Ohio City Oatmeal Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
371 Ratings
Ohio City Oatmeal StoutOhio 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
Ratings:
371
Reviews:
102
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
8.93%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
89
For Trade:
0
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Photo of woodychandler
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I survived the solar eclipse today & didn't get arrested, either, so it's back to The Bottle Backlog at Chez Woody with an interlude of a GLBC horizontal. I already started it off with Blackout Stout so I am continuing with another of their stouts & then I will get on track.

From the bottle: "Dark and roasty yet light and smooth as a fresh coat of snow, our Oatmeal Stout will kick your cabin fever and inspire you to toss another log on the fire."

Well, I am clearly drinking this one out of season since there is NO way that I am lighting a fire. I am, however, Pop!ping the cap on this bottle & beginning a slow, gentle pour. Even at this laid-back, SoCal pace, I still got two fingers of dense, foamy, deep-tan/light-brown head that stood up nicely to the blanketing humidity. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was a pleasant combination of dark chocolate & black coffee. I feel as though I am picking up right where I left off! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but thin for the style & definitely thinner than their Blackout Stout. Taste was more like cocoa than chocolate & with a pronounced coffee-like bitterness that may not be for everyone. I like my coffee like my women - hot & black, as Moe used to say of me. For me, this was really good. I would certainly drink this over a Sweet/Milk Stout. Finish was dry & bitter, like both my humor & some of my exes.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BSEDS
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Leiermann
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of this off the Binny's single shelf. It poured an opaque dark with ecru head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had hints of chocolate and peat. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to for a stout. There is a presence of chocolate, coffee and earth. The mouthfeel was medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a solid stout.

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Photo of HattedClassic
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a nice dark black color with a tan head that dissipates quickly. The smell is pretty nice. It has a moderate oatmeal note and a light dark chocolate note as well.. The most interesting part of the smell is the roasted note. It's a bit light but adds something nice. The taste is good. It has a good oatmeal note that mixes well with a very light dark chocolate and light roast. The feel is decent. It has a light body but with a minimal of the creaminess normally associated with the style. Overall, this is a decent bordering good beer that is worth getting during the winter.

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Photo of stanale
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

December 16 - pours pitch black. Complete darkness, light ring of tan foam. Roasted oaty nose. Espresso notes. Smooth rich mild chocolate milk toasty flavor. Creamy. Light bitter close, very creamy. Smooth finish. Simple sweet stout.

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Photo of jsh420
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dodo2step
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- black opaque with brown head that is half a finger. poor lacing.

S- roasted malt and coffee, faint hints of chocolate/cocoa powder.

F- coffee, roasted malt and cocoa powder.

M- medium bodied stout with great overlay of the coffee with the roasted malt.

O- a good stout. had a six and loved it

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Found a single of this at the local Allegheny Six pack shop. Into a pint glass. Impressive looking stout especially for the gravity fairly pitch except for ruby hues at the base and a 1/2 inch of frothy mocha tinted head. Smells of roast and char with a touch of chocolate and malty sugars. Mostly roasted mats and chocolate malt flavors. Hops transition a bit for balance. Body is light to medium somewhat easy to crush. Overall pretty stellar Oatmeal stout but I usually like mine heavier.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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 Ozzylizard
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$ 19.00 (including tax)/12-pack ($ 0.132 /oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA
Bottle dated 02/04/17 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter; allowed to warm to 50 degrees
Aroma – roasted malt and some coffee
Head average (Maximum 2.4 cm, aggressive pour), tan, frothy/creamy, diminishing to an irregular three to six mm ring and thin layer with raised creamy island
Lacing – fair. Partial bands of tiny bubbles are present.
Body – dark brown and opaque with some effervescence
Flavor – Roasted malt gives both chocolately and nutty flavors. The roasted barley coffee aroma does not translate to the taste. There is a slight hop bitterness which follows the initial taste, but the roasted malt lingers as well. Neither alcohol nor diacetyl are evident.
Palate – full bodied, creamy, lively carbonation

This is a very pleasant and highly drinkable example of what I consider one of my favorite styles.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25

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Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GWalk612
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irish57
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, sweet malt, oatmeal, hint of hop, and slight chocolate. Fits the style of an Oatmeal Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, roasted malt, slight oatmeal, hint of pale malt, hint of hops, and slight chocolate. Overall, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of BamfBacon
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.48/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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