River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout | River Horse Brewing Co.

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River Horse Oatmeal Milk StoutRiver Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout

Brewed by:
River Horse Brewing Co.
New Jersey, United States

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A velvety smooth Stout brewed with oats and milk sugar that create a creamy finish over a dark malt base.

Added by DavidSeanNJ on 11-09-2008

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's a decent stout for sure

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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Photo of atmpnj
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a near pitch black with a creamy mocha colored head. The head dissipates most of the way leaving a thin mocha ring and coating that hangs around for the duration.

S: The smell is not overwhelming, but consists primarily of chocolate, a hint of coffee, and grains.

T: Dark, bitter chocolate dominates at first balanced by a smooth sweetness. Soon most of the sweet feel dissipates leaving dark chocolate and eventually a bitter finish where the hops become noticeable.

M: This beer is low in carbonation making for a very smooth and creamy medium bodied feel.

D: To me this is about as drinkable as they come. The flavors do not get old and the lack of carbonation makes it easy to drink. My favorite River Horse beer and one of my favorites all around.

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Photo of BaronVonBeauregard
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Good tasting milk stout; dark, no light gets through the glass of this tasty beer; lighter and a bit sweeter than other milk stouts; lower abv.... Just a good smooth stout. Good grade. I'd have another one of these any day. I will give this a better rating than left Hans's version; good head and lacing too.

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4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

No better way to spend a chilly winter afternoon of watching the world’s oldest sport than with a fine stout. River Horse’s Oatmeal Milk Stout fills the bill on so many levels— velvety smooth mouthfeel, milk chocolate, grains and coffee in the nose on on the palate, black as night with a big tawny head, this stout is so good, it could serve as breakfast eight days a week. It’s only 6.7% ABV, which means you can have more than one with your eggs and toast. I used to think Lancaster Milk Stout was the King of the Hill in this style, but River Horse Oatmeal Milk Stout has dethroned it in my book. Even better, it’s a Jersey Beer. While we still have some chilly nights coming, do yourself a big favor and warm your cockles with a Milk stout that is a damned fine example of the style.

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4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black with a thin tan head that fades with lacing

S - Roasty and sweet

T - Perfectly balanced. Just the right amount of toasted oats with the sweet lactose finish and perfect hop bite.

M - Medium carbonation and medium-full in body

D - This is really not a heavy stout, but it's so ridiculously balanced. You must find this one, it blows all non KBS, CBS breakfast stouts out of the water. TRY IT!

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4.57/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I really really like this one. It's by far my favorite seasonal lately....too bad its only out for winter :(

12oz Bottle (Whole Foods, Paramus,NJ)

This is a wonderful flavorful and very very smooth stout that is actually light enough to drink all the time if you like.
There is no batch # on the bottle that I can tell.

Smells like oatmeal and coffee, some chocolate.
Tastes malty and coffee and lightly chocolaty and a little hint of vanilla.
VERY smooth with great mouth feel very creamy....but at the same time VERY light for a stout....almost has more the body of a creamy porter...but hit the nail on the head with the milk stout taste. The lightness though gives it pretty good drink-ability unlike some heavier stouts which are kinda heavy and you cant drink too many.
As said in another review also, this IS a great breakfast stout....plus unlike some of the other local stouts like Brooklyn Brewery, with 10%ABV...This one wont leave u stumbling if you actually do drink it w breakfast lol
Good Carbonation but not overdone.

Overall this is a great stout, and if you have the chance you should DEFINITELY give it a try...I've also found this to be a good first stout for people who haven't tried it and a rare exception for people who usually don't care for stouts.

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4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

great to see this style really taking off i saw two milk stouts in my area recently and just traded for one as well i am really intersted in this style so its good to be able to try many different samples

ok the aroma right off the bat is like molasses and burnt brown sugar then a little bit of roasted nuts int he end

taste was deep rich molasses almost like a soy sauce character in the very end but a real pleasant one! i actually drank this bottle super fast because it went down real smooth and was super enticing

my favorite element of all though was definitelyt he mouthfeel absolutely pure silk in there like a rich full bodied creaminess but at the same time a bit layered

the only thing holding it back was perhaps just a little bit too sweet almost savory like a dessert beer but maybe thats what it should be used for...

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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