Willimantic Broater’s Oatmeal Porter | Willimantic Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Willimantic Brewing Co.
Connecticut, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unfiltered Brown Oatmeal Porter gently hopped with Liberty and a boost of brown sugar makes this strong and malty dark ale smooth.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of sulldaddy
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had a sample of this beer at the pub and knew a growler must come home with me.
Poured into a tulip glass slightly chilled. The beer exhibits ruby highlights with a fluffy beige head of 4 cm that fades slowly to a sturdy edge layer, leaving tight lattice on sides of the glass.
Aroma is generally sweet with some chocolate and general malt sweetness and a little doughy yeast as well. First sip reveals average body with silky smooth texture and very soft mild carbonation. Flavor is sweet malt with chocolate and some brown sugar again some yeast flavors/byproducts give a little tangy flavor. No ABV or hops are evident. Very easy drinker and VERY good beer. I enjoyed every drop of the growler.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub.

Shaker pint glass presentation. Arrived with a 1/2" dark brown head that lasted well, plenty of sticky lacing, over an opaque dark brown brew. Aroma was rich dark malt. Taste started with the same deep dark grains, with moderate bitterness, and a lightly chalky close. Mouthfeel was oh-so smooth, and drinkability was amazing, yes, this one too. Would have again definitely.

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Photo of sraimondi
3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had this one at WBC yesterday.

Pours with a good 1" head which dissipated to mostly spot lacing. Very dark, almost black. Some coffee and malt in aroma. Taste was very much on the malt end, with some hop bite in the finish. I was impressed by the balance and the mouthfeel. The latter definitely due to the use of oats. A nice sessionable porter.

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Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - this porter arrives typical porter black with half a finger of caramel colored heaed

S - the oatmeal is present int he aroma, simple and sweet, very pleasant with a hoppy background

T - hoppy and very sweet, not too sweet but very precise, you can really taste the brown sugar that it is brewed with

M - the porter flavor is very well balanced with the brown sugar that is infused, thus it has a great mouthfeel, smooth and palatable

D - high, smooth, sweet, sharp, hoppy, this porter has it all, an overall amazing beer

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Willimantic Broater’s Oatmeal Porter from Willimantic Brewing Co.
4.28 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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