Heroica Oatmeal Stout | Steamworks Brewing Company

Heroica Oatmeal StoutHeroica Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.63/5
45 Ratings
Heroica Oatmeal StoutHeroica Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Steamworks Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
steamworks.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
There are some things in life that require a certain sense of bravado: these might include ordering a quadruple espresso, deciding to sleep without a nightlight, or choosing to live in a region of the continent that is gradually sinking into the Pacific Ocean. If you're no longer scared of the dark, then there's no reason to be afraid of our stout. A generous portion of rolled oats and lots of black roasted barley give this beer a warm, roasted nose, and a distinct dryness that succumbs to waves of lingering satisfaction.

Added by BDTyre on 01-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,998
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
45
pDev:
10.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of mattmarka1
2/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of imfinished
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMiller
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abad
3.87/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sunsetlane_guy
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Colour is almost pitch black. A finger of foam that quickly dissipates to a thin line and then a few islands. Fairly thick coating on the glass. Smell is roasted malt, toasty, a lot of coffee and some burnt chocolate. Taste is more of the same, with maybe a touch of something medicinal and some faint dark cherry syrup. Carbonation is a touch on the heavy side for this one, and the entire premise of oatmeal stout as a style--the oatmeal lending to a "silky smooth texture" doesn't really seem to follow through: it's a touch astringent.

Decently well-made, but doesn't do anything for me. So long as St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout is widely available in Canada, I can't see drinking this again.

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Photo of hotmailmsn
2.99/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

5% ABV, 30 ibu.
A - dark brown with half finger white head.
S - cocoa, coffee, roast malt, bit of sweetness.
T - welly carbonated, not sure if it's good for a stout. not smooth as I expected for a oatmeal stout. regular characterizes of a stout.
O - the nose is better than the palate. it's a lighter version of a stout.

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Photo of tjcamm
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Niceroad77
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaddog
3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a dark chocolate brown with two fingers of foamy tan head.

Smell - roasted malts, cocoa, coffee bean, earthy hops, oats, and hint of campfire smoke.

Taste - Starts off with the roasted malts followed by the cocoa, coffee bean, earthy hops, oats, and the hint of campfire smoke rounds out the brew. The brew drinks like a porter in my mind.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant lingering bitterness from the coffee bean and the hint of smoke lingers as well.

Overall - A brew that has the elements in place for the style. I feel the body of the actual brew drinks like a porter and lacks the true elements of a stout. Some adjustments in that department would make this one a winner considering the pleasant bitterness from the coffee bean and hint of campfire smoke.

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Photo of Morrow
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Head dissipates quickly. Very faint smell. High carbination that leaves a tingle on the tongue. Great flavours

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Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle - no mention of 'Heroica' on this offering, but I'll gather that it's the same thing.

This beer pours a clear, very dark brown colour, with two skinny fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just bubbly beige head, which leaves a bit of low-lying island profile lace around the glass as it evenly melts away.

It smells of grainy roasted caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, a certain breakfast cereal notion, hints of dry anise spice, yesterday's cold coffee, ethereal dead yeast, and soft earthy, weedy hops. The taste is semi-sweet, and mildly toasted caramel malt, cafe-au-lait, some tame brown sugar/molasses, gritty dark chocolate, and weak leafy, earthy hops.

The bubbles are pretty ineffectual in their meekly frothy nature, the body on the light side of your typical medium weight, and somewhat thin, even in its expected smoothness quotient. It finishes well off-dry, the cereal grains and muted caramel malt kind of budging everything else to the side, Sumo-san!

Not a bad version of the style, the oatmeal manifesting much more in the aroma and flavour than in the mouthfeel. Hardly a behemoth of a stout by any stretch of the imagination, but drinkable and enjoyable enough for when you might want to have a couple or a dozen during the course of an evening's activities.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.44/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Caishalea
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of BeerNW
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of J_Dub
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Adamostella
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: pure black; head is deep tan.
S: moka, root beer... low intensity
T: very little, thin; some black liquorice, bit of a dry finish ... where's the flavour? where's the finish?
M: medium-bodied
O: forgettable. Almost a dark ale rather than a stout.

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Photo of Cidius
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Heroica Oatmeal Stout from Steamworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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