Bill's Oatmeal Stout | Mickey Finn's Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mickey Finn's Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beveritt on 02-28-2007

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Reviews by botham:
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3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

on nitro-tap at the brewpub in Libertyville. pours jet black with a creamy tan head separated by a rezor thin line. great retention and no lacings. takes a minute to settle and looks great doing it.

aroma is of light roasted malts with distant chocolate and coffee notes. simple and restrained in the nose with an aura of an Irish Dry Stout.

taste is more of the same with a more pronounced roasted quality and a finish of residual semi-dry malt.

mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with a thin and watery texture that finishes smooth with a hint of bitterness and residual slickness.

drinkability is good. light on flavor, like so many Irish Dry Stouts, but just rich enough to be a decent example. not really an Oatmeal Stout, but still drinkable and sessionable.

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Photo of beveritt
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: Served in a standard pint glass with a Mickey Finn's logo.

Appearance: Reverse cascade takes several minutes for complete head to form. 1/2 inch of thick, creamy, light tan head. Head is extremely sticky and leaves residue on sides of the glass. The beer itself is black, completely opaque, maybe a little brown around the edges.

Smell: The one area in which this beer is lacking. Slight chocolate notes.

Taste: Great creamy flavor, oats' smoothness really stands out. Medium to low level of roasted barley bitterness. Sligth hop bitterness in finish with a hint of sweet malt. Creamy chocolate flavors.

Mouthfeel: Lower than average carbonation level, as expected. Body is great; nice and thick.

Drinkability: Wow, a great example of the style.

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Photo of akorsak
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A growler of Bill's Oatmeal Stout from a trade with JAYW.

A: The stout has a dark black complexion, looking much more like an actual cup of coffee. There is no carbonation (the one bad aspect of growler trades), so the ale appears lifeless.

S: The aroma is a mix of oaty sweetness and acrid burnt malts. There is also a brown sugar element that seems to hang over the ale.

T: The stout has a very sound taste. The first notes to hit the tongue are burnt toast and roasted malts. The inclusion of oats takes a bit of the sharp edge off and replaces it with a sweeter, lactose-like component. As I picked up in the nose, there is a brown sugary sweetness that seems to prolong the oat element. This is a sound beer.

M: The burnt malts and oat sweetness contrast nicely on the palate. The consistency, like most good stouts, is thick enough to chew.

D: The moderate abv makes for a good beer to enjoy over several pints. I've got a growler and it will be miraculous if it survives to tomorrow.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at the brewpub.

Finally getting around to sampling this guy again. It pours a straight black-brown topped by a stoic finger of light tan foam. The nose comprises mild roasted malts, light dark chocolate, and light molasses. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, lightly bitter dark chocolate, very light smoke, molasses, and chocolate syrup. The body is a solid medium, with a nice nitrogenation and a consequently velvety feel. Overall, a very nice, very drinkable oatmeal stout. Get some, indeed!

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Bill's Oatmeal Stout from Mickey Finn's Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 4 ratings