Bull City Watts Oatmeal Stout
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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Brewed with toasted oatmeal in the mash along with the usual stout goodies that make this a thick, creamy headed dream. Hearty and rich, yet balanced in style and not overfilling. This is a stout lover’s perfect pint. Nearly black in the glass with a latte colored head which is even creamier when served on nitrogen. Watts Hospital was the city’s first hospital opened in 1895 with 22 beds. It closed in 1976 and the original campus grounds were converted to the NC School of Science and Math. Oatmeal Stout was thought to be higher in nutrition than a regular beer and was frequently prescribed to nursing mothers and sick children by medical doctors in earlier history.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was smoky and burnt malt. The semi-thick mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish mild roasted malt aftertaste. The good flavor contained notes of roasted malt and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, Durham. Handsome looking pour, with a nice mellow nose. But even on nitro this one could use a bigger body. Still a nice and roasty brew and hits all the right marks, but I wish I coulda had the coffee/chili version, which had just kicked. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Pours dark brown and sits almost black. Head is one finger thick and tan. Roasty nose with some cacao and coffee beans. A light chocolaty sweetness comes through. Fairly dry for an oatmeal stout, roasty with herbal hop character. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (2873) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Deep black in color... Aroma of roasted malts... Creamy texture, flavor is roasted malts and oats... Slightly burnt malt finish, pretty solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Draft at BCBB. Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Nose of sweet chocolate, roast, sweet coffee, and some grain. Sweet, easy and light.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TURDFERGUSON (4047) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Nitro at the brewpub. Doesn’t look much like a nitro pour but the bartender assured me it was. Aroma is pretty non-existant, maybe some faint roasted malt but thats a stretch. Flavor is more pronounced, but still very watery and understated. Some mild tartness and metal. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Growler. I popped open the growler open a day and a half after getting it filled at the brewery, and it poured totally still. Oh well, it still smelled and tasted delightful, and there was a decent bit of carbonation in the mouthfeel. Nose is sweet chocolate malt. The flavor leads with a touch of chocolate, then a clean, creamy coffee profile. Even with the lack of carbonation, the palate finishes quite nicely with a very soft feel. I’d like to try this one again with a fresher pour.

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