Smokin' Oats | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by blackie on 03-12-2010

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Photo of jampics2
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ the First Fatheads Brewers Brawl.

Deep chocolate brown, great lacing. Touches of amber as well, under a light brown head that looks great!

Nice chocolate roast and a ton of campfire smoke and meat. Very expressive and impressively not one dimensional. The smoke is well integrated into the whole mix, not just burned, but expertly added.

Taste is wonderful. Chocolate and smoke are the two main elements. Really well integrated and not too rauch-ey. Even a nice hop presence adding a bitter, earthy base to the smoke. Tobacco and smoked pork. Caramel sweetness makes an appearance.

Mouthfeel was a touch lighter than medium, but OK for the style. I just wished the oats added a touch more creaminess.

Drinkability was good too. I enjoyed this, something that's not unheard of for a smoked beer but is certainly not common. I give Victory props for a great special occasion beer.

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew featured a nearly opaque body with a thin, tan head that disappeared to leave almost no lacing behind.

The name is very appropriate, tons of smoky malt, hearty oats, and maybe a hint of hops.

The flavor is nearly the same as the nose with just massive amounts of smoky malt, almost tobacco like, perhaps a touch of sweetness.

Medium in body and carbonation, slightly drying, yet impressively smooth.

This is a very unique beer, perhaps not something I am drinking frequently, but certainly worth a try. No other brews I have tried come to mind as being similar to this. Tons of smoke, just as advertised!

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Photo of noslenwerd
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From the brewery...

A: Dark brown with a light tan head

S A lot of smoke smell, some malts there

T: Meaty smoke flavor is all over the place with the first few sips. Too much at first but mellows out part way down. Coffee starts to even out the flavor. Wish it was more balanced the whole way through

M: Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel

D: Overall a solid beer, just wish the smoke was a bit more subdued at the start

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

distinct from the "Rauch Porter" - menu listed the first tapping as February 2010

a: dark mahogany color, khaki head with good retention and strong lacing

s: body of biscuity sweet base malts supports woody coffee roast and a distinct hardwood smoke presence - though not overpowering and in good balance, moderate euro hop nose

m: lightly to moderately carbonated with a medium body, pretty dry

t: biscuit malt structure, roasted malts give charred wood and coffee, really nice smoke - a bit more prevalent than on the nose, more meaty than campfire, nice hop bite in the finish as hardwood lingers, a solid if basic porter base with a really nice smoke character

d: just fine

12 oz. serving at the brewpub

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Smokin' Oats from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
3.91 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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