Portsmouth Jurgen's Oatmeal Stout (J.O.S.) | Portsmouth Brewery

Portsmouth Jurgen's Oatmeal Stout (J.O.S.)Portsmouth Jurgen's Oatmeal Stout (J.O.S.)
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Portsmouth Jurgen's Oatmeal Stout (J.O.S.)Portsmouth Jurgen's Oatmeal Stout (J.O.S.)

Brewed by:
Portsmouth Brewery
New Hampshire, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bierman9 on 07-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown color with a thin foamy head that fell off at a decent pace. Light messy lace. The aroma had some sweet oats, cocoa powder, light coffee creamer and a little bit of dark chocolate nibs. Slight roastiness. The flavor moderated between the sweet and the roastiness. Somewhat of a dusty sweet cocoa powder-like aftertaste. Little dry in the finish with some dark chocolate nibs and sweet oats. The feel was roughly medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. LIght carbonation and quite smooth along my tongue. Overall, oatmeal stout brewed for Summertime sessions? Yes, it was and a worthy late morning weekend drinker.

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Photo of ajcormier
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ccozzi
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of phingdong
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.14/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured on-tap at the Portsmouth Brewery and served in a pint glass. The beer pours a dark nut brown color, almost black, with a biege, dense head. Nutty aromas, with a slight coffee and chocolate nose. The beer's flavors are a blend of mocha coffee and bitterweet dark chocolate, with a smooth and round body that has a ton of cling to the glass. Good substance to the stout. The aftertaste is more chocolate than anything else, and the beer carries a creamy smooth finish.

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Photo of womencantsail
1.96/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks for sharing, Richard...

A: The beer pours a thin dark brown color with a tan/khaki head.

S: Smells awful. Sour and green apple all the way with hints of lemon and lemon zest. A bit of water and metal add to the fun. Just a little roasted malt to let you know this was supposed to be a stout.

T: Just as bad on the palate. Watery, metallic, and sour. Despite the lactic tartness and green apple notes, this beer is somewhat bland. Light roast character and maybe some coffee.

M: Very light bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: This should have been dumped out by the brewery. Just awful.

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bought this beer at the brewery in August 2011.

The beer color is pale black... more like a porter than a stout. I little bit disappointing. Absolutely no head... Is this beer flat?! I'm a little bit scared. The aroma presents notes of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is timid. Roasted malts is the main thing I get. Pretty simple for a stout... True this is easy to drink during summer, however I don't see myself getting this for a session beer. Not in winter or even in summer.

This is a light stout beer. My first I would say. More like a Guinness Draught...

It is very refreshing. I had this on-tap, and my memory tells me it was better on-tap than in the bottle.

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Photo of andrewinski1
3.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. The color is black and the head is tan and small.

The aroma is mildly sweet, but is mostly bitter hops and malt. The malt is quite prominent in the aroma, mostly unencumbered by roasted aromas.

The taste is a smooth blend of slightly sweet chocolate malt and a crisp dry, bitter finish. Neither the sweetness or bitterness are too much to ruin the balance.

This is very light and drinkable, the carbonation is a little light.

This is just as advertised, a light drinking stout. I imagine this could win over a Guinness drinker, being that it is light and has about the same amount of roasted flavor.

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Photo of imbibehour
2.77/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured on tap at Portsmouth brewery.

A nice red hued and dark chestnut body brown. Nitro like creamy in texture and tan like color head in appearance. Some good lacing while drinking also.

Bouquet is dead for an oatmeal stout, not much going here. Nothing absolutely nothing. Dead on arrival.

Taste is bitter, acrid with burnt malts. Light roasting character in the palate and light bodied but with lots of char and carbon it seems. There is some mild milk chocolate sensations on this which sort of save it from being subpar. Feel for this style is a bit too wet.

Overall this is a pretty average oatmeal stout, there is much better and exciting to have than this, even out of the bottle on the shelf.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of this from the brewery last week. This is the write up on the webpage about it. "The J.O.S. is a new style for us. J.O.S. stands for Jurgans Oatmeal Stout. For those of you who follow all of our blogs/facebook page you might remember our friend Jurgan, who is the head Maltster at Wyermann Malting company in Germany. He came to visit and recreate his birthday beer, a German Oatmeal Stout. This beer is very light and easy drinking for a stout. The roast character and the body are lighter then our Oatmeal Stout. It is a perfect summer time Stout, because it is not to aggressive in any capacity!"
Pours a deep brown bordering on black and even a vigourous pour produced almost no head at all. Smells of caramel and toffee with a hint of roast and chocolate. Slightly earthy aroma there as well. Taste is on the sweet side with caramel and toffee being the dominant flavors. Slightly earthy barely roasty flavor provides some hints of chocolate. Sweet smooth syrupy mouthfeel, light carbonation with a medium body. This is an ok stout that they are selling as a summer time beer. I drink big thick stouts all year round, I don't need a dumbed down version for the summer. It really could stand a bit more carbonation as well. Glad I got to try it, but disappointed it wasn't their regular oatmeal stout which is fantastic.

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Portsmouth Jurgen's Oatmeal Stout (J.O.S.) from Portsmouth Brewery
Beer rating: 25% out of 100 with 12 ratings
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