Oatmeal Stout
Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
Oatmeal Stout
3.5 | pDev: 19.14%
Jan 06, 2020
Mar 07, 2015
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A small beige head forms and recedes quickly. Light lace is left behind.
S: Toasted malts up front and light roast. Maybe some coffee aromas, while not bad at all, just subtle and light. Would like a more aromatic nose overall.
T: Again, toasted malts and starts off light. Though as this warms the roasted character comes out a lot more. With chocolate and coffee. Also a fair amount of sweetness.
M/O: A medium body with good carbonation. Ultra smooth as the style should be. A good easy drinking stout.

Not the best Oatmeal Stout I have had, I would like this to be a bit more robust. Though certainly not bad, and not nearly as bad as some of the reviews suggests. I'll take the Porter over this one, but still a good stout that I would get again at the brewery.
Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 3.52 by DavidRandall from Michigan

Dec 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Apfroggy0408

1.59/5  rDev -54.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5
I created an account literally to write this review. This is not an oatmeal stout in any way whatsoever. The flavor isn't bad but it's not right for the label. I agree with the other user mentioning this is more of a brown ale. I'm upset I paid money for this beer visiting Arkansas.
Dec 20, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by SpaceBeagle from Utah

Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by Bartpatton from Texas

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Mar 30, 2017
Rated: 3.14 by chris826 from Mississippi

Feb 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Coolguy_chris from Tennessee

3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This was my first oatmeal stout, and honestly, I'm surprised at the low reviews. I really enjoyed this beer. Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass, gave a nice 1/2" head that lingered. Color was almost dark red when held up to the light. I picked up a lot of vanilla and sweetness in the aroma and it was also there in the taste. A bit watery for a stout, and it kind of gave off a 'hot' feeling in the back of my mouth, sort of like a whiskey, which seemed weird because it's only 5.8%. But it could've been due to the food I paired it with (deer tacos). I will definitely buy this again.
Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Jun 18, 2016
Rated: 3.59 by Squire from Mississippi

May 24, 2016
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Reviewed by gamesjunkie from Arkansas

1.94/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
The oatmeal stout is one of my favorite beer styles, so I was super excited to try this one, and from a local brewery no less. Overall very very disappointing. I tend to compare all oatmeal stouts I try to Sam Smith's, and this one didn't fare well. I almost thought I was drinking a porter. This stout is watery, not very sweet (for the style), not very roasty, and the flavor has a really odd and off-putting twang to it. Sadly, this beer falls in line with almost all of Diamond Bear's offerings as being mediocre at best.
Mar 29, 2016
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Reviewed by tbryan5 from Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A- Pitch black with a thin tan head
S- Roasted and dark malts. Some chocolate and char
T- Dark chocolate, char.
M- Medium to high carbonation. Coating
D- A nice full bodied yet kinda sessionable.
Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Dating notch of 11, I have no idea whether its a bottled on date or a best by date

Pours an effervescent mahogany with a thumb of tan head. Above average head retention & minimal lacing

S: Molasses & smokeyness & roastyness once warm

T: Follows the nose, roasty, some carob & dryness as well up front. Some lactic notes, more dryness, cocoa & carob once warm, plus roastyness. Finishes dry, roasty & with molasses notes & a little lactic twang

MF: Medium body with smooth carbonation

Pretty good effort I like this more than most of their offerings, pretty easy to drink
Dec 16, 2015
Rated: 3 by apasternak from District of Columbia

May 22, 2015
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Rated by JClif505 from Arkansas

4.44/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very Smooth. A little light in body but the flavor is there. The oats give it a smooth flavor unlike a sweet creamy flavor. All in all very good.
May 12, 2015
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Rated by dhump1967 from Arkansas

4.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This is just a great stout and one of the best beers from Diamond Bear. If only they had an equivalently good lager.
May 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours out to a rich beige head that falls to a thin ring. Transparent dark brown--looks like Dr. Pepper. You should not be able to see that much light through a stout. Aroma is more chocolaty and nutty than roasty. Same goes for the flavor. If you had handed me this blindfolded I would think it was their brown lager blended with their irish red and a splash of the porter. No significant roasted barley except in the finish/aftertaste. Mouthfeel is too thin for style.I was expecting something thicker and roastier for a "stout". It tastes pretty good though.
Apr 06, 2015
Rated: 3.49 by psmith161 from Indiana

Apr 01, 2015
Oatmeal Stout from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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