Captain John Smith's Oatmeal Stout | Blacksburg Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Blacksburg Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Murph on 04-30-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Murph:
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brew pours a pitch black color that doesn't let a bit of light through. A nice creamy brown head leaves a slight lace on the glass. The aroma is mainly of some roasted coffee and slight espresso notes with a nice chocolate backdrop to it. Chocolate jumps right out on the first sip with some nice sweeter tastes with a more bittersweet dark chocolate flavor as the taste progresses. Very rich flavors with some nice roasted characteristics in the background. The brew flows across the tongue as smooth as silk. Great medium body with a nice creamyness that gives a great chewiness. An excellent brew that I find myself going out just so I can drink. Unfortunately it is almost all gone for the year.

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Photo of JISurfer
4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is one kick ass brew! I had this one on tap at the River Mill Map Company. It was a very clean and crisp beer, with a heavy chocolate taste and smell. The color was a beautiful black color with no light escaping it. The head was a dark tan color and was super thick. It lasted the whole drink for me, which is a sign of a quality made brew with great head retention. I wasn't sure what to expect with it, but I got something that was a great taste. Basically, it was a chocolate cake in a beer glass. Oh so creamy smooth and velvety rich. I sure hope they finally get a beer bottler, so they can sell this bad boy out in stores.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer arrived at the table black with just a slight ruby highlight. The head didn't come with the beer (you must have had to pay extra to get some head).

The aroma was chocolate and slight roasted. There is a sweetness present in the aroma along with a coffee aroma.

The flavor is well done with chocolate, roasted, and coffee flavors.

The body is medium full and the finish is slightly chocolate which finally dries out into coffee flavors. The carbonation was low.

The drinkability on this beer is very good.

Pint size glass at The Cellar in Blacksburg.

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Photo of pio
4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

pours black with a dark sandy colored co2 head that flares up then dies down. it dies out completely after awhile leaving spotty traces along the glass. it has a weird in a good way aroma of apricots? wild cherry puree? i can't seem to pace it but i has also a dark malty smell as well. a very nice aroma indeed. this beer is overall, in my opinion, curious and luxriuos. it has a silky cream and oily mouthfeel with cola type carbonation. the flavor is a creamy, smokey espresso and molasses. a very bitter after hop wakes the tongue up from a very heavy dreamy state and there is some cinnamon notes in the mix. i cannot deny the need to call some rasin and date type flavors as well as coco, though these are not as prominent. it burps well with a creme de cacao blup. 'round these here parts this has been known to be accused as too sweet and i cannot agree, granted it is sugary and sticky, i would say it's actually a shade and a half sweeter than taddy porter or theakston old pec. it just hits and lingers on the tip of the tongue a certain way...very drinkable for me, i love heavy and dark. look, i love this beer and it's brewery. these brewers are couragous and a blessing to the area. i wish them luck and i will faithfuly support them. bravo b.b.c. bravo! as always, thank you, you damn nut, for reading my review. i drank the very newest keg and perhaps the last until next winter with a cigar.

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Captain John Smith's Oatmeal Stout from Blacksburg Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 4 ratings