McGovern's Oatmeal Stout | Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
254 Ratings
McGovern's Oatmeal StoutMcGovern's Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
belfastbaybrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
McGovern's Oatmeal Stout is a very dark, full-bodied stout with a smooth, moderate bitterness and roasted malt character. Integral parts of this stout include its subtle chocolate and caramel flavors. Hops also provide a subtle aroma and flavor without overpowering McGovern's overall balance. The milky, caramel colored head has small, tight, foamy bubbles that slowly cascade into the dark. aromatic liquid thanks to its oatmeal heritage.

Oatmeal also gives McGovern's a richer, full bodied quality with-out the bitter, burnt after-tasty often associated with stouts and other dark beers. This makes for a smoother drinking experience, especially for those who plan to enjoy more than one. Bartender Important - When pouring McGovern's Oatmeal Stout on draft, use any tap faucet with regular bar gas for best results. A traditional restrictor faucet cannot be used.

Added by UncleJimbo on 10-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
254
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Photo of brewnme
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cdclark81
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark pour with a very dark head that dissipated quickly. Smells like a typical oatmeal stout. As for the taste, I picked up a bit of dark coffee, but there's something else on the taste that I'm not a fan of. I can't quite figure out what it is.

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Photo of Fitzy01
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antc2382
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown/black color with a modest tan head.
Roasted malt aroma, earthy.
Chocolate, caramel, and coffee taste.
Medium-bodied, a little on the bitter side.

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Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacMalt
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 3/8/2016. Poured into stout glass. It pours a dark mahogany with one finger of foamy, mocha-colored head and lacing that dissipated quickly. It smells of roasted malt, dark coffee, oatmeal, and a whiff of chocolate. The primary taste is burnt coffee grounds, with nuts, oatmeal, and baker's chocolate. It has a strong and quite bitter aftertaste. It is medium-bodied , more like a porter than a stout, and lightly carbonated, and the manageable ABV of 5.1% allows for easy drinking. I wish it were thicker and creamier. Although less than a year old, my guess is that it tasted better when fresh.

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Photo of mmorris15
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Leoherrmann9
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.25/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of williahd
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2016-05-14
12oz bottle served in a snifter. Best By is 12/26/16.

Pours black with very little head and not much carbonation. Smell is yeasty with a hint of cherry. Definitely some coffee roastiness.

Taste is very roasty-bitter. Lots of anise flavor. Lots of coffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium and a little flat. Overall, it's actually pretty solid.

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Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerSamurai34
1/5  rDev -73.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

INFECTED..... It smells pretty chocolatety when I opened it so I had high hopes, but then it started to gush like crazy. Once I got it cleaned up, I took a sip and it was SOUR as hell. No. Just no.

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Photo of donspublic
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured aggressively from bottle into tulip yields less than 1/2 finger tan color head, recedes quickly. Dark black looking thicker than it has a right to. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate maybe some light smoke. Really tough to rate a straight up stout these days with so much stuff being added and being aged on, but this is a pretty solid stout. Slight hint of roasted coffee/malt has a little sweetness to it, but is pretty dry on the palate with a mild bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is great, I would never guess this was a 5% stout. Wondering if I am the only guy here that got 3 bottles of this with the labels upside down :)

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Photo of wac9
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i thought i did this already this is one of the best oatmeals outthere just enjoy it its wonderful creamy smooth the best

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Photo of bsp77
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Near black with thin head despite aggressive pour.

Smell: Sweet chocolate, cookies & cream, oats and molasses. Quite decadent aroma.

Taste: Nice roasted and chocolate taste with some cream oats. A very slight bite on the finish. There is a little bit of an aftertaste that is not ideal.

Feel: Smooth and creamy with low carbonation. I would prefer a drier finish.

Overall: Very nice everyday Oatmeal Stout.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of quang_dam
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Radome
3.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from 12 oz bottle.

L - Opaque mahogany color. Dark tan head is thick and fluffy at first, then fades to a thin but persistent layer and loads of lacing.

S - Roasty, smoky malt. Some brown sugar.

T - Grainy malt, light roasted malt note. Low oats and chocolate.

F - Thick body, creamy carbonation and silky texture. No alcohol presence.

O - A pleasant oatmeal stout.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE TASTED: February 13, 2016... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... OCCASION: a cold day calls for a warming stout... APPEARANCE: stout-black body begins with a brown single-finger head and finishes as a thin halo... AROMA: warm biscuit and chocolate take the lead, with lactic elements wafting... some peat, smoke and sweet confectioner's sugars...also, some bourbon hints of vanilla... PALATE: a relatively smooth draw with a late fizziness...the slight oiliness contributes to a lingering aftertaste that again suggests whiskey mash...plenty drinkable, sidestepping a stout's potential weightiness... TASTE: a sea saltiness pervades an experience that includes smoky peat, vegetable, dough and chocolate make for a multifaceted profile... OVERALL: BIG shout-out to Uncle Mark for his rerouting yet another Beer of the Month selection,,,this evokes enough different aspects that it rises above the average winter mix-pack variety... strong enough to stand alone, with enough alcohol to be engaging...

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Photo of Bapplebaum
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RochefortChris
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlstrom
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 254 ratings.
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