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Karl Strauss Oatmeal Stout | Karl Strauss Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Karl Strauss Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by magictrokini on 12-09-2008

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Armand
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haven't had this in years, but since I'm on a Karl roll here it goes:
A: Dark brown. Almost Guinnessy, but not quite that dark.
S: Stale, almost like an unfresh beer. Little bitter at first, but goes down smooth.
T: Watery, like lofat milk.
M: Was expecting more from a dark stout. Common oatmeal stout. Nothing too much going on.
O: Sometimes it's better than others, but oh well.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.51/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tap @ Sorrento Valley. Pours very dark brown with a short tan head. Fresh-cut oat aroma with roasted oats and malt. Smooth, but a little watery in the mouthfeel. Lovely roasted oat and malt flavor, and a nice cocoa sweetness. Some baker's chocolate/burnt coffee bite, but not much. Only real complaint was the mouthfeel, otherwise, this is a fine beer.

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Photo of Overlord
2.75/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Looks good. Actually is a blackish brown, unlike the reddish brown "Russian Imperial Stout" I had from Karl Strauss a few years back. Even smells okay, with a whiff of oatmeal and a bit of roasted malt.

Taste very mediocre. You have to try to make a stout I don't like. The coffee and oatmeal taste ... strange, almost like they're stale. In a beer, that's weird. Really muted roasted malt tones.

For a beer with a good looking head and decent color, mouthfeel was surprisingly thin, water, and lacking carbonation.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
2.59/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a deep, deep brown with the nitro catching up in the glass and a whispy white head. Nose was faint and not good. I could barely pick up anything on it. Taste was so muted I could not tell if it were a Guinness or Oat Stout. No oats, no real taste, not real good. Mouthfeel was dry and full but again a little roasted malts, no oats and not much taste.

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Karl Strauss Oatmeal Stout from Karl Strauss Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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