Oatmeal Porter | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Oatmeal PorterOatmeal Porter

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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by inthebeeraisle on 03-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours a very dark roasted color with a 1 1/2 inch soapy, creme-colored head that leaves some good lacing.

S: Strong smell of dark fruit and chocolate which is blended with roasted malts and oats.

T: I get a dark fruit right off the bat like cherry or plum, followed by dark chocolate notes and oats. Flavor finishes with a dry-yeast character.

M: Very sweet, yet a slightly tart aftertaste. Full bodied with bountiful amounts of roasted malt flavors.

O: I have had a lot of oatmeal stouts, but this is my first oatmeal porter. Kind of similar to a stout, but has some sour characteristics which makes it unique. Love Widmer Brothers beers and this was a real treat for me to try. Keep them coming boys!

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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on Feb. 14th. Happy Valentines Day

A: A very hearty dark earth brown. Quite a bit of head with some lacing on a pint glass.

S: Super roasty aroma. No hop aroma present. Nice rainy day beer smell.

T: Rich roasted oatmeal taste without much bulk. Ever so slighty sweet.

M: A full mouthfeel with a light (porter wise) body. Impressive mouthfeel.

O: This is a really good Black Butte competitor. A bit more expensive. 4 pack in twelve ounce bottles. Series 924. I'll buy this again while it is around.

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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

It pours a dark brown with a finger and a half of very persistent head. The aroma is very roasty, with a bit of oats. The taste is good, it goes down a little watery, but makes up for it with a smooth finish with plenty of roastiness. The drinkability is easily this beer's fine point, it's incredibly easy to drink, bordering on refreshing. Overall, it's a solid effort from Widmer. I'll probably pick up some more. It's not a "wow" beer, but it just drinks incredibly well.

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3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.5)

- Nice big foamy fingers of light tan and greyish head. Pretty beer indeed. It's a solid jet-brown brew which I can't see through in the goblet. Lace is left about, and a bubbly island of light mocha froth is waiting.

Smell: (3.5)

- Certainly a nice semi-sweet and earthy aroma to it, and coupled with a fruity and spicy hop aroma. A grainy and oatmeal aroma is present, and awaiting a taste. Interesting esters, cocoa, and dark fruits really.

Taste: (4.0)

- Nice cocoa malts, bready and light sweet grain and oats for sure. A subtle grassy hop bitterness sits lightly, and finishes with a light zesty tart porter kick. This is really a tasty porter. It's a little more hop forward, and lacks the cocoa chocolate like your standard English porter. Nice earthy hop, clean and light malt, and a tobacco flavor melded with an earthy grass. Overall very well balanced.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- The brew is well carbonated and bubbly, but yet super drinkable without the carbonation getting in the way. Odd really. It's a medium bodied brew, with a little cloying attribute, and certainly a bit dry in the finish. The finish is more like a dry Irish stout.

Overall: (3.5)

- If this beer were called a stout, I wouldn't complain. It's certainly a hop-forward and dry choco-brew. The oats lend some nice bread and feel to it, and yet it isn't really an overly sweet beer with the hop additions. It's astray from the style, and could very well be an Irish stout in my opinion. Either way, it is still a tasty beer. But not a shockingly great experience. I wasn't expecting that anyway, but a solid porter from Widmer. That I got. Or a solid beer anyway.

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3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bit above the glass gives this porter a big light brown head above a clear very dark burnt amber colored beer.

The aroma is dark roasted malts with dark fruits likes prunes and a light hint of coffee coming through.

Dark roasted fruit taste with oatmeal and and roasted malts coming through as well.

A medium bodied beer with a lasting dry roasted aftertaste.

Decent enough beer well worth a try if you are into Porters, Stouts, and the like.

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3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, born on Feb 14th 2012, poured into a Sam Smith oversized nonic.

A: Dark translucent brown with shades of red visible...smallish off-white head and a little lacing.

S: Lots of oatmeal, prominent burnt malt notes mixed with hints of a sweet vanilla, caramel and chocolate, with aromas reminiscent of lactose sugar.

T: Malty, sweet, vanilla and...oak? Chocolate, roasted barley, great flaky oat and oatmeal notes...hints of coffee as well.

MF: Smooth creamy medium body, clean finish with sweet notes intermingled with burnt notes.

O: Its good, but sweet, though the sweetness doesn't detract. Overall an easy drinker, and pretty enjoyable.

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Oatmeal Porter from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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