Harvest Moon Oatmeal Stout | Mackinaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mackinaw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
mackinawbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 01-19-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
29
Reviews:
9
Avg:
2.76
pDev:
22.1%
 
 
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1
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6
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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 9
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3.09/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jimbofish
3.33/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

One of the beers that started us onto craft beer 20 years ago. At the time, it was the only dark beer available in TC. A bit of a light feel for an oatmeal stout but still has all the basic flavors you'd expect. I still go to it when the seasonals don't appeal to me.

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Photo of krome
3.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.96/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of clager
1.98/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Traverse City location.

L: Jet black, moderate tan head

S: Vanilla, roasted malt

T: Artificial vanilla flavor, strong alcohol flavor despite moderate ABV, coffee

F: Big drawback of this beer is the harsh, not smooth, mouthfeel. Appropriately carbonated.

O: Very disappointing attempt at an oatmeal stout. Scrap this one and try again.

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Photo of bigleague
3.29/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DbbC
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of laurellmj
1.83/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Thin, no head or lacing, off sour finish.

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Photo of deakin
3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Travitten
3.25/5  rDev +17.8%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BreakfastStout
3/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.1/5  rDev +48.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -9.4%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +44.9%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Bung
3.23/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes. On tap on location.
Poured black, with a slight tan head.
Aroma, roasted oats in the nose. Chocolates, though not too sweet.
Taste, Oily, slightly chewy, coffee and slight mocha. It was pretty bitter for a stout, much less a sweet stout. Good body, drank easy, but I did not want another. Really not bad, just not great.

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Photo of DannyDan
3.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A. A dark brown ruby red with a thin tan head that disappears quickly. Not much retention and some lacing to this beer.
S. The smell is slight hints of powdery chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Not much going here.
T. Do taste some caramel, hints of coffee and vanilla and some powdery bitter chocolate. Has a strong alcohol like aftertaste to it.
M. The mouthfeel is like a sticky syrup, not nice and creamy like other oatmeal stouts.
D. It goes down easily and was acceptable. This is not a great oatmeal stout, but not bad either. Needs to be more smooth and creamier in the mouthfeel, and have more oat character to improve on taste and drinkability. I probably won't buy their beer very often, but will gladly eat the food at Macinaw Brewing Company.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/27/2010. On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small white head. Aroma of roasted malt plus an odd smell (cheese?). Flavor is sweet with some odd watermelon ice cream flavors plus roasted malt. Weird but drinkable. Overall, I'm not sure what was going on here...

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Harvest Moon Oatmeal Stout from Mackinaw Brewing Company
2.76 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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