That's What I'm Talkin' 'Bout Rolled Oat Stout | Pearl Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Pearl Street Brewery
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cokes on 03-01-2005

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
70
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
40.7%
 
 
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 70
Reviews by Wisconsin:
Photo of Wisconsin
2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - After letting this beer warm up for some time, I steadily poured it into a pint glass. A thick, dark black body rolled out of the bottle and into the glass. A frothy dark tan head about a finger thick settled nicely on the top of the beer before fading to a bubbly ring around the glass with spotty portions of bubbles in between.

S - Lots of dark roasted notes that give me the inclination that this beer is going to be somewhat bitter, but I will reserve my judgement until the time comes. As of right now though, the roasted smell, which is very coffee like, has me thinking this is Pearl's version of a coffee stout. Sweet and creamy aspects that one would expect in the style are either faint or non-existent. The roasted malt smell keeps this beer somewhat respectable in this category.

T - Taste is missing just what my nose was. There is plenty of roasted malts here that are pretty solid and ride the fine line of bitterness pretty well. However, there is nothing else to note beyond that. Slight, and by slight, I mean hardly existent, toffee and cream notes are present but are much too weak in this beer.

M - Medium to full bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation. This beer has plenty of roasted malts entering the mouth. Carbonation arrives and seems to carry the roasted malt flavor throughout the beer. Faint toffee and cream notes are present at the very end, but are hardly noticeable and what you are left with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

D - It's hard to give this beer a respectable score in the drinkability portion with how backwards this stout seems to be. A stout with a severe lacking of creamy sweetness or chocolate flavors like this one makes it unlikely that I would buy more. Aside from a nice looking beer, this one doesn't do much for me.

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Photo of alarmclock314
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, dated 9/22/15. Pours reddish black with a medium sized brown head. Smells of roasted malt, oats, and earthy hops; below average intensity. The taste follows exactly but is even weaker; malt, hops, oats, and some subtle chocolate. Pretty one-dimensional. Fairly thin mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, it's okay, but could really use more intensity and body.

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Photo of Mugenlude
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of bpfrush
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sgttibbs
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of cokes
3.18/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The basically black body reveals glints of dark brown when held to a light. The tan head doesn't get far off the ground, but retains a while as a skim and laces well.
Dilute coffee nose, sweetened with milk chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut. Bits of papery astringency are noted, especially as it warms.
Toasty and roasty once into the mouth, Grainy with minor inflections of coffee and bitter cocoa. Everything seems a bit ashen and washed out. Oats add traces of smooth graininess. None of the other, sweeter, aromas show up in the taste. It fades with a indifferent wintergreen-herb hop bitterness.
Much lighter in body than it needs to be. The template might be there, but it needs fleshing out.

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Photo of ekmoody
2.63/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I had this one on special a little while ago, and I can see why they were trying to get rid of it.

It looked fine when it came out to me. A nice deep dark beer with a light tan head.

Smell was not so bad either. Some chocolate, roasted malts, a hint of coffee.

Taste was not bad, but not great either. Chocolate was a lot less prominent than I was expecting, I think the flavor in general was lacking.

Perhaps that is because the beer is so watery! This is by far the wateriest stout I've had. Even if the flavor was better, the mouthfeel would turn me away from this one.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.01/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz single, purchased at riley's a while back. sat in the fridge for an abnormally long time due to the low reviews

appearance: poured into a Guinness pint, very dark mahogany body with a light chocolate cap and light retention...certainly nothing wrong here

smell: roasted oats, dry chocolate, a little butter detected

taste: the worst of the 3 pearl street singles - very watered down. light roasted oats, minimal chocolate - not sure what happened to this one

moutheel: light, watery

drinkability: ok

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Photo of BigAl18
3.79/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bashiba
2.07/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a dark brown with some light mahogany highlights. Very thin light head.

The smell is nice with a sweet cereal quality blending in with some nice black and smoked notes.

The flavor is very substandard, flat with a one dimensional light black smoked flavor, lacking all of the promise that the nose held.

The mouthfeel is very thin and watery for a stout, way to thin for a stout.

Poor poor stout, after Pearl Street Beers I hope to never suffer through another, they need to go back to the drawing board.

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Photo of Faunland
3.05/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewbucker
2.21/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This one pours black with a faint wispy head that fades to nothing. A pretty lifeless looking pour. Aroma is bitter cocoa, light coffee and nutty. The first sip was quite a sour and funky malt flavor. Day old coffee. I did detect some faint hops as well. Overall it is not very good.

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Photo of Kunstman
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of jdkitchi
3.94/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tourdot
2/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of Hendrick24
3.83/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sconi_tom
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of benholmen
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of bismarksays
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CWhite
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
3.32/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of kalebharris
4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

Photo of sweethome
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is very dark brown - to style. Tan head - gone quickly.

Nose is simple roast malt - not much more. Nothing off - just roast.

Simple taste, a bit a watery. Roast malt, an astringency, a hint of vanilla, simple and unrefined. Not much of a mouthfeel here.

Nothing overly flawed, but nothing that distinguishes.

A lower level stout in my book.

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Photo of jakea
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

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