Oatmeal Stout | Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
Tennessee, United States
blackstonebrewery.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
61
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
11.48%
 
 
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0
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Photo of BrandonStout
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Mackbekeza
4.83/5  rDev +32%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very good stout to have during a long winter night.

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Photo of maplacek
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Photo of justinm4bama
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LukeGude
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of orfeu
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler received in trade from unclejedi as part of the Double Trouble GIF. Looks great in a nonic, very dark chocolatey black with the thinnest of burgundy highlighting around the bottom of the glass and a frothy toasted-ecru head. Enticing roasted grain aromas -- the first oatmeal stout I've actually smelled oatmeal in! -- with a creamy chocolate and coffee in the background. The taste is a bit on the sweet side, with soft cocoa notes predominating. Somewhat of a husky grain flavor appears in the middle, alongside some earthy roasted coffee, finishing out in a surprising smokiness. Very intriguing! Silky mouthfeel, as with all oatmeal stouts, with the dry roasty character winning out over any oatmeal-chocolate sweetness. A soundly solid session stout, and one I'd be happy to have around regularly. Thanks for the opportunity, Jim!

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Photo of Johntomk
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Americanzero
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler to a pint glass.

Pours almost black, very appealing to the eye. Head poured to about 1 finger of a nice, dark khaki. Rapidly dissipates to a thin coating. Lacing is very fine, and notches as you drink.

Smell is a gentle roasted coffee with a hint of sharp hops.

As for taste, it is not as strong as I expected. It is a very well balanced flavor, starting with a nice sweet malt, a neutral middle, and a finish of vanilla and a hint of bitter hops.

The brew flows well over the tongue, very creamy and light. It lingers for a few moments and quietly fades out. Not drying in the least.

Overall, I was quite pleased with this local brew. It has definitely earned a spot as my session stout. An easy drinking stout with good, even taste that was quite good to drink. I am quite excited to pair it with some different food to see how it melds.

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Photo of sommersb
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 11-30-2012
Freshness: Best by 03-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Blackstone shaker pint
Purchased: Received at the brew pub

Labeled as their Winter Seasonal, for the first time in bottles for 2012

Appearance: Black beer, with only a little light able to shine through, leaving ruby highlights. A big luxurious tan head sticks around for a long time and leaves a very good lace on the glass.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Very prominent coffee notes

Taste: Dark chocolate and coffee, starts off semi-sweet and rich, then follows up with a bitterness of coffee and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy from the oats, lightly carbonated and full-bodied. Well balanced finish between the malt sweetness and bitterness of the roast.

Overall: A solid stout from Blackstone! I still like their chocolate milk stout (draft-only) better, but this is a good winter brew.

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Photo of Alkey
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I received a great package of Blackstone goods in a trade with unclejedi and must thank him for allowing me to try this.

The beer poured from my growler to my Blackstone pint glass a very dark brown/black with a large tan head that left spots of lace around the glass. Smell was a light fragrance of roasted malt. Taste was rich, creamy, with more roasted and caramel malts. Feel is somewhat chewy and med. bodied. This is a very drinkable and well crafted brew, I could easily polish off the whole growler in a session and be very satisfied.

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Photo of Ajlvt
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mckenderson
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Blumstein
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbell23
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SBoyar1
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Washuffizi98
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of slatetupelo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of John1985
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

We went to the brewpub for my daughter's birthday so I started with the Oatmeal stout.

A-Opaque black with an ample inch and a half head which laced down the pint glass.

S-Roasty malt-accented aroma with hints of chocolate.

T-Malt-dominated flavor but was reasonably balanced with some hops. Soft chocolate flavors were very mild and pleasant.

M-Up front flavor was full bodied and rich but it had a bit of a weak finish.

D- I could have had several pints of this delicious stout!

This stout is well made and very true to style, mild & malty.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a slight mocha head. Aroma is nice and roasty bringing out the hits of coffee and chocolate I hope to find in an oatmeal stout along with some slight sweetness from the sugars of the oats, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is roasty with some nice dark chocolate and coffee tones, caramel and oats, and a mild hit of hops in the finish. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a nicely done oatmeal stout, IMO. Would happily drink again. Wish I bought more than just a single of this one.

My rating: 3.95

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Oatmeal Stout from Blackstone Restaurant & Brewery
3.66 out of 5 based on 61 ratings.
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