Blackstone Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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This traditional beer style has enjoyed a revival in the past 15 years. Like all stouts, it features the coffee-like taste of roasted barley; what distinguishes oatmeal stout is the body and smoothness of oats combined with the sweetness of caramel malt. This batch is bittered with Northern Brewer hops, an English variety well suited to this style. As always it is unfiltered. (O.G. - 1.060, IBU's - 27)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubelknv3 (994) - Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Roast and malt sweet. Black with tan head. Flavor like aroma, medium hop bitterness that lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1478) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Transferred from old tasting notes. Tasted on tap at brewpub, Nashville, Tennessee, USA in standard pint glass. Poured an opaque, very dark brown, almost black color with creamy, full, beige head with good retention and even a little lace. Flavors and aromas characteristic of a good oatmeal stoat: malty, bready, caramelly, toasty, roasty, with balanced bitterness and hints of coffee, chocolate and dried dark fruit. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Stout black, tan head. Aroma is creamy, roasty. Taste is chocolate, roasty, nice body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Backlog from 12/09. Tap. Aroma all about chocolate with touches of dark grain. Flavor remains all about the chocolate, lightly milky but still plenty of cacao goodness. Straightforward but very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3854) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Very dark brown with reddish highlights and decent brown head. Sweet nose. Malty, roasty flavors. Medium body. Reminded me of a solid effort...for a homebrewer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
on tap-pours a tan head that bubbles and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-cocoa/nutty and some fruit, slight acidic. Taste is dark malt-cocoa, some fruit, some earthy hop bite. Medium body.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
puggy211 (711) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2008
tap,black with tan creamy head,roasted maltnose,coffe bitterness,slight creamy mouthfeel,rather hoppy bitter finish,not really liking this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Had this at the Beer Seller. Decent stout, but pretty forgettable. Worth a try but I wouldn’t go out of my way for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2006
A dark almost black pour with an off white head that stays forever. A toasted malt flavor. A nice taste that starts sweet and goes dry qucikly. A light bitter finish.A decent mouthfeel but just a tad watery with very good carbonatioin that makes for a smooth palate. Not a bad brewpub beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
On cask at the brewpub; pint glass. Poured with a medium fluffy ecru head that lent a creamy texture to the body, mostly lasting. Lacing was meager, "racing" was too. This would make a pleasant session stout because of its simplicity; that same simplicity keeps it from impressing me that much. Dark brown/black in the glass with a bit of light shining through. Aroma of bread dough and a hint of molasses and faint overall. Sweetness of powdered sugar and cake balanced by the oatmeal mustiness, which was more of a counterpoint than a feature (which, personally, I didn’t mind, as I don’t like a dominant oatmeal flavor in my beers). The roasted malts are very understated and, along with a very slight caramel undertone, only serve to round out the straight-forward milk-chocolate base flavor. Smooth and creamy; medium bodied. This is a stout that women would like.

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