Oatmeal Stout | Free State Brewing Co.

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239 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Free State Brewing Co.
Kansas, United States
freestatebrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Silver Medal Winner 1997 World Beer Championships - Oatmeal Stouts.
Our classic dark beer. Full body and a well rounded flavor comes from a foundation of seven different grains. The oats add a special silky texture that complements the roasted malts. The rich malty flavor is spiced with plenty of Northern Brewer and Fuggles hops for balance. Enjoy this perennial Free State Favorite by itself or as a blend with one of our other beers.

42 IBU

Added by Bitterbill on 10-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
239
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.32%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 239 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of bbeerman
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dar482
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a dark brown color.

The aroma offers cocoa, dark fruit, raisin, medium roast.

The flavor follows with upfront medium roast, cocoa, light earthiness, oatmeal, tinge of creamy sweetness.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look : Pours a chestnut brown color, darkens to a deep chocolate brown in the glass. The head is slow to form and barely does, but the finger that forms sticks around for awhile. 100% opaque.

Smell : Nutty brown aromas with toasted nuts (walnuts, pecan, brazil nuts), oatmeal, lactose, cocoa powder, and dark malts.

Taste : Fairly dirty with a hop bite out front, followed by smooth velvety notes of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The dirty flavor persists, and finishes with slight rust and lactose. Reminds me a bit of a west coast oatmeal stout.

Feel : Pretty carbonated, a bit dry in the context of oatmeal stouts, leaving a waxy layer on the tongue as it finishes.

Overall, FreeState Oatmeal Stout is good, but not great. Not something I'll probably be buying again soon.

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Photo of hilgart1
3.4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aratcliffe
3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kenai4
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of SamuelR
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbcb
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrb378
4.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerhunter78
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chucker17
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lovegarden
4.57/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drewskihausen
3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crazyfoMostout
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of phrimplepoot
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Very satisfying stout with no exotic things happening here. I tend to like stouts with more this that or the other thing, but, really, I could drink this all day and not be upset. Drier than some - in a good way.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sixpoint
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of randylangford
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sporting_KCBBQ
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorites. Goes great with just about any food pairing. Easy to drink and not to heavy on the alcohol.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The oatmeal makes the coffee tones very mild, almost too mild. Nothing out of the ordinary for this stout, but a nice solid attempt, and a nice dry aftertaste.

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Photo of alostplot
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oatmeal Stout from Free State Brewing Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 239 ratings.
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