Oatmeal Stout | Brewerkz - Riverside Point

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Brewerkz - Riverside Point

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oats give this rich and very dark beer a silky mouth-feel with rich notes of chocolate and coffee. This very dark colored beer is well balanced with strong hop bitterness, made with Pilgrim and Fuggle Hops, and strong roasted malt flavor.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-15-2005

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.62/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Tried recently on tap at the brewhouse.

A deep coppery colour, very clear, with a ring of film. Lacing OK, looks a bit thin for a stout, and nowhere near as dark.

Some smokiness on the nose, quite dark with a bit of sweetness and a slight meatiness. Not bad overall, and stylistically true if weak.

Taste is very thin. Dark roasted notes and a slight acidity, but the feel is appalling, especially for a brew with oats. It means the taste disappears quickly and it really suffers as a result.

Not bad, overall, really, but its stylistically poor and it has only minimal character. Drinkable enough, but far from a great stout.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of basica
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is the second stout I ever had and I think I prefer this to the Cooper's Best extra stout
though there was really nothing suprising or interesting about this stout. Based on my
understanding of stouts; this is just another common stout. I picked up a bottle at Brewerkz
after meeting a client in the area so I would have something to drink that night. After cracking
it, I took a whiff at the bottle's opening; clear scent of roasted malts greet me right away and
there was also a hint of coffee amidst the strong malts. When I took my first sip, my taste buds
were immediately flooded by strong tasting roasted, burnt malts and coffee and signicant
bitterness closer to the finish. The mouth feel was between medium to full body and I sensed
almost no carbonation. I would prefer a fuller body and slight carbonation on this one but I
guess these are the typical qualities of this style of stouts. The impressive part of it, which
is also typical of this style, is the smoothness and yes it was silky smooth but sadly
drinkability was not sky high due to the bitterness. The after taste was mainly burnt malts and
after sitting around for a bit it closes up with a dash of dark plums or prunes. Generally not
too bad but nothing special either. I am OK with it; scores an average (not just because I ain't
a stout person to start with.)

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Photo of Absumaster
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pitch black beer with a creamy head and nice lacing.

Smell is wonderfull with distinct chocolate notes and light coffee. Some earthy and nutty notes from the oatmeal.

Taste is bitter, which is a combination of malt bitterness and hop bitterness. The hop bitterness is earthy and a little herbal. The beer has coffee taste, more so than the smell would make me expect. The chocolate is more subdued. The body is below average, but suits the style. The oatmeal gives the beer a grainy and light nutty taste. A nice balance between bitterness and body.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to my GF for bringing some Brewerkz back from Singapore

A-- Poured a dark, muddy brownish black. Settled jet black. Two finger light brown head. Shows slightly high carbonation. Head settled to a solid collar and left good strips of lacing through drinking.

S-- Lots of roast. Coffee, chocolate and oatmeal. Very dry smell to this. No sweetness in the nose.

T-- Once again a lot of roasted character. Mostly oatmeal and coffee.

M-- Chewy and dry. A few thin gaps but not too bad. I thought needed a bit more sweetness to offset the dryness of the roast. Very little acidity from the coffee and the oatmeal part really dominates in mid and back palate.

O-- Nothing mind blowing but a solid stout. Easy to drink but on the very dry side of things. I thought a bit of brown sugar or maple syrup would really help add a bit of complexity to this. More in line with an Irish Dry Stout.

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Photo of soju6
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Brewbub.

A: Served a dark brown color with a tan creamy head that fades to nice lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted malt some chocolate, caramel and bit of grain.

T: Taste of roasted malt with caramel sweetness, bit of chocolate, coffee and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Full body, nice rich texture, quite creamy.

O: Enjoyable beer, very good for the style.

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Photo of jroof1
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gusmotel
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of kwjd
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedwoodGeorge
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours from a green glass bottle - looks more like a coke than a beer! No evidence of skunking so not a real problem... The stout's just plain black - no light comes through and no reddish color around the edges, just black. Minimal head of a muddy tan which falls quickly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The nose is roasted grains, coffee and a bit of raisin or prune. Taste follows the nose pretty closely with quite a bit of molasses, coffee and dried fruit to complement the caramel like grain notes. No real hops to speak of though there's plenty of bittering from the grain.

Mouthfeel is by the book - slightly oily, light on the carbonation, just enough burnt grain bitterness to finish a bit dry. While the feel is reasonably smooth this falls short of most Oatmeal Stouts it's just not as creamy as you'd expect.

This a very close clone of the standard Guinness export stout. No real surprises in the drink (either to the positive or to the negative) If I were stuck in Singapore with a wall full of unfamiliar brews I could count on this one to provide a predictable experience.

Thanks to rapopoda for hand carrying this exotic (and yet familiar) brew back from Singapore.

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Photo of Poupae
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of YvesB
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of yaegerje
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Brewerkz, Clarke Quay Singapore.

A - Thick tan head with good lacing, dark bubbles trailing slowly up the glass for the whole time

S - Nothing remarkable, coffee, toffee and yeast with a kick of malty hint

T - Coffee and toffee, some kind of background I just can't name

M - Smooth, crisp and clean

D - Enjoy the darkness, a good session beer but nothing that makes you scream for joy

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Oatmeal Stout from Brewerkz - Riverside Point
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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