Kinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout | Broughton Ales Ltd

Kinmount Willie Oatmeal StoutKinmount Willie Oatmeal Stout
70 Ratings
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
Photo of WesWes
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep black color with a thick tan head. The aroma is good. It has a dry dark malt feel with a slight oatmeal scent. It seems rich in black patent, roasted barley, and chocolate malts. The taste is good. It has a black malt flavor which is balanced with chocolate and crystal malts. The mouthfeel is good. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking stout. It's not in my top five, but it has good flavor and that never hurts.

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Photo of ark57
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours a nice black with a tan head. The aroma has roasted malts in the nose. It is smooth and thick with some bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee. It finishes with an almost dry, burnt malt taste that lingers. I would have liked it to be a little sweeter and not quite as dry for an oatmeal stout, but not bad.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a light brown head fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black as coal. Light carbonation. Heavy bodied. Malty, bready nose, starts sweet and finishes smooth with a slight oatmeal after taste. Filling. Best before date - Apr 04 and this was very fresh. $3.99 for a 500ml bottle.

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Photo of Southernbrew
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 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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Photo of far333
3.98/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark, dark brown with a thick head of small tight bubbles. The head hangs around and recedes very slowly. Aroma of brown sugar and cocoa. Mouthfeel is a bit tannic, but full and creamy. Flavor is deep malt and cocoa, with hints of raisin and fig. A bitter hop undercurrent comes through in the finish, followed by a smooth cocoa aftertaste. Nice beer.

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Photo of Elemental
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nice and dark with a thick brown head on it that quickly dies down. The aroma is slightly sweet and hoppy but very mellow. The taste though is a little on the weak side. I can tell that there is a lot of body there but isn't backed up with taste. There just aren't a lot flavors but yet its a nice smooth brew that goes down easily. It leaves a residual sweetness on the lips and has a good level of bitterness. Overall a good beer that just needs a little bit more of a kick in the flavor department.

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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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Photo of Brent
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I did not note that this was an oatmeal when I poured the beer, but right away the oatmeal sweetness lets you know what you've got. Very pleasant and almost understated roasted malt flavors of latte and Dutch chocolate. The sweetness is well balanced and the beer is not at all sugary. The mouthfeel is about average, but the flavor profile makes you expect something chewy, so that "average" almost seems thin. Well done.

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Photo of Winter
4.03/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black in color with garnet hues. Brown creamy head. Aroma consists of chocolate, plum, roasted malt and seems a bit vinous at times. The mouthfeel is full-bodied and smooth. Flavors of chocolate malt dominate the palate. A touch of dark fruit (raisin) is also thrown in there with a feint bit of sweetness. Finishes with hints of coffee and that familiar Broughton hard water taste that's common in many of their other ales. Pretty decent for a Scottish Oatmeal Stout. Good, but not overly complex.

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Photo of granger10
4.35/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick in body and solid in head. Coffee and chocolate are dominate here. I'm surprised this is an oatmeal stout because the oatmeal flavor seems to be lacking. I thought it had more of a grainy malt character to it. Definite hop bite at the end, hops are in the background the whole time regulating the sweetness. Finishes with a sweet malt flavor that is nice. At 4.2% abv I can drink this all night long!

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Photo of BigHead
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice, typical stout look to this one with a light tan head. Breathed in a syrupy sweet coffee and chocolate aroma. A good darkroasted malt, smooth flavor with the oatmeal contributing in the texture. The flavor is not as sweet as the nose would lead you to believe. Roasted malt dominates with hints of coffee and chocolate intertwined. The smooth texture makes this very drinkable.

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Photo of cbl2
4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from a 1 pt 0.9 fl oz bottle, Kinmount Willie is nearly pitch black with a nice tan head that settles rapidly leaving a nice lace.

Smell: Chocolatey

Taste: Smooth and creamy, with flavors of chocolate and oats; Very good.

Drinkability: It doesn't get much better than an oatmeal stout, so I can't say much negative. My only complaint is that for only 50 cents more I could have a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout, and it doesn't get any better than that.

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Photo of Dantes
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Package: 1 pint, 0.9oz. (500ml) brown bottle, with collar of bas-relief vines, leaves, and fruit. Bright, classy label with portrait of a “Kinmount Willie.” 4.2% ABV. Best Before date scored December, 2002.

Cost: $2.99 per bottle

Presentation: Poured into a goblet at 50º

Appearance: This pours very nicely, with a strong, light-beige head, with good density that lasts for a minute or two. Very, very dark, but not the darkest oatmeal stout I’ve seen. One of the nicer pours for a bottled oatmeal stout.

Smell: Has a fairly austere smell; with notes of leather, coffee, and a bit of a sourish tang.

Taste: This oatmeal stout leans more to the coffee end of the spectrum than the chocolate end. Roasted malt is detectable, along with a leathery edge. The normal oatmeal sweetness is missing, which makes the hops presence more apparent than in some oatmeal stouts. Middle and finish are too short, probably victims of the relatively low ABV. Probably a brew better drunk young.

Mouthfeel: Very finely carbonated, holding up nicely. Creamy up front, but seems to become a bit watery as it is drunk. Too thin for a top-notch oatmeal stout.

Drinkability: A very light oatmeal stout, which is both a blessing and a curse. As a stout, it is not as satisfying as it should be; nor is it a great substitute for something else.

As a lover of things Scottish, I wish I could give this one a better recommendation. Unfortunately, this is not one of the better oatmeal stouts currently available. I remember loving this beer when I lived in England, but the reality in this case has not lived up to the memory.

Backwash: A decent effort, but not the best example of its type.

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Photo of BitteBier
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a darkness with no haze and a substantial and persistent foamy head with a color of malted milk. Nose is creamy and sweet without the roasted, dark notes commonly found in a stout. Taste is complex but seems weak and watered down. Hints of bitterness at the edges, but it never really breaks through. Creamy chocolate is present, as are some roasted flavors. The surprisingly lightness of this beer makes for a good mouthfeel, and drinkability is fine as well.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.92/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a brownish head atop a black brew out of the pint, .9fl oz bottle. the aroma was weak, but i found some sweet malts along with a roasty coffee smell.

when the beer hits your tongue, you notice little carbonation, but a small tingling sensation from the little that is there. a nice sweet flavor comes in followed by a roasty flavor of coffee. the end is a little dry, much less than i had expected. you get a hint of oats at the end.

the body is a bit thin for a good oatmeal. it is satisfactory, but not thick like i enjoy. it did not keep this beer from being a good drinker.

all in all, it is a good oatmeal stout. it is lacking the intensity of roasty coffee and oats that i would like to see, but it is still a very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Kwak
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Head :Thin tan sharp and sweet.
Body :Black stout texture with a red tint.
Taste: Creamy with a roasted maltiness .slight trace of oats Hints
of coffee, very warming inth end a little to winney for me!

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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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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(BB date=12/02)
Pours a nice dark brown color, almost black. On the nose there are mild coffee and milk chocolate notes, which stood out. The same aromas can be tasted on the palate… coffee and chocolate, slightly sweet. The mouth feel has a creamy smoothness to it. It was very enjoyable and is pretty much what I look for and what I like in a stout….Overall very good brew!

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Photo of Jason
3.95/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: One pint, .9oz brown bottle with raised glass of hop vines below the neck of the bottle. Brief History about the Scot Kintmount Willie, famous Border River. Freshness date clearly scored.

Appearance: Black leather in colour with a well retaining tan lace.

Smell: Sweet in the nose with hints of creamed coffee and a chocolate malt shake.

Taste: Silky smooth with a light carbonation that holds the medium body together. Mild roasted malt and barley, dark chocolate flow within the smooth mouth feel. Perfect amount of sweetness to balance the roasted flavour and hop bitterness. Finishing a little dry in the end with a slowly fading burnt/charcoal taste.

Notes: Layered and complex like a fine dark truffle or similar. Very flavourful, good to pair up with an assortment of light and dark chocolates or even shell fish on the half.

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Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 70 ratings
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