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Ballast Point Sextant Oatmeal Stout



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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Pours with abundant curtaining that settles into an opaque onyx color with red highlights and a thick beige head from the nitro treatment. Subtle aromas of a freshly made cappuccino, milk chocolate and roasted raw barley. Chocolate Malts and 20% Flaked Barley help build the cookie dough flavors and the velvety, silky smooth mouth feel. Medium body is balanced by one mid-boil addition of UK Fuggle Hops. This allows a smooth bitterness and more hop flavor to make its way into this Oatmeal Stout. Some earthy lavender flavors also are derived from the UK Fuggle hops and add to the slight hoppy aftertaste in this very drinkable ale. Our nitro treatment comes from using both carbon dioxide and nitrogen being dissolved into the beer. This creates tiny bubbles and a creamy texture when the beer is heavily agitated while being poured from a nitro tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1992) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Draught. This is a super smooth stout with great all around body and flavor. Really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Nitro. Black with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma of roast, some coffee, dark chocolate and a nutty note. Bittersweetish flavor with roast, mild chocolate and coffee. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dyetube (1264) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2015
On tap at The Common Table. Pours black with a medium beige head. The aromas are oatmeal, chocolate, coffee. The mouthfeel is silky and bitter with a medium body and good carbonation. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10547) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Nitro tap at the brewery, Miramar. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and earthy chocolate malt, dates and prunes with earthy and woody hops. Flavor dark roast and chocolate malt, earthy hops, light bitterness and coffee with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2841) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a deep brownish black on nitro tap wroth creamy tan brown head that leaves great lace. Aroma of big dark chocolate roast with hint of soy and oatmeal. Taste is all of that with the earth dropped off and bigger chocolate. Creamy smooth mouth from both the oatmeal and the nitro, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (2824) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Chocolat au lait, petits fruits, pain grillé sur un confortable tapis malté bourré d’amidon moelleux. Belle finale douce amère et une sécheresse moyenne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlovell2 (1092) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Dark brown with amber tint and creamy tan head. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Smooth creamy mouthfeel from nitro. Flavor is roasted malt smokiness and grain nuttiness, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Slight herbal hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6649) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
it was pretty nice, but below average for what they were pouring Monday. Perhaps a little too light and easy drinking to be great, though it’s roasted malt and coffee flavors are nice - if a bit on the mellow side."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12055) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Tap at University of Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brn/blk with a beige head. Aroma is nice chocolate. Med body or nearly. Flavor is chocolate, sort of milky, dark bitter (somewhat) malt and a hint (maybe) of coffee. It is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (2721) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2014
On tap at the Ballast Point Tasting Room and Kitchen. Opaque brown-black with a very durable, creamy beige head. Plenty of spotty lacing. Feel: light-medium body that seems too thin; Medium carbonation. Aroma: Moderately strong mix of dark roasted malts. Hints of dark fruits. Approaches 8. Taste: inferior to the aroma, partly because it is less complex and fruity than hoped but also due to some burnt grain qualities, especially in the aftertaste. O: a bit disappointing, but only because this brewery has so many great beers.

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