Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
97 Reviews
Great Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal StoutGreat Lakes Ohio City Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by aaronh on 02-03-2003

BEER STATS
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
359
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
8.91%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
86
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 97 | Ratings: 359
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was very suprised to see this on tap at the Corner Slice here in Greensboro last night.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep dark brown with amber highlights,a thinner deep beige colroed head atop.Roast and brown sugar aromas mixed in with lightly sweet chocolate,a little char was in there as well.A full but creamy feel in the mouth made it go down very easy,deeply roasted with some vanilla/caramel flavors along with more bitter chocolate.This was nice oatmeal stout filled with different flavors and a nice creamy feel,I have come to expect kick ass beer from GL.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dditto2
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark. Light brown medium head. Smell is toasty roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malt. A little oaty. The taste is lighter than expected.
The feel is also lighter than expected. A little creaminess but, light overall.
This is a great brew. The flavor is amazing. It is just lighter than expected. You can drink a few of these. It is going down amazing on Thanksgiving. Cheers.

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Photo of GWalk612
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Epic lacing on top of a very dark brew. Smells of charcoal, dark chocolate, toast, and burnt sugar. Semi-sweet and silky, roasty with hints of chocolate and dark sugars, black currants and some oats on the palate as well. Exceptionally smooth, very drinkable even if the body is a slightly hefty. Nothing short of amazing.

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Photo of tigg924
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is oats, sugar, and slightly roasted malts. Really loving this beer. This one may be one of my favorites from a brewery I like. I would get a six of this and then some if I could find it easily. Rivals Rogue for the best domestic oatmeal stout.

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Photo of reitzbrewing
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Very dark ruby with impressive tan head.

Smell: Rich chocolate, roasted notes, oats and a light mustiness.

Taste: Chocolate and roast, with a slight grainy sharpness. Not too much hops, but the beer stays on the drier end of the spectrum. Slightly more subtle than I hoped for.

Feel: Moderately low carbonation with a creamy body. However, it is quite thin.

Overall: Despite being a little too subtle and thin, this is very drinkable.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of light tan head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate and oatmeal. Dark roasted malt with a scent of chocolate, coffee, oatmeal, toast, biscuit, nuts, and caramel along with some yeast. Sweet hints of lactose milk, vanilla, and brown sugar. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate and oats. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, toast, oatmeal, biscuit, caramel, and nuts with some yeast. Sweet taste of lactose milk, brown sugar, and vanilla. A very solid roasty taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on an Oatmeal Stout. Good roasty chocolate and oat notes.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An overall terrific oatmeal stout. I can't really put into words how happy I am with this sout from GLBC. In a year where I believe the overall quality of many GLBC beers has fallen considerably . . . Ohio city stout is a beacon of light for one of my favorite breweries. Along with the likes of session wheat, lawn seat and Albert clipper. Ohio city is a stand out this year.

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Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Cocoa brown ruby hue pretty dark brew with a light moccha head leaves speckled lacing all the way down the pint glass. Aroma: Light dusting of cocoa wtih a nutty edge comes across my senses light herbal hop notes are evident along with dark roasts is the oatmeal graininess that is situated nicely in the mix. Taste: Extremely smooth not watery or not flavorful just extremely smooth crosses the palate with a sweet bready tone light cocoa and hints of dark chocolate fluffy creaminess to it all characteristic of a good oatmeal stout finishes with a slight bitterness gives of a leafy flavor works well altogether. Mouthfeel: Light ot medium bodied stout does not sit heavy still packs the flavor of a great dark beer evenly carbonated as stated earlier silky smooth. Drinkability: Very nice session stout, a rarity in today's realm of imperial oak barrel triple wet hopped in your face beers, highly desired another pint masterfully brewed by the folks at Great Lakes.

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Photo of Adkins1203
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of rhoadsrage
2.98/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a black body that is very dense and a light creamy tan head that last for a minute never to be seen again.

S- The smell of earthy black malt is very light and only comes through after a heavy sip.

T- The big taste of coffee roasted malt flavor has a slight dark cola note to it with a clean open finish. There is a very light hint of malt bitterness that hangs on the tongue but only for a split second.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a watery texture.

D- This beer is very light and soft with more black lager qualities than oatmeal stout flavors. I didn't get any slipperiness in texture or oatmeal flavor at all. Everything that the blackout stout is this one is not.

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Photo of MJP77
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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