Oatmeal Stout - Brown Sugar
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Oatmeal Stout - Brown SugarOatmeal Stout - Brown Sugar
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English Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #373
Ranked #31,953
3.71 | pDev: 8.36%
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
Very Good
Oatmeal Stout - Brown SugarOatmeal Stout - Brown Sugar
Notes: Oatmeal Stout with Brown Sugar – brewed with flaked oats, Caramel and Chocolate malts for a smooth, medium to full, mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness.

IBU 35
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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moodenba from New York

3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A chilled bottle of Saranac oatmeal stout with brown sugar was tasted in June, 2019. The beer is a good dark mahogany color. Initially there is about 1/2 inch of substantial tan foam which falls slowly. The initial taste is middle of the road balanced stout, not too heavy. After the swallow, I enjoy a lingering aftertaste of roasted malt and hop bitterness. The flavor effect of the brown sugar isn't obvious. This is a good brew from Saranac. I don't think it's regularly available, though.

Jun 25, 2019
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z_21 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark brown with reddish tint, not quite opaque. 1 inch head, retention is not long; however, lacing lasts

S: Not especially aromatic - coffee, roast, and some sweetness present

T: Mostly coffee and roast. Sweetness present upfront, but cannot distinguish this as brown sugar as I would have expected. Slightly bitter finish

F: Medium, good carbonation

O: Average stout. Would have liked more had it been stronger on the nose and a bit more complex

Jan 21, 2019
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Look: It is dark brown in color with a tan head. Head is cream and head retention is good.

Aroma: It has a moderate coffee aroma with a bit of roast. There is a very slight nutty note in the background.

Taste: It has a coffee and roast balance in the flavor. The flavor is a bit one dimensional for an oatmeal stout.

Feel: It has a medium body. The carbonation is medium high. The finish is a bit harsh.

Overall, the coffee and roast dominate with a bit of slight harshness in the finish.

Jan 19, 2019
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JeffreyPaulBradt from New York

3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This oatmeal stout has a very distinctive look, smell and taste. I have never experienced anything like it. (Of course, I have no experience with oatmeal stouts, so that may explain it.)
This beer makes a very nice, 1-1 1/2 inch tan head with a dark brown color to the beer itself. The color is not opaque, but is very dark.
The smell is very toasty, I mean, just like toast for breakfast, and strong on oatmeal notes, as well as revealing a lot of brown sugar. This may be obvious, based on the name. I do also, however, notice a strong nuttiness, almost like walnuts.
The taste did not appeal to me as much as the other aspects. There is a definite roasted, bitter flavor, resembling coffee.
The feel is medium, as far as I can tell.
Overall, I rate this beer low because of the bitterness and the lack of drinkability. It seems like the brewers were going for a specialty beer, and they got that, but it's not my thing.

Dec 06, 2018
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Stephenparker from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look: black and non see through good sign for a stout

Smell: some caramel and coffee notes maybe a hint of vanilla and coacoa with a after thiught smell of the brown sugar that lingers

Taste: follows the nose with a good coffee presence not overbering though letts that little bit of vanilla and coacoa come through with the brown sugar finish

Feel: a little to watery for my taste put for a 12 dollar 12 pack beer not bad for a stout but its a milk stout so if you like some carbonation its not here but doestn mean its bad

Overall: not the best stout that goes to old rasputin but ill say for a lower abv and more milk stout with less carbonation (i prefer some carbonation) this is quite good for the money more of a less filling stout its quite good and i would buy more

Nov 21, 2018
Oatmeal Stout - Brown Sugar from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 14 ratings