Blackstone Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2012
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white Head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste is the malts, coffee and a hint of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Ar: Hint of light roast coffee and some ash. Ap: Black with brown highlights on the edges - medium light tan head with moderate retention, leaving a thin but solid cap of foam. T: Medium-sweet with a little coffee - very clean, some light caramel and smooth roast - a touch of spicy hop flavor with a medium bitterness - a little ash and caramel on the finish. P: Medium-full body, very silky and creamy - medium carbonation - finish is dry. O: This beer has some very good qualities - it looks good and has a really nice mouthfeel. However, the beer comes off as bland, as the roast is so restrained and there aren’t many other flavors to be found.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mlmeeks (46) - Winona, Mississippi, USA - NOV 20, 2012
From bottle. Dark brown head. Tight bubbles that dont last long. Mostly a coffee/roasty aroma. Slight sweet taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigwesticle (37) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2012
a little light and watery, for any type of stout, but still enjoyable. Coffee notes on the nose, roasted barley, no hops. Tastes nice, roasty light coffee, but there just isn’t enough there, body or flavors. Average beer that, with some tweaks, could be awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seymour (1897) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2015 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 (4047) - 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 (12198) - 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.

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