Oatmeal Stout | District ChopHouse & Brewery

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Brewed by:
District ChopHouse & Brewery
District of Columbia, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black malt creates the intense color, while adding a touch of roasted flavor to this smooth and luscious beer. Hand milled whole oats enhance the creaminess of this Stout. This brew is served with a nitrogen blend to give a smooth finish.

Added by Todd on 01-07-2005

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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by bckayaalp:
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.
Near black body with a decent head.
Medium-full body and light soft carbonation which, with the smoothness from the oats, makes this feel like a cask ale.

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Photo of glid02
3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at the brewpub.

Pours a dark brown color with a 1.5-finger cascading cream-colored head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of roasted malts and unsweetened dark chocolate. As it warms a slightly creamy oatmeal aroma wafts out.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth roasted malt flavors up front with hints of unsweetened cocoa. Near the end of the sip it sweetens up a bit more before a solidly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was a fan of this beer. It didn't try and do too much - a solid stout on nitro. Worth a shot.

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

Mild stout aroma. Enjoyed on nitro-tap at the brewpub. Dark brown with a mocha brown lacing. Chocolate in there. Easy mouthfeel. Good chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Decent stout, would have preferred it on tap or cask. They have improved it over the years, I understand.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of apasternak
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a shaker pint glass.

A real soupy frothy cocoa brown head on this beer, milky looking too. It sits on a simple dark walnut black/brown body. Really like that head color.

Smell is a faint on almost everything except one thing. Faint milk chocolate, no roast character, but a distinct smell of milky cream that predominates.

Taste brings a little more than the nose. Mild malt and milk choclate, some small tobacco on the finish of cigarettes mostly, but a big distinct milky taste in the palate. Very creamy in feel and in taste in the palate.

It's overall pretty good but kind of light, and a heavy emphasis on this cream texture and in taste also. I was hoping for some more flavor but otherwise it's a good solid beer and easy drinking also.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nitro-tap at District ChopHouse & Brewery, Washington, DC

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high light beige head that has good retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of dry, roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: Much like the smell, the taste has flavors of roasted malts. No bitterness is perceptible, but there are enough underlying hops to mask away any sweetness from being perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little airy and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are slight amounts of dryness.
O: This beer is easy to drink because it feels a little lighter in body compared to other beers in the style.

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Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Dithyramb
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Seved on tap at the brewery.
Deep, dark brown with tan highlights. Tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Mocha java aroma.
Had loads of roasted malts, with the coffee and chocolate that one would expect. Had a very tasty toffee and cola in the middle that I really enjoyed
Heavy medium bodied brew that was chewy and creamy at the same time. Worth having several.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a fairly dark brown color with a light tan head. Single-finger of foam leaves a tad bit of lacing. The nose is coffee, chocolate, and some roasted malt. The taste is fairly roasty with just a bit of chocolate. Moderate body with good carbonation. Drinks fairly well overall and is a pretty good brew from the local spot.

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Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown almost black in color with a 2" tannish head. Light lacing developed. The aroma was of roasted malts and coffee. The flavor was a smooth combo of roasted malt (leaning towards the burnt side), caramel, coffee, and tiny hints of chocolate. Carbonation level was just right.

Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. The finish was slightly dry. This is a remarkably drinkable brew - smooth and enjoyable. I easily drank two in a short timeframe.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at District ChopHouse in DC, poured into pint glass. Pours clear black with dark ruby highlights, a large creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (chocolate, cookie, caramel, dark fruit), light hops (woody), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of leather and prune. Flavor is heavy malt (chocolate, cookie, caramel, dark fruit), light hops (woody), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of leather and prune. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a sweet finish.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of TomT2
3.2/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of tgbljb
4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enojoyed on-tap at the brewpub.
Served as a dark bron beer with some light reddish highlights. Massive tannish head.

Smell has some nice notes of roasted malt and coffee, with an underlying sweetness.

Taste also demonstrates a nice roasted malt character, with enough chocolate and coffee blended nicely.

Left a bit too thin taste in the kouth at the ending.

Very flavorful,and drinkable. Went down real easy.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of sholland119
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice oatmeal stout from district Chophouse.

Pours a deep brown with a thin white head.

Aroma is strongly dominated by roasted malts.

The taste is also very roasty with none of the oatmeal sweetness present at all. Taste is nice but not for the style.

Mouthfeel is rather light.

A drinkable beer, one of my favorites of this visit. More like a roasted mild stout than an oatmeal stout but rather pleasant.


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Photo of MattXT
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of clayrock81
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Probably my favorite at the Chophouse. A blackish body with nice head retention and lacings. The smell is very malty, but there isn't a malt that sticks out. The taste is a mix of coffee, toffee, chocolate, roasted and oat malts, and this beer sort of tastes like liquid oatmeal. I couldn't believe how full-bodied and thick this brew was, yet as it went down it was smooth and balanced and even had a tiny hop backbite on the end, giving it a little dryness. This is my first beer to drink when I am at the Chophouse again.

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Photo of blameo
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Oatmeal Stout from District ChopHouse & Brewery
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