O: Solid oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miccal
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of ScaryEd
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, near-black color with a fizzy tan head that is gone quicker than it appears. Leaves no lacing around the glass, however a thin caramel film hangs around well after the beer has been poured.

The smell is mildly toasty, with some subtle oat aromas. Maybe a hint of brown sugar. Subtle, but very pleasant.

The flavor is much like the nose. Toasted malt, sweet, honey oats, but I also get a subtle, bitter coffee character. It isn't prominent, but it's there. A faint hint of dark, roasted chocolate can be detected as well. Again, not a lot going on, but very pleasant.

The feel is full bodied with good carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Drinks a lot heavier than a 6.20 ABV.

Overall, an excellent oatmeal stout. There's nothing that really stands out about it, other than the impressive mouthfeel, but it's exceptionally well done for what it is.

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Folk Metal from Burlington Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 82 ratings