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Arbor Oatmeal Java Breakfast Stout

Arbor Oatmeal Java Breakfast Stout
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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Oatmeal and 7 lbs of Mexican Vienna roast contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich sweet creamy maltiness. Coffee finish dissolves into chocolatewith a roasty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/27/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, thin brown head, huge roasted coffee aroma with a touch of sweet butterscotch, big coffee flavor, nice roasted, acceptable level of coffee bitterness, long bitter finish, butterscotch comes through in the flavor upon warming

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
On tap at the brewpub on 4/27/06: Pours a nearly opaque black with dark brown edges and a frothy tan head. Aroma of rich caramel java and dark chocolate, but somewhat subdued. Body starts with a mild dark caramel and milk chocolatey sweetness with good coffee bean mocha balance. A smooth and balanced beer, but a little thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2006
Draft @ Arbor Brewing: Very dark brown to black color with a think brown head. The aroma was coffee over big amounts of butterscotch. Roasted malt in the aroma as well. Sweet roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate and a big black coffee finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2318) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2006
On tap at the brewpub.

Pours very dark with burgandy highlighs and a small but nice head.

The flavor is sweet canned-cold-latte with a bit of overcooked coffee, but no hint of the 8%. While this is not a standout overall, the beer is plenty drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2006
draught. deep black body with a small ring of mocha head. fairly typical for a sweet stout - nothing out of the ordinary. some oily chocolate roast and raisin in the aroma with a touch of sweetness. tastes sweeter than I would have expected but has a fair share of mild bitter coffee roastiness. straightforward for the most part but it’s still quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Tap. Deep black color. Off white to tan head. Some lacing. Aroma smells of coffee. Flavor is a mishmash of oatmeal and coffee. Somewhat confusing. Body is thin. Some chalkiness. Fair.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Tap: When someone says "breakfast stout" I think of a little place in Grand Rapids, and there is nothing that can compare. This was definitely thin, in comparison, not quite enough coffee for my tastes. Needs more head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2004
um, yeah...looks and tastes a lot like coffee. a desert only type beer which hides the alcohol well. not very sweet or overly bitter; but creamy and smooth with some maltiness that reminds you it's a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
Deep chocolate and coffee aroma, fresh and wonderful. Head is completely dead after a moment. Hefty and still in the glass. Totally opaque. Creamy, coffee and chocolatey milk components, chalky, long bitter finish (the finish has weird multiple interweaving levels) - good but only so-so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (5230) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Good coffee color, with a little white/beige head. Seemed a bit to prone to being watery and had an interesting cofee spice that complemented the roasted malt. Wasnt very sweet, not at least what i was expecting for an oatmeal stout. Carbonation gave it a bad texture. Nothing special here, but has potential. Mildly sweet/ roasty aroma of bitters and coffee.

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