Brown's Oatmeal Stout | Brown's Brewing Company

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Brown's Oatmeal StoutBrown's Oatmeal Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brown's Brewing Company
New York, United States
brownsbrewing.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NEhophead on 05-02-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,618
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
205
pDev:
16.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 70
Photo of MEW
1/5  rDev -72.3%

Photo of rayjay
1.45/5  rDev -59.8%
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 BGsWo22
2/5  rDev -44.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of EmeraldMist
2.14/5  rDev -40.7%
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.

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Photo of odbjs735
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of Jwale73
2.27/5  rDev -37.1%
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.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
2.32/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of cbutova
2.37/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadhiker
2.49/5  rDev -31%
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.

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Photo of ZekemusMaximus
2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of CAC329
2.53/5  rDev -29.9%
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. =(

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Photo of atr2605
2.65/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours black with a two finger width tan head with average retention
S-sweet malt, coffee, and chocolate
T-a little toasted malt with the after taste bringing more of the coffee flavor. Not much chocolate pulls through in the flavor
M-medium bodied
O-Meh. Lacks a little flavor for the style and although it is quite drinkable I have had many oatmeal stouts that are superior. Not terrible, but wouldn't necessarily buy again

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
2.66/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark brown...almost black. No light gets through when held up to light. Off-white head, good carbonation.
No smell at all...ok, its mild but I know its beer.
taste of coffee...toffee and caramel
Yea, its a stout...no personality
not a big fan

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Photo of mctizzz
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer had no discernable scent whatsoever! It is the deep brown/black one expects from a stout. Somehow the Willamette hops do not bitter the brew enough, yet it is not sweet either!

The bottle claims its been declared " the worlds finest example of the style" earning a Gold at the WorldBeer Cup in 04. It's probably good that I was not on that judging panel!

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Photo of JDV
2.78/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle in trade from a forgotten source. Sorry and thanks!
Pours a mostly black color with a medium lived light tan head. Smell is smooth lightly roasted malt and creaminess. Taste is lightly roasty with a metallic and dry finish. Medium to light bodied but a bit of a watery flavor. Kind of a dull flavor and a touch tart, almost as if this isn't very fresh. No idea of bottles age, however.

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Photo of dstanmyer
2.86/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This stout was sampled at home in conjunction with Belfast Bat McGovern's Oatmeal Stout. Compared to the latter, Brown's was lacking in a few qualities. Being that I am a huge fan of dark stouts, I did enjoy this beer. However, I found it to be average at best when it comes to Oatmeal stouts. This beer was a bit too fizzy for a stout, lost it's head rather quickly, and had a clear/thin appearance along the edges of the glass. The taste, though with some of that trademark oatmeal taste, was slightly bitter and not as full, rich, or creamy as better Oatmeal stouts often are. I remember enjoying this stout more when I visited the Brown's brewery in Troy, NY and had it out of the tap. I will give this another try, though am not impressed with this bottled effort.

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Photo of smcolw
2.88/5  rDev -20.2%
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 mlefebvre7
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Donsmitty
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of morrowd3
3/5  rDev -16.9%

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