Oatmeal Stout
Fourpure Brewing Co.

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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #473
ABV:
5.1%
Score:
84
Ranked #39,849
Avg:
3.49 | pDev: 11.46%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
23
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Fourpure Brewing Co.
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
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84
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 23
Photo of Snowcrash000
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pitch black coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smell is underwhelming, with only faint aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Taste follows the nose, unfortunately, with an unremarkable flavor profile of faint roasted malt, coffee and milk chocolate, with just a hint of licorice. Finishes with a medium bitterness and a little licorice lingering in the aftertaste. Thin mouthfeel with a light/medim body and medium carbonation. This is not terrible, but it's not great either. Despite a nice balance of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, with a good bitterness, the flavor profile is just not intense enough, feeling a little bland. Also suffers from a rather light, thin and slightly watery body and mouthfeel, even though it really isn't *that* bad.

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Photo of Vader444
2.21/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Can poured into 2/3 pint glass.

Looks thin with very short-lived head. Mild roasty nose and flavour with nothing special going on. Ridiculously thin mouthfeel for a stout. Total "meh" beer; will not contemplate buying this again. A shame as I've had some decent stuff from Fourpure.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned in a crafty craft can
pours a jet black body with mahoosive foaming tobacco stain coloured head that reduces to a near perfect 2cm
prepacked choco porridge aroma
coffee with treacle but quite watery especially considering the strength

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One pint draft pulled into a tall glass. Appearance is jet black with an inch-thick tan head of froth, which dissipates quick quickly leaving thick tan lacing on the glass. Aroma is very faint, almost non-existent apart from some roasted malty notes. Taste, though, is well balanced between chocolate, coffee, and roasty malts. There is some light sweetness, manifesting in the absence of any trace of bitterness. This brew is medium bodied, with an oily, creamy mouthfeel, accompanied by soft carbonation,

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Photo of Martine
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got in my beer52 order.

Pours opaque dark chocolate milkshake brown into a tulip glass from a 330ml can. The tan head, 3 fingers high, dissipates down to a modest 1 finger head, leaving moderate lacing on the glass.

The nose is weak but from what's available, one gets an onslaught of very bitter coffee and cocoa beans, along with undertones of smoked barrel oak, tobacco, and earth. There is no sweetness in the aroma at all which makes me equal parts anticipatory and reluctant.

The flavour dominates with that same bitter coffee and cocoa, as well as lashings of mellow char, smoke, tobacco, plenty of medicinal figs, and a touch of anise. All in all, for the sip, I'm really reminded of a high quality >90% cocoa dark chocolate block which hints at a sweetness but doesn't give anything away. The oats comes through heavy during the swallow, and the aftertaste, along with a slight creaminess; there's no bitter end on this stout which is pleasant. Taste is big on rich flavours; there's just enough sweetness to balance everything out but it's so on the cusp that its undetectable. I really like this approach; it allows you to concentrate on those dark flavours from start to finish without becoming side tracked by the usual milk chocolate applied in stout.

In the mouth it feels smooth, and easy. Carbonation is barely noticeable, and the beer feels medium-thick bodied without becoming cloying from that lack of sweetness.

I'm thoroughly enjoying this beer. It's not massive on flavours, but they ingrain themselves on the tongue, and roll with the punches enough for you to take notice. I've always been a fan of the bitter-but-not-really-bitter approach, and this stout really does that.

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Photo of MrDell
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

21.01.2016

Fourpure – Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout – 5.1% - 330ml can - Best before 03.16

After visiting the UK at Christmas and being very impressed with canned beers from craft breweries such as Beavertown, Wild Beer Co., Magic Rock Brewing and Fourpure, I have been looking forward to reviewing some of their beers from cans – it certainly ensures that hop forward beers are kept free from light strike and oxidisation, ensuring a beautiful fresh taste.

Appearance: Looks exactly as a stout should - black with a tan/light brown coloured head. Head is very two fingers, fluffy and very dense.

Aroma: Smells of the coffee roasted flavours as you'd expect but you also get a lovely whiff of fresh new world hops courtesy of the can.

Taste: Coffee, burnt toast, roasted malt. Not as sweet as I thought it would be but maybe that's because most of the dark beers I've had recently have been Belgian dubbels/quads etc. Also not as bitter as I would have thought. You do get a slight bittering in the finish but it's more a dry feel than a taste. I have to say I am a little disappointed by this one. It's not bad but it's not up to the standard of the majority of cans I've tried from the UK craft scene recently.

Mouth feel: As above - very smooth to begin with then dry in the finish.

Overall: I have to say I am a little disappointed by this one. It's not bad but it's not up to the standard of the majority of cans I've tried from the UK craft scene recently or maybe stouts are just not my thing as I haven't had one that I've really enjoyed for a while, apart, of course, from Guinness Special Export. Overall this one scores a 6.75 / 10.

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Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First up, I'm not a stout drinker but always open to new things so whilst not unpleasant, it wasn't my cup of tea. Pours well with a creamy head that disappears to leave a dark brown chocolate ale. Strong taste, almost smokey with deep malty flavours. For me, it remains a little too long on the palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste. That said it was quite an easy going ale. Probably good if you like stouts!

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Chocolate black with cratered sepia head that stays not quite long enough. 3.75
Luscious roasty dark cocoa nose with some kola. 4
Fig and blackberry, big whack of dark chocolate, some oaty cookie, and understated earth and bark hops. 4
Black currant finish and peppery linger.
Creamy, almost medium, touch of fizz. 4

Oatmeal clear in the silky feel (hey, wheat too, as it turns out) and you can’t go wrong with this much chocolate flavour. Unsung hero is the 30 IBUs and wood-spice that the EKG gives. I could session this like a mad thing. FourPure’s best by far. 4.25

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Tried on-tap at the brewery in Bermondsey when doing the mile. This was my last beer of the crawl.

Pours a reddish deep brown colour. Some light hazing still allows the light through despite the darkness of the colour. Body is fairly solid. Head forms a reddish beige crest of filmy opaque bubbles. Not much in the way of lace.

Toasty characters on the nose giving some dusty grain notes. There's a mild, wet sweetness as well but it's a bit ineffective. Overall, the nose just feels a little bit flat. Not unpleasant, just not very exciting.

Light entry on the palate with some olive notes. Slight roast characters come through along with a slight wheaty acidity. Very thin towards the middle and back, just leaving a touch of mild roast on the way to disintegration.

Feel is extremely light. I can imagine this beer on cask would probably be better in this regard.

Overall, this was only okay at best. It was a rather disappointing end to the crawl, which was otherwise excellent.

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Oatmeal Stout from Fourpure Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 23 ratings