McGovern's Oatmeal Stout | Belfast Bay Brewing Co.

McGovern's Oatmeal StoutMcGovern's Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.77/5
258 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
Ranking:
#19,074
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
258
pDev:
13.79%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
1.73/5  rDev -54.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of smithj4
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oldn00b
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark, near black appearance but ruby red held up to the light. Foamy white head forms but doesn't retain well.

Nose is typical stout, roasty malt and not much else.

Taste is a bit underwhelming - pretty much no more depth or character than guinness, just a richer mouthfeel.

It's fine, it was free, but I wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Has the perfect look, thick dark head and dark enough not to let any light pass through. Can smell roasted coffee. Has a light taste of roasted malts.

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Photo of keithmurray
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - dark mahogany color with tan head

Smell - dark chocolate, black licorice, coffee grind

Taste - dark chocolate, bakers chocolate, coffee grind, hint of black licorice, bit of ash

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, good balance of flavors with the dark bakers chocolate and coffee grinds, hint of smoke/ash on the back end

Overall - good oatmeal stout that I was glad to try

Price point - $1.99/12 oz single

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Says review optional. It is not

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4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious and quaff-able, that's all I really have to say. First time I'd seen this in my area and I'll keep my eye out for it because I want MORE.

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Photo of JOrtiz
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mageek52
2.89/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Way to smoky. Almost like tar. Not my kind of stout.

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Photo of coto120
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bundy462
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

McGovern's Oatmeal Stout from Belfast Bay Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 258 ratings
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