Oatmeal Stout
Brown's Brewing Company

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #491
ABV:
5.25%
Score:
83
Ranked #40,003
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 15.85%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
224
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Brown's Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
83
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LarryV from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 10/09/19. Pours an almost total black color, ruddy red highlights if you hold it up to the light. Pours with a finely textured head that dissipates rather quickly to no ring at all. Malty, roasty aroma. Taste is malty with nice roasted notes, a bit of char in the background, some semi-sweet chocolate notes - really rather tasty, Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side for an oatmeal stout. Not the best stout I've ever had, but nicely done and at $10 a 4 pack of 16 oz cans it's hard to beat.

Jan 23, 2020
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bobv from Vermont

3.87/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can.
"CANNED 08.29.19
against the grain"
Moderate pour yields a one inch tan head over a near black body with some lacing. Nose of dark malt, slight chocolate, and even slighter dark fruit. Taste mirrors nose pretty closely with a slightly bitter finish and a touch of sweetness throughout. Good feel and overall, a beer I could drink again anytime with lunch and still go back to work. Cheers!

Oct 10, 2019
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger's worth of off white to tan foamy head. Mildly dissolved to leave some messy lace.
The aroma had some sweet grains, sweet oats, dark fruits, dark fruits, brown sugar and molasses. Nice blend for the most part.
The flavor yields towards the sweetness of the prior mentioned aromas to blend. Full molasses-y to dark fruity and sweet oat-like aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping to sessionable sort of in between quality about it. Carbonation and ABV felt on par. Finish was fairly smooth with the dark fruits, molasses and a light coffee grounds note to it.
Overall, as an English oatmeal stout, I'd say it works. Perhaps a bit sweeter than expected but one I would come back to.

Dec 23, 2018
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cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours black with just a hint of red, and a small light brown head. Smells of chocolate and sweet molasses. Tastes of sweet dark roasted grain with chocolate notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

Dec 10, 2018
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Nephilium from Ohio

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark ruby with a dusting of light tan head. Rich roasty aroma, with a touch of coffee in the end. Slick mouthfeel, with a fullness from the oats. Starts with a slight note of milk chocolate, which fades to roast, with a touch of acrid notes in the finish. Not enough to be overpowering, but enough to be noticed. Overall, a solid Oatmeal Stout.

Oct 26, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brown's Brewing Company in Troy, NY.

This one pours a very dark brown color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

The name of the game in the aroma is roast- it's a classic feel for a traditional oatmeal stout. It's slightly smokey, a little bit chocolatey, with a touch of coffee.

The taste is mostly roasty as well, in a good way, with a touch of chocolatey sweetness, and some bitter coffee on the back end. It's straightforward, as it's a fairly straightforward style of beer.

The mouthfeel is creamy, but the body is definitely pretty thin- I want a bit more heft here. It's still quite drinkable, though, with a typical level of carbonation.

This is a no-frills oatmeal stout that definitely tastes nice and is a good option if you're in the area. The body is what is keeping this from being a true winner.

Oct 22, 2018
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BrionS from New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty standard oatmeal stout. Good flavor and mouthfeel. Color is what you'd expect from a stout. Not on my favorites list but when given this beer in a selection of Corona, Coors, and other large brewery beers this is the clear choice for flavor and enjoyment.

May 26, 2018
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OldeGolde from Maryland

3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Fun, fizzy, malty, it's oatmeal stout. Says on the can that it's a perfect example of the style - I can mostly agree with that. Heavy on the malt, a hint of hop / smoke (?), some yeast. A very smooth drinking and understated stout. Downright chuggable.

I could see myself housing a few of these on an autumn evening. Doing OK on a summer afternoon, too!

Aug 22, 2017
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EmeraldMist from Maryland

2.14/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Look - Pours a dark brown, no head to speak of, visible carbonation.
Aroma - Grain, nutty, cocoa powder, metallic.
Taste - Flavors are stretched thin, light roast malt, faint dark fruit, acidic, sweet caramel, metallic aftertaste.
Feel - Thin for a stout, fizzy carbonation, chalky.

Overall - Below average in every way.

Apr 30, 2017
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magicderick from New York

4.79/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my personal favorite for stouts. It consistently has a milder texture, thinner and softer mouthfeel than most stouts, almost working toward a cask ale type feel only at a cooler temperature. It could be considered "flat" but it excites my palette with texture and flavor combined.

Jan 06, 2017
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predikit from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown, settles in the glass black. The head dissipated to nothing and left no lacing on the glass very quickly.

Smells of oats and malt. Very straightforward and simple aroma.

Taste is of nice roasted oats and malts, mildly pleasant bitter slowly turns into a chocolate flavor for the finish.

Medium bodied, creamy and smooth. Very drinkable.

I wouldn't mind drinking this again at all.

Oct 18, 2015
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CAC329 from New York

2.53/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It did not grab me. I found the head to be blah. It was virtually null and dissipated quickly. It was black
Reminded me of a flat soda. No punch. No tingle. Did not excite my senses at all. =(

Mar 31, 2015
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cbutova from Massachusetts

2.37/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A- Stubby twelve ounce bottle drops a pitch black brew to my tulip. The head is tan and forms with a strange frothy fizzy texture almost like soda. Cap reaches half a finger, quickly dies and lacing is non-existent.

S- Sweet milk chocolate, medium toasted nuts and oxidation are the main components of this aroma. Slight burnt grains, cocoa powder and raisins also come to mind.

T- Rather fruity for me with dark dried varietals like raisin and cherry coming to mind. Along with that comes toffee, charred malts, toasted grains, milk chocolate and cereal grains like of course the oats. Carrying over from the nose is an oxidized feel which also might be a yeast off-flavor; I remember it from my early home-brew.

MF- Medium bodied with a slick oily feel to it while the texture itself is lacking. Somewhat watery with just a bit of frothy consistency. Soda-esque feeling from the medium-high carbonation.

Lacks that great silky and creamy body I find and look for in this style. From there it cascades downward with a heavy dose of fruits and something that feels like yeast off flavors (reminds me of my early homebrewing days). Very underwhelming compared to the great Stouts out there today.

Mar 05, 2015
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Hopheadhiker from New York

2.49/5  rDev -32%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Little to no carbonation (no head at all), no lacing, mouthfeel very thin. Taste is not as robust as I would like. Very muted...thought I had an off bottle so I opened another one...same exact results. Would not recommend.

Jan 22, 2015
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billybob from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

beer looks ok small head and light lace smells of roast malt. coffee and chocolate. taste is slightly bitter and not as smooth as an oatmeal stout should be but still very good and i would buy again.

Jan 01, 2015
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a real unique take on the style here. it looks alright, maybe a little thin in body and short on head, not quite as decadent and dreamy as the best ones look, but certainly nothing wrong with it in my wine glass. the nose is what gets interesting. it really smells like fresh canned blueberry jam, true and through, its insane how the dark fruit rises above the roast of the barley and the sweetness of the oats. eyes closed i would think i am smelling blueberry pie or jam, or that stuff they put on your belgian waffle at dennys. flavors i am not used to in a stout for sure, the taste is just like the nose, but i get the stout part too this time. it is indeed a little thin, lacking on the oat richness, but this curious blueberry thing more than makes up for it in terms of the overall enjoyment of the brew. havent had much from browns, so this is a pretty inspiring first impression. more body would make this, its a little too slick as it is, and could dry out just a touch, but a really solid beer, different because of the berry element. i really liked this.

Nov 05, 2014
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Grugalug from New York

3.55/5  rDev -3%

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours what I suppose is technically a very dark brown because of the ruby red highlights coming through the bottom of the glass. Has tan one finger head that does not linger for long and leaves a bit of lacing as it dissipates. Carbonation is evident from some bubbles streaming to the top. Wish the head was a bit creamier but looks pretty nice nonetheless. (3.5)

S- Milk chocolate and dark fruits such as raisins come through. A bit of roasted malt and also a caramel/toffee quality. Perhaps a slight English hop character but it's difficult to tell with the presence of the very nice chocolate and dark fruit notes. Subdued but pleasant. (3.75)

T- The milk chocolate and dark fruit character is most evident to start and they marry quite nicely. The caramel/toffee comes through as the finish begins and the finish brings with it an earthy hop bitterness. The roasted malt is evident pretty much throughout. Not quite as refined as the nose but nice. (3.5)

M- This is where the oats are evident as the mouthfeel has that trademark silkiness associated with the style. It does not finish especially dry and it lingers for a bit, which I find to be very pleasing. I find the level of carbonation to be a little harsh and it intrudes to on the silkiness. (3.4)

O- A decent oatmeal stout that I was happy to pick up as it's brew only a few hours away. I really thought that the nose was great, and if the rest of the beer could rise to that level this would be nearing a must-have. (3.55)

Oct 07, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

New brewery started showing up around here, figured I'd give it a try.

Pours a light fizzy brown head that fades fairly quickly, super dark molasses brown color very little light getting through.

Nose brings plenty of brown malts, toasty and biscuity, little creamy brown malt note, some caramel, toffee, and quite nutty, hint of cocoa and dried lactose and some oatmeal.

Taste brings more toasty brown malts, quite biscuity and nutty, some caramel and toffee again but not really sweet just a little, into creamy oats again and dried lactose, with a touch of cocoa dust. Some roasty flavors start to come through more as it warms, it actually gets a nice roasty flavor. Faint hop bitterness in the background. Finish is dry and a bit of a dried lactose feel, touch of cocoa and creamy brown malts, more biscuit and toffee notes, and a bit more bitterness with hint of earthy hop note, lingering oatmeal note.

Mouth is med bod, fairly creamy and a decent oatmeal viscous feel, nice carb.

Overall pretty good, nothing too special, a bit on the light side as far as malts go for an oatmeal stout, at least what I'm used to, but still pretty decent beer. That being said, Sam Smith is much better from what I remember of an English Oatmeal Stout.

Jul 22, 2014
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zoober911 from New York

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to Tulip.

A - Dark brown, almost black pour. Little to none, light brown head. What little head it did have dissipated very quickly. Looks relatively smooth, nothing chewy or viscous about the appearance.

S - Oatmeal. Lots of oatmeal. Light burnt notes. Caramel on the back end.

T - Caramel up front. Following up with oatmeal. Almost overpowering at times. Some burnt, toasted characteristics also.

M - Light carbonation. Decent. On par with what I expected. Thin.

O - It's an okay stout. Could be a okay substitute to missing out on your old stand-by but it's nothing to call home about. Not what I had hoped for in an oatmeal stout.

Jun 19, 2014
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DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I believe I got this one from Halftime beverage.com
A - Pours a very deep brown almost pitch black with a full inch of mocha head that seems to stick around minutes after pouring. Already I am impressed.
S - Oh no I smell a touch of metallic like grain with a bit of roast and just a pinch of chocolate like malts. Not good.
T - Well it's fairly thin which makes it taste like a version of Guinness draft. The roast does play into the taste but very little if nowhere to be found chocolate malts. The metallic twang is also constant which is a bummer.
M - Thin, not very chewy or consistent with the style.

Overall it does dial back with the metallic note after it warms a bit but it's a thin very forgettable stout with mild flavors.

Apr 03, 2013
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

2.27/5  rDev -38%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz. bottle courtesy of innuendobrewskiman63 (thanks Jeff). Served in a standard pint glass. Pours the color and clarity of cola with a thin fizzy head that effervesces and dissipates immediately off the pour. Nose is not what I expected - cherry notes dominate, followed by the merest suggestion of dark malts and maybe a hint of brown sugar. Taste - not great, tart cherries, acidic, old coffee grounds, metallic notes - it's pretty bad. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively, almost prickly carbonation and some astringency. Well - hopefully this is just a bad bottle, but this is one of the worst beers I've had in a while. Definitely infected if I had to guess. The first beer I've drain-poured in quite a while.

Mar 01, 2013
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mikeg67 from New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On Tap at the brewery in Troy, NY. Pours dark brown with long lived off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malt, dark fruit and cacao. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Caramel malt, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, dark fruit, sherry and hint of hops combine on the palate. Finish is long and semi-dry. Delicious brew.

Jan 13, 2013
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KChugsR

4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I had this beer for the first time on-tap at the brewery (Which is a great place to relax on the patio with a beer and a plate of wings). I immediately fell in love with the beer. I must have had 5 of them before I decided to switch to a lighter pale ale, but quickly switched back to the oatmeal stout after that. Needless to say, I did no end up driving myself home that night. Great beer. A store near my house sells 6-packs of it, and I am a frequent customer.

Jul 17, 2012
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rlee1390 from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Black, two finger light tan head, doesn't last that long.

S-Roasted malt, oats, slight coffee notes, some chocolate is in there as well.

T-Starts with a blend of oats and roasted malt. Although roasted is borderline burnt

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated, also on the watery side.

O-A nice stout, a tad on the boring side, plus the watery mouthfeel is a let down.

Jun 06, 2012
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SickGnar from Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Way carbonated – big psst when opened and foam fills the glass. Contaminated? It took multiple pour-and-waits to empty the bottle. Dark, dark brown with a garnet hue when held to light. Well short of opaque with a few streams of bubbles visible when held to light. Big pillowy head that retains alright and leave some tenuous bits of lacing.

S: Thin chocolate & malty sweetness. There is a metallic note and a slight tartness. Not good. Weak & watery – smell is there, but thin and stretched.

T: Chocolate more than roast. Just a pinch of coffee briefly flashes way in the finish. Base is nutty & malty sweet with an okay dose of oatmeal. Quite a bit of dark fruit and soft tartness. Background herbal hops at the end. A bit dry & thin & biting. Again – stretched and watery.

M: Well on the thin side of medium body with over-matched carbonation. Way more than it needs and distractingly expansive & mouthfilling. More bite and quench than appropriate in a stout. Still, it does manage a hint of oatmeal creaminess, a touch of chew, and a semi-sweet finish.

D: Appears to have quality control issues in the bottling, but to be fair I believe I have an older bottle. I bit this would be better fresher and/or on tap. It is more interesting than the typical macro, but not necessarily more drinkable or enjoyable. Benefit of the doubt on this review.

Feb 16, 2012
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