McGovern's Oatmeal Stout | Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
255 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:
255
Reviews:
124
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Photo of KTCamm
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. 2/17

Pours dark brown with a little tan foam on top. and a bit fizzy. Rich roasted oaty nose. Taste is a hearty wall of oats, coffee grittiness, then suddenly a smooth finish. Mild bitter. Good close. A little milky, but not in a sweet stout kind of way.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of WesMantooth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hkyplyr73
4.75/5  rDev +26%

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

Best before April 2014.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Opaque black with a finger thick tan head which dissipated quickly to thin even surface foam and a few small patches of lacing.

s: Chocolatey dark malt.

t: Heavy smoky dark malt up front, cigar ash aftertste. :Later some bitter cold coffee notes appear.

m: Medium with good body.

o: A tasty stout, although the initial aroma belies the heavy smoky taste. Not terribly easy drinking due to the smoky taste and lingering tobacco ashy flavor. Might be good with a cigar though for that reason.

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Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rorjets
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of nukem5
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a rich dark color completely blackened like very used motor oil. with little or no head.

S: Aroma is of coffee and toasted malts.

T: Taste is of coffee,licorice, and molasses. Hints of sweet malts, and burnt toast.

M: Mouthfeel is silky and smooth lightly carbed with a slightly metallic taste.

O: Overall this is a great oatmeal stout from New England area Maine for sure and they know cold weather and hot coffee this is a great substitute for that. I would think about this one for breakfast, very yummy.

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Photo of jaycar06
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ScottHeidrich119
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of RIKIM
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of alex_hart
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Beermaine
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of StoutSeth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of yuenglingade
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dvanhandel
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Linda081
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of cbutova
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Poured into a fresh pint glass down the middle with a pitch black body. Even with the somewhat aggressive pour the head only forms to about one finger. Light mocha foam falls to a small creamy ring after decent retention. Nice webs of lace around the glass.

S- Rich and roasty malts with a strong milk chocolate, cocoa note to it. Mostly dark malts here with hints of coffee, toasted nuttiness, caramel and sweets.

T- Follows the aroma up with a pretty dark roast grain forward flavor profile. Bold with notes of cocoa powder, burnt malt, coffee beans, toffee, toasted nuts and caramel. Some dark fruit hints make up the major difference between here and the aroma.

MF- Moderately thick body with a creamy texture overall. Carbonation is on the higher side and not quite as smooth as other Oatmeal Stouts I have sampled. Fair amount of roast bitterness on the palate in the finish.

Solid Oatmeal Stout with an emphasis on dark roast malts. Nice cocoa flavor throughout the experience. Flavor seems to thin out just a bit after some time but still nothing wrong here at all.

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Photo of RobertColianni
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Squidprint
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint. The liquid looks fantastic and the head is a nice dark tan color, but the size of the head is too much. Smell is a nice roasted scent. Nothing overwhelming. Perhaps a little burnt coffee in there as well. It's definitely a good smell.

Taste is a bit better than standard. Lots of roasted malts and toffee. As the beer warms and gets towards the end of the glass, the toffee disappears and turns into a slight chocolate malt flavor, though the roasted malts stay dominant.

Mouthfeel takes a hit because of the extra carbonation. Though it's not overwhelming, it's a little too much. It also takes a hit because while it looks thick, it feels a bit thinner than it should be. This is one very drinkable stout. I would definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for a good stout and could easily spend the night drinking these.

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McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
3.77 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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