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Kinmount Willie Oatmeal StoutKinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout

Brewed by:
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by xlperro on 02-05-2002

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Ratings: 70 |  Reviews: 67
1.96/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Dark - yes
Head - no
Taste - at first not much, then a sour milk aftertaste
The smell was ok, not bad but did not even hint to the bland then after swallow assault ahead.
I love a good stout and like a good oatmeal stout, and this is easily the worst I have ever tried.

Put a MR YUK label on the bottle!

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Photo of StrongandSmooth
2.02/5  rDev -42.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The appeance is probably the best thing. The head was thin though and didn't retain very well. The smell was mostly nothing except I thought I smelled burnt banana nut bread. The taste I didn't notice any oat till halfway in the glass. I tasted coconut, which I am not sure why I did. The aftertaste was mushy banana, which was not that good honestly. As it warmed it seemed to get bitter, but not a good bitterness. The feeling in the mouth was of a thicker vicous liquid suspended in a super thin. It swishes around easily but still felt heavy in the mouth. It didn't finish what I had as it was not that drinkable to me.

Maybe it was too cold or the beer was bad, but this was not a pleasant experience

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.13/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Opaqlucent dark walnut with reddish brown accents. I made up that word (obviously) to indicate that this beer is right on the border between see throughable and not. I wouldn't normally care, but this is a stout and stouts shouldn't even flirt with lucent as far as I'm concerned. The cap is tan in color, small-medium in size and is a below average lacer.

Kinmount Willie doesn't smell anything like a stout; not even close. Lightly toasted barley and sour dark fruit is the sum total of the nose. There's no roastiness, no chocolate, no nothing that makes me believe that the style designation is correct. Did someone have a bit too much product one day and mislabel the beer?

This isn't an old bottle, but it tastes old and worn out. It tastes like soggy cardboard soaked in a poor quality dark beer. There's still a bit of sour fruit, but it's washed away almost instantly on one of the thinnest stout bodies that I've ever experienced. There's very little foretaste and absolutely no aftertaste. Maybe BMC could learn a thing or two from these guys.

A look at the Broughton Ales website tells me that Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout isn't listed. That makes me think that it's been dropped. Or, as I prefer to think of it, given a quick, painless and well-deserved death in a watery grave. This is as weak and as gormless a stout as I've had in a very long time. Maybe ever. There are a few other Broughton brews in my cellar and I can only hope that they rise above this godforsaken dreck.

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Photo of Wonka
2.57/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 PINT, .9 FL. OZ.

Appearance – color of highly oxygenated and deoxgenated blood - somewhere between red and purple; light-cream colored, micronized head that has less-than-remarkable life; lace is minimal

Smell – malts; Quaker oats; some plum and grain and very light hop

Taste – roasted malt dominate a weak overall presentation; very light chocolate note; light smoke and hop close with really no character in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel – crisp up front and the body fades midway then hits the floor late

Drinkability – there’s nothing that stands out here; the transition is too watery

There will be no return to the tribute to Willie and his Reiver friends.

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2.64/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Black cherry with sillyputty head in both color and texture.
The nose squeeks out ash and cardboard, with an even quieter malted chocolate expression.
Begins and stays waif tasting. Foremost is a nutty, dilute roastedness, seguing to a equally washed-out carob notation. Wafts of distant smoke. Minor berry-like sweet/tartness. Finalizes with a mild black tea herbal cue.
Thin bodied. Weak and watered down and impotent. It's not so much awful as entirely bland and soon forgotten.

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Photo of WakeandBake
2.78/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A light black with a thin soapy white head,that fades quickly and leaves little lacing. A sweet lactos,coffee aroma,with a hint of chocolate. Flavor is rather plain, roasty,sweet,a bit of coffee and coco,the hops seem to be hiding somewhere, I detect little to none, little carbonation,short finish,with a bit of dark bread,and rasins,very thin body.Drinkable but not very memoriable.


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Photo of mikesgroove
2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle served right out of the fridge and poured into a Pint glass

A - Poured a very nice and dark hazelnut brown color with some light showing through on the sides givin off a bit of a reddish tint around the edges. There was absolutly no head at all formed on ths and that was with a very vigorous pour. Quite suprising actually as I thought it would have had a little more to it then it did. No side glass lace formed on this what so ver and to be honest it was really starting to look a tad bit thin.

S - The aroma was light but what was there was somwhat complex and defintly a bit intresting to say the least. A very nice deep nutty aroma took over front stage, but was supplimented by a weird almost cigar like, tobacoo infused, smoked aroma. Not your traditional smoked lager, weird like a wet cigarette or something. Very musty and kinda odd to be honest.

T - The flavor followed the aroma right away with a very odd overall taste. Again with the deep musty taste mixed in with a very nice nutty kinda flavor that was all but ruined by this weird wet and moldy flavor. Some hints of bitterness in the finish but there were muted and more a product of the nuts then anything else. The finish was slick and the just overall not very good here.

M - Very thin, in fact I could not rightfully call this one a stout, just not enough body here for me at all. There was just too light of a profile and a nasty slickness to the taste that I just did not cre for in he slightest. Lots of carbonation made it feel more like a lager then a stout and the finish offered virtually no real flavor at all.

D - I guess you could say its ok, I mean low alcohol and a decent carboantion prfile but to be honest why would you want to drink it, it just was not that good.

Overall I will not be going back to this one. It is supposed to be an oatmeal stout, but bore no semplence to any that I had ever seen and in fact was just a bland english lager as far as I was concerned. I will skip this one next time.

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2.8/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint 9 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Nice dark brown with a thin tan head.

S - Chocolate and malt smells are the most present. It is also a little sweet.

T - Really thin and bitter. Slight chocolate flavor but I can't get past the bitterness and how thin this is.

M - Light to medium bodied with slightly high carbonation.

D - Not impressed. I really didn't like this at all.

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Photo of grub
2.82/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a dark brown colour with a half inch of dense tan head. the head forms a thick lace that lasts long down the glass

smells like supercharged malt, more like a scotch ale than a stout. the bottle calls it a "scottish oatmeal stout", so that seems about right. rich and caramely, with a great bready maltyness.

taste is odd, not what i expected. there's a bit of malt and a hint of roast, but it feels watered down.

mouthfeel is a bit thin. there's some body, but nowhere near what i expected. the finish is kind of slick from the oats, but with the thinness it just doesn't seem right.

drinkability is ok. it's fairly low alcohol and not overly thick, but just not all that interesting. the aroma was great so i was expecting more. a little disappointed in this one.

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Photo of Viking
2.84/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This morning, I decided to diverge from my normal breakfast brew and took the road not traveled...

(best by 10/'03)
I love the look of this beer - deep, dark brown and as close to being black as is possible. Thick, creamy tan head that stacked a half inch over the rim of the glass without spilling over the side. Looking closely, one can see faint trails of CO2 along the side of the glass. Head retention is wonderful, leaving thick rings on the glass.

However, my love for this brew ends with it's beautiful appearance. Smell is a bit weaker than I like for a stout - not nearly as rich as it should be - and consists of roasted malt, with hints of coffee/chocolate. Flavor is pretty thin as well. Light roasted oat malt, with a serious metallic tang dominates the taste, with a very pleasant (but faint) aftertaste of creamy chocolate. Very watery mouthfeel. It just doesn't have that 'stout' quality of being a meal on it's own. I guess I'll have to throw on a couple more sausage links this morning. To sum it up, it's like they brewed a pretty good stout and added some tap water with a high iron content.

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2.89/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Poured to a dark brown/black with a thick tan head that lingered ...excellent lacing. So far, so good. Tasty flavor of chocolate was evident throughout the bottle. Unfortunately, the initial flavor of each sip quickly turned to a watery finish. I had hoped this would improve, but stayed consistent for the entire bottle, and negatively offset all other good qualities. What started out promising was ultimately done in by this beer’s inability to overcome its low (4.2 abv) alcohol content.

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2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours mahogany/chestnut with a 1" off white head. Good head retention & some lacing

S: Iron & not much else

T: Iron up front then some choclate & fruittyness. Finshes dry with more iron

MF: Thin & flat

Drinks okay, but noting I'd reccomend. Broughton used to be better than this

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Photo of tiger88
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Really nothing special about this stout. Very easy to drink seeing as how the ABV is 4.2% It pours an opaque black but kinda stops there. Not much head that lingers nor is it very aromatic. Taste was OK but nothing to brag about. Would be a good stout to use while introducing a newcomer to the style. Overall, as a stout fan, this was a very Ho-Hum beer.

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3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My girlfriend bought this for me in Charleston, SC. I poured it into a flared pint glass.
Appearance: The body is a deep opaque black. The head is one finger tall, tan, small bubbles, poor lacing but great retention.
Smell: The aromas are toffee, coffee and roasted grain.
Taste: The flavors are a bit sour, toffee notes and some dates.
Mouthfeel: This beer is moderately smooth.
Drinkability: I put this beer right at average.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of hotstuff
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

I would have rated this beer higher, but it lacked flavor, lacks character, it was boring, and it tasted rather flat. It poured a small sized smooth tan head with fine-medium bubbles that was mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated and opaque with a black hue. The nose was malty and roasted with an acidic, malty and dry flavor to it. The mouthfeel was fairly smooth, thin, dry, watery texture and light-medium bodied. The lacing was good with this beer.

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3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with crimson hues. Decent foamy head, didn't stick around long.

Smells sweet, like chocolate, slight fruitiness also.

Medium body, kind of watery, slight coffee and chocolate flavors. Really not a strong aftertaste, just kind of goes away.

Not really that impressive. Not terrible but I probably won't buy again.

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Photo of champ103
3.13/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown color. When held up to the light, some ruby red is seen. Beige head and light lace.
S: Roasted malt and a woody/peaty aroma. Not what I think of when drinking an oatmeal stout.
T: A bit of oats. Lots of peaty and woody malt again. Not much depth.
M/D: Thin and watery. Inoffensive and easy to drink.

Nothing special, but this won't offend anybody that likes stouts.

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3.17/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this beer poured a thin opaque black with zero head. the smell is a bit malty, but not much else going on. the taste is thin in both mouthfeel and character. this isn't a bad beer, but is not one that i would seek out. it's very much on the light side and as the previous reviewer said, probably a good example of an introductory stout for someone not familiar with or new to craft beers.

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3.2/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml brown bottle dated best-before August 2006.

Pours pitch black with negligible tan head, a slight sheen of foam. Aroma is present but very weak; creamy oatmeal and toasted coffee malts. More flavor than expected from the smell, though nothing special. Coffee malts, a bit of burnt toast, perhaps a hint of leafy hops before a quick and nearly absent finish. Very thin and watery mouth feel. Easy-drinking, sure, but ridiculously bland and weak-willed for a stout. Another mediocre offering from Broughton Ales.

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Photo of IPAcraig
3.23/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black as night with a creamy looking one finger light brown head. The head was gone too quickly, with no lacing.

The aroma has a light roastiness to it, with a very faint sweetness (perhaps lactose) to compliment. A nice smell, but very faint. Average.

The predominant flavor in this beer is a very dry roastiness. It may be predominant, but it is very light. A slight biscuity taste is present as well, maybe from the oatmeal. I dont get much flavor from the oatmeal, but some it does seems to add some body to an otherwise light beer. The mouthfeel is helped by the light carbonation.

A very drinkable beer, but not very flavorful. A balanced beer. A nice beer. But nothing special.

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Photo of aracauna
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's ok. The color is dark, almost black, but the head is thin, wispy and short-lived. The aroma is chocolate and toffee and the flavor has a milky taste in addition to the mostly chocolate flavor. There is a low level of roasted malt in the flavor. It is sweet, but not cloying.

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3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured black with ruby highlights. The head was tan and rose a slight bit, but fell slowly to lace the glass.

The aroma was molasses and coffee with chocolate.

The flavor was molasses and coffee and of course chocolate. The molasses are a bit overpowering for the beer and the oatmeal really does not play a part till the end of the flavor after the molasses flavors subside. Also present was a slight sourness which detracted from the flavors.

The finish was just dry with the oats finally making a contribution and the molasses and coffee flavors lasting into the aftertaste. The body was medium at best.

16.9 ounce bottle.

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Photo of erosier
3.35/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Pours a deep brown color with hints of red at the bottom of the beer. Very small and kind of thin tan colored head that has some lacing down the glass.
S: Smells of very sweet roasted malts and then some chocolate, some scotch, and some pete.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, chocolate, and then the scotch flavors of pete and wood come through at the end.
M: Very smooth and velvety feeling but perhaps a bit too sweet.
D: Pretty drinkable as the beer was downed no problem, but perhaps a bit too sweet.

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3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This one is extremely dark, but not totally opaque, creamy brown head dissipates quick to just about nothing at all. Oh well.

A bit like sour-fruits and a touch musty, i'm thinking these scent's a re a bit "off". There is a decent roasty, smoky malt detected as well, which gives me hope for the future.

Well, it is a fruity- sweet malt, not "off" on flavor just much more fruity than I had expected, or would ever expect this style to be. The malt flavor has some complexity too, with a smoky, roasted oats flavor and a mild-honey sweet finish. Strange, but interesting.

The feel is medium-full because although it appears to be very heavy, minus the dissipointing head retention, it feels pretty thin, I enjoy the smooth heft of a stout, this one is a bit watery.

This was a bit of an odd-ball stout that i found interesting and not exactly hard to finish.

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Photo of Suds
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I knew nothing of Kinmount Willie Armstrong, so it’s nice to learn a little history with your beer. The brew pours a deep black color with hints of red and a modest off-white head. The aroma is a little quite, but is generously complex: oatmeal, vanilla, roasted barley, chocolate, and a faint smokiness. The taste is also restrained, but pleasant, with a little malt and grain, and a continuing oat character. It’s a very creamy, smooth beer, which I found to be one of it’s most appealing traits. Finish is dry with a lingering chocolate and roasted sensation. It’s a very mild, polite stout, and I think that I’d have liked it more if the flavors were more forceful. Still, it’s definitely worth a try.

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Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout from Broughton Ales Ltd
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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