Oatmeal Stout
Brown's Brewing Company

Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout
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Style:
English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #489
ABV:
5.25%
Score:
83
Ranked #38,928
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 16.12%
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
223
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Brown's Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  42
SCORE
83
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of oberon
3.07/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Man of Kent,poured from the tap an ink black with a very thin almost fizzy almond colored head that was gone very quickly.Highly roasted in the nose and quite dry nearly burnt,very thin boarderline watery mouthfeel led to lesser flavor in my mind it was pretty roasted with a hint of coffee.Not to impressed with this it just lacked alot of depth flavor and mouthfeel wise in my opinion.

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Photo of WesWes
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep dark black color with a thick frothy tan head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a sweet crystal and chocolate malt scent with some roasted notes and a dry oatmeal aroma. The taste is decent. It has an extremely dry flavor that boasts of roasted, crystal, and chocolate malts along with lots of oats. It has a dry, earthy finish. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good brew. It is so damn dry, I'm not sure I could drink more than one.

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Photo of akorsak
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 12 oz bottle courtesy of bwyker.

A: The stout is a dark brown-black coffee color. An off-white head quickly dissapated down to a thin band.

S: The aroma has a lactic, sweet oatmeal edge that emerges from the roasted body. At times, the graininess is overwhelming and detracts from the oatmeal.

T: The stout body is decent, maintaining a roasted flavor but coming up short at times. Luckily the sweet flecked oatmeal injects much-needed sweetness. The sweetness is syrupy at times but manages to remain strong throughout the ale.

M: The syrupy sweetness comes close to cloying but holds up well.

D: The stout is decent, a smooth oatmeal stout that won't wow you but will keep you happy.

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Photo of WynnO
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce brown bottle, pry off cap, no freshness/bottling info to be had. Pours prey darn near black, dark dark khaki head, that stays at about 1/2 inch. Slow fade to 1/4 inch then...eventually...a super thick, good retention..unexciting bits and blobs of lacing. The nose is somewhat off putting, with some dark grains, a cloying sweetness and then a slight licorice note. Dark malts, some caramel and some mild dark chocolate, but this one is kinda thin, lacking in complexity and with a short finish that exposes the limited depth of flavors. Eh, not my favorite of the the Brown's brews I've had the past few days. The label says "Dependable ales", but really what I found was middle of the road micros..worth a ty but nothing special going on..

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Photo of ppoitras
3.82/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle purchased as a single from Oliver's in Albany, NY.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" tan head over the barely translucent root beer brown brew. Head lasts well, with slow sheeting lace. Aroma is roasty and dark sweetness. Taste starts where the nose left us, dark and sweet, oatmeal depth in the middle, and a slight tart fruitiness to close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is pretty good. Wish the tartness had stayed away, this one was headed to an even better place.

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Photo of smcolw
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Beige head that leaves ring lace. Dark brown color where nearly no light shines through.

Mild aroma of darker malts--little else.

Spritzy like a soda. There's a light fruitiness. I think this is far closer to a brown ale. The body is thin, particularly for a oatmeal stout. The aftertaste dies nearly immediately. Perhaps the weakest stout I've ever had.

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Photo of Stimack
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly surprised to see that Brows has started bottling their beers in 12 oz. Bottles. I picked up a mix of the three that they are currently offering which is the Oatmeal Stout, Pale Ale and IPA. Bottle presentation is very classy, nice looking label. Notes on it say “Smooth, silky and rich. Brown's Oatmeal Stout was declared the worlds finest example of th style by the Brewers Association – taking home a Gold Medal at the World Beer Cup in 2004. We handcraft every batch using two-row pale, black caramel and chocolate malts. Willamette hops and a heapin' helping of flaked rolled oats.” I have had thee before on tap while visiting the brewery but had only reviewed the Oat before. The oat from the bottle poured to a pitch black color with a think two finger medium colored head that has very good retention and has left chunks of lacing down the side of the glass. The aromas are rich with roasted malts that also give off tastes of chocolate and caramel. The flavor has a little odd tail end to it but not in a bad way, very enjoyable, The feel is very smooth and creamy. For a local brew, this is very good, will be a staple during the winter months.

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Photo of NEhophead
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber picked up at the brewery last weekend.

Fizzy, light brown head that doesn't have much retention. Spotted lace throughout the glass with pretty good strength. Opaque dark brown in color.

Roasted coffee beans, light caramel, milk chocolate. Oats with light vanilla aromatics.

Milk chocolate, toffee; a big chewy-chocolate roasted maltiness. Moderate hop bitterness that finishes quite dry. The aftertaste is filled with almonds and hazlenuts.

Full bodied; over carbonated. Prickly versus thickly smooth on the palate.

A pretty middle of the road Oatmeal Stout. The nutty character is what makes this one unique for the style. Drinkable but nothing special.

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Photo of plaid75
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured some faint chocolate and smoke elements.

The taste consisted of a light sweet cream, some roasted malts and a touch of smoke.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a good oatmeal stout. Nothing that will knock your socks off but servicable.

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Photo of bwyker
4.32/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a chalice.

A: Completely opaque with a slightly red hue at the rim of the glass. Virtually no head. Slight carbonation.

S: Mocha coffee and sweet cherries. Subtle oat aroma.

T: First rich, dark coffee and cocoa, followed by hints of sweet toffee. Minimal bitterness. Lasting coffee taste in the finish.

MF: Silky smooth, with a dry finish.

D: Light enough to enjoy on a hot day, yet full enough to notice its craftsmanship.

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Photo of rayjay
1.45/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

From bwyker in the SecretBunny.07 BIF. 22oz bottle with note dating.

Deep brown/black like coca-cola. Thin looking. No head/lace or detectable carbonation. Off-putting nose, packed with butterscotch and acetaldehyde; possibly infected.

Zero on the carbonation, it's much like a flat watered-down cola. Slightly tangy, tons of carmel, sticky sweet. Isovaleric, phenolic, and some mercaptan (off-putting defects). Maybe too much roasted barley made it too thick? Undrinkable. Has a sweet roasted porter-type flavor. I don't think this was a very old bottle, and I also think they need to be alot more thorough with the sanitation around the brewery. Hope this helps.

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Photo of dantsbeats
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of kkosmoski
4.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Longneck poured into an American pint glass. A luscious, thick tan head sits atop the dark liquid with just a hint of ruby shining through on the edges. A nice looking stout in the glass! If smell could be described at thick, this would qualify - it just smells nourishing. Dextrins, caramel, oats, and chocolate in the nose. Flavor starts out with some heavily toasted malt, along with caramel, chocolate, some butterscotch, and a hint of a smokey finish. This stout feels medium-full in the mouth with a fluffy carbonation. Drinkability is nice, however the full flavors and semi-thickness of the body may get hard to handle after a few.

This ranks right around the top of the oatmeal stout category for me. It has the whole package - great looking in the glass, killer aroma, and full, delicious flavor. Hopefully they continue to brew and distribute lots of this!

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Photo of mattydread
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of seaoflament
3.14/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A nice little extra sent by drseamus in a recent trade, thanks.

Pours a coca-cola color with about a quarter inch of foam which quickly settles to a cluster of bubbles.

Nutty and roasted aromas upfront along with molasses and an odd sweet milk aroma. I also get a cotton candy smell, something very sweet like piloncillo or some heavily amount of brown sugar. Some hints of vanilla, wood, caramel, and warm oatmeal. This sweet aroma is a little off-putting for me; I’m a little hesitant on sipping this beer since it appears like it could be too sweet. After it comes to room temp it’s just overly sweet in the aroma.

Tastes a bit like a cola flavored soda plus some roasted barley, hints of coffee and some notes of bitter chocolate. Tastes a bit like a nut brown ale to me. Some flavors of various nuts, roasted nuts.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin and slightly over carbonated. Couldn’t drink too much of this one. Not completely bad, the flavor is ok but drinkability suffers because the aroma is too sweet to overcome.

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Photo of musicforairports
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Blackish, small head that leaves a lot of lacing.

Smells nutty, chocolate-y, some toffee.

Taste is smooth, creamy and flavorful. Lots of non-burnt dark malt flavors. Don't taste any alcohol, but I'd think it was higher than it was.

Mouthfeel is creamy enough without being too much. It's still watery enough to know this isn't an imperial stout or anything.

You don't generally find a 5.25 percent ABV stout with as much flavor as this.

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Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of billybob
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.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of sneaks2210
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of drseamus
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Brown's. It pours nice and dark with a small off-white head. There is a good roasted aroma with a bit of sweetness. The taste is really good. It has the classic oatmeal smoothness and a good amount of sweetness and roasted malt too. The slight disappointment is in the mouthfeel. It is a bit thinner than i would like. The drinkability is high though.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TheWhaleShark
4.28/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Brown's last night. Poured a nice black, with a brown head that settled down to a nice lacing. The smell was nice and roasty, with a hint of coffee. Taste was of toasted oats up front, with a bit of typical roasted coffee in addition. Mouthfeel was surprisingly light, a little thinner than I usually like. Overall, a very good and drinkable beer.

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Oatmeal Stout from Brown's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 223 ratings