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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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A portion of our Oatmeal Stout is aged in “Old Grand-Dad” bourbon barrels fresh from the distillery. During six weeks of conditioning, it acquires its unique bourbon overtones and a mellow vanilla flavor from the American white oak barrels. Served cool, not cold, via a traditional English beer engine. Intensely smooth!


deaconmike's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deaconmike (360) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Served around 55 degrees. Nice looking beer - almost jet black with a thick espresso head that persists. Aroma is heavy bourbon, wood and vanilla; a nice sweetness on the nose. Taste follows the aroma. Not too sweet; no real bitterness to speak of. Mouthfeel is flat although creamy and a touch on the thin side. Worth trying.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3605) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bourbon rules this one. Not much of a stout behind it. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Light sweet finish. Lots of booze and bourbon barrel aroma doesn’t help. Tap at brewpub.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
An average bourbon barrel stout. Pitch black, almost non existent tan head, lots of alcohol and bourbon on the nose with a rich dark fruit flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
On tap at the District ChopHouse in DC. Pint, came to table virtually pitch black with a very small, almost wispy tan head. Aroma was light roasted sweet malts and plenty of vanilla and bourbon. Mouthfeel is a bit thin unfortunately, but with that ABV, it’s drinkable through a meal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2441) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On tap at District ChopHouse in DC. Pitch black. Nose is definitely bourbon and wood. Sweetmalts, roasted malts, vanilla, faint molasses and choco-notes. Taste is lots of bourbon and wood with big roasted malts and fruit. Little vanilla coming through here as well as light chocolate. Body is smooth and creamy. Light alcohol warmth on this as well. Finishes with wood and bourbon notes, sweet malts, vanilla and roasty notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1833) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 24, 2013
On tap 5 oz. sample at the District Chophouse & Brewer in downtown Washington, DC. Hazy and opaque, bright mahogany with an off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of bourbon, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, toffee and oak. Taste begins and ends intensely of whiskey. I've had some whiskeys that did not taste this strongly of whiskey. Other flavors include bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt and molasses. Very full body but no carbonation. An intense, solid stout, which, to my mind, would benefit from less whiskey and more carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Draft->shaker. Pours a deep brown with small tan head. Aroma is faint, has some chocolate, roasted malt, bourbon. Taste is watered down chocolate with notes of bourbon. Thin and watery, disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (924) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Pours a dark brown w/ a thick tan head - nearly perfect appearance. The aroma is of subtle chocolate w/ a touch of roastiness. The taste is rather disappointing after the look & smell. Essentially a guiness. The taste is very light for a stout - too light in my opinion. I could easily crush a handful of these but that’s just not my thing. Ok.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
mcdoug (31) - Middle River, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
Really, really, really did not like this one when I had the ask version at the Chophous and Brewery. To say that it has "overtones" of bourbon is a drastic understatement! All the goodness that usually comes with a stout was vastly overpowered and lost as a result of the overpowering bourbon taste. Being a good beer drinker I finished it, but just barely. Had I wanted a bourbon, I’d have ordered one!

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Cask at the source. Murky dark brown color, completely flat. Aroma of bourbon! that overpowers the beer. Taste is dilute bourbon. Lacks body. Maybe this one had been on for too long, so I should re-try it. Disappointing.


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