Saranac Oatmeal Stout with Brown Sugar | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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3.73/5
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Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: English Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by generallee on 11-14-2018

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2
Ratings:
5
pDev:
10.99%
 
 
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of toast9
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffreyPaulBradt
3.03/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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Photo of kcc
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stephenparker
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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

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Photo of generallee
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Saranac Oatmeal Stout with Brown Sugar from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 5 ratings