Bridge Of Allan Glencoe Organic Wild Oat Stout | Bridge Of Allan Brewery Ltd

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Bridge Of Allan Glencoe Organic Wild Oat StoutBridge Of Allan Glencoe Organic Wild Oat Stout

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Bridge Of Allan Brewery Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sigmund on 03-21-2005

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Ratings: 17 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do not know fully about oatmeal stout however if this is anywhere near an indication of the style I would welcome some more.

Poured a pitch black pint with little to no head, light brown clouds that quickly disperse.

A smell of chocolate and rich creamy porridge.

A dark chocolate, charcoal and coffee tastes swirl nicely and leave a most pleasant aftertaste.

very drinkable but is that where the problem is? Should it not be more stout in as much have more body?

A good beer none the less.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.02/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black & forms a tanned brown head about 2mm thick. The head is short lived.

Coffee & sweet, roasted malts is immediately apparent and is quickly followed up by a dark chocolate smell. Oatmeal is also present but overall the coffee & malts stick out the most.

A smoke tainted, roasted malt flavour upfront that isn’t as strong as that of the nose thankfully. There is also a creamy oatmeal taste that is blended with a coffee one which is again less harsh than the smell. There is also the pre-mentioned hoped & bitter finish.

Smooth & medium bodied, this is an easy to drink stout.

A well balanced beer in the flavour department at least, I felt the aroma was a little strong & aggressive but the taste made up for that.

1001 beers to try before you die @

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Photo of lackenhauser
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty basic black with a slight tan head-leaves some decent lacing. Soft roasted aroma-very mild cocoa tinge. Soft chocolate and roasted flavors. Nice lingering, toasted and bready flavor. Great smooth and creamy body to the whole thing. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Always have to love a lot of flavor with a low abv.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with oxblood highlights and a loose beige head that flees incredibly fast and zero fizz. Nose is lots of dark chocolate with caramelized sugar and maybe a hint of raspberry. Sour grain to start, grape juice fruity tartness and suggestions of black currant, some oaty toastiness, light mocha notes and mild kola spice and a hint of lean woody dryness - all very understated. Sweet end, tingly linger. Medium, chewy, smooth, round, totally flat.

Kinda don't know what to think. No hops and no roast, so where's the hook?

True, it is a grower, with flavors unfolding as it warms. And it achieves its goal of being silky smooth and round (It would have gotten a higher rating for feel if it weren't totally flat) if that's what it set out to do.

At the same time, I'm bored.

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Photo of nickfl
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a small head of light brown foam on top of a an opaque, dark brown body. The head settle quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - A very nice roasted grain aroma with some coffee and light chocolate. Bready malt as well as brown sugar and a bit of caramel.

T - Light, roasted grain with some dry, semi-dark chocolate up front. Dark bread in the middle with caramel and a hint of molasses as well as some red apple esters. Finishes with light cola and milk chocolate along with a very light bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A very nice, complex roast character especially in the finish. There is a good balance of sweet malt and roast with just enough hop essence to keep the malt from seeming muddy. Quite a nice stout and one that I would certainly drink again if I ever come across it.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Scottish oatmeal stout. Ruby-black with a very thin, creamy tan head. Definite oatmeal scent, hints of chocolate, smoke and coffee. Rich roasted barley, chocolate taste. Smokey peat background and a noticeable coffee character. The oats lend quite a bit of flavour and really "thicken" this up. A great stout, very easy to put away several of these.

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Photo of Trizzle
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Half pint from the cask at The Museum London.

Opaque black, gorgeous 1/2" dense had not a lot o retention and minimal lacing.

Smell is of sweat malts, smokey peat and burnt green twigs.

A big hit of smoke up front us followed by some astringent roasted malt bitterness - bad espresso. Lingers bitter, dry and a touch stale like wet cardboard. A shame.

Mouthfeel is quite smooth, but watery for an oatmeal stout.

Won't have another.

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Photo of charlatan
3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lamentably small 330ml bottle from the supermarket. Very limited head after a while, merely forming a rim above dark peat coloured liquid.

Roasted malt nose provokes fears of a coffee flavour which doesn't materialise. It's altogether woodier than coffee and there is a creamy hint of oat, reminding me of Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout. Would prefer it if there were more of a hoppy bite to it.

While not a watery tasting beer (the flavour is full enough) the feel isn't up to much. It just seems to drain away. There is no sense of volume.

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Photo of cypressbob
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle served chilled in a wide bowled wine glass

Pours with a rich dark chocolate body, clean lines between the body and head. Puffy dense light tan head with great retention. Lots of patchy oily lacing on the side of the glass.

Aroma is packed with chalky roasted malts, a touch of coffee and an almost oaked woodiness.

Taste, crisp chalky malts, not overly bitter. A little touch of sweetness but not overpoweringly so. Some roasted malt bitterness on the finish and a pinch of acidity

A perfectly sessionable Scottish stout, I'm sure on cask this would be a much more flavourful beast but its certainly kept me entertained on this chilly autumn evening. Not quite up there with the architect of the style, Samuel Smith's Oatmeal however certainly worth a visit.

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Photo of mtstatebeer
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, purchased at Robbies Drams in Ayr, Scotland. Pours a black color with a decent, foamy light brown head, fair lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, toasted oats, and a bit of coffee. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma, the roasted and coffee flavors stick around for a while. Mouthfeel is creamy and full with a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very good beer, I'm glad I picked up two.

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Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from The Vintage, Antrim...

Poured a deep dark brown / almost black colour. Burnt brown head poured pretty thick, foamy and meringue like then faded to light covering with thick edging... some light lines of lacing ring the glass...

Aroma - Toasted bread and lightly roasted malts, black coffee, some dark brown sugar sweetness, roasted nuttiness, some blackcurrant, raisin and black grape fruitiness, very light oatiness, some faint smokiness coming through, leathery hints...

Taste - Nice lightly roasted dark chocolate maltiness, toasted malt loaf, definite coffee notes, caramel sweetness, again some dark berry fruits, light nutmeg traces, quite a lot of sweet nutty hints, some pepperiness...

Feel - Smooth initially then a little sharpness comes through - not quite as full bodied as i would have liked... medium bodied... extremely quaffable at only 4.5%...

Overall - A very enjoyable oatmeal stout... recommended...

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Photo of Stephen63
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep dark black, head started OK but pretty nonexistant within a minute or two.

S - Malty with deep coffee bitterness.

T - Slightly fruity, dark fruits, but mostly coffee/tobacco bitterness. Aftertaste hops very distinct.

M - Really quite smooth, though got a bit of fizz from the carbonation.

D - Decent enough but probably not want to drink too many of these.

Nice stout so seek out.

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Photo of seanyfo
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Half pint a wetherspoons

A- Jet black with 1 finger rocky tan head. No light passing through when held up

S- dark fruits, peat, and chocolate, some vanilla

T- Lots of dark bitter roasted malt, smokey, complimented by a nutty, creamy chocolatey balance. Smell didnt prepare me for the stoutey bitterness!

M - full bodied, low carbonation

D- Nice balance between bitter malt, and nutty creaminess made this go down easy. A nicely flavoursome stout.

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Photo of Steve188821
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB Date 01/12/07

A: Pitch black colour with little head.

S: Smells of chocolate and dark fruits.

T: Tastes of chocolate and coffee with hints of oatmeal.

M: Very thick mouthfeel with very little carbonation.

D: Very drinkable, would definitely drink this beer again.

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Photo of wl0307
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BB date: 01/04/06
A: pitch-black colour, with a thin, brownish beer head fast-disappearing, while the body looks very static...
S: upfront the profound chocolaty theme is buttressed by a slowly prevailing fruity aroma of dark fruits, like preserved black plums; slightly sweetish as well as smokey note of roasted barley and dark malts/grains sustains well but remains quite reserved, with a tinge of earthy hops and interesting smell of calcium-pills.
T: a silky-smooth flow of juicy, semi-sweetish dark-chocolaty flavour with a touch of smokiness first arrvies at the palate... an equally smooth malty texture bringing out the rounded flavour of crushed oat/barley gradually develops, resulting in a creamy, grainy mouthfeel. At the back of the throat, a slightly dryish, bitter-sweet aftertaste of chewy dark-malts runs deep. Suppose the virtue of this beer is apparently being soft rather than bold...
M: one of the most smooth beers I've ever encountered, but it's by no means boring or static, as the rounded palate of malted grains provides a tasty backbone and is built upon a refreshing texture of mildly fizzy body.
D: an understated, medium-flavoured oat-meal stout; at its low alc. strength it's certainly quaffable esp. in damp, cold winter. Recommended!

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Photo of foamer
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour black with a ruby hue and a brilliant, tan head that stays and stays. Notes of unsweetened chocolate in the nose. Sweetness of the malt balanced by a toasted oatmeal bitterness with strong chocolate notes in the finish. Very minimal carbonation which is nice. A very drinkable oatmeal stout and this is also very tasty on cask. If you're ever in Stirling, pay the brewery a visit. They're very close by and exceedingly friendly folk.

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Photo of Sigmund
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask at the Ipswich Beer Festival 2004, gravity dispense. Colour is black / dark ruby. Lovely aroma of dark fruits / prunes, English pipe tobacco, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roast barley and oats on a surprisingly fruity background. Very drinkable. Fruity aftertaste - not what you expect from a stout, but nice! (And the beer is vegan - as if I cared!)

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Bridge Of Allan Glencoe Organic Wild Oat Stout from Bridge Of Allan Brewery Ltd
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 17 ratings