Ohio City Oatmeal Stout | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Ohio City Oatmeal StoutOhio City Oatmeal Stout
BA SCORE
3.9/5
373 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
Ranking:
#7,375
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
373
pDev:
8.97%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of BamfBacon
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours deep mahogany bordering on black with a tan head that hangs around.

Smells delicious of caramel, molasses, roasted malt, whole grain bread, herbal hops, and earthy yeast.

A very nice creamy mouthfeel smoothly delivers delicious caramel and molasses malts balanced by bitter coffee and chocolate with an herbal hop hit and a round earthy finish. An excellent stout.

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Photo of Ohiovania
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NateDyk47
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is black, head is off white with fine bubbles presenting 1/2-1 inch deep, dissipating to a ring.

Smell is light roast, touch of biscuit/oat like sweetness/fullness.

Taste is light roast, great flaked oat flavor that softens the feel and sweetness of the style; hops are light, bitterness moderate.

Mouthfeel is a bit crisp, and lightly sharp on the tongue.

Overall a very good stout, great oatmeal flavor and fullness and very easy drinking.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours out into a Duvel glass a dark brown, almost black, color with a 1/2" dark tan head that soon recedes to a ring of foam and a thin layer covering the surface of the liquid. There are two or three larger islands of foam floating on the liquid. Sipping creates a sheet of foam that mostly slides back down to the liquid but leave a couple of arches and scattered speckles of lacing. Some foam persists for quite a while.

The aromas are dominated by coffee but include some dark chocolate, a light, almost burnt, dark roast smell and a hint of cream.

The flavors pretty much follow the nose but with the dark chocolate and some sweetness up front while the coffee, dark roast and some bitterness fill the background.

The mouthfeel is on the full side of medium bodied and with a creamy texture that is only very slightly prickly with the light but persistent carbonation. The fairly long finish begins as the chocolate sweetness moves to the background allowing some roasted dry bitterness to show. The roof of the mouth and back of the palate take on an almost chalky feel that goes on for a fairly long time.

This is a very good oatmeal stout and is a keeper in that I'll be looking to have more this year and will include it on my "buy again" list for future years. On the whole a well made beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of heerboth
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nhirsch04
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
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 MidwestBA
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dditto2
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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 Bluerabbitbell
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle on the day before Thanksgiving Day at home. From a Twelve pack i bought in Dry Tavern. Nicely smokey flavored. Actually more smokey than I expected. Good job, Great Lakes Brewing!

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Photo of informaticsDoc
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pstam87
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lastmango
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured black with a ruby hue and two finger tan head. Heavy lacing is present. Aroma is wonderful with malt, milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is the same with more pronounced malt and chocolate. Very little hop bite. This has a light to moderate body and is thinner than other stouts. Yet, it is full flavored. Carbonation is moderate. I prefer my stouts to be a bit thicker and chewier but this is very nice. Especially if you want to have a few. :)

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Ohio City Oatmeal Stout from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 373 ratings
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