The White Sow
The White Hag Irish Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #212
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
86
Ranked #20,690
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 8.14%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
22
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The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
 
Ireland
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  8
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Basically a more oat-filled irish dry stout with a chocolate syrup bomb on the end of the taste and smell. Body is fuller and brighter as a result as well. Has some booziness to boot

Aug 27, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 11.5oz bottles into a Guinness glass.

Look is pitch black with a little tan head.

The nose is a lot of roasted malt and a slight chocolate note.

Taste is very rich but a little thin on the body. A mix between bitter and chocolate syrup.
Good Irish brew.

Mar 17, 2016
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CwrwAmByth from England

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not usually a fan of milk stouts, with the milky sweetness not appealing to me. The White Sow, however, balances out the lactose with some bitter cocoa, as is indeed done with milk chocolate. This dominates the flavour, with the texture silky smooth, creating a really luxurious treat of a drink.

Feb 02, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at Nathaniel Square Corner Store in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a pretty dark black, with a one inch mocha colored head, and a good amount of sticky lacing.

Smells like milk chocolate, roasted malt, and light smoke.

This is maybe a *tiny* bit thin tasting, but it is only 5.2%, so that can be forgiven. There's a good, but not overwhelming, level of chocolate, and some roasted malt, and light warm smoke flavor. This is super drinkable, and nearly sessionable.

This is medium bodied, with a pretty creamy mouthfeel, and a normal level of carbonation.

Nothing too fancy here, just a very drinkable and tasty milk stout.

Dec 17, 2015
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Dark brown, almost black in colour. Rich, clean cascara, amarulla, sweet chocolate. Balanced coffee, chocolate, and roastedness in the taste, and creamy. Mildler than expected compared to the nose. Soft milk chocolate body and a lovely black coffee bitterness at the end really rounds-off this beer. Creamy mouthfeel at the finish.

Amazing stuff.

Oct 01, 2015
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CraftFan5 from New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Time for a change of pace. I've only had good stuff from them, so this might be fun. 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A - Poured a clear dark brown into the glass, becoming almost completely opaque, with a dark ruby around the edges. Not too big a head, but it's a nice chocolaty color with large bubbles.

N - Exactly what it purports to be. Lots of oatmeal and chocolate on this one. Not overpowering, but pleasant.

T - Yep, a little roasty, a little chocolaty, a little oatmeal-y. No frills, just a straight up chocolate oatmeal stout.

M - Thin. Tingly around the tongue and palate, but not much else. It's thin.

O - A perfectly cromulent oatmeal stout on a week night.

Sep 09, 2015
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StJamesGate from New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draught at Irish Beer and Whiskey Festival '15, RDS, Dublin.
Piles of lumpy tan head that rings over jet black body. 4
Chocolate chip cookie nose. 4
Chocolate buttons, roasty hit, some creamy truffle, and slight twiggy hops. 4
Caramel finish and roasty linger.
Creamy, light more than medium, very round. 4

Super smooth, well-balanced - the chocolate doesn’t take over - and easy. Available at the fest through a 3FE coffee rocket (aka a Randall) but that kinda overwhelmed it. A touch watery; I’d like it better at 6% but that would kill its sessionability. Fitting little sister to Black Boar. 4.25

Mar 18, 2015
The White Sow from The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 22 ratings