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Belfast Bay McGoverns Oatmeal Stout



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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A rich bodied, small-batch brewed Oatmeal Stout, from the East Coast’s Microbrew capitol. ABV varies between 5.8 and 7.0%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (775) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
DATE TASTED: February 13, 2016... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint... OCCASION: a cold day calls for a warming stout... APPEARANCE: stout-black body begins with a brown single-finger head and finishes as a thin halo... AROMA: warm biscuit and chocolate take the lead, with lactic elements wafting... some peat, smoke and sweet confectioner’s sugars...also, some bourbon hints of vanilla... PALATE: a relatively smooth draw with a late fizziness...the slight oiliness contributes to a lingering aftertaste that again suggests whiskey mash...plenty drinkable, sidestepping a stout’s potential weightiness... TASTE: a sea saltiness pervades an experience that includes smoky peat, vegetable, dough and chocolate make for a multifaceted profile... OVERALL: BIG shout-out to Uncle Mark for his rerouting yet another Beer of the Month selection,,,this evokes enough different aspects that it rises above the average winter mix-pack variety... strong enough to stand alone, with enough alcohol to be engaging...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
floydslip (312) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Dark charcoal colored beer with a thin late forming dark beige head. Nose of candied almonds, semi-sweet chocolate, and marzipan. Flavor is less complex with bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted grain finished with a moderate bitterness that subsides quickly. Pretty good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jrwhitney6 (427) - - JAN 25, 2016
Beer of month club offering. Pours black with light brown head. Nose of roasted malt and coffee. Taste is of deep roasted malts and burnt coffee. Pretty good. Maybe burnt aftertaste lingers a little too much. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (448) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dry stout with A Little hoppy bite. With a hint of chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Pours black to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, caramel, alcohol, flavor of chocolate, coffee, apple, medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2508) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black color. Deep oatmeal flavor with a malty port tasting nice flavor. Very rich and delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1415) - ISRAEL - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tlahav. Hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, dried fruits and vanilla. Sweet with roasted malts and coffee notes. Medium-bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (10543) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Black with a light brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, a bit of chocolate and some acetaldehyde. Bittersweet roasty flavor, with lots of coffee, an apple hint and a bitterish finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1051) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours black with a thick, foamy, cappuccino-looking head that stays forever. Nice lacing. Nose is bready with slight coffee and chocolate notes. Maybe a hint of vanilla. Taste is reasonably well-balanced. Nice bitter hop notes over a light chocolate malt backbone. Medium body. Moderately soft carbonation. Nice brew. I wouldn’t turn one down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3348) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a small half fingered white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute and left a fairly decent spider web lacing. The smell had a fair amount of roasty coffee notes over coating a nice graininess (oatmeal, I guess). There’s a fairly nice vanilla aroma invading as it warms. The taste was mainly roasty and sweet through the coffee and graininess to the vanilla and slight chocolate that ends up slightly coming in as it warms. On the palate, this sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate for the style and worthy to me. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Oatmeal Stout, though it seemed grainier on the nose than just oatmeal.

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