Oatmeal Stout | Pyramid Breweries, Inc.

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Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Pyramid Breweries, Inc.
Washington, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Oatmeal Stout is brewed with 10% Oats and three specialty malts. At 40 IBUs and 7% ABV, this brew covers a soft and supple flavor spectrum of coffee, black licorice, and dark chocolate.

Added by BucannonXC5 on 10-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by Bounty628:
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4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Oatmeal Stout was poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. The pour was just about as perfect as one could hope for showing off the rich mocha to almost black pour coupled with just enough tan head to round out the pint glass perfectly. There was a mild amount of carbonation noted in the pour and the head held true throughout the pint glass.

The nose with Pyramid’s Oatmeal Stout is rather light with hints of roasted malts being matched to a cocoa presence right off the bat. The bready nature of the oatmeal can be picked up once the pour is completed and the nose serves as a subtle invitation to sip the beer. Nothing too over the top in terms of the nose; seems to be pretty spot on.

The taste is what really solidifies this offering as being a solid oatmeal stout out on the market right now. There is a rich and bold flavor to Pyramid’s Oatmeal Stout that some other breweries could only hope to brew so well. The roasted malts and chocolate that was present lightly in the nose really jumps out of the glass during the taste. There is a bit more of a creamy nature to this oatmeal stout than I would have expected but it serves the beer well. The oatmeal used in the brewing process can be tasted and lend to the robust flavor that this beer is able to offer. If you are a stout fan, then this oatmeal stout should win your heart once you give it a taste.

As previously mentioned, there is a bit of a creamy nature to this oatmeal stout that is right up front in the mouthfeel and the entire glass gives off a smooth mouthfeel throughout. The mild amount of carbonation that was evident in the pour holds true in the mouthfeel but is exactly what I would want to see in such an offering.

With an ABV of 7.0%, Pyramid Brewing’s Oatmeal Stout is a good warming beer that is an ideal brew to put in a winter sampler package. That said, with a 7.0% ABV Pyramid does a very nice job in allowing you to pick up more on the taste than the ABV.

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Photo of MadScientist
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 031414; they get brownie points for an enjoy by date

A: A very dark brown with good clarity. The head is a medium tan with cream bubbles and decent retention.

S: A moderate citrus hops aroma with a bit of dry hopped grassiness over moderate malt sweetness. There is a moderate dark fruit aroma that blends with a some alcohol to give the impression of over ripe plums and figs.

T: This is an American Stout with more fruit than usual and some oatmeal body. There is a moderate hops bitterness with moderate citrus hops flavor. A moderate amount of fruit flavors being plum and dark cherry. The dark malt bring a light cocoa with some coffee. The balance is towards the bitter with not much malt sweetness.

M: Full bodied with moderately-strong carbonation. There is a light slickness on the tongue but nothing like that oily slickness like most.

O: The nose is kind of fruit dominated which continues into the flavor; had they changed the yeast this could have made for a nice Belgian Dark Strong.

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of chinchill
2.85/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle with "enjoy by 02/03/2013" on the label into a Unibroue goblet that had just before held a Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Oatmeal Stout. Pours dark brown/black with a large light tan head that had remarkably excellent retention.

Aroma: Belgian yeast (?!) and some mild toasted grain aroma.

T: Well, the "Belgian yeast" that seemed to be in the aroma clearly seems to be Brett; and I assume Brett contamination rather than an intentional introduction. Nonetheless, the Brett level is tolerable and the beer is drinkable. Hard to be more positive than that, however.

M: Slightly thin for style, but otherwise very good, smooth feel. Fairly high level of carbonation for style makes this a very lively oatmeal stout.

O: Bad bottle? Properly capped bottle pulled from refrigerated storage only 2 weeks past enjoy by date, so any problems stem from bottling or earlier. Will revisit down the road.

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Photo of kevwcamp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of CloudStrife
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Enjoy by 010413

A: Pours a dark brown appearing black in the glass with a thick 1 finger off white head. Pretty quick to dissipate leaving no real lacing.

S: Light chocolate and roasted malts, a sweet dark fruit characteristic. Slight booze at the end. Not much going on.

T: Mild flavor. Mostly fermented dark fruit. Maybe some oatmeal but you gotta search.

M: A little thin on the mouth. Average carbonation.

Overall nothing to write home about. It gets you a buzz and isnt offensive.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a dark ruby brown with an off-white finger width head. Poor retention.

Smell - Chocolate, coffee, faint raisin, anise and a touch of astringency.

Taste - Flavors are muddled, but there's definite stout character present: chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, anise and a slight hint of alcohol. The flavors aren't necessarily strong in presence, and to be honest, it's a bit of a jumbled mess. Finishes semi-sweet with a faint bit of heat.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation. Fairly thin for the style.

Overall - Kind of a funky oatmeal stout. It really comes across more as a watered-down imperial stout than anything. It's not completely terrible, but it's nothing I'd care to purchase again.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Part of the Winter 12-pack.. Poured into my slim tulip... short lasting 1 finger tannish head... the brew is almost black.... certainly hazed deeep dark walnut.

Nose seems light for the style... a bit of milk chocolate and light roast malt... bready... maybe some brewers licorice...

Flavor has all the same elements as the aroma, but even lighter... not sure where Pyramid lost the palate, but it is pretty flimsy.

Body is actually okay... shade light of medium with a light creamy carbonation.

Only average when weighing in... nothing special at all unfortunately.


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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer pours a dark mohogany-brown coloring with a tall, foamy, light brown head that quickly settles to a film. Looks thin and dark. Aromas of toasted grains, mild chocolate, and tangy caramel. Smells are subtle. Flavors are roasty initially, but light overall. Chocolate and toffee character comes out mid-tongue, with a slightly bitter coffee profile at the end of the palate. Flavors are light and slightly unbalanced overall. The thin body and jumbled flavors make for confusion in mouth and on the palate. Sweet and bitter clash instead of balance or compliment. There is a bittersweet aftertaste, part chocolate and part coffee. Lingering sweet, almost cloying finish that leaves a durable filmy coat in your mouth after a while. Missed the mark for me.

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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